And now, the long-anticipated next episode of Name That Cat!
March 12, 2018 10:50 PM   Subscribe

I went to the SPCA this weekend planning to adopt a relatively sedate, middle-aged cat. Instead, I came home with a petite young loudmouth. They estimate she is about a year old and that she may not get much bigger than her current size, which is just under 6.5 pounds. She shows a lot of confidence and is very chatty. The shelter named her Black Panther which I think is not a good fit at all. The names that come to my mind are Cassie and Delphine. What might this kitty's name be?
posted by 4rtemis to Pets & Animals (36 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Louise and Kathy jumped to mind immediately for me. I do like Cassie a lot, though.

PS please kiss her cute face for me if she'll let you
posted by Hermione Granger at 10:52 PM on March 12 [1 favorite]

She looks very similar to my little Alice, Ali for short, who is about the same age. She's also nicknamed MicroCat, for obvious reasons, lol.
posted by stormyteal at 10:57 PM on March 12

posted by the return of the thin white sock at 11:01 PM on March 12

If you wanted to stay on the Black Panther theme...Shuri or Nakia.

Maybe Echo or Kiki.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 11:04 PM on March 12 [2 favorites]

Selene, Luna, Diana, Phoebe
posted by TrishaU at 11:08 PM on March 12

Kiri (Te Katawauler), Nellie (Meowlba), Anna (Pawlover)
posted by b33j at 11:14 PM on March 12 [14 favorites]

posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 11:14 PM on March 12

Kiri te Katawauler wins holy shit that’s amazing I retract mine
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 11:15 PM on March 12 [8 favorites]

I always thought Friday or Freida would be perfect for a black cat.
posted by daybeforetheday at 11:31 PM on March 12

Seconding Shuri, since she's as tiny and fierce as the Black Panther character.

Otherwise, she seems to have the self-possession of a Lola--or a Cassie.
posted by socialjusticeworrier at 11:34 PM on March 12 [1 favorite]

I think she's a Max.
posted by flabdablet at 11:57 PM on March 12

Beelzebub !!

Bee or Bub for short.
posted by soakimbo at 12:17 AM on March 13 [1 favorite]

posted by rhizome at 12:48 AM on March 13 [1 favorite]

I know a small, fierce all-black kitty called Helmi. It means 'pearl' in Finnish.
posted by Vesihiisi at 1:14 AM on March 13




posted by Murderbot at 2:31 AM on March 13

Why, that's Aretha!
posted by h00py at 3:15 AM on March 13 [2 favorites]

(Ravin') Raven.
posted by Lunaloon at 4:30 AM on March 13

Dame Nellie Melba (cats love titles).
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:41 AM on March 13

Also, the character Cassie in the Laundry novels by (MetaFilter’s own) C. Stross has the title “Agent First of Spies and Liars,” which... you know, cats.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:00 AM on March 13 [2 favorites]

Bella Z. Bub
posted by tel3path at 5:02 AM on March 13 [1 favorite]

She may not be named Black Panther but she can always use a necklace.
posted by emkelley at 5:08 AM on March 13

Sasquatch, The Sasser.
posted by Temeraria at 6:12 AM on March 13

The decision seems to be made, but this cat looks like her name is "Excuse me"
posted by Ms Vegetable at 6:24 AM on March 13 [2 favorites]

Nthing Kiri. What a little beauty she is!
posted by orrnyereg at 6:48 AM on March 13


Though Kiri te Katawauler is perf.
posted by RhysPenbras at 7:24 AM on March 13 [1 favorite]

She looks like her breed might be Bombay. Perhaps a Hindu goddess? Shakti? Kali :) ?
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 7:41 AM on March 13

Queen Esther
posted by Occula at 8:07 AM on March 13

Beelzebub! Bee or Bub for short

I wasn't too crazy about "Beelzebub", but "Bee" just feels perfect on a molecular level.

Make it "Beatrice" instead and call her "Bea".
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:18 AM on March 13 [1 favorite]

Joan, named of course after Joan Jett, another petite raven-haired vocalist! Joanie if you're feeling sing-songy yourself. :)
posted by muirne81 at 8:31 AM on March 13 [1 favorite]

I love Delphine (and Cassie). Either would suit her well. You've got good taste in cat names.
posted by bibliotropic at 8:42 AM on March 13

As she clearly has the bearing (and opinions) of a goddess, I'd go with Bast.
posted by workerant at 10:49 AM on March 13

I'd say Samantha, but I don't think cat names should have any "SSS" (aka hissing) sounds in them.
posted by achrise at 1:33 PM on March 13

She looks like a cat I used to have named Little Ant.
posted by Kangaroo at 4:35 PM on March 13

Mewette, pronounce Me yute. Kind of a play on meow and minute (like being small, not 60 seconds).
posted by stray thoughts at 7:32 PM on March 13

I think Delphine suits her.
posted by Pallas Athena at 6:10 AM on March 14

Thank you all for the great suggestions! Kiri te Katerwauler is especially apt as I'm a classical singer myself. I'll ask the cat what she thinks.
posted by 4rtemis at 8:41 AM on March 14 [4 favorites]

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