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April 30, 2016 5:14 PM   Subscribe

It's another round of Name That Kitten! This lil fuzzbucket is coming to us next week with the placeholder name "MewMew". Which, no. We already have a cat named Goblin and are thinking we'd like a name that somewhat matches. Another entry from the Dungeons & Dragon's bestiary? Germanic mythology? Supernatural creatures? Please help us give poor MewMew a better nom de pet.
posted by Sara C. to Pets & Animals (51 answers total)
 
Jareth
posted by kitty teeth at 5:18 PM on April 30, 2016


Ooop, sorry, forgot to mention she's a lady cat.

Though honestly Jareth is rad enough it doesn't matter.
posted by Sara C. at 5:20 PM on April 30, 2016


No, Jareth sets up a hierarchy you don't want with Goblin. Maybe Gargoyle? Or Ghost? I like Ghost.
posted by Night_owl at 5:20 PM on April 30, 2016


Banshee.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:21 PM on April 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Cat Ma'am. So it'd be Cat Ma'am and Goblin.
posted by tilde at 5:21 PM on April 30, 2016 [14 favorites]


Hob.
posted by Hypocrite_Lecteur at 5:28 PM on April 30, 2016 [7 favorites]


Maybe Nyx, or the Latin version - Nox? (goddess of the night).
posted by gudrun at 5:29 PM on April 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Kobold.
posted by sourcequench at 5:29 PM on April 30, 2016 [6 favorites]


Coraline would work well, if you like Gaiman.
posted by sciatrix at 5:29 PM on April 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


Omji

because in that photo she's not saying mew, she's saying OMG. Clearly.
posted by tel3path at 5:30 PM on April 30, 2016


Goblin is great. I second Hob, and also submit Gremlin.
posted by zeee at 5:33 PM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ouiji perhaps.
posted by cecic at 5:33 PM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


On preview someone already said Hob, but what about Kobold?
posted by babelfish at 5:41 PM on April 30, 2016


Fizzgig. Or Creature.
posted by xyzzy at 5:58 PM on April 30, 2016


Miu-Miu? No?

Lillybeth
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:03 PM on April 30, 2016


Carmilla?
Lady Audley?
posted by thomas j wise at 6:05 PM on April 30, 2016


Definitely Gremlin.
posted by capricorn at 6:05 PM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ghoul and goblin
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 6:15 PM on April 30, 2016


Freya
posted by Ostara at 6:16 PM on April 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


Pixie? Lich?
posted by moons in june at 6:22 PM on April 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


In Japan, Oni is a ogre or troll creature with sharp claws and is big trouble.
posted by ReluctantViking at 6:23 PM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Lilith
posted by lunastellasol at 6:25 PM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wraith
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 6:27 PM on April 30, 2016


Lucille. I realize it doesn't match with Goblin but Lucille is what she says to me.
posted by fingersandtoes at 6:31 PM on April 30, 2016


Sprite
posted by songs about trains at 6:39 PM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Grue.

Or Danny Glover.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:43 PM on April 30, 2016 [4 favorites]


Gygax
posted by unreasonable at 6:56 PM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Griselda
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 7:07 PM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Or Disa?
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 7:10 PM on April 30, 2016


My friend named her cat Lucy but it was short for Lucifer (it ate her goldfish while she was at work).
posted by jrobin276 at 7:32 PM on April 30, 2016


I came in here to say Gremlin, but capricorn already beat me to it. My second choice is Squish.
posted by S'Tella Fabula at 7:44 PM on April 30, 2016


I came in here to say Danny Glover but spikelee beat me to it.
posted by bologna on wry at 8:06 PM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mythos
posted by pearlybob at 8:49 PM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think you gotta do Goblin and Gremlin.
posted by telepanda at 8:50 PM on April 30, 2016


Delilah? Though I really like Banshee as well.
posted by BoscosMom at 8:54 PM on April 30, 2016


Grimalkin
posted by brujita at 9:34 PM on April 30, 2016


Nazgul
posted by ezrainch at 9:43 PM on April 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Gryffin
posted by treehorn+bunny at 9:45 PM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oona (a faery queen)
Pixie
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 10:04 PM on April 30, 2016


Mimic.
posted by Artw at 10:10 PM on April 30, 2016


Sprite.
posted by deludingmyself at 11:13 PM on April 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mephit.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 11:46 PM on April 30, 2016


Zuul or Gozer (The Ghostbusters). Gozer manifests as female and sounds good with Goblin.
posted by jrobin276 at 1:41 AM on May 1, 2016


Selkie
Merrow
posted by h00py at 7:13 AM on May 1, 2016


Plinth.
posted by Jessica Savitch's Coke Spoon at 8:22 AM on May 1, 2016


You could reference George MacDonald's classic tale The Princess and the Goblin and name her either Princess or Irene (the titular princess's name).
posted by orange swan at 10:02 AM on May 1, 2016


Scorn, Trouble, Quiz, Chaos, Grendel (Patricia C. Wrede books)
Behemoth, can call her Bee for short (The Master and Margarita)
Dinah (Alice in Wonderland)
posted by rhythm and booze at 1:08 PM on May 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


On the blue someone posted this list of computer generated names

The all sound like name you have heard before but most are not.
Slimele
Elispor
Delimeet
Eppal
Molenia
Frecki
Senny
Helphon
Saminda

are just a few.
posted by boilermonster at 11:30 PM on May 1, 2016


Delimeet

lololololololol!

So, we have a shortlist. It's composed of some names from here, some from canvassing our friends, and some that we came up with on our own. Currently it consists of:

Asuka
Gremlin (I think Gremlin has been the most universal suggestion so far)
Ghost
Ladysmith Cat Mambazo
Elspeth
Grendel
Gozer

My guess is that we will ruminate on this list for the week or so until the kitten is spayed and we take possession of her, and either narrow it down during that time or see what name fits best when she arrives.

Also, the upshot of this and reading another recent Name That Kitten post is that I apparently need to read Patricia C. Wrede.
posted by Sara C. at 11:04 AM on May 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Late to the party, but Peaseblossom?

I find it futile naming cats anything grand. In my house they always end up with a working name like Chief Inspector Snugglebutt or The Great Pookini anyway.
posted by stuck on an island at 7:38 AM on May 3, 2016


Hey everybody!

In the end, despite our initial idea to give her a name that "goes with" Goblin, we ended up picking Ladysmith Cat Mambazo. Of all things. A friend suggested it on Facebook and it was just too weird and good to pass up. Day to day, she goes by Bazo. And a thousand other names, of course.
posted by Sara C. at 10:28 AM on June 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


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