a name for your beautiful new kitten or cat can be difficult -
especially if you want an interesting name or one that has particular
Try to avoid choosing a long name, as it is
likely to be
abbreviated. Consider how the name would be shortened and whether you
like the shortened form.
It is also important to consider whether you
will be comfortable
calling out the name, or if not you, other members of the household.
There are lots of ways to find great names. The
following categories will get you thinking creatively:
Looking at your
kittens coloring or coat
pattern, what words come to mind? Grey cats might suggest Smokey or
Misty. Calico cats might suggest Patchwork or Cookie.
2. Books and Film
your favorite book or movie
characters? Who are your favorite authors? Names like Sherlock or
Agatha may appeal if you like mysteries. Dickens or Bronte? Harry or
Hermione? If you like older films, maybe Groucho or Harpo. You could
surely create a huge list of possibilities here.
Cartoon cats to
consider are Tom, Sylvester or
Garfield. Disney and Dreamworks films offer a plethora of character
names...Ariel, Bambi, Aladdin, Shrek, Mulan, Woody, Buzz.
examples are Aurora, Zeus, Aphrodite, Venus, Mercury and Apollo.
Socrates, Aristotle, Descartes, Nietzsche, Voltaire...
lovers might like Mozart,
Strauss, Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Vivaldi, Chopin or Puccini. Modern
music lovers might like Elvis, Zeppelin, Dylan, Joplin, Madonna or
If you are naming a
pair of kittens, consider famous
couples or duos such as Sonny and Cher, Oscar and Lucinda, Simon and
Garfunkle, Napoleon and Josephine, Torville and Dean, Rain and Bow,
Adam and Eve, Fish and Chips, Salt and Vinegar, Abbott and Costello.
Sport stars offer
lots of name possibilities. If
you're into tennis, you might like Sampras, McEnroe, Agassi, Stefi or
Martina. Boxing fans might like Ali or Hurricane. Soccer enthusiasts
might like Beckham or Pele.
and models provide good
possibilities for your kitten's name. Dior, Chanel