Skip

Name my cats!
December 19, 2006 6:26 AM   Subscribe

Name my cats, AskMe!

Shortly after New Year I'll be bringing home two rescue kitties (possibly three, if I can get away with it). We have some ideas for names, but I'm looking for some more good suggestions. Bonus points for computer-nerdy/geeky/punny/cult-tv/music/band names - if it were just the one, I'd probably call it 'cat-5' or 'f' or something. I like 'Dimebag', but can't think of another good dead-rock-star name to go with it.

Have at it!
posted by corvine to Pets & Animals (67 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I like 'Dimebag', but can't think of another good dead-rock-star name to go with it.

Do they have to be dead? Because 50-cent would go well with Dimebag.
posted by winston at 6:28 AM on December 19, 2006


Do you know know the genders/colors already? Might help in coming up with better fitting names.
posted by blind.wombat at 6:29 AM on December 19, 2006


We need pictures for this!
posted by Ferrari328 at 6:29 AM on December 19, 2006


Fiddle and Sticks.
Sonny and Cher.
Max Smart and 99.
Max and Headroom.
John Doe and X
Felix and Oscar or Unger and Madison.
posted by spicynuts at 6:33 AM on December 19, 2006


If it's three and not two you've got to go with Ronnie James and Dio.
posted by The Straightener at 6:34 AM on December 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


Gig and Meg (short for gigabyte & megabyte).
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:34 AM on December 19, 2006


Dimebag and Marley.
posted by roofus at 6:35 AM on December 19, 2006


Tupac
posted by Alt F4 at 6:36 AM on December 19, 2006


Hotblack and Desiato.
posted by roofus at 6:36 AM on December 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


First thoughts in my head:

Cheddar, Bacon and Rodeo Burger.
posted by rabbitsnake at 6:42 AM on December 19, 2006


Zoinks and Jinkies!
posted by amarynth at 6:42 AM on December 19, 2006


Dyoji
posted by billtron at 6:45 AM on December 19, 2006


Name the bigger one Biggie and the smaller one Smalls. If you get the third one name it Dimebag (or Puff).
posted by milarepa at 6:46 AM on December 19, 2006


!

Walker, Texas, and Ranger.
posted by The Confessor at 6:52 AM on December 19, 2006


TomKat and Brangelina
Larry, Darryl and Darryl
posted by spicynuts at 6:58 AM on December 19, 2006


'Withnail' and 'I'.
posted by misteraitch at 6:58 AM on December 19, 2006


How about Stevens? You know, like, "this is my cat, Stevens."
posted by The Straightener at 6:58 AM on December 19, 2006


Binge and Purge!
posted by bifter at 7:03 AM on December 19, 2006


How about Guide and Lines?

Please avoid "help me name my kitten/computer/website" and "help me make a mix CD" questions.
posted by emelenjr at 7:07 AM on December 19, 2006


GG Allin, the gypsy motherfucker.
posted by mds35 at 7:13 AM on December 19, 2006


If/when we get cats, we're going to name them Nintendo and Sega. That way, when you call Sega over, you'll say "SEEEE-GAAAA!"
posted by Diskeater at 7:14 AM on December 19, 2006 [3 favorites]


How 'bout "Bob" and JHVH-1 ?
posted by mds35 at 7:14 AM on December 19, 2006


How about after Star Wars characters?

Chewie
Yoda
Obi
Leia
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya at 7:14 AM on December 19, 2006


Nine Inch Nails and Nervina
posted by JujuB at 7:18 AM on December 19, 2006


I once tried to convince my roommate to name his twin kittens Cat 5 and Cat 6. What, too geeky? (as a bonus, if they turn out to be too much trouble, there are Other meanings as well...)
posted by costas at 7:21 AM on December 19, 2006


I knew someone that had a cat named 311 once.

Maynard would be a good name for a cat. I also like the Cat Stevens suggestion as well. What about Moon Unit and Dweezil?
posted by Ostara at 7:36 AM on December 19, 2006


Kryten, Spare Cat 2, and Spare Cat 3
posted by kc0dxh at 7:40 AM on December 19, 2006


Django
posted by kimota at 7:43 AM on December 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


Livelong and Prosper
posted by vronsky at 7:44 AM on December 19, 2006


Erwin (Schrodinger's first name)
Selina (Selina Kyle, AKA Catwoman)
posted by rocket88 at 7:50 AM on December 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'd go with David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls, personally.

For geeky you could use Knuth, Turing and Ada. I think Knuth and Turing would be way cool pet names.
posted by phearlez at 7:51 AM on December 19, 2006


Breakfast? Lunch? Midnight Snack?

Kung? Pao?

Dim Sum?

General Zao?

Hannibal?

SCSI?

Byte?

Kilobyte?

Windows Cat?

Mac?

Bob?

Hal?

Matthowie?

