Another edition of “name this cat!”
July 17, 2019 10:44 PM   Subscribe

A few days ago we adopted this very handsome boy, but have yet to figure out his name. Help us name this cat! (More details within.)

The new kitty is three years old, male, and incredibly chill. Very little seems to phase him except for loud startling noises and the site of a cat carrier. When we got him home he did not hide behind any furniture in his starting room, but instead just walked to the food bowl and had a snack.

He is very friendly and snuggly, sometimes rubbing on my legs so much that I have trouble sitting down. Not a lap cat so far but will lean against you and just PURR. He has large paws that he kneads with a lot when happy.

We have two incumbent cats who he hasn’t been introduced to yet, but their names don’t follow a pattern so no help there. We do tend to prefer person-names rather than object or fanciful names like “Mittens”.

(Note: our home has had multiple cat generations over the years and we have a lot of practice with integrating new family members, so no advice needed there. Looking for naming help only. :) )
posted by a device for making your enemy change his mind to Pets & Animals (63 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Looks like Coriander to me. Cori for short obvs.
posted by aubilenon at 10:58 PM on July 17, 2019


That cat looks like a Gus to me.
posted by RandomInconsistencies at 10:59 PM on July 17, 2019 [4 favorites]


Miles or Matthew.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 11:00 PM on July 17, 2019


Murray
posted by corey flood at 11:00 PM on July 17, 2019 [5 favorites]


Sir Horace Rumplemeyer, Catbassador at Large.

He’s gorgeous!
posted by MexicanYenta at 11:13 PM on July 17, 2019 [5 favorites]


Steve? Peter?
posted by batter_my_heart at 11:14 PM on July 17, 2019 [1 favorite]


Calloway? Eddard?
posted by Weeping_angel at 11:17 PM on July 17, 2019


Oh my, that's GREYSTOKE!
posted by lois1950 at 11:21 PM on July 17, 2019 [11 favorites]


Oswald (Ozzy), Jebediah, Mike.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 11:29 PM on July 17, 2019


Odin.
posted by Marky at 11:29 PM on July 17, 2019


I can't believe somebody (lois1950) beat me to Greystoke!
posted by jamjam at 11:42 PM on July 17, 2019 [2 favorites]


Gatsby
posted by rw at 11:42 PM on July 17, 2019


He looks like a Milton. I don’t know why.
Congratulations on your new family member! He is handsome and adorable!
posted by bookmammal at 11:48 PM on July 17, 2019


He kneads a lot, how about a baking name? Mr Bun the Baker. Or Dai Bread.
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 11:59 PM on July 17, 2019 [1 favorite]


Rex
posted by cartoonella at 12:43 AM on July 18, 2019


I thought Greystoke right away.
posted by vrakatar at 12:53 AM on July 18, 2019 [2 favorites]


Hubert or Cuthbert. Something with “bert” in it. He’s so cute!
posted by bananacabana at 1:01 AM on July 18, 2019


Looks like a Jeff to me as that is a very Jeff Goldman pose in that there pic.
posted by Faintdreams at 1:24 AM on July 18, 2019 [2 favorites]


I do believe that handsome young gentleman there is (Lord) Oscar Foppington Swish.
posted by b33j at 1:39 AM on July 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


Riker was my first thought, if you're a nerdy household.

Perkins is my second thought.

Dangit he's adorable.
posted by bunderful at 1:52 AM on July 18, 2019 [3 favorites]


Gern Blanston
posted by rhizome at 1:54 AM on July 18, 2019


Albert
posted by sciencegeek at 3:11 AM on July 18, 2019


Dave. Dave the Cat.
posted by Johnny Assay at 4:08 AM on July 18, 2019 [3 favorites]


Moses
posted by Fig at 4:15 AM on July 18, 2019


Ezra, Maxwell, Asher
posted by xylothek at 4:38 AM on July 18, 2019


Percy
posted by eponym at 5:35 AM on July 18, 2019


I second Percy.
posted by nicebookrack at 5:44 AM on July 18, 2019


Charles Catesby Harington, Kit for everyday.
posted by effluvia at 6:02 AM on July 18, 2019


