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Name My Kitty

Huh? What’s a euphemism?


Here’s the thing: my cat doesn’t have a name. And I am a really, really bad pet name thinker-upper.

When she was first given to me, we didn’t get along so well. I was super frustrated with her and she seemed less than happy to be with me and Louis.

Left Out

I didn’t like the name she came with, “Baby”. And anyway it wasn’t her real name – some things like that you can just tell are all wrong. So I ended up calling her kitty all the time.

I finally decided that would just be her name. Kitty.

But now…

My Kitty 2

Now I luuurrrv her.

And I just feel wrong calling her kitty. I always knew that was a placeholder, not her real name.


You talkin’ to me, lady? Cause I don’t answer to “hey you”.

My problem is I have no idea what her real name is.

I need help finding it.

Looking Out

I know it’s out there somewhere. If you’d let me out, I could find it for myself.

I’m pretty sure it’s multi-syllable. And it may start with a C. But maybe not.

That’s all I got.

We need your help!

What do you think her name should be?

35 Comments Post a comment
  1. Miss Lilly

    April 22, 2013
  2. Boots,

    It is awfully tempting to suggest Puss n…… Good thing that one of your favorite things to do in your Boots is kill Zombies…..your female sidekick will require a less fluffy handle.



    April 22, 2013
    • 😀 You know, I like Spike. It also makes me think of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Maybe that can be her nickname – but what can Louis’ nickname be? He is already so jealous of her.

      April 22, 2013
      • I would have to see a picture of your other kitty 🙂

        April 22, 2013
        • IYKWIM 😉

          Louis is a dog. But I think his kick-ass zombie apocalypse name should be something sorta simple, like “The Killer”. And it’s totally ironic, so plus. Boots, The Killer and Spike. There’s my title…I just saw the poster…it’s a go picture!

          April 22, 2013
          • If he is a dog then he kinda gives more of a crap about his name…..try Louis – Layer, then after he gets used to it…..Lou-Slayer.

            April 22, 2013
          • True. I’d never remember to call him anything but Louis anyway 🙂 But, I do like The Slayer.

            April 23, 2013
          • So all that is missing now are your boots…….how long are you going to make us wait!

            April 23, 2013
          • About 40 pounds, haha! Give me a few more months at the gym. I promised myself those boots as a reward 🙂

            April 23, 2013
          • Alright, let’s say the end of summer……I can do Fall Boots 🙂

            In case you spot some in the meantime that can just be buckled tighter – whenever…..please consider wearing those to the gym (cross trainers in a bag). The sooner Spike and Lou-Slayer get in to character the better.

            April 23, 2013
          • Haha, okay…I can see myself on the treadmill now…in my boots.

            Oh shit, I just fell off.

            April 23, 2013
  3. Chesapeake, Catydid, Cat-niss, Claudia, Cat-trina. . . she’s a cutie.

    April 22, 2013
    • I can’t take credit for her looks, but she is cute. Lots of name choices! I may have to send this to a vote.

      April 22, 2013
  4. Also? “what’s a euphemism?” = hilarious.

    April 22, 2013
  5. Oh she is GORGEOUS!! I’m just going to throw out a few stories with NAMES in there, if you want any. 😉
    Well, I usually like names with meanings or reasons behind them, sooo….
    When I first got my cat I was going to call him MARDY, after the tennis player Mardy Fish, because my cat was so skinny his eyes were looked too big for his head, like a fish. Then we called him JACK because that was the name I was going to be given if I was born a boy.
    My very first cat was a stray, and in fact she looked identical to yours up there, and because she was such a tramp we called her TRAMP. She never responded to it and I didn’t like the name, so we called her CHEERIO because the only way we could persuade her to come into the house was by feeding her cheerios.
    The next cat I had was a tabby called TIBBY who only came when we called her TABS, BABS or TIBS – because she was a fickle creature. I also called her “CHAT TIGRé” because it means tabby cat in French.
    However my favourite name, which was thought of by my sister and which I gave to a stuffed animal of mine was “GATO ATIGRADO” or just “ATIGRADO” which means tabby cat in Spanish. Another really beautiful name is SORIANO which means tabby in Italian. Actually, come to think of it, that is a really nice name…
    You could always just be quirky and call her AVOCADO. Just because. 😀
    I tend to name things after other famous animals who were as significant themselves as my pet/thing is to me.
    Good luck, and sorry for the ramblings!
    Lorna xx

    April 22, 2013
    • Ramble all you want, Lorna! It makes me feel better about my rambly comments. But I figure the reason we’re here is to get people thinking and engaged, right? I’m glad you got thinking about your kitty cats! 🙂 And I like your stories. I like names that happen in their own, too. But my kitty doesn’t have a story yet.