Metacat?

Rom?

Ram?

Mighty Mouse?

SexyMoFo?

Bad Kitty?

Gritty Titty?

Sushi?

Protein?

Boxie?

Twiggy?

Starbuck?

Batman?

24 bit?

2.0?

UFB (Universal Feline Bus)?

IEEEEEEEEEEE?

Beizer?

Brother Cavil?

Billy Bob?

Snack Attack?

Mondo 2000?

R.U. Kitty?

Flipper?

Mr. Ed?

Mr. Roper?

Pusher?

Pimp Daddy?

The Bobs?

Milton?

Swingline?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:00 AM on December 19, 2006


Ceiling Cat.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:22 AM on December 19, 2006


smellybutt
posted by evilelvis at 8:33 AM on December 19, 2006


PROTEIN and SUSHI are my fallback fanasy cat names. i can't believe the were already mentioned; brandon blatcher, you must be my soulmate. swingline's a sweet suggestion too. call me.*

i also like CATAPULT.
we had an orange cat named CHEDDAR,
and two strays named TUNA and CRACKERS,
they were pretty rad.

how about JON STEWART and STEPHEN COLBERT?

*sorry, not serious, i'm hooked up. i just wanted to express my admiration over your cat name choices. meow.
posted by twistofrhyme at 8:33 AM on December 19, 2006


"Links" -- the Microsoft Office Assistant cat

Also, here's a wiki List of Fictional Cats
posted by LordSludge at 8:35 AM on December 19, 2006


Mitzi Gaynor
Joey Heatherton
Elke Sommer

(Sorry, I'm just in a 60's starlet kinda mood.)
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup at 8:58 AM on December 19, 2006


Klaatu, Barada, and Nikto
posted by Alt F4 at 9:06 AM on December 19, 2006


This may be somewhat obscure but I would totally name a pair of cats Weebl and Bob.
posted by bristolcat at 9:22 AM on December 19, 2006


Around 10 years ago a friend of ours had 2 cats named "Itchy and Scratchy."
I'm sure a million people have used that, but I thought it worked.
posted by chococat at 9:33 AM on December 19, 2006


I always thought Japanese names worked well with cats - especially fish, for some reason.

(Our two cats are Ebi and Zeppo.)
posted by gottabefunky at 9:36 AM on December 19, 2006


In college I had a pair of lovebirds named ASCII and ANSI.
posted by miagaille at 9:40 AM on December 19, 2006


Cat Stevens and Cat Schwartz.
posted by MegoSteve at 10:07 AM on December 19, 2006


Snake n' Bacon
posted by mildred-pitt at 10:13 AM on December 19, 2006


My cats were named Cat-5 and Script Kitty
posted by Void_Ptr at 10:45 AM on December 19, 2006


Akbar and Jeff
posted by advicepig at 10:47 AM on December 19, 2006


'Log' and 'Plexy.'
posted by jamjam at 11:15 AM on December 19, 2006


Adam West's choices: Fluffy, Mittens, and Paul....
posted by narakunate at 11:16 AM on December 19, 2006


brian and stewie
ronnie and mars
sushi and tuna
satch / satchmo

...mind's gone blank...
posted by chrissyboy at 11:22 AM on December 19, 2006


Gig & Meg are the best names ever.
posted by heartquake at 11:27 AM on December 19, 2006


Adam West's choices: Fluffy, Mittens, and Paul....

I was racking my brains trying to think of that episode!
posted by chrissyboy at 11:29 AM on December 19, 2006


Ok, I'm one of the people who complained about this over on metatalk, but someone over there mentioned the name Tiddles, so now I'm duty-bound to mention it here.

Especially since I just spent the last ten minutes transcribing this wonderful Adrien Legg piece, having discovered that it doesn't exist in text form anywhere on the net.

My auntie Nell noticed a smell coming from inside the shed.
She opened the door and there on the floor was Tiddles the cat, quite dead.

His fur was no longer glossy and sleek;
he'd obviously been there for more than a week.

Those eyes that had blazed were now rather glazed;
his former ferocity had lost its velocity--
his aggressive propensities had lost their intensities.

He owed his demise to a strategic prize:
a quest for a tactical edge that was practical in the war on the Dalmatian next door,
whose advantage of size would be less with surprise.

A furious dash! A vicious slash across the snout!
A quick about and a rapid retreat 'ere the dog gained his feet,
back to the hole in the side of the shed from whence the guerrilla war would commence.

There was no fence between the pair, at the point where the shed then stood.
One day an attack was decided. The Dalmatian next door was derided(?).
Tail in the air Tiddles stalked round the wall and sprayed on the carpet that graced next door's hall.

Then entered the shed through the open door and lay on the floor to lurk and to smirk
and prepare his attack while the dog had a smack for letting the cat in to pee on the mat.

