Happy Caturday - suggest pair names for these flame point brothers
April 3, 2021 4:21 AM   Subscribe

My family is meeting a pair of three year old flame point Siamese mix boys on Monday and has been approved for adoption assuming all goes well. I generally try to be open to keeping previous names if they suit, but these two are currently part of a St. Patrick's themed batch and came from a hoarding situation so I don't think they'll mind us finding something we like a little better.

Cat tax, current names gotta go:

And for good measure, here's our current resident cat, Mira, in case that factors into your suggestions.

Basically anything goes for these guys, but here are some things we've considered so far:
Duos and siblings from literature and mythology (no Rowling please)
Stars and planets/astronomy (Castor and Pollux)
Musicians (wife and I love Mercury and Deacon but my other partner is less enthusiastic)
Scientists (Hubble and Kepler)
Food (Pancake and Waffle)

But we haven't landed on anything that seems absolutely perfect just yet. What we know about them so far is that that Limerick (the slightly cross-eyed one) is extremely social and outgoing and loves everyone, while Leprechaun (more nose freckles) is more reserved.

A previous pair we adopted were nearly Rosencrantz and Guildenstern but ended up being Mabel and Dipper (from Gravity Falls) so we're definitely open to a pretty wide range of obscure and obvious suggestions (though maybe a small explanation if it's not super obvious would be appreciated!). We're gamers (digital and tabletop), nerds, runners and hikers, and food and music enthusiasts, and would love to hear some suggestions from the hive mind on the perfect names for these guys. Thank you!
posted by miratime to Pets & Animals (34 answers total)
Ruairi / Rory and Clancy etymologise to red-haired and are more Irish than St Patrick who was Welsh. Flynn, Rooney also . . .
posted by BobTheScientist at 5:21 AM on April 3 [4 favorites]

They are gorgeous!
My immediate thoughts were Toffee and Caramel because of their beautiful coloring.
Congratulations on your new family members!
posted by bookmammal at 6:04 AM on April 3 [5 favorites]

My wife wanted to name our cats Bingley (outgoing and sociable) and Darcy (reserved) before we found better names for them. Might work for these two.
posted by Johnny Assay at 6:13 AM on April 3 [7 favorites]

Sweet handsome lads! How about: Holmes and Watson, Newton and Faraday, Einstein and Curie?
posted by wicked_sassy at 6:35 AM on April 3 [4 favorites]

I have a cat with similar coloring. There were some good suggestions on my naming post.
posted by redlines at 6:39 AM on April 3

How about Felix and Oscar?
posted by flowergrrrl at 7:07 AM on April 3 [3 favorites]

Wilbur and Orville
Frank and Jesse (James)
Wilhelm and Jacob (Grimm) Willie & Jake
Harpo and/or Chico and/or Groucho and/or Zeppo and/or Gummo Marx
Duane and Greg Allman
Joel and Ethan Coen
Woody and Arlo Guthrie, father & son
Alex and Eddie Van Halen
Bert and Ernie
posted by theora55 at 7:17 AM on April 3 [3 favorites]

They both strike me as very thoughtful. Makes me think scientists or philosophers.

Emerson and Thoreau; Whorf and Sapir; Salk and Sabin; Michelson and Morly; Locke and Rousseau; Watt and Boulton.

Richelieu and Mazarin, which isn't on the theme but I just like.

You could also take one person with a cool name and split it up. Sethra and Lavode, for example.
posted by mark k at 7:32 AM on April 3 [1 favorite]

Edison and Tesla. Or Thomas and Nikola, if you prefer.
posted by Fuego at 7:53 AM on April 3

Elladan and Elrohir
Elrond and Elros
Merry and Pippin
Fili and Kili
Legolas and Gimli
Samwise and Frodo

Can you tell what I've been reading?
posted by buildmyworld at 8:16 AM on April 3 [3 favorites]

Sandy and Dennys

The twins from Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
posted by RobinofFrocksley at 8:20 AM on April 3 [2 favorites]

You could stick with an Irish theme: Daigh (Dei) meaning fire or flame and Lugh (Loo) light/brightness (also a Celtic god).
posted by agatha_magatha at 8:34 AM on April 3 [2 favorites]

Hap and Stance
posted by XtineHutch at 8:49 AM on April 3 [6 favorites]

Seconding Merry and Pippin.
posted by Splunge at 9:39 AM on April 3 [4 favorites]

Jeeves and Wooster
posted by koahiatamadl at 9:51 AM on April 3 [3 favorites]

Calliope and Arion. Greek mythological names.
posted by DixieBaby at 10:14 AM on April 3

Lemmy and Freddie. Lemmy isn't that far from Limerick, and he's kind of a citrus-colored cat for another layer of meaning. Then yes of course please name a cat for my patron saint Freddie Mercury.
posted by limeonaire at 10:18 AM on April 3 [1 favorite]

Ian and Tavish.
posted by Sublimity at 10:30 AM on April 3

Rostam and Sohrab
posted by redlines at 10:31 AM on April 3

Wimsey and Parker, or first names Peter and Charles. Poroit and Hastings. Rory and Fox.
posted by PussKillian at 10:42 AM on April 3

Mars and Mercury (cold planet, hot planet) and good alliteration with Mira.
posted by Armed Only With Hubris at 11:06 AM on April 3 [6 favorites]

Oh, how pretty they are! Walter and Jesse (Breaking Bad. Blue eyes, blue meth.)
posted by kapers at 11:07 AM on April 3 [1 favorite]

Rom and Rem (short for Romulus and Remus)
posted by kschang at 11:15 AM on April 3 [1 favorite]

Sumac and Sesame (or Saffron)?
posted by spamandkimchi at 11:21 AM on April 3 [2 favorites]

Curry/Ginger/Turmeric. Chamomile.
posted by Comet Bug at 11:24 AM on April 3 [3 favorites]

Or squashes: Butternut & Acorn
posted by Comet Bug at 11:40 AM on April 3 [5 favorites]

Jeff and Dave. Not for anyone, I just like animals with mundane human names.
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 1:25 PM on April 3 [3 favorites]

I had a Mutt(f)& Jeff(m) for 19 years, they were littermates. Best cats ever.

My current feline duo are unrelated females, Pooka & Pixie.
posted by Talia Devane at 3:10 PM on April 3 [4 favorites]

Quark and Rom
posted by daisystomper at 3:55 PM on April 3

Jordan and Pippen

Perry and Mason
posted by AugustWest at 4:25 PM on April 3 [1 favorite]

Desmond and Brubeck
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 12:59 AM on April 4

Amos and Alex
Corky and Dr. Pearl
posted by little mouth at 11:27 AM on April 4

Calcifer & Apollo.
posted by oceano at 3:08 PM on April 4 [1 favorite]

How beautiful!

I enjoy Pancake and Waffle.
posted by spinifex23 at 8:15 PM on April 4 [1 favorite]

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