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July 15, 2004 11:15 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to think of a good name for a three-legged cat of unknown gender. Any suggestions?
posted by john m to Pets & Animals (44 answers total)
 
Tripod?
posted by kittyb at 11:16 AM on July 15, 2004


Eileen?
Stumpy?
Irene (is it Siamese)?
Trio?
posted by jpburns at 11:20 AM on July 15, 2004


Tippy.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:20 AM on July 15, 2004


troika (i think it's a russian sled with three runners - also something or other made by linn audio at some point).
posted by andrew cooke at 11:23 AM on July 15, 2004


wonky?
trinity?
mitsu? (jp for 3)
posted by Flat Feet Pete at 11:23 AM on July 15, 2004


Trigato. Tri + cat.
posted by smackfu at 11:26 AM on July 15, 2004


Tripoli.
Trinidad. (or Tobago)
Tristan. (or Isolde)
posted by armchairsocialist at 11:31 AM on July 15, 2004


Lucky!
posted by headspace at 11:32 AM on July 15, 2004


Hopalong Catt-idy.
posted by GriffX at 11:37 AM on July 15, 2004


Gimpy!
posted by jpoulos at 11:38 AM on July 15, 2004


One-Eyed Jack!
posted by mokujin at 11:43 AM on July 15, 2004


Mark
posted by Witty at 11:45 AM on July 15, 2004


Triplicate? (Or, perhaps, Triplicat.)
posted by thomas j wise at 11:47 AM on July 15, 2004


Presumably the cat is wild, or you'd know its gender. Let me guess, you're going to name the cat, call it by its name until it responds, at which point you'll be able to yell "Here, Limpy, c'mon inside the house," at which point you'll be able to determine its sex when it comes running in your house and becomes your new companion animal?

Cool!

But naming an animal on the basis of its handicap might be considered cruel. How about Sam or Jamie or something gender-neutral?

It looks a lot like my cat Boots. I hope she never loses a leg like that.
/superstitiion.
posted by Shane at 11:50 AM on July 15, 2004


That cat's name should be Slinx.
posted by gai at 11:52 AM on July 15, 2004


Footloose
posted by Robot Johnny at 11:59 AM on July 15, 2004


MewFi
Tips
Mr_Crash_Davis. (With three legs it'll be pretty unstable and probably crash a lot)
posted by m@ at 12:22 PM on July 15, 2004


Diggler

(on the premise that it's actually a two-legged cat of overwhelmingly obvious gender).
posted by scarabic at 12:25 PM on July 15, 2004


stumpy
posted by crunchland at 12:33 PM on July 15, 2004


aw, drats. How about Skip or Skippy, then?
posted by crunchland at 12:35 PM on July 15, 2004


Mr_Crash_Davis. (With three legs it'll be pretty unstable and probably crash a lot)

In that vein: Win95.
posted by kindall at 12:39 PM on July 15, 2004


Peg
Gimpy
gonorrhea (if anybody gets that I'll be surprised)
Terry Cat
posted by bondcliff at 12:46 PM on July 15, 2004


King George
posted by Kwantsar at 12:48 PM on July 15, 2004


- ThreePawO. (See ThreePawO?)

- Sansalimb

- Black Kinght ("It's just a flesh wound")

- Morris
posted by pardonyou? at 12:54 PM on July 15, 2004


Kim
posted by Witty at 12:58 PM on July 15, 2004


I vote for "Eileen"
posted by briank at 12:59 PM on July 15, 2004


Stool

In Ramblin' Jack Elliott's 912 Greens appears

And a three legged cat named Gray
--Old Gray, he'd lope along and

*slide on bass string*
fall down 'cause, Gray, he had a stroke and
couldn't run good on them three legs nohow...

posted by y2karl at 1:09 PM on July 15, 2004


Steve
posted by Witty at 1:45 PM on July 15, 2004


kitty kitty kitty
posted by luriete at 2:02 PM on July 15, 2004


But naming an animal on the basis of its handicap might be considered cruel.

Because, as we all know, cats can understand the nuances of human speech.

I vote for Tippy!, with bonus points if said like Timmmmmay! from South Park.
posted by mimi at 2:20 PM on July 15, 2004


We have a three legged cat named Peg.
posted by grateful at 2:21 PM on July 15, 2004


To hell with all the subtlety.

Just call it Leg.

"Here, Leg! Aww, who's a cute Leg?"
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:22 PM on July 15, 2004


One-Eyed Jack!

My cat's name is one-eyed Jack, but that's because he only has one eye. He even has a cult.

I vote for Leg. That's pure comedy gold.
posted by bedhead at 2:28 PM on July 15, 2004


Leg-o-less?
posted by dness2 at 3:00 PM on July 15, 2004


Cindy
posted by Witty at 3:23 PM on July 15, 2004


I'm thinking of that ironic naming sentiment (a pre-war, Ring Lardneresque thing) wherein fat men are known as "Slim" or a man missing his left arm is "Lefty".

Call it "Four Legs McGee" or "Not Missing A Limb At All Cat".
posted by Gortuk at 3:31 PM on July 15, 2004


Robin?
posted by carter at 4:35 PM on July 15, 2004


Hopper
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 5:12 PM on July 15, 2004


yeah , dennis.

as in dennis hopper.
posted by sgt.serenity at 6:06 PM on July 15, 2004


Joss Ackland's Spunky Backpack.
posted by ed\26h at 2:34 AM on July 16, 2004


Trip
posted by armoured-ant at 6:04 AM on July 16, 2004


Trike.
posted by Blue Stone at 7:10 AM on July 16, 2004


Glenn
posted by Witty at 1:59 PM on July 16, 2004


blurry?
posted by centrs at 5:54 AM on July 17, 2004


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