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February 14, 2017 8:42 PM   Subscribe

Help name this sweet many-toed kitten!

My parents adopted two friendly female kittens: Soxy and her sister. Sister has extra toes and is friendly and curious, with a quiet purr. (Soxy is also friendly and curious but has a serious rumble-purr.) Both are black but with faint tabby-like stripes. Sister is currently going by Pawsy or Smokey and needs a real name before she gets stuck with something uninspiring.

Some cuteness is desired but precious names will be vetoed, and the occasional food name is acceptable. They generally do not go for human or character names, though they might accept the name of an oldies country singer. My mom is an enthusiastic reader but has never named a pet after an author or character. Current cats are Ladybug, Biscuit, and Bonnet, and previous cats were Raisin, Liesel, Echo, Pistol, Athena, Panther, Lion, Checkers, Moonbeam, and Ace. (That sounds like an alarming number of cats but they live on a farm and have at least 3 at a time.)

I suggested Lynx but was voted down.

Bonus cat picture: my 10 month matched tabby pair, Janeway and Bearcat.
posted by esoterrica to Pets & Animals (37 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Also if anyone has a better name for Soxy, I'd love to hear it!
posted by esoterrica at 8:43 PM on February 14, 2017


Polly (for polydactyl)
posted by Sassyfras at 8:47 PM on February 14, 2017 [21 favorites]


Soxy could be Tux and sister could be Tails. Tux and Tails.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 8:47 PM on February 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


I think maybe sister should be called Sister or Sissy. If you don't like that, her solid black coloring makes me think of a body suit. I would totally call her Body.
posted by OrangeDisk at 8:49 PM on February 14, 2017


Hocus + Pocus

(Hokey + Pokey)
posted by Hermione Granger at 8:54 PM on February 14, 2017


Count Rugen
posted by Parasite Unseen at 9:11 PM on February 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


Addams, after the Addams family.

In the movie, Gomez says that the combination to something (a safe?) is 2-10-11. Eyes, fingers, toes. She has extra toes, so she's clearly an Addams.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 9:17 PM on February 14, 2017 [5 favorites]


Footnote.
posted by effluvia at 9:31 PM on February 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


Paddlepaw
posted by brujita at 9:56 PM on February 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


I came to suggest Sister or Sissy too, I think that's just the right amount of precious. Other ideas: Boop (gonna keep suggesting that one until I'm in the grave), Hat Tip or Hattie for short, Brilliantine, or Sassafras.
posted by fairlynearlyready at 10:07 PM on February 14, 2017


Snicker and Doodle
posted by Homer42 at 10:18 PM on February 14, 2017


Bumpo and Dahfu
posted by lois1950 at 10:22 PM on February 14, 2017


Pinkie would be a sweet name for a black cat who has extras. Or Little Piggie. Say it with the right Sesame Street accent and "count these" can almost become Contessa - - Tess for short, of course.

And sexy Soxy with the rumbling deep voice? My mind goes right to Cher.
posted by peakcomm at 11:03 PM on February 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


Digit! You know, because she has extra toes and it's kind of a cute name. The sister could be Gidget, for rhyming fun times.
posted by Illuminated Clocks at 11:04 PM on February 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


Sasquatch? (Sassy for short).
posted by BoscosMom at 11:09 PM on February 14, 2017 [3 favorites]


Tootsie
posted by jshort at 11:11 PM on February 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


Mittens
posted by BoscosMom at 11:14 PM on February 14, 2017


Monster. Then you can dance around the house with her in your arms singing "The Monster Mash" while she plots ways to kill you. But she plots adorably.
posted by schroedinger at 11:37 PM on February 14, 2017 [1 favorite]


Came here to say Polly. Already said. Thus: seconded.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 11:45 PM on February 14, 2017


Octopus for the extra toed one and Platypus for her sister.. Pus and Patty for shorts.
posted by BoscosMom at 12:14 AM on February 15, 2017


With more toes, she's clearly Soxier.
posted by aubilenon at 12:51 AM on February 15, 2017


Tralfaz and Astro would be great names for such great cats.
posted by Rob Rockets at 3:09 AM on February 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


Call that cat Jane.
posted by glasseyes at 3:44 AM on February 15, 2017


Chihiro (female) and Haku (male), but I'm a sucker for "Spitited Away"
posted by pushing paper and bottoming chairs at 4:21 AM on February 15, 2017


Johnny and June.
posted by chasles at 4:54 AM on February 15, 2017


Jellybean because she has extra toe beans.
posted by jeather at 5:25 AM on February 15, 2017 [4 favorites]


Ernest Hemingway owned numerous polydactyl cats. Maybe something related to him?
posted by kevinbelt at 5:38 AM on February 15, 2017


Well, clearly if the one with socks is Soxy (which I love), then the one with all the toes is Tozy.
posted by Mchelly at 6:15 AM on February 15, 2017 [3 favorites]


I'm torn between Polly and Sasquatch / Sassy.

Because that there is going to be a FLUFFY CAT. All those wispy bits will fill in and you will have yourself a polydactyl fluff-monster on hand. Proper sasquatch.
posted by fraula at 6:22 AM on February 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


I'm going to suggest LOLcat because that's what I would want to name a cat, but I just don't think my immediate future involves any kitties (dogs only). So, feel free to name her LOLcat if you like. Or anybody! LOLcat up for grabs!
posted by Elly Vortex at 6:27 AM on February 15, 2017


My aunt and uncle always have polydactyl cats and every single one of them has been Sims ( think they're on Sims the Fourth right now), short for simian.
posted by carrioncomfort at 8:18 AM on February 15, 2017


Pricklepaw
posted by firstdrop at 8:23 AM on February 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


Even though she's female, I would name her Inigo Montoya, who searched for the six fingered man.
posted by chevyvan at 8:44 AM on February 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


Their names are Bobbie (Sox) and Penny (Loafer).
posted by dlugoczaj at 9:07 AM on February 15, 2017 [3 favorites]


Seconding Digit. My favorite friendly neighborhood polydactyl is named Digit.
posted by bowtiesarecool at 10:54 AM on February 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


They look like Soxy and Sissy to me.

However, if the tuxedo kitten has white back feet to match her white front feet, she could be Boots and the polydactyl kitten could be Mittens.

That is one top-notch pair of catsisters.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:26 PM on February 15, 2017


Sister has been dubbed Jellybean. Thanks everyone!
posted by esoterrica at 9:54 AM on February 24, 2017 [1 favorite]


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