Think Of A Purrfect Name
The name you choose says as much about you as it does about your cat. It shows how you view your cat and your relationship with it.
Some cat names can cause people to judge a cat and react positively or negatively/fearfully when meeting it. For these reasons it is important to use a name that conveys the proper image.
Some people face the challenge of naming their kitty by looking to the origins of their cat's breed for a source of inspiration - Oriental names for Japanese Bobtails or Thai names for Korats.
Sometimes it is your cat's behaviour, personality or appearance that gives it a name. In fact a fifth (20%) of names are based on the pets appearance or personality for example a black cat becomes Sooty or Midnight.
Choosing a Name For Your Cat
|It may be surprising, but more than half (50%) of all pet names are either human names or nicknames. People largely name their animals as they would name themselves.|
Here our some useful tips in choosing cat names:
Pick a name that the pet can easily recognise. Animals respond better to one or two syllable names.
If choosing a long name keep in mind the shortened version. A long name will inevitably be shortened, but it may ruin the effect that you were originally looking for.
The pet's breed heritage can provide some useful inspiration. For example Orientals (Siamese and Burmese).
Waiting a few days to study your pets' behaviour can help pick the right name. The personality and appearance may assist here.
Pick a name that will grow with the pet. For example "Kitten" may be less appropriate for a full-grown cat.
Cat Name Categories - A Few Beautiful Examples
Affectionate: Angel, Joy Cuddles
Appearance: Shadow, Bandit Smokey
Art & Literature: Aslan, Plato, Dante
Beanie Babies: Blizzard, Slither, Bongo
Cars: Beemer, Ferrari, Thunderbird
Cartoon: Scooby, Mickey, Homer
Drink: Chablis, Pepsi, Kahlua
Fashion: Versace, Jag, Calvin
Food: Sushi, Peanut, Cookie
Foreign: Fritz, Sacha, Fleur
Geography: Dakota, Sydney, Paris
Historical: Zeus, Nelson, Caesar
Human Name: Max, Jessie, Molly
Music: Elvis, Jazz, Mozart
Nature: Blossom, Panda, Bear
Nicknames: Buster, Boof, Puss
Personality: Foxy, Cuddles, Woffer
Religious: Sheba, Buddha, Zen
Screen: Radar, Scully, Beethoven
Sport: Pele, Rodman, Jordan
Titles: King, Princess, Czar, Lady
Examples of Names With Meanings
Annabel, Annabella, Belle, Calla, Charisse, Freya, Keely, Layla, Michiko, Mirabel, Zayn
Bisbee, Kitty, Namir
Abner, Annot, Elaine, Elani, Eleanor, Elin, Evelina, Fulbright, Ilo, Jocelyn, Kenzie, Lenci, Lenore, Leora, Lina, Liora, Luca, Lucus, Lucia, Lucien, Lucelle, Lucinde, Lucio, Lycoris, Mylana, Mitsu, Nitsa, Nora, Norina, Nura, Ora, Orli, Uri, Uriel, Yitta, Ziya, Zohar
Bonita, Jolie, Jola, Linda, Lindel, Lynelle, Lynnea, Shakila, Shaquilla
Alida, Cheche, Coral, Coty, Demi, Jenna, Kiara, Logan, Miette, Paolo, Paul, Teenie, Tino
Hewatt, Mahalia, Washington, Zeki
Alima, Andra, Andreas, Arnold, Aubrianna, Boaz, Breanna, Brian, Brianna, Brianne, Briget, Carl, Carolos, Ethan, Everett, Jerica, Kaori, Karla, Ondrea, Quinlan, Taurean, Vahe, Valerie, Virgil
Bebhin, Cara, Dulcea, Dulcinea, Eulalie, Honey, Jill, Kara, Lolovivi, Mandisa, Mattox, Melosa, Miette, Mora, Noam, Rianna, Vevina