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The Best Cat Names
Best Cat Names for Your New Cat or Kitten
Anyone who owns a cat knows what special characters they are. Independent, yet loving - the domesticated cat is a source of constant wonder and amusement.
Sometimes elegant and sometimes comical, the cat is a never ending source of joy. There are moments of sheer frustration however!
If you have a new cat or kitten, let's face it, you need a proper and fitting name. This name will add to your cat's personality, mystique and charm, or not. So choose well.
You are in the best position to choose a good name for your cat since you can observe the daily antics and personality quirks. My goal here is to give you some ideas to stimulate your creativity and imagination. Enjoy the selection of your cat's name and make it fun!
If you have a favorite cat name which I haven't included, please feel free to add it in the comments section - your feedback is always appreciated.
Cat Names - What'sYour Opinion?
I think the best cat names are.......
Cat Name Controversy
Use a People Name or Go with a Descriptive Name
Many people (including my wife) prefer a "people" name for their cat, while I have always preferred a more descriptive name. The choice is yours of course and in most cases your cat or kitten won't mind one bit!
In naming your cat however, it's always best to consider its coloration and character traits. No self-respecting cat ever wants a "lame" name, so take a little time and consider your cat's name well, before making your choice.
I will start my cat name list with some interesting "people names" first. With people names, anything goes, with some folks preferring an odd or eccentric name, while others are more "down to earth."
For the Eccentric Tomcat:
Hobbes (from Calvin & Hobbes) - My son's cat
Severus (as in Severus Snape from Harry Potter)
Lionel (from Latin meaning Lion)
Quentin (from Latin meaning 5th)
Abraxas (from Greek, mystical)
Odie (from English - woad Hill)
Bentley (from English - bent grass)
Reginald (from English - rule)
Beauregard (from English - beautiful view)
Baxter (from English - baker)
For the Lady of Leisure Cat
Beatrice (from French - bringer of joy)
Hermione (from Greek - pillar queen)
Gertrude (from German - strong spear)
Geraldine (from English - rules with a spear)
Clementine (from English - oh my darling)
Clothilde (from French - loud battle)
Bathsheba (from Hebrew - poor Solomon!)
Celeste (from Latin - heavenly)
Drucilla (from Italian - strong, mighty)
Minerva (from Latin - Goddess of wisdom)
Redneck Cats and Country Felines
For cats who have to work for a living!
For Country Toms
Hank - (from American - ruler of the home)
Jake - (from Hebrew - to replace by force or trickery)
Pete - (from English - rock)
Rufus - (from Latin - red hair)
Wade - (from the backwoods - hip deep)
Angel - (Greek - angelic)
Bambi - (Italian - child)
Candy - (American - sweeeeeeeeet)
Maddy - (French - from Madeline)
Melody - (Greek - song - meohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!)
More Cat Name Ideas
The possibilities are endless
How about some theme type names from the movies, TV and media? I'll crank out a few here, just to get the juices flowing.
I think I'll start with the movies and Star Wars:
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Obi for short) - Anakin Skywalker - Jabba the Hutt - PadmÃ© Amidala (child queen of Namoo) - Jar Jar Binks (good natured but clumsy Gungan)
Lando Calrissian - Queen Jamillia (queen of Naboo after Padme') - Princess Leia Organa (Luke's sister) - Mara Jade (Luke Skywalker's mother)
Chewbacca, - Han Solo - Darth Vader - Watto (slave owner of Anakin Skywalker) - Yoda
From the Movie Avatar
Neytiri (Daughter of clan leader and love interst) - Jake Sully (/Human/Na'vi hybrid and protagonist) - Tsu'Tey (member of the Omaticaya clan)
From Movie Alice in Wonderland
Dodo - Tweedledum and Tweedledee - Jabberwocky - Bandersnatch - Mad Hatter - Absolem (caterpillar) - Bandersnatch - Alice (of course)
Some TV Characters
Seinfeld (Jerry for short) - Kramer - Newman - Elaine - Steinbrenner - Costanza (George for short) - Cosmo (Kramers first name) - Cartman (South Park)
Fonzarelli (Arthur) - Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) - Mork (Robin Williams) - Beavis - Murphy Brown - Latka Gravas - Maynard G. Krebs - Barney Fife
ALF - Herman Munster - Sgt. Bilko - Gilligan - Homer - Colonel Klink - Exidor (Mork & Mindy)
SpongeBob - Rocko - Popeye - Bluto - Ms Olive (oil) - Wimpy - Daria - Angelica (Pickles) - Felix - Boris (and Natasha) - Woody - Alvin -
Yogi (& BooBoo) - Arthur - Ren (& Stimpy) - Winnie (the Pooh) - Heckle (& Jeckle) - Sylvester (& Tweetie) - Gumby (& Pokey!!) -
Inspector Clouseau (Pink Panther) - Jetson - Betty Boop - Mr Magoo - Scooby Doo - Bullwinkle - Grinch - Homer - Bart - Marge
Cat Name Potpourri
Jenks - Skeeter- Flash - Rasputin - Cash (money cat?) - Baxter - Molson - Pep-sie - Sarge - Major - DewDrop - Misty - Gadget - Starsky - Vannah - Hasbro -
Moby - Ahab - Marvin - Tootsie - Spencer - Madonna - Quark - Zeus - Slick - Sabbath - HotShot - HoneyBun - Precious - Dewey - Salem - Saucy - Sangria - Mocca - Savant - Othello -
Hunter - Ramses - Wiley - WonTon - Shellby - Caspar - Cricket - Tigger - Randy - Moonbeam - Garth - Elvis - Baron - Bacon - Bruno - Benson - Shadow - Badger - Buster - Jester -
Harry - Manfred - Daisy - Twister - Snook-ums - Pandora - Patience - Moon-Beam - Slider - SinBad - Whiskers - Gatsby - Franklin - Tolstoy - Bonzai - Caruso - Manny -Poppi - Gouda - Cheddar -
Willow - Willy Wonka - Chase - Mannix - Darcy - Pendexter - Bouncer - Banshee - Rudy - Milli (Vanilee) - Lance - Hydrox - Sunshine - Jester - Apache - Junior - Sassy - Sassquatch.
You too can do some brainstorming and come up with even better names, but I hope you've been inspired to find that special name for your very special cat. Best wishes and happy cat naming.
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What's the best or funniest cat name you've heard of?