Tips On How To Name Your Kitten

Tips On How To Name Your Kitten

When it comes to naming your cat, it may be as well to avoid military names, according to a recent survey cats called Sarge are five times more likely to visit the vet than those with other names, and the second most accident-prone cat name is Alexander, perhaps after the famous historical general, Alexander the Great.

After looking through at the insurance histories of nearly 100,000 cats and dogs with 587 names, and concluded that these were the most accident-prone:

10 Most accident-prone cat names

1 Sarge

2 Alexander

3 Dandy

4 Chivers

5 Spock

6 Maxi

7 Timothy

8 Kit

9 Hector

10 Smokie

  • Pick a name that the pet can easily recognize. Animals respond better to one or two syllable names.

  • Choose a name that's both easy to call out and one that you are happy calling out. Remember: you may be calling your cat's name out in a public place at times and you don't want to be embarrassed.

  • 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.

  • Waiting a few days to study your pets behavior can help pick the right name.

  • Pick a name that will grow with the pet. For example "kitty" may be less appropriate for a full grown cat.

  • Above all have fun and choose a name you really like. It's your kitten or cat and only you can find just that right name.

  • When naming a cat, if one's imagination is totally at a loss, look up the names of kings and queens and emperors. Male cats in particular like names that link them to feats of greatness.

  • The Ten Most Popular Names For Kittens Are:
    1. Sooty

    2. Tigger

    3. Lucy

    4. Smokey

    5. Charlie

    6. Smudge

    7. Thomas

    8. Sam

    9. Misty

    10. Lucky