Jersey Cat???
November 8, 2008 6:21 AM   Subscribe

Help me name my new kitty--Jersey Inspired

I went to a party at a friend's home last night and, well, found a super sweet kitten and took her (I think it's a her anyway) home. The party was a bunch of folks who are originally from NJ and have landed in Austin, TX. We get together for these "Jersey nights" (where everyone -- or their spouse-- is from NJ) a few times a year. We found each other a few years back and these nights are some of the most fun of the year with plenty of Jersey-attitude to go around!

I thought it would be cute to name the new kitty with a NJ-inspired moniker. So far, all I have come up with are "Jersey", "Asbury" or "Scobey" (I am originally from Colts Neck, NJ and Scobeyville is Colt Neck's original name). If it helps, I grew up in Monmouth County near the Jersey shore, I like Bruce Springsteen, enjoyed the Sopranos, and am almost 40 years old so I remember jug handles and circles (for fellow jersey-folks).

Looking to pick the very clever hive minds for help naming my new kitty! Thanks.
posted by murrey to Pets & Animals (46 answers total)
 
Cheesequake!
posted by moonmilk at 6:45 AM on November 8, 2008


Little Pussy
posted by briank at 6:46 AM on November 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


Newbie
posted by amtho at 6:50 AM on November 8, 2008


Turnpike
Princeton
LBI
Edison
Cheesequake
Wildwood
Lil' Devil
Jersey Devil
Diner
Lindbergh
Jovi
posted by Mach5 at 6:51 AM on November 8, 2008


Pulaski, obviously.
posted by DarlingBri at 6:56 AM on November 8, 2008


Hoboken (Hobo or Hobey for short)
posted by piratebowling at 7:04 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


If you got another cat you could name them "Bridge" and "Tunnel". But I'd go for Jersey.
posted by mkultra at 7:10 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


I vote for Hoboken, that would make a great cat name. Scobey is ok, but reminds me of scabies.
posted by arcticwoman at 7:13 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Jersey would be a pretty good cat name too.
posted by arcticwoman at 7:14 AM on November 8, 2008


"Taylor Ham"
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:14 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hoffa
Rosalitta
Sandy
Asbury
posted by Mr_Chips at 7:14 AM on November 8, 2008


These are all Asbury Park/Springsteen/food inspired:

Pork Roll

Rosalita
Jughandle
Dogma
Bam Bam (Bigelow)
Tillie (the grinning character on Palace Amusements)
posted by rachaelfaith at 7:29 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


The party was a bunch of folks who are originally from NJ and have landed in Austin, TX.

Name the cat IKEA.
posted by 23skidoo at 7:39 AM on November 8, 2008


I like Jersey Devil too, but you're asking for a persnickety cat if you do that.

One of the things I really enjoyed about New Jersey was the lighthouses, so I'd consider a lighthouse name. Not so good if you're not a lighthouse guy, but my husband is, so we checked out a bunch of them.

/native Texan, living in Austin after several years in NJ
posted by immlass at 7:40 AM on November 8, 2008


Seconding Hoboken. I've always wanted to name a cat that.
posted by greta simone at 7:40 AM on November 8, 2008


Name the cat "D. Shore"

I also like Quake for as mentioned above the Cheesquake rest area. Also, Avalon is a cute name for a girl kitten. Also could name the cat "Exit 8" or whatever exit was nearest your house growing up.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:52 AM on November 8, 2008


Barney (for Old Barney)
Piney
Shooby
Tuckerton

(I am from LBI if it's not obvious)
posted by cabingirl at 7:58 AM on November 8, 2008


Shore or Shore-y? (short for Jersey Shore?)
Trent (short for Trenton, which is a terrible place to name yr cat after, but it sounds cool)
Prince/Princeton
Rockaway ("Rock" or Rocky for short.
Lavalette
Barnegat
Sandy (for Sandy Hook)
Count Basie (Theatre/venue)
Thomas Edison/Edison/Ed
Hunka Bunka (not sure if this rings a bell/makes you laugh groan: link)
posted by NikitaNikita at 8:03 AM on November 8, 2008


