Deep Space Feline?
October 15, 2011 6:50 PM   Subscribe

Clever name for a cat?

I'd like a clever name for a cat, preferably (well, definitely) related to Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica or Dr. Who. The more obvious and nerdy the pun, the better. Other nerd shows are fine, too, but something even people who didn't watch those shows would get.
posted by mrfuga0 to Pets & Animals (72 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Tacocat. It's a palindrome!
posted by 4ster at 6:52 PM on October 15, 2011 [6 favorites]


Pixel
posted by Confess, Fletch at 6:53 PM on October 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Pavlov?

Works best if you also have a dog named Schroedinger.
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated at 6:53 PM on October 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


TurboDog

Not really related to you're criteria, just an awesome name for a cat.
posted by midmarch snowman at 6:54 PM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


K-9 of course.
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:55 PM on October 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Spot?
posted by bleep at 6:55 PM on October 15, 2011 [7 favorites]


"The Emperor."

It is how the cat thinks about itself anyway.
posted by 4ster at 6:59 PM on October 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Stormageddon, Lord of All.
posted by infinitywaltz at 7:02 PM on October 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


You're supposed to provide a picture of the cat.
posted by contraption at 7:03 PM on October 15, 2011 [14 favorites]


BSG: Boxey, Frak, or Felgercarb
Star Trek: Horta, Tribble, Isis (only if it's a black cat and you look like Gary Seven)
Star Wars: Tauntaun, Sarlaac, Max Greebo, Rancor, Wedge
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:04 PM on October 15, 2011


Jar Jar. I'll stop now.
posted by 4ster at 7:08 PM on October 15, 2011


Mewbacca.
posted by argonauta at 7:10 PM on October 15, 2011 [20 favorites]


I came in to suggest Spot. You could also go with Lal, or Lore.

For Star Wars, I mean . . . R2 is pretty badass. You could get a 2nd cat and call it D2.
posted by Medieval Maven at 7:10 PM on October 15, 2011


Mr. Meowskers. Or Dr. Meowskers.
posted by TheBones at 7:10 PM on October 15, 2011


Fez. Fezzes are cool.
posted by jozxyqk at 7:10 PM on October 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Darth Felis?
posted by contraption at 7:11 PM on October 15, 2011


James T. Cat
posted by kbar1 at 7:11 PM on October 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


Emperor Pawpitine.
Or CAT-CAT.
posted by argonauta at 7:16 PM on October 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


I had a cat named Beru.
posted by artychoke at 7:19 PM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Darth Meowul
posted by nicwolff at 7:21 PM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hack.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 7:21 PM on October 15, 2011


Daniel.
posted by gnomeloaf at 7:22 PM on October 15, 2011


A friend named his cat Pond specifically so he could say to it "come along Pond!"
posted by kitkatcathy at 7:24 PM on October 15, 2011 [6 favorites]


From other nerd shows, for some reason I think I would want to call a cat Daniel Jackson.
posted by J. Wilson at 7:25 PM on October 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


No one has suggested Doctor Mew yet? Or you could just call her Bad Wolf; the joke being that she's not a wolf, but a cat.
posted by brownpau at 7:25 PM on October 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


Data had a striped cat named Spot.
posted by nicwolff at 7:27 PM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, sorry, that's an in-joke which isn't what you're after.
posted by nicwolff at 7:28 PM on October 15, 2011


Jean-Luc Picat
Chewbaccacat
Grand Moff Bertroff Hissacat
Obi-Wan Kenobicat
Darth Meow
Emperor Palpatiny Cat
Anakitty Skywalker
James T. Kitteh
posted by iconomy at 7:36 PM on October 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


Walter
posted by DaddyNewt at 7:42 PM on October 15, 2011


KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

(Think of how much fun you'll have calling him for dinner.)
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:42 PM on October 15, 2011 [8 favorites]


I think Q would be a good name for a cat. I like the idea of Q taking cat form.
posted by bleep at 7:43 PM on October 15, 2011 [6 favorites]


Chairman Meow
posted by Gilbert at 7:50 PM on October 15, 2011


FE-line pronounced iron-line, though that's a metajoke.
posted by jeather at 7:52 PM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Boba Catt
Jabba the Cat
Meowcutus of Borg

In the non-pun department:
Mr. Fibuli
Zefram Cochrane
posted by XMLicious at 7:59 PM on October 15, 2011


Doctor Mew
posted by lathrop at 8:12 PM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wicket!
posted by esmerelda_jenkins at 8:18 PM on October 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's not really clever, but I once knew a cat named Spock, and it was a great name for a cat.
posted by carter at 8:21 PM on October 15, 2011


Yana.
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:22 PM on October 15, 2011


James Tiberius Cat.

Wampa.

Jawa.