But Tiddles was reckless; his planning was feckless.
The door closed behind him and no-one could find him.
The hole had been covered! Next door had discovered the dog's bloodied snout
and the secret way out. They couldn't take that; the cat was in trouble--
they plugged up the gap with a pile of rubble.

Our hero was trapped and e'en though he napped to save strength,
and then wailed at great length,
the garden activities and leisure proclivities of Nell and her tribe made them deaf to appeals...
until his squeals weakened and passed,
as he starved
at the last.

and laid there all stiff
until finally the whiff
of his decomposition
laid plain his condition
proclaimed his location
and last tribulation

They buried him quick, but not very deep,
and a dreadful trick disturbed his last sleep.
Next door's Dalmatian achieved excavation!
A rude exhumation that prompted cremation.

Now times, when it's windy, Tiddles' chindy(?)
will prowl in the night in search of a fight
and howl at the light when the moon is bright.

And next door's Dalmation, still at his station lets a tear fall and splash on the floor.
His ?? was so small but waged such a war -- he got into Valhalla for deeds of great valor.
No mean feat, for a creature so neat. Besides, Norsemen have feelings, and were not just horsemen with dealings in might;
they too need creatures that purr in their lap: gentle in features, appealing, and light.

And Tiddles in glory will long tell his story:
"Tiddles the Bold!" in letters of gold will hang in the sky for every cat's eye
to see and remember that day in September when Tiddles discovered the hole had been covered

and the ninth of his lives
was finally
smothered

posted by dmd at 11:30 AM on December 19, 2006 [2 favorites]


Terrific, dmd! I think a 'chindy' is a restless spirit of the dead among the Navajo (who really don't like the idea of such a thing and consider it a source of great evil-- er, according to Tony Hillerman).
posted by jamjam at 11:44 AM on December 19, 2006


You could always go with the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood theme:

Henrietta Kitty and X (the owl) who is her best friend.
posted by Gooney at 11:51 AM on December 19, 2006


If you had three, I'd suggest Tobias, Lindsey, and Maeby. But since you have two: George and Oscar.
posted by jdfan at 12:33 PM on December 19, 2006


Colin Powell
posted by loiseau at 1:07 PM on December 19, 2006


Frank, apparently. And I'd have to agree.
posted by Sk4n at 2:20 PM on December 19, 2006


i've had 2 nameless kittens for 2 years now. we manage splendidly without naming names
posted by growabrain at 3:52 PM on December 19, 2006


dinner & supper

Sk4n: leave it in metaTalk and let the admins worry about it.
posted by tdreyer1 at 4:44 PM on December 19, 2006


...um... hendrix...uhm...
posted by chrissyboy at 5:57 PM on December 19, 2006


A computer-nerdy-geeky name, from experience: I named a black-and-white tuxedo cat Gateway because she reminded me of the PC brand's boxes and advertising. She arrived pregnant, and within short order the "motherboard" had a number of "daughter cards."

If another female cat adopts me, I expect it will be Pandora. They love to get into boxes, you know...
posted by Robert Angelo at 7:49 PM on December 19, 2006


How about China Cat and Sunflower?
posted by matkline at 11:13 PM on December 19, 2006


I've named some great cats in my life:
Bernini, b/w tuxedo, so fun to say;
Bump (manx) lived to 22 and was the greatest cat in the world;
Currently..
Linda, a Maine Coon with a prom queen personality;
Nestor, my special needs very shy b/w tuxedo (Oh, I wish he could tell me his story; he was 2 months when I adopted him from a shelter;
and Dulce, sweet natured rescue kitty.
I rescued a cat, named him Pedro (Ignacio and Javier are fun to say too) but he was adopted by my boyfriend and renamed 'Pete'. His other orange cat is Bill, short for William of Orange.
Not nerdy but very servicable names.
posted by lois1950 at 12:17 AM on December 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


Sid and Nancy
posted by butters at 4:23 AM on December 20, 2006


"Sonic" . . . this is the name of the coolest cat I ever knew. She's still somewhere in Western Australia chasing dogs from what I hear . . . god bless her soul.

From Mr Mjao
posted by mjao at 12:49 AM on December 22, 2006


My neighbour has a cat named Paris and a dog named Hilton. Kinda silly but I like them as separate names.
posted by deborah at 10:15 AM on December 23, 2006


My wife and I make an exercise of coming up with silly names for our next cat. Some of our favorites are Ng!! (the sound at the end of 'sing' followed by two clicks) and Steeeve (just like Steve, but you have to stretch it out).

In an effort to come up with the ugliest name possible, I thought of Bradleen.

Did you ever wonder what the name Fern is short for? Well it's short for Fernces, which is what we actually ended up calling our cat.
posted by bugloaf at 11:18 AM on April 27, 2007


« Older JobTitleFilter: What would be ...   |  Please help me understand APY ... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.


Post