Albert Finney.
posted by apparently at 6:14 AM on July 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


Winston
posted by brook horse at 6:19 AM on July 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


Felix may be too obvious as a cat name, but it suits him. Very dignified cat.
posted by pinochiette at 6:33 AM on July 18, 2019


He is a Grriffin (Griff).
posted by TwoStride at 6:38 AM on July 18, 2019 [2 favorites]


Chips. Chips the Cat!
posted by orrnyereg at 6:51 AM on July 18, 2019


Pete
posted by katypickle at 7:00 AM on July 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


Aloysius (al-uh-WISH-us) Pendergast, "Al" when being truculent
posted by Etrigan at 8:27 AM on July 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


Theon
posted by Webbster at 9:26 AM on July 18, 2019


Louie.
posted by PussKillian at 9:33 AM on July 18, 2019


I would name him Eric.
posted by Frowner at 10:13 AM on July 18, 2019


Tom Hanks.
posted by valoius at 10:14 AM on July 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


He looks like a Morris to me!
posted by wuzandfuzz at 10:19 AM on July 18, 2019


Theodore
posted by ChuraChura at 10:22 AM on July 18, 2019


Lin-Manuel?
posted by spamandkimchi at 10:22 AM on July 18, 2019


Fellah
posted by theora55 at 10:43 AM on July 18, 2019


He looks like the twin of my dear departed kitty Martha, so I think he might be George. (General or Mr. President for short.)

Since he's wearing a very dapper pinstriped suit, you could name him after Gomez Addams.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:03 AM on July 18, 2019 [3 favorites]


Also, Long John Silver.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:03 AM on July 18, 2019


Zane
Brent
Quincy
posted by maxg94 at 11:31 AM on July 18, 2019


Cecil
posted by FirstMateKate at 12:16 PM on July 18, 2019


His cousin's name is Charcoal. Or Charbon, if you're feeling Gallic.
posted by BWA at 12:21 PM on July 18, 2019


Nathan
posted by destructive cactus at 12:29 PM on July 18, 2019


Looks like a Rupert to me.
posted by mhum at 12:46 PM on July 18, 2019


Aldous, as in Aldous Huxley, aka Hux aka etc etc
posted by parm at 1:33 PM on July 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


Bernard! Or maybe Jerome.

(although I kind of like the suggestion of "Jeff Goldblum" for the pose, but only it it's the full name; he could probably pull off "Burt Reynolds" too)
posted by karayel at 1:40 PM on July 18, 2019


Seconding Jebediah, per fluffy battle kitten
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 5:34 PM on July 18, 2019


Leroy. A happy fellow, that Leroy.
posted by Mystical Listicle at 6:01 PM on July 18, 2019


Tralfaz
posted by Rob Rockets at 7:07 PM on July 18, 2019


Monty
posted by HiroProtagonist at 8:22 PM on July 18, 2019


I don't know why, but I thought of Sherlock Holmes when I saw his picture. I think he might actually be an (Sir) Arthur (Conan Doyle). Yes. Sherlock or Arthur.
posted by JuliaIglesias at 10:40 PM on July 18, 2019


Eccleston.

I honestly have no idea why, but that cat just screams “Eccleston” to me. He doesn’t sound very much like the Ninth Doctor, but there you have it.
posted by some_kind_of_toaster at 10:45 PM on July 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


Simon
posted by sugarbomb at 11:45 PM on July 18, 2019


Theodosius (“Theo”)
posted by rw at 9:41 PM on July 19, 2019 [1 favorite]


Definitely Greystoke (aka Tarzan).
posted by TrishaU at 6:50 AM on July 20, 2019


After trying out a few names, he seems to be a Percy. Thanks everyone!
posted by a device for making your enemy change his mind at 11:16 AM on July 27, 2019 [5 favorites]


Mercy, mercy, pretty Percy!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 1:01 PM on July 27, 2019 [1 favorite]


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