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October 27, 2012 5:00 AM   Subscribe

Help me name my cat? Three year old female burmilla. Sweet, smoochy, playful personality.
posted by Year of meteors to Pets & Animals (68 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Snowball, of course
posted by AugustWest at 5:01 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Came in here to say Snowball. So seconding that.
posted by ClarissaWAM at 5:06 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Bear (as in polar bear)
posted by unreasonable at 5:09 AM on October 27, 2012


Cloud!
posted by Erasmouse at 5:15 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Snowflake.
posted by Wordshore at 5:16 AM on October 27, 2012


Looks like a Zsa Zsa to me.
posted by nicwolff at 5:21 AM on October 27, 2012 [8 favorites]


Photon!
posted by Gentlemanhog at 5:24 AM on October 27, 2012


Cripes she's a beautiful puss. How about Vashti, or Opal?
posted by freya_lamb at 5:41 AM on October 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


Spook.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 5:43 AM on October 27, 2012


As soon as I saw her, I thought "Sugar Plum Fairy!" She rules the Land of Sweets and gives a celebratory dance for Clara and the Nutcracker. You could call her Sugar or Plum or Sweety...
posted by fraula at 5:44 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Smilla. She has a sense of snow about her.
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated at 5:49 AM on October 27, 2012 [12 favorites]


I've always had a plan to have a white cat someday and name her Ozma, after Ozma of Oz who if I remember correctly from reading the books when I was a child, wears a white dress.
posted by Rinoia at 5:57 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


I vote for a reference to snow.
Estonian: lumi
Spanish: neiva / neva
Iclandic: fönn (lot of snow) / mjöll (beautiful fluffy snow)
posted by travelwithcats at 6:06 AM on October 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


Something made me look up 'cloud' in the Inupiaq dictionary:

nuviya -- cloud
qisuk -- dark cloud over open water
nuvuyaffuqsaieeabaa -- is changing to cloudy weather
niptaqtuq -- is clearing, clouds are dispersing

But then there's:

mixik very soft snow

Mixik for a playful snowy kitty!
posted by Erasmouse at 6:14 AM on October 27, 2012 [5 favorites]


I see more silver than white. How about Luna?
posted by shiny blue object at 6:21 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Gigi
posted by Fairchild at 6:23 AM on October 27, 2012


Indu, a female name of Chandra, the Hindu lunar deity. It means "shining drop (of moon nectar)".
posted by Specklet at 6:31 AM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Maud
Arwyn
Gwynne

She reminds me of a snowy owl.
The Norwegian word for snowy owl, according to wikipedia, is kind of awesome: Snøugle. Not sure on the pronunciation of that, but if it is something like 'snew-gul', I think that is a great excuse to name your cat Snøugle the fabric softening cat.
posted by sciencegeek at 6:32 AM on October 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


kiki
posted by greta simone at 6:46 AM on October 27, 2012


I thought of frosting and cake and pastry, so maybe Cake or Babka or Scone.
posted by The Whelk at 6:47 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dave.
posted by runningdogofcapitalism at 6:48 AM on October 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


From the SO " Angora!"
posted by The Whelk at 6:48 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Her name is Cleopatra.
posted by Sal and Richard at 6:50 AM on October 27, 2012


Bella, because she's beautiful.
posted by essexjan at 6:50 AM on October 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


Blue. Or Bleu, if you prefer.
posted by deadcrow at 6:56 AM on October 27, 2012


I like The Whelks idea of baked goods - you could call her Glaze
posted by sciencegeek at 7:16 AM on October 27, 2012


Storm Shadow!
posted by starscream at 7:17 AM on October 27, 2012


Grunt.
posted by dirtdirt at 7:27 AM on October 27, 2012


Camilla.
posted by humph at 7:29 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pirta = blizzard or snowstorm in Inuit.
posted by Sassyfras at 7:39 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Spoox, says Mrs Bluejayway.
posted by bluejayway at 7:39 AM on October 27, 2012


Crystal.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:54 AM on October 27, 2012


Misty. And another vote for Smilla.
posted by Spinneret at 8:08 AM on October 27, 2012