      April 22, 2013
  6. Caliope!

    April 22, 2013
  7. Rae #

    Strangely enough, Confucius was the first thing that came to me. However my cats are named Hang Time and Wizard, if that’s any indicator of my name choices… I like Caliope too though! Or maybe Camilla? Hm, no, on second though, that reminds me of the duchess too much.

    April 23, 2013
    • Haha – it didn’t remind me of her until you said it. Now I just have her picture in my head. I like your cat’s names 🙂 Ok, so now I’m picturing your portable heat units being inefficient because they’re laying by the vents. That’s a better mental image. I think of that post whenever No Name Kitty lays by my vents.

      April 23, 2013
      • Rae #

        Haha, silly inefficient cats!

        April 24, 2013
  8. I like Susan’s idea! Or Callie for short. Callie the Cat. It works.

    April 24, 2013
    • That one is definitely on my radar! I like Callie for short, too. No Name Kitty may have to have a first and middle name, and a nickname, haha 😀

      April 25, 2013
  9. Your Kitty’s like Holly Golightly’s Cat!

    Baby really is a terrible terrible name. Why did it get that name in the first place?!

    I like the suggestion of ‘Confucius’ 😀

    April 29, 2013
    • Believe it or not, I have never seen that movie. I’m almost ashamed to admit it.

      I don’t know how or why they started calling her that, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I should have a post out tonight with her new name. I forgot to set it up yesterday, but No Name Kitty now has a name 🙂

      April 29, 2013
      • Actually, I watched that movie, and believe it or not, I thought it was just alright. I mean, it’s a romantic comedy with a very predictable end. I appreciate it from the point of view of a film, but can’t say I ‘enjoyed’ it much.

        April 29, 2013
        • That’s one of the reasons I’ve not watched it. I mean, it’s this icon of a movie and what if I don’t think it’s all that great?

          April 29, 2013
          • I wish I’d meet someone who had actually seen that movie so that s/he could tell me what was so iconic about it! The only time I’ve heard people discussing it is in terms of Holly Golightly and her classic fashion – but what about the movie itself?

            April 30, 2013
          • You know, that’s the truth. I just hear “Audrey Hepburn” yada yada yada. I’ve only seen one of her movies that I remember and it was really cute and funny and great. I love it, it’s How To Steal A Million, with Peter O’Toole. His eyes are dreamy. See that one. It’s just so darn cute.

            April 30, 2013
          • I’ve seen that one. I’ve seen A Roman Holiday, Sabrina, My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, How to Steal a Million and probably one other that I’m forgetting right now.

            I’m in love with Audrey Hepburn. She looks so nice and kind, and she’s gorgeous, and she looks like you just want to take care of her all the time. It’s a pity she died so soon.

            April 30, 2013
  10. I’m terrible at pet names too. When I first got the cats, we had to think of TWO names! Gah! I didn’t like their original names either – Flyball was Guido and Moofa was Pearl or something. And then one day, we stumbled on this 1950s children book called Spacecats and well, Flyball looked just like Flyball in the book! Poor Moofa ended up with the name of Flyball’s friend in the book 🙂 Pets do grow into their names and I can’t really imagine calling then anything else now. Louis and Callie are such great names and I don’t know if this makes sense but they really look like their names! 😀

    April 29, 2013
    • It does make sense! You can just look at them and know the name’s not right. Or sometimes you have to get to know them and you realize their personalities don’t match the name somehow. Even people are like that – we name babies before we know who they are. Before they’re born even. But like you said, we can grow into our names. I like your kitties new names much better than their old names. And you have a name story, too! Moofa may have gotten the “other name”, but it’s really different and original!

      April 30, 2013

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