Names for two sister kittens
July 12, 2019 11:14 PM   Subscribe

Tomorrow we welcome two young sisters into our home from their foster family. They're currently called Ruby and Shuri, but as they ignore their names anyway, we'd like to rename them something linked. So far, the family argument list is Brunhilda & Sigrdrifa, Willow & Blossom, Friday & Saturday, Starlight & Moondust, Monkey & Mouse, but nothing is quite clicking. Pop culture, feminist and historical names are great. I promise photos in updates. They are pure black with bobtails and very active.
posted by dorothyisunderwood to Pets & Animals (40 answers total)
 
Max and Eleven (El)
Ruth (Bader Ginsburg) and Jane (Goodall)
posted by ellenaim at 11:16 PM on July 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


Bonny and Read!

Because if there was ever the perfect opportunity to name adorable sister kittens after lady pirates, this would be it.
posted by mochapickle at 12:06 AM on July 13, 2019 [7 favorites]


Virginia (Ginny) and Vita, or Gertrude (Trudy) and Alice?
posted by jesourie at 12:29 AM on July 13, 2019


Bumppo & Dahfu (S. Bellow "Henderson the Rain King")
posted by lois1950 at 1:07 AM on July 13, 2019


Is Thelma & Louise too obvious?
posted by howfar at 1:17 AM on July 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


Venus and Serena.
posted by Dolley at 1:38 AM on July 13, 2019 [8 favorites]


Cat Ma’am and Robin
posted by unreasonable at 1:42 AM on July 13, 2019 [4 favorites]


Pango and Schwarz, which is black in Maori and German.
Patty and Selma
Thelma and Louise
Taystee and Pousey (from OITNB)
posted by Cris E at 2:01 AM on July 13, 2019 [2 favorites]


Constance and Merricat
posted by sively at 2:17 AM on July 13, 2019 [2 favorites]


Megan (Rapinoe) & Sue (Bird)?
posted by howfar at 2:23 AM on July 13, 2019 [8 favorites]


I have just started reading The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig, so maybe Margaret (Sanger) and Katharine (McCormick)? Or Maggie and Kate?
posted by janepanic at 3:30 AM on July 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


Kate and Allie
posted by ewok_academy at 4:44 AM on July 13, 2019 [3 favorites]


Halle and Eartha
posted by mmascolino at 4:51 AM on July 13, 2019


Ann and Nancy

Ruth, and Elena or Sonya

Artemis and Athena
posted by SuperSquirrel at 5:01 AM on July 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


Willow & Tara

posted by Johnny Assay at 5:23 AM on July 13, 2019 [4 favorites]


Lucy and Ethel
posted by Roger Pittman at 5:30 AM on July 13, 2019 [2 favorites]


Willow and Robin (Billy Cat and Bobby Cat).
posted by TrishaU at 5:44 AM on July 13, 2019


Gertrude and Alice
posted by needs more cowbell at 5:46 AM on July 13, 2019


Emily and Charlotte. And if you want to call to them both you can just call them the Brontës.
posted by slkinsey at 5:46 AM on July 13, 2019 [3 favorites]


Sabrina and Buffy!

No? Okay how about Constance and Emmeline? AKA Connie and Emmy?
posted by DarlingBri at 6:14 AM on July 13, 2019


Betsy and Tacy!
posted by elphaba at 7:27 AM on July 13, 2019 [5 favorites]


This is an informative video on how to choose cat's names based on their ability to hear certain frequencies.
posted by nanook at 7:40 AM on July 13, 2019


I like Starlight and Moondust! But there's also...

Betsy and Tacy

Elinor and Marianne

Scout and Jem (Jem was a boy, but it could be short for Jemma or Jemima)

Eva and Zsa Zsa

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern - Rosie and Gilda for short

Rosie and Jenny, the Dolly Sisters

Ruth and Esther

Mary and Elizabeth (after the Tudor queens)

Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey

Bibbidi and Bobbidi

A friend of mine has twin girl kits named Elektra and Calypso, which I find adorable.

Best of luck with the new kitties! Twin cats are awesome.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:44 AM on July 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


Zora (Neale Hurston) and Nella (Larsen).
Harlem Renaissance writers!
posted by spamandkimchi at 7:44 AM on July 13, 2019


Castor & Pollux
Opal & Onyx (does one have a little bit more white on her?)
Anne & Diana
Merry & Pippin
Bastet & Sekhmet (Egyptian cat/lion goddesses)
Isis & Asherah
posted by fingersandtoes at 8:26 AM on July 13, 2019 [2 favorites]


• Sharp & Pointy
• Danger & Caution
• Scylla & Charybdis
• Dream & Desire
• Liberty & Justice
• Bouncy & Wouncy
• Hugin & Munin
posted by thedward at 9:11 AM on July 13, 2019 [2 favorites]


Bessie (Smith) & Billie (Holiday)
posted by brookeb at 11:42 AM on July 13, 2019 [2 favorites]


Blithe and Bonny (or Blythe and Bonnie)
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:20 PM on July 13, 2019


Polly and Esther
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 12:54 PM on July 13, 2019 [3 favorites]


Sister Kittens? Night and Ranger. Right, I'll show myself out...
posted by Larry David Syndrome at 4:37 PM on July 13, 2019 [3 favorites]


Lucy and Ramona
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 8:07 PM on July 13, 2019


Beezus and Ramona.
posted by fingersandtoes at 8:49 PM on July 13, 2019


Betty and Boopsy
posted by a humble nudibranch at 12:38 AM on July 14, 2019


Marsha and Sylvia, of Stonewall Riot fame:
WaPo: Statue of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera in NYC

Alternatively, Marsha and Izora - The Weather Girls of It's Raining Men and perennial backup singers for Sylvester (a good cat name too :) )
posted by NorthernAutumn at 12:00 PM on July 14, 2019 [1 favorite]


Shuri may be a nod to a Black Panther character, so - keep Shuri and change the other to Nakia.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:10 PM on July 15, 2019


Laverne & Shirley
posted by DrAstroZoom at 12:45 PM on July 15, 2019


Tegan & Sara!
posted by just_ducky at 1:17 PM on July 15, 2019 [1 favorite]


Please meet Max and Eleven: staking out their favourite pillow on the bed and curled up together asleep on a chair.

All the names that made our family list have been favourited, but my bad parenting choice of letting my seven year old watch Stranger Things triumphed.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 12:43 AM on July 16, 2019 [3 favorites]


And my other photos are just eyes glinting in darkness. Black kittens are SO GOOD at hiding.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 12:47 AM on July 16, 2019 [1 favorite]


The beauty! The rampant, unchecked beauty!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:08 PM on July 16, 2019


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