Smith
Dante
Silvio
posted by Silvertree at 8:03 AM on November 8, 2008


I like Jersey and Scobey, but you could also consider "Clarence Clemons" or "Verkakte."
posted by rhizome at 8:21 AM on November 8, 2008


If it's a male, how about Benny? Only your Jersey friends would understand the joke.
posted by rholly at 8:24 AM on November 8, 2008


or Exit 7A
posted by rholly at 8:25 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Bruce, duh.
posted by kidsleepy at 8:45 AM on November 8, 2008


How about something related to Jersey Freeze to honor it before it disappears next year?
posted by rholly at 8:46 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hohokus! Hoho for sort.
posted by mollweide at 9:24 AM on November 8, 2008


Seconding a Jersey Freeze reference.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 9:35 AM on November 8, 2008


So far I like Jersey (or Jersey Devil), Turnpike, and Jughandle. Most of my other thoughts have already popped up. Maybe Edison (slightly obscure as a Jersey reference)?
posted by madmethods at 9:51 AM on November 8, 2008


Of all the suggestions above, I like Hoboken the most. I think any of the following would also make great cat names:

Camden
Newark
Trenton
Edison
Somerset
Clifton
Lodi (pronounced Low-Die)
Kearny (Kahr-nee)
Paterson
Princeton

You could also just go with Clark or Wayne, but I don't think too many people would get those.
posted by JaredSeth at 10:19 AM on November 8, 2008


Silent Bob
posted by nicwolff at 10:27 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


I came in to vote for Hoboken too. Or Hobo Ken, since you found a stray. (Yeah, I know it's a girl - a little hobo cat has a cute connotation for me regardless of gender.)
posted by librarianamy at 10:30 AM on November 8, 2008


Lombardi
posted by Dr. Wu at 10:44 AM on November 8, 2008


Guido
posted by mrbarrett.com at 11:01 AM on November 8, 2008


Bangs.
posted by Asparagirl at 11:16 AM on November 8, 2008


Frankie (which is unisex) in honor of the ultimate Jersey boy, Frank Sinatra (born in Hoboken).
posted by amyms at 11:17 AM on November 8, 2008


How about AC?
posted by BillBishop at 11:41 AM on November 8, 2008


Uncle Junior. Even better if it is a girl.
posted by ImproviseOrDie at 11:48 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


I second: Hoboken, Benny, or Jughandle.

What about Oranges? Or Ironbound? or Boardwalk? Boardwalk isn't terribly Jersey-specific, I guess.

Disco Fries?
posted by foodmapper at 12:20 PM on November 8, 2008


From Jersey you say? Well, then you name her "Sweater".
posted by arcticseal at 12:33 PM on November 8, 2008


Uncle Floyd
posted by JohnnyGunn at 1:41 PM on November 8, 2008


Wawa
posted by nev at 3:07 PM on November 8, 2008


Paramus
Asbury
Teaneck
Bradley
Nyack
Garden
Newark
Sinatra
posted by exphysicist345 at 3:53 PM on November 8, 2008


Piscataway!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piscataway,_New_Jersey
posted by timshel at 3:55 PM on November 8, 2008


I would like to second Wawa.
posted by boy detective at 4:43 PM on November 8, 2008


I'm surprised nobody has suggested "Paulie Walnuts." I think it's an adorable name.
posted by Beardman at 7:02 PM on November 8, 2008


enjoyed the Sopranos

Bada Bing!

Jersey Shore ... Springsteen

You think it's a girl kitty (some of these names sound boyish to me) so ... Madame Marie.

Or you could just name her after the quintessential Jersey Girl, Liberty. I actually knew a boy cat named Liberty, except he was always confusingly called Libby for short.
posted by dhartung at 10:32 PM on November 8, 2008


Thanks for all of the great name ideas! I decided on Tillie---it sounded the most "girly" and I loved the obscure Jersey reference. The second I saw the picture of the real Tillie, I was taken back to my wonderful childhood.

But my fellow Me-fites did not disappoint. Thanks all!
posted by murrey at 9:50 AM on November 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


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