New Kitten: ADORB SIAMESE EDITION
June 19, 2017 5:29 AM   Subscribe

Hello all, this little nuggo is coming home with me on the 30th. Baby Kitty

Can you help me select a name? I like "meaningful" and symbolic names, but also like funny sounding names or objects-as-names or human-people-sounding-names.

Her personality has been described as "feminine, sweet" but single girl in a litter of 6 boys, so she's got some muscle and perserverence.

What should her name be?

She will be coming home to a sister, named Louise. This is Louise
posted by Dressed to Kill to Pets & Animals (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Dinah was the only girl after many boys, you might have read her story in The Red Tent (if not, it's a great read). Perseverance would definitely fit too, at least with that telling of her story!

Also, I mean, Thelma is probably too obvious to suggest right?
posted by greenish at 5:46 AM on June 19 [5 favorites]


That kitty is clearly already named Elodie.
posted by cooker girl at 5:50 AM on June 19 [1 favorite]


Tina Belcher? Since you've already got a Louise.
posted by PussKillian at 6:14 AM on June 19 [5 favorites]


Anthea
posted by sciencegeek at 6:15 AM on June 19 [1 favorite]


Does she live up to the loud Siamese stereotype? If so, how about naming her after one of the sirens -- Thelxiope, which could shorten to Thelma.
posted by penguinicity at 6:29 AM on June 19 [2 favorites]


Siksika is the name of the O.G. Blackfoot indian band in their own language. Northern plains indians who were among the groups that used Head Smashed In Buffulo Jump in what is now Alberta.

"The name is said to have come from the color of the peoples’ moccasins, made of leather. They had typically dyed or painted the soles of their moccasins black. One legendary story claimed that the Siksika walked through ashes of prairie fires, which in turn colored the bottoms of their moccasins black"

When I think of Siksika as a cat name I think "Oh Yeah"

or you can acknowlegde your inferior position in a cat - owner relationship and go with the egyptian cat god "Bastet".

Which makes me think of Johnny Dangerously.
posted by srboisvert at 7:24 AM on June 19 [1 favorite]


I always vote for food names, and I think this is Pepper.
posted by aubilenon at 7:27 AM on June 19 [1 favorite]


Dinah was the only girl after many boys

Dinah was my first thought, too.

If you name her Rosebud, however, you can call the pair of them Bud and Lou when they're acting silly.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:58 AM on June 19 [1 favorite]


Sphinx (after the statue in Egypt) has been one of my favorites for a cat with a distinctive bearing.
posted by typecloud at 8:04 AM on June 19 [1 favorite]


I had to go with Dinah.

Honestly, I had narrowed it down to Tina or Dinah, and now this has tipped me over into Dinah for sure. <3

Thanks all!
posted by Dressed to Kill at 8:13 AM on June 19 [4 favorites]


Honestly, I had narrowed it down to Tina or Dinah, and now this has tipped me over into Dinah for sure. <3

FWIW, in the original Hebrew, Dinah's name is Dina (rhymes with Tina).
posted by Mchelly at 9:47 AM on June 19 [3 favorites]


Now you can sing her, "Nothing could be finer than to be with little Dinah in the mo-o-orning."
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:06 AM on June 19 [2 favorites]


Well goddamn. I have had just the mondayest monday, and yet it turns out I helped name a cat today, SWEET.

Enjoy getting to know your awesome kitty, Dressed to Kill.
posted by greenish at 10:32 AM on June 19 [4 favorites]


Ya done good, greenish.
posted by Dressed to Kill at 10:56 AM on June 19 [2 favorites]


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