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December 11, 2018 5:31 PM   Subscribe

My BF and I lost our two senior kitties over the past few months, and we were heartbroken at having to say goodbye to them. I didn't think that I'd want to bring another cat into my home so soon, but here he is!

He's an eight-year-old grey domestic short hair with a small white patch on his chest. He's been home since Saturday, spent only the first 24 hours under the sofa, and is slowly warming up to us. He is very mellow, purrs near constantly, and has hardly meowed or meeped. (He was very friendly at the shelter, so we are hoping that he will eventually be a lap kitty.) He has a shelter name, Patrick, but I'm not really crazy about it.

My previous cats have had people names--Lucy, Curtis, Taylor and Lloyd--so that's what we are aiming for.

What should we name this little dude?
posted by computech_apolloniajames to Pets & Animals (57 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Looks like an Oscar to me.
posted by Automocar at 5:33 PM on December 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


Claudius. Sylvester. Thomas. Victor.

Or Eric. Actually he looks like an Eric to me.
posted by Frowner at 5:35 PM on December 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


Claude.
posted by spitbull at 5:39 PM on December 11, 2018


Magog!
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 5:40 PM on December 11, 2018


That is the practical gaze of a Frank.
posted by northernish at 5:41 PM on December 11, 2018 [15 favorites]


Simon!
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 5:43 PM on December 11, 2018 [2 favorites]


Dubious! Dub for short...
posted by Oyéah at 5:44 PM on December 11, 2018


Toby! He looks just like a Toby to me
posted by Illuminated Clocks at 5:44 PM on December 11, 2018 [2 favorites]


Ralph
posted by sammyo at 5:45 PM on December 11, 2018


Gandalf Greyshanks
posted by jabo at 5:47 PM on December 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


Jasper
posted by unreasonable at 5:47 PM on December 11, 2018


Thumper the Glorious and Majestic, Scourge of Fools and Terror of Rodents.
posted by Making You Bored For Science at 5:48 PM on December 11, 2018 [2 favorites]


Clayton

(Lord Greystoke -- raised by apes).
posted by jamjam at 5:49 PM on December 11, 2018


Ted
posted by janey47 at 5:55 PM on December 11, 2018


Franklin, known as Frankie.
posted by MexicanYenta at 5:56 PM on December 11, 2018


My partner just looked at his picture and said decisively, “that cat’s name is Horcrux.”
posted by Illuminated Clocks at 6:00 PM on December 11, 2018


He looks like he's at least part Russian Blue (like our boys!). On that vein, you could go with a popular male Russian name: Vlad, Boris, Viktor, Dmitry (Dimi for short), Ivan, Igor.
posted by Paper rabies at 6:02 PM on December 11, 2018 [5 favorites]


Percival
posted by xo at 6:09 PM on December 11, 2018


Larry King
posted by Sassyfras at 6:16 PM on December 11, 2018


Graham.
posted by eirias at 6:19 PM on December 11, 2018


Brian
posted by lakersfan1222 at 6:30 PM on December 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


Rodrigo
posted by Sassyfras at 6:34 PM on December 11, 2018


Chester
posted by Bistyfrass at 6:41 PM on December 11, 2018


Baxter
posted by 23skidoo at 6:41 PM on December 11, 2018


Alfred
posted by sugarbomb at 6:50 PM on December 11, 2018


He looks like two of my childhood kitties, who were named Roscoe and Rocky.
posted by panhopticon at 6:56 PM on December 11, 2018


Roger!
posted by mochapickle at 7:11 PM on December 11, 2018


Smokey
posted by 4ster at 7:20 PM on December 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


Tristan.
Samuel.
He's handsome!
posted by missmary6 at 7:57 PM on December 11, 2018


This Extremely Handsome fella's name is Maurice.
posted by spinturtle at 8:06 PM on December 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


Fafhrd, or the Grey Mouser
posted by MovableBookLady at 8:10 PM on December 11, 2018


I have this cat

His name is Dr Pierre Gonzo, aka Dr G, G, G cat, or gray cat.
posted by booooooze at 8:11 PM on December 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


Pete
posted by Hypatia at 8:12 PM on December 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


Seamus
Charles
Ivan (pronounced EE-von. Russian Blue inspiration!)
posted by esoterrica at 8:23 PM on December 11, 2018


Hello there, Stephen.
posted by Fuego at 9:19 PM on December 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


Riley
posted by DixieBaby at 9:23 PM on December 11, 2018


Peter
Simeon
posted by shalom at 9:50 PM on December 11, 2018


I almost named our new cat Gene Hackman, as he is quite a character. Maybe you can use it.
posted by fiercekitten at 10:25 PM on December 11, 2018


Father Blue, because of his colouring and the funny priest-collar marking.
posted by armeowda at 11:17 PM on December 11, 2018


Bosco. Or Cyril.
posted by thereemix at 12:51 AM on December 12, 2018


Rudolph (because he looks like Valentino). Rudy for short.
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 1:00 AM on December 12, 2018


Percy
Martin
Cary
posted by sk932 at 3:16 AM on December 12, 2018


Roman Emperors have good cat names, and a mix of benevolence and cruelty that suits.

Domitian
Hadrian
Claudius
Antoninus Pius

For added points, you can use all a emperor’s names, for those moments if necessary gravitas (e.g. Domitian was, in full, Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus; What cat wouldn’t love that?).
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:34 AM on December 12, 2018


If he's eight years old and already has a name, I'd stick with it. Or is "shelter cat name" just for improved adoption purposes?
That being the case, some well-known Patricks are:
St. Patrick or Patricius, Patrick Swayze, and Sir Patrick Stewart
Fred and Barney are my go-tos for random neighborhood tomcats. Or Dude.
posted by TrishaU at 4:43 AM on December 12, 2018


He looks almost exactly like my cat Ed, right down to the annoyed expression. I almost used the name Gus, so you can have that one, if you want. I suggest Guster.
posted by backwards compatible at 4:45 AM on December 12, 2018


I know a dear cat that looks like yours. His name is Stanley.
posted by oomny at 5:58 AM on December 12, 2018


I agree with Sir Patrick Stewart because then you can call him Earl Gray, too.
posted by Hermione Granger at 6:17 AM on December 12, 2018 [2 favorites]


If he responds to Patrick, you should keep that. If not - I think he looks like a Salazar.

On preview - Sir Patrick Stewart is really good too.

Yay new kitty! He's adorable.
posted by bile and syntax at 6:19 AM on December 12, 2018 [1 favorite]


Wizard
posted by thefang at 6:46 AM on December 12, 2018


Hansel. Handsome Hansel!
posted by kiwi-epitome at 6:50 AM on December 12, 2018


Alan.
posted by PussKillian at 6:57 AM on December 12, 2018


Paul.
posted by Empidonax at 7:23 AM on December 12, 2018


He looks like an Oscar to me. Or a Fred. He's very cute.
posted by sarcasticah at 7:40 AM on December 12, 2018


Greg
posted by soelo at 10:35 AM on December 12, 2018


Gandalf the Grey
posted by 4ster at 11:13 AM on December 12, 2018


or on preview, what jabo said.
posted by 4ster at 11:14 AM on December 12, 2018


Thank you for all the great name suggestions! We ultimately decided on Orson, for my favorite director. His full name is Orson Patrick Cannonball because, well, he is built like one.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:38 PM on December 13, 2018 [4 favorites]


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