I am adopting a cat who needs a good name. I found him at the shelter where I volunteer; he'd been left outside and abandoned, and suffered from frostbite. He's losing part of his ear, all of his
(which will grow back), and several teeth, and half his whiskers have broken off. He was so anemic and dehydrated when he got there, the higher-ups decided he should be euthanized, but the shelter manager intervened, treated him with meds, and he survived.
This guy has had a tough time, and looks very beat up -- but he's a total sweetheart, and IMO perfectly gorgeous
. I already have a rescue cat with a badass stripe across his face
, hence his name, Pretty Boy Floyd.
I like old-fashioned real-person names. His current shelter name is Amadeus, but meh. He's not dramatic and intense like a composer. He's loving and docile, a lapcat mushball who just wants to purr (and drool).
Current faves are: Angus (Gus), Woody (Guthrie), Wilbur (from Charlotte's Web
), Virgil, Spencer (Tracy), Humphrey (Bogart).
Any ideas? Old hobo names maybe, or something to denote survival.