What would the Kittah Monks name her?
August 21, 2014 7:01 PM Subscribe
I wander into the room calling out, "hey beautiful" to the gorgeous five year old kitty I just adopted. She was named the same in Italian and though she is, the name is just a little too precious for my tastes.
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My last cat got her name in a roundabout way. She was born under the house to a feral mother. Initially we thought she was a he and looked a lot like a abandoned male who liked to hang out on our deck. When I discovered Junior was a girl after taming her we fooled around with the name. For awhile she was Hoonior (say it like you're hacking up a furball with castanets and a Spanish guitar playing in the background), but that was shortened eventually to Joon. On a lark, I looked up her name never expecting to discover it's a Persian term of endearment that means "beloved" and, she very much was.
I want to do the same for this kitty, but I'm no language expert. I'm looking for foreign words (bonus if I can pronounce them) that have that sense of adored, loved, fond of and, though dear usually leaves me spitting mad, that option would be ok here too. Hopefully the story of Joons naming will give you a sense of what I'm striving for.
She chirps and brips at the laser pointer. Has a really loud deep purr and throws herself on the floor at the sight of the brush, I think she has furgasms when I brush her she likes it so much. She likes to talk a bit and makes these noises that just ... *sigh*
Out of focus obligatory photos of one frantic furball on her second day here. Pt 1
and Pt 2