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Name Two Sister Kitties!!!
October 4, 2012 7:47 AM   Subscribe

Help me name two adorable sister kitties!

My friend is adopting two former stray sister kitties. Here are the precious little ones.

Some helpful details:
  • She'd like names that go together, either by cultural association, first letter, rhyming, or historical relevance.
  • So far, she likes these names: Zooey (NOTE: she just lost a cat named Franny, so that is off the table), Matilda, Madeline.
  • Cooler/hipper/modern names are preferred.
TV shows she likes:
  • True Blood
  • Mad Men
  • Parks and Recreation

Bands she likes:
  • Mountain Goats
  • Bright Eyes
  • Bon Iver
  • St. Vincent
  • Okkervil River
  • Rap, esp. Nicki Minaj
Books/authors:
  • Salinger
  • Murakami
  • Harry Potter series
  • Hunger Games
  • DFW
The names don't have to include any of the above cultural references, but might give you an idea of directions to head in.
posted by Flamingo to Pets & Animals (35 answers total)
 
OMG, SO FLUFFY!!!!!

Lisa and Maggie

Joan and Sally
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 7:53 AM on October 4, 2012


With Harry Potter on the list the first thing that came to mind was Parvati and Padma (twin sisters in the series).
posted by capricorn at 7:55 AM on October 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Jayden and Brayden
posted by reverend cuttle at 7:56 AM on October 4, 2012


Katniss and Primrose.
posted by royalsong at 7:56 AM on October 4, 2012 [4 favorites]


I'm trying to go by your directions, but looking at them, I can only think 'Flip' and 'Flop'.
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:57 AM on October 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


My parents had sister cocker spaniels when they first got married. One of the name choices they batted around was Spic and Span. I've always thought that was funny.

Also:

Sugar and Spice

Autumn and Summer

The more I think about it, I actually really like Autumn and Summer.
posted by phunniemee at 7:58 AM on October 4, 2012


Waltz and Matilda
posted by Greg Nog at 8:01 AM on October 4, 2012 [4 favorites]


Bands she likes:
Mountain Goats


Actually she would be my fucking hero if she named two tiny girl kittens Jeff and Cyrus
posted by Greg Nog at 8:03 AM on October 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate and Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (Laurie and Laureth for short)
posted by moonmilk at 8:07 AM on October 4, 2012


A bit retro-hip, perhaps: Mirabelle and Eleanor, the twins from Mad Men's Long Weekend.
posted by mochapickle at 8:08 AM on October 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Georgie and Gracie.
posted by orange swan at 8:10 AM on October 4, 2012


The 80s revival is back with a vengeance. My vote is Cagney and Lacey.
posted by MuffinMan at 8:13 AM on October 4, 2012


TV shows she likes:
Parks and Recreation


Tammy I and Tammy II (Ron Swanson's two unstable ex-wives)
posted by rabbitsnake at 8:19 AM on October 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


I named my sister kitties Pinot and Grigio and it's a hit with most people.

also... ZOMG SO CUTE
posted by torisaur at 8:22 AM on October 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh, I have a Matilda. You could do Matilda & Mara, for the actor, or Matilda and Miss Jenny Honey (but they are sisters, so maybe not), or Matilda and Lavender.
posted by jeather at 8:24 AM on October 4, 2012


We named our two sister kitties Phobos and Deimos, after the moons of Mars. The moons, in turn, were named after the Greek gods of fear and dread.

If you want astronomical, classical, and scary sounding names, you can borrow these.
posted by Midnight Skulker at 8:25 AM on October 4, 2012 [4 favorites]


Berit and Brita
posted by Area Man at 8:27 AM on October 4, 2012


Seconding Jeff and Cyrus for a Mountain Goats fan.
posted by Ragged Richard at 8:30 AM on October 4, 2012


Sally and Betty
posted by katypickle at 8:30 AM on October 4, 2012


Sid and Nancy
posted by effigy at 8:31 AM on October 4, 2012


Wilma and Betty
Lucy and Ethel
Nancy (Drew) and Bess (Marvin)
Thelma and Louise
posted by carmicha at 8:33 AM on October 4, 2012


A few Murakami possibilities:

Malta and Creta (actual sisters from The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)
Naoko and Midori (Norwegian Wood - though if [spoiler-ish!] it's bad luck to name a cat after an ill-fated character, maybe Reiko and Midori?)
The Chubby Girl and the Librarian :) (Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World)
posted by Isingthebodyelectric at 9:00 AM on October 4, 2012


My dad's goats are Paris and Nicole, which seems to amuse everyone.

If she likes Zooey, how about Zooey and Deschanel?

or Flavor and Flav
or Hova and Beyonce
or Big Boi and Andre 3000
posted by rmless at 9:19 AM on October 4, 2012


If she likes Parks and Rec, how about Ann and Leslie? They are the best of friends!
posted by ilana at 9:33 AM on October 4, 2012


Sookie and Layfayette
posted by jaimystery at 9:53 AM on October 4, 2012


Charlotte and Emily (Bronte -- your friend seems to have a flair for gothic-influenced fiction)

Fleur and Gabrielle (Delacour)

Primrose and Rue (Katniss is just too obvious.)
posted by BlueJae at 10:25 AM on October 4, 2012


Old-school rap here: Salt and Pepa.

I always see "Community" listed along with "Parks and Rec" in most TV blogs, so how about Britta and Shirley?

Or if you like Shirley - Laverne and Shirley?

Buffy and Willow?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:11 AM on October 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I used to have two lady mice named Pinky and Leather (Tuscadero).
posted by Kloryne at 11:28 AM on October 4, 2012


Nicki and Roman (Nicki's alter ego)
posted by juniper at 12:24 PM on October 4, 2012


They look most like
Pang
and
Guilt
to me
posted by Namlit at 1:11 PM on October 4, 2012


Kate and Allie
Betsy and Tacy
posted by SisterHavana at 8:43 PM on October 4, 2012


Bonnie and Clyde
posted by Telpethoron at 10:17 PM on October 4, 2012


Betty and Veronica

(The one on the left looks a lot like my kitty. : ) )
posted by SisterHavana at 10:27 PM on October 4, 2012


They look to me like Trouble and Mayhem.
posted by lollusc at 6:58 AM on October 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


A lot of really excellent names. She ended up going with Matilda and Scout.
posted by Flamingo at 1:28 PM on November 3, 2012


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