Chewie (<- we actually had a cat named Chewie once. It was an appropriate cat name).
posted by erstwhile at 8:25 PM on October 15, 2011


Oh man, you guys are awesome! This is for a fictitious cat, but here is a picture of my cat which you can pretend will have one of these names.
posted by mrfuga0 at 8:37 PM on October 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


Wow, I actually named my cat Darth Meow, which is listed above. He goes by Darth. My all-time favorite cat name is Underfoot. More to your end though, seconding Frak or Boba Catt, but I was thinking Boba Fatt, as in Boba fat cat.
posted by hypersloth at 8:37 PM on October 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


I think your cat looks like an Ewok.
Seven of Nine [Lives]?
posted by zeptoweasel at 9:02 PM on October 15, 2011


Milkshake
posted by jason's_planet at 9:02 PM on October 15, 2011


Fishface
posted by mullacc at 9:10 PM on October 15, 2011


Wicket was the given name of the Ewok who first befriended Princess Leia.

Depending on the gender of the cat, you could do with one of The Doctor's companions -- Adric or Brigadier for the boys, or -- well, it's a long list for the girls. ...Becuase, well, the cat would be a companion, no?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:11 PM on October 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Tim
posted by The World Famous at 9:14 PM on October 15, 2011


Weighted Companion Cat
posted by zeptoweasel at 9:15 PM on October 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Purrtoo (short for Purrtoo-Detoo)
posted by Mael Oui at 9:16 PM on October 15, 2011


Chairman Meow. I wanted this name for one of our cats but the husband said no. Sadness.
posted by Jubey at 9:28 PM on October 15, 2011


Mr Meowgi.

"In Okimeowa, all Meowgi know two things: fish and karate."
posted by obiwanwasabi at 9:36 PM on October 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Locutie of Borg
Number One
Dax (suggested but not taken for my new cat)
Ensign Harry Kitt
posted by Kitty Stardust at 9:37 PM on October 15, 2011


The best cat ever, his lardship lunk of lunks, was called Ix, which was Ford Prefect's name at school.
posted by firstdrop at 9:41 PM on October 15, 2011


Toaster. I so badly want a cat named Toaster.
Also, Pants. That way when the (fictional) cat is being annoyingly affectionate, character can say "get off me, Pants!" etc.
posted by brave little toaster at 9:45 PM on October 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


I have to add I did not think of Pants as an animal name myself. Credit where credit is due, to my sister and bro-in-law.
posted by brave little toaster at 9:47 PM on October 15, 2011


In college I had a friend who named his cat "the Cosby Show" and insisted on referring to him by his full name.

"Hey, did you feed the Cosby Show?"

So what about a full show title?

"Oh man! Battlestar Galactica crapped outside his box!"
posted by vecchio at 9:57 PM on October 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


Cap'n Quirk.
posted by bonobothegreat at 10:04 PM on October 15, 2011


Howie Logical.
posted by argonauta at 10:33 PM on October 15, 2011


Sylvia


That's right - I roll old school.
posted by blurker at 10:40 PM on October 15, 2011


Furengi, or perhaps Purrengi (because it likes to have its ears rubbed).
posted by jamjam at 1:05 AM on October 16, 2011


That one looks like Jabba the Puffball to me.
posted by Namlit at 2:18 AM on October 16, 2011


Trouble, but pronounced Tribble.
posted by arcticseal at 5:31 AM on October 16, 2011


Oh come on guys, how come no one has come up with the most obvious pun?

Lando Catrissian.

alright where is my prize.
posted by _superconductor at 5:36 AM on October 16, 2011


Gul du Cat
posted by Elly Vortex at 6:18 AM on October 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


I like Tiberius.

Kobayashi Maru.
posted by Sassyfras at 7:12 AM on October 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


@EmpressCallipygos I had a dog named Wicket for that very reason. His face looked quite a bit like the Ewok you see, and I'm from a very geeky family...
posted by Canageek at 7:52 AM on October 16, 2011


Very likely: Puke Catwalker
posted by Namlit at 8:44 AM on October 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Snap!!

"Oh Snap, oh snap. Come to my macaroni party and we'll take a nap!"
posted by pearlybob at 2:28 PM on October 16, 2011


Catprica
Quark
Odo
posted by faheypb at 4:16 PM on October 16, 2011


It's a faaaake!
Senator VreeCat
Morn.
Benny.

Hmmm. Maybe too obscure.


I would totally name a cat Ensign Crusher, Wesley Crusher or maybe just Crusher.
posted by hot_monster at 5:58 PM on October 16, 2011


Ours are Big Cat (used to be Cat) and Small Cat.

I'd also like to try how it would work if I named a cat Dog.
posted by zeikka at 6:10 AM on October 17, 2011


Link is a good name. Then when kitty gets feisty, you can call it Hyperlink.
posted by empatterson at 7:16 PM on October 17, 2011


In the same vein, you can also go with Space/Hyperspace, Warp/1-9, etc.
posted by empatterson at 7:20 PM on October 17, 2011


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