Another round of: name our cat?
May 21, 2016 11:16 AM   Subscribe

Hello metafilter! We just brought home a new cat from the shelter today. He's a small, young, tuxedo who's simultaneously playful and a love bug. Name ideas?

Hello metafilter!

We just brought home a new cat from the shelter today. He's a small, young, tuxedo who's simultaneously playful and a love bug. Here's a photo.

He'll be joining our other tuxedo cat, 7yo Maggie, who is still pissed that we're revoking her old child status.

We're thinking maybe a human name, to jive with maggie, but are open to anything. nick-namable names are also nice.

Thanks, hive mind!
posted by sazerac to Pets & Animals (59 answers total)
 
Mulligan
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 11:18 AM on May 21, 2016


Penguin
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:19 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gatsby

Congrats!
posted by vers at 11:20 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Anything that can be shortened to Max -- Maximillian, Maximus, etc.
posted by tractorfeed at 11:20 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Ersatz or Binkle
posted by parmanparman at 11:20 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Playful, a lovebug and such a beauty? This cat's name is Prince.

and he is funky
posted by Pallas Athena at 11:22 AM on May 21, 2016 [7 favorites]


Look at those eyes!

He looks like an

"Aye-aye"

or a "Lemur"
posted by Sockpuppets 'R' Us at 11:24 AM on May 21, 2016


Harrison. Or Jasper.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 11:26 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Oro. I don't know why.
posted by yoga at 11:28 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sebastian
Felix
Oscar
posted by lazuli at 11:30 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Curtis
posted by blixapuff at 11:32 AM on May 21, 2016


Jake (and Maggie Gyllenhaal)
posted by _Mona_ at 11:33 AM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


Pierre.
posted by jamjam at 11:37 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Oh, I do like "Jasper." Jaspurr?
posted by thebrokedown at 11:39 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Esteban!
posted by dismas at 11:41 AM on May 21, 2016


Errol
posted by rhizome at 11:44 AM on May 21, 2016


Martin. Martin and Maggie.

Or another M name:
Marvin
Mervin
Max
Mike
Mickey
Mason
Mortimer
Mac
Magee. Maggie and Magee.
posted by MexicanYenta at 11:46 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


For a playful tuxedo, pretty much anything from the Jeeves-and-Wooster-verse. (Name list here.) Easily compromised dignity? check. Absurd schoolboy nickname? check. Evening attire? check.

E.G., Bingo Little, Stilton Cheesewright, Hildebrand "Tuppy" Glossop...
posted by miles per flower at 11:55 AM on May 21, 2016 [5 favorites]


Oh my...what an adorable little face!
I don't know why, but for some reason he definitely looks like a Simon to me. "Who's a good little kitty? Simon's a good kitty! Yes he is!"
posted by bookmammal at 11:55 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Popsicles (nickname Poppy)
Oliver (because Maggie and Ollie!!)
Sir Tickles
posted by areaperson at 11:56 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


He is DEFINITELY an Oliver.
posted by sarcasticah at 11:58 AM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


I like what you said about him being a love bug!

So: Bug. Maggie and Bug.
posted by mochapickle at 11:59 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


James (as in James Bond)
posted by Mouse Army at 12:00 PM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


- Andy or Mandy or Lin, short for Mandolin, because he makes your heart sing. Or Sandy, short for Sandwich.
- Chef, for the apron on his front.
- Mint, for the eyes.
- Tom, short for Tomato
- Also I think he would do well with a name that starts with the letter Z, so I asked Wikipedia and they provided a list of Z names (all Christian but they still sound cool).
posted by aniola at 12:04 PM on May 21, 2016


Bojangles. Bo for short.
posted by wwax at 12:09 PM on May 21, 2016


Marvin! (the Martian)
posted by Namlit at 12:22 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


He reminds me of a magician for some reason. Maybe Merlin? That would go well with Maggie.
posted by christinetheslp at 12:22 PM on May 21, 2016


Thackery Binx
posted by lunastellasol at 12:25 PM on May 21, 2016


Salmiakki.
posted by Wordshore at 12:26 PM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Beaker!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 12:42 PM on May 21, 2016


I don't know why, but I looked at the picture and a voice in my head said "Pickle."
posted by rtha at 12:43 PM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


Zoot. Short for Zut alors, meaning, dang, holy heck, etc in French. But like the suit.
posted by Oyéah at 1:33 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Vander.
posted by pepper bird at 1:45 PM on May 21, 2016


Tralfaz
posted by Rob Rockets at 1:54 PM on May 21, 2016


Boo
posted by bookworm4125 at 1:57 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Tux
posted by Sassyfras at 2:18 PM on May 21, 2016


Felix. That sweet boy is a Felix.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 2:37 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hector. I have no idea why...
posted by kathrynm at 2:40 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oreo
posted by jbenben at 2:46 PM on May 21, 2016


Hank.
posted by JoeZydeco at 2:50 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Murgatroyd of Yorkshire
posted by MoseyMe at 2:52 PM on May 21, 2016


Sherlock
Silas
Wally
posted by sciencegeek at 3:31 PM on May 21, 2016


Harmon
posted by aniola at 4:41 PM on May 21, 2016


Milton. Maggie and Milton sound like two wealthy New Yorkers circa 1925 who like to get dressed up and go out on the town.
posted by castlebravo at 4:43 PM on May 21, 2016 [7 favorites]


Tuxedo? Movin' on up? Contentious relationship with Maggie? His name is Jiggs.
posted by peagood at 5:03 PM on May 21, 2016


Jiggs. Jiggs and Maggie.

Haha didn't see peagood's post until after I posted mine.
posted by Dolley at 5:20 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


You know what goes great with Maggie? Danny Glover.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:03 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Definitely Felix.
posted by waving at 6:04 PM on May 21, 2016


Maurice!
posted by karayel at 7:27 PM on May 21, 2016


MISTER FANCY BRITCHES

COME THE FUCK ON SOMEONE USE THIS NAME IT'S BEEN 6 YEARS
posted by poffin boffin at 7:28 PM on May 21, 2016 [5 favorites]


Milton for sure.
posted by TestamentToGrace at 7:40 PM on May 21, 2016


Came in here to say Danny Glover but spike beat me to it. Again.
posted by bologna on wry at 7:42 PM on May 21, 2016


My kid says: Dinky. My other kid says: Magnus "or Darkadoon."
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:32 PM on May 21, 2016


Oh my heart! He looks just like our sweet, wonderful Mikey, who is no longer with us. Mikey was The Best Cat, and I can tell that your boy too will be The Best Cat.

So I vote "Mikey."
posted by cooker girl at 6:41 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


He's definitely a Maxwell. What a cutie!
posted by SisterHavana at 12:36 PM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Frederick
posted by sugarbomb at 3:06 PM on May 22, 2016


Peeve.
posted by markjamesmurphy at 4:50 PM on May 22, 2016


Wanted to chip in and agree with everyone who voted for Mikey.

Also: that photo of Maggie is hilarious. I love cross cats! Give her some skritchies for us.
posted by orrnyereg at 7:45 AM on May 23, 2016


Out of left field, we went with "Bean"
posted by sazerac at 7:34 AM on May 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


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