cat names yay
January 7, 2019 12:02 AM   Subscribe

Black cat that weights 6lbs. Gentle but playful! Very sweet and demonstrative.

pet tax!
current contenders: pomelo, soju
posted by typify to Pets & Animals (38 answers total)
 
Uh, I realize I was not clear in the little question field. The question is: what should I name this cat? :D
posted by typify at 12:03 AM on January 7


anise (reminds me of licorice) or pepper
posted by girasoli at 12:18 AM on January 7 [1 favorite]


Mim.
posted by stoneweaver at 12:24 AM on January 7


Dave.

All cats should be named Dave.
posted by gomichild at 12:44 AM on January 7 [5 favorites]


With his serious demeanour he should clearly be named Mr Business.
posted by nerdfish at 1:53 AM on January 7 [3 favorites]


Sambuca!
posted by mdonley at 2:16 AM on January 7 [3 favorites]


Boycat or girlcat? In case people want to suggest gendered names.

My suggestion in either case is Wasabi. Gorgeous green eyes.
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:16 AM on January 7 [1 favorite]


Clarence!
posted by diffuse at 2:17 AM on January 7 [1 favorite]


The first recorded cat name is out of Egypt, Nedjem. It means "pleasant one", though I've seen suggestions that "sweetie" is a closer emotional translation. Shortens nicely to Neddy or Jem.
posted by Jilder at 2:25 AM on January 7 [2 favorites]


Roquette
posted by unreasonable at 3:07 AM on January 7


Helmi.

It means "pearl" in Finnish and was the name of the sassiest black cat I've ever known.
posted by Vesihiisi at 4:36 AM on January 7


The name is Jacques. Frere Jacques.
posted by argonauta at 4:52 AM on January 7 [1 favorite]


Georgie because he/she is gorgeous!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 5:00 AM on January 7


Cats name themselves. You’ll be calling her/him Tinybutt or Mewmew (etc.) in days.

My otherwise elegantly named tuxie girl has been known as “Bunbuns” or “Catty O” (after Jackie O, whose reclusive beauty she evoked) since about her third week in our house.
posted by spitbull at 5:09 AM on January 7 [1 favorite]


I'm not good at naming animals, but the syllable "Snoof" leapt into my head when I saw that snoofy face.

That's a Snoof.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 6:34 AM on January 7


Bernard.

Congratulations!
posted by easy, lucky, free at 6:35 AM on January 7


Reggie. Reginald / Regina. Sir Reginald, of the Meritorious Order of Whiskerkin. Madame Regina, vice Captain, Midnight Coat Regiment.
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:44 AM on January 7


Boycat names that would fit this kitty: Steve. Biff. Frankie/Frank. Nino. Jack/Jackson. Riley.

Other names: Squeak. Smurf. Button.
posted by trillian at 7:37 AM on January 7


Merlin
posted by carmicha at 8:37 AM on January 7


Oops. She's a girlcat. Thanks for the suggestions so far!!
posted by typify at 8:59 AM on January 7


Milk
posted by NathalieBou at 9:00 AM on January 7


Esmerelda
posted by carmicha at 9:01 AM on January 7


Minerva
posted by carmicha at 9:02 AM on January 7 [1 favorite]


Thyra
posted by carmicha at 9:02 AM on January 7


Ronnie
Mira
posted by 4rtemis at 11:12 AM on January 7


Pippin, or just Pip
Clementine (Tiny for short)
Melly
posted by esoterrica at 12:45 PM on January 7


I actually really like "pomelo".

Then again, I'd mutate it to "purrmelo" in a hot second.
posted by Making You Bored For Science at 12:52 PM on January 7 [2 favorites]


I like 'Soju,' especially when saying it out loud like I might if I was speaking to a cat. 'Pomelo' is also fun and has a nice ring to it, especially when adapted to 'Purrmelo.'
posted by Little Dawn at 1:29 PM on January 7 [2 favorites]


Maya
posted by DrAstroZoom at 1:57 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]


Snow.

Because he's black.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 2:54 PM on January 7


Inky.
posted by Gilgamesh's Chauffeur at 4:53 PM on January 7


Sometimes I regret not naming my all-black cat Vanta. (And then you can have a Vantacat!)
posted by Lycaste at 5:07 PM on January 7 [5 favorites]


Oops. She's a girlcat. Thanks for the suggestions so far!!

Wayne.
posted by spinifex23 at 9:33 PM on January 7


I inevitably devolve to calling all cats "squisher" or "moweller" irrespective of anything other than if they look squishy or they mowell a lot.

But that's me, and those are really just nicknames.

Princess Glitterfarts if she's fancy.
Lady Linterbottom if she picks up a lot of house debris.
Observe her behavior, and give her a title worthy of her station as House Cat.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 9:44 PM on January 7


Olivia d'Winter
posted by TrishaU at 9:44 PM on January 7


She's so serious! She looks . . . judgmental? Which means I would name her something ridiculous.

Ravioli
Grandpa (She's so Grampy!)
The Professor (The Professor is attacking my shoelaces again!) [
posted by meemzi at 10:07 PM on January 7


Sometimes I regret not naming my all-black cat Vanta. (And then you can have a Vantacat!)

This is the correct and best name you should 1,000% name this l'il ravioli Vanta.
posted by nerdfish at 2:47 AM on January 8


An excerpt from W. B. Yeats' poem The Cat And the Moon:

"Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood."

"Minnaloushe" in that poem is a tom, but that name has always sounded like a girl cat name to me.

Your cat's name is Minnaloushe. Minna for short.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:38 AM on January 8 [1 favorite]


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