Call her what she is... Smoochy.
posted by notyou at 8:09 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Opal.
posted by kindall at 8:21 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Helen
posted by wocka wocka wocka at 9:05 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Beyoncé.
posted by wreckingball at 9:12 AM on October 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


Fleur de Sel (but you could just call her Fleur).
posted by Boogiechild at 9:17 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Jadis, the White Witch in the Chronicles of Narnia.
posted by semaphore at 9:18 AM on October 27, 2012


Aww, so pretty. Chloe.
posted by clavicle at 9:34 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I see a couple votes for spook, but the second I looked at the pic, I thought spooky, in a christopher walken voice. http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/meet-the-family/1119105
posted by amycup at 9:36 AM on October 27, 2012


My other half immediately and independently came to the same conclusion as sciencegeek; in addition to a snowy owl, she also looks a bit like a single tire track over fresh powder snow. Since numerous variations on "snow" and "snowy" have been suggested, I'll add the Japanese version: "Yuiki."
posted by infinitywaltz at 9:47 AM on October 27, 2012


Snowball! Snowman.
posted by discopolo at 9:49 AM on October 27, 2012


Frosty! Blizzard! Softserve.
posted by discopolo at 9:51 AM on October 27, 2012


Just checking in to say that that is One Beautiful Cat!! She is gorgeous. Of the above suggestions, Sugar Plum Fairy was the first that made me think "Oh, yeah!" (it seems longish now, but eventually "Sugar Plum, get down off that counter!" will roll right off your tongue) with Smilla in second place.
posted by Oriole Adams at 10:07 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Doris. I have no idea why, but that name just popped out the second I saw her.
posted by easily confused at 10:12 AM on October 27, 2012


Skaði (Skadi)
posted by effigy at 10:18 AM on October 27, 2012


She is a fantastic cat. You could call her Camilla or Rocket.
posted by mermily at 10:34 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lovely cat. Shaybah, which is Arabic for gray-haired
posted by ambient2 at 10:43 AM on October 27, 2012


She is beautiful! I like Whisper or Wisp for short, or Yuiki as suggested above.
posted by valoius at 11:07 AM on October 27, 2012


Tag, after the Burmilla protagonist of The Wild Road. (Yes, he's a tomcat, but Tag strikes me as a gender-neutral name.)
posted by bettafish at 11:08 AM on October 27, 2012


Smudge
posted by 4ster at 11:12 AM on October 27, 2012


Suu Kyi.
posted by futz at 11:16 AM on October 27, 2012


Vesper or Vespa (no particular reason). I also liked the Cake suggestion above.
posted by sweetkid at 11:59 AM on October 27, 2012


Her name is Luna.
posted by dchrssyr at 2:02 PM on October 27, 2012


I second "Whisper" from bettafish above.
posted by jjonajason at 2:31 PM on October 27, 2012


Harry
posted by ouke at 2:33 PM on October 27, 2012


Data, if you're a Star Trek fan, because of her white skin and yellow eyes.
posted by cranberrymonger at 3:35 PM on October 27, 2012


Dinah.
posted by fritley at 3:44 PM on October 27, 2012


Another vote for Smilla, Opal or Luna.
posted by clerestory at 4:38 PM on October 27, 2012


She's a dirty snowballs, so "Comet".
posted by notsnot at 7:29 PM on October 27, 2012


Seconding Mixik.
posted by Kibby at 8:45 PM on October 27, 2012


Wolf
Direwolf
Winter
posted by ignignokt at 8:52 PM on October 27, 2012


Gorgeous kitty. Such a lovely expression too.

Sweetie
Ash
Dusk
Yuki (means snow in Japanese)
Starlight
Schnee (snow in German)
Snow pea
Berfu (snow queen in Turkish)
Nevada (snow clad in Spanish)
Moongirl
posted by bearwife at 11:35 PM on October 27, 2012


If she's smoochy, why not Smoochy?
posted by halonine at 7:21 AM on October 28, 2012


Come back and let us know what her name is!
posted by travelwithcats at 4:47 PM on October 31, 2012


Yeah we need to know!
posted by cranberrymonger at 8:12 PM on November 4, 2012


Still want to know!
posted by Specklet at 5:51 AM on November 13, 2012


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