Need help naming a polydactyl girl kitten
April 21, 2012 4:11 PM   Subscribe

Name the kitten. Polydactyl edition. Details and pictures within.

It was decided that 7 year old Samuel L. Catson or Katzen, he's a nice Jewish boy, aka Shmuel-y needed a friend. So we went and found this little girl. She has extra toes and is a little shy at first, but quite a snuggler once she spends a few minutes warming up.

The name she got at the animal shelter is a car name. We can't keep that name. The kitten named Luna that we went to look at was already adoptedl, so that name doesn't feel right either.

She weighs 2.6 pounds and is 11 weeks old. She'll be moving in with my boyfriend as soon as she's spayed.
posted by bilabial to Pets & Animals (51 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
My friends in the same situation settled for the obvious and named her "Toes". (She's adorable!)
posted by trip and a half at 4:15 PM on April 21, 2012


Well, if Cat #1 is Shmuel, then I propose that his female counterpart be Tzeitel.

Or Hannah if you want to get Biblical about it, though Hannah was Samuel's mother.
posted by Sara C. at 4:17 PM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Marian
posted by sciencegeek at 4:17 PM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lady Brett Ashley? Some other female Hemingway character?
posted by bibliogrrl at 4:17 PM on April 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Miss Mina Harker. Look at those socks!
posted by spunweb at 4:26 PM on April 21, 2012


Digit?
posted by smirkyfodder at 4:28 PM on April 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


Toeblerone, since she's sweet and gooey in your hands.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:29 PM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


If you want to go Hemingway, how about Hadley?

My poly cats are Prufrock and Annabelle.
posted by apricot at 4:30 PM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Miss Hemingway or Posy (because she has a Posy of Toesies)?
posted by ninazer0 at 4:32 PM on April 21, 2012


No her name ain't Baby, it's Janet (Ms. Catson/Katzen if you're nasty).
posted by argonauta at 4:32 PM on April 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


You could call her PIES which is both a delicious tasty treat and spanish for feets. (obvsly pronunciation is different for each but COME ON PIES)
posted by elizardbits at 4:33 PM on April 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


Am I counting six toes? Perhaps Alexandrine?
posted by thomas j wise at 4:36 PM on April 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


Maybe too obvious, but: Polly?
posted by Gator at 4:48 PM on April 21, 2012 [7 favorites]


I have a poly boy named Digits. It feels like a masculine name to me because of that. I would say either Pinkie (like the finger), Dactyl (like the bone), or Beans (Cause she has extra toe beans, and we are over-thinking this like a plate there of).
posted by strixus at 4:53 PM on April 21, 2012


Esther Snow had extra toes and lived with Samuel Catson...

(you can finish the poem later)
posted by fishmasta at 4:59 PM on April 21, 2012


Or Rugen. It could work as a girl's name.
posted by Gator at 5:04 PM on April 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


Plethora.
posted by carter at 5:05 PM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Gattaca.
posted by mrbarrett.com at 5:26 PM on April 21, 2012


Phalanges Knowles

(I know, it's a stretch.)

posted by peagood at 5:28 PM on April 21, 2012


Extra
posted by timsneezed at 5:40 PM on April 21, 2012


Digit?

We named our polydactyl cat "Digit" after much deliberation, but we also call him "Mr. Feet" and "Señor Dedos".
posted by briank at 5:41 PM on April 21, 2012


Thumbelina
posted by timsneezed at 5:46 PM on April 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Anne Boleyn was rumored to have six fingers so Boleyn?
posted by tamitang at 6:06 PM on April 21, 2012


Polly.
posted by kindall at 6:20 PM on April 21, 2012


I've always wanted to name a polydactyl cat Count Rugen. As a girl kitty, perhaps Countess Rugen?
posted by workerant at 6:24 PM on April 21, 2012


Ptery. The p is silent. I always call them pterodactyl cats.
posted by hotelechozulu at 6:29 PM on April 21, 2012


Kevin.
posted by ronofthedead at 6:29 PM on April 21, 2012


Jazz (hands)
posted by Glinn at 6:34 PM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Miranda? It means 'extraordinary' or 'one who should be admired' or something like that. Also a shy young girl in Shakespeare's Tempest.
posted by _cave at 6:39 PM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


They always look like they're wearing catchers mitts to me, so Mitt or you could see if you like any of the company names that make catchers mitts.
posted by BoscosMom at 6:43 PM on April 21, 2012


Tofu.

Or Tortilla.

Or Tikka.

Or Gin.

Or Myrna Minkoff.
posted by jann at 7:24 PM on April 21, 2012


My boyfriend thinks she looks like a Grizabella.
posted by SisterHavana at 7:43 PM on April 21, 2012


Well, this one is from a Friends tv episode, but I do like the way it sounds:
Regina Phalange
posted by calgirl at 7:48 PM on April 21, 2012


To play off the baseball mitt comparison, and feminized: Mitzi...Hopefully it's not too Romney for you.

Anne Boelyn, the Queen of England, is said to have had six fingers. Queen Anne Boelyn would be a fun "show" name, then you could call her Anne or Annie for short.
posted by erstwhile at 8:00 PM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


You could go with Maybelline or OPI (pronounced Opie) or some other nail polish brand.

Or you could play off of the Samuel L Jackson reference -- who plays the female lead in your favorite movie of his?
posted by nadise at 8:02 PM on April 21, 2012


Anne Boleyn was rumored. to have six fingers on one hand. It may be a myth, but it seems like a cute name for your girl kitty.
posted by misha at 8:11 PM on April 21, 2012


She looks like our first kitty, whose name was Pandora. Doesn't have anything to do with being a Hemingway kitty; just throwing it out there.
posted by tully_monster at 8:30 PM on April 21, 2012


My opinion is that cats name themselves, and I don't see this one doing so yet. Yes, it has multiple toes, but so do lots of cats. By this logic, furball is a good name.

It is an OMG KITTY AWWW, and I'm happy for you. But give the little thing time. The name will come. Just like it did for Misha, Cowkitty, Lionel, and LK.
posted by eriko at 8:50 PM on April 21, 2012


Oh, but since I'm watching a blackhawks game, I'd name it Tays and pronounce it Toes.
posted by eriko at 8:53 PM on April 21, 2012


Jonna (or Jonni!) Toews! Except pronounced "Taves." It's kind of a stretch of a joke if you aren't hockey fans, though.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 8:59 PM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Eycaux?
"The inhabitants of the village of Eycaux in France, at the end of the last century, had nearly all supernumerary digits either on their hands or feet. Being isolated in an inaccessible and mountainous region, they had intermarried for many years and perpetuated the anomaly."
I don't know how it's supposed to be pronounced, but if you pronounce it Iko, you could sing that "Iko Iko Iko" song to her and I think it's always nice for a kitty to have her own song....or you could find someone who speaks French and find out how it is really pronounced.
posted by BoscosMom at 9:39 PM on April 21, 2012


...though I really do love Jazz Hands!
posted by BoscosMom at 9:40 PM on April 21, 2012


Lefty.
posted by exphysicist345 at 10:01 PM on April 21, 2012


Be ironic and call her Feigel (bird).
posted by brujita at 10:06 PM on April 21, 2012


Thumbs McGee.

(my own polydactyl is Darwin because he had a big head when we found him in addition to thumbs, so we thought he was trying to evolve.)
posted by [insert clever name here] at 10:57 PM on April 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeti.
posted by melissa may at 1:09 AM on April 22, 2012


Somewhere in the rules it says that the first polydactyl cat in a household will be called "Mittens". I think you get more latitude with subsequent cats.
posted by cromagnon at 4:58 AM on April 22, 2012


OMG she looks just like my cat Harry.

I know she's a girl, but once they're fixed, I mean really ....

Oh, please call her Ernie.
posted by mibo at 6:52 AM on April 22, 2012


Annie Six Toes? Susie Six Toes? For some reason something sounding like an old time criminal comes to mind.

My polydactyl cat was named Thumbs.
posted by deborah at 10:52 PM on April 22, 2012


Jazz Hands.
posted by rdc at 10:40 AM on April 23, 2012


...so...what did you name her?
posted by BoscosMom at 2:52 PM on May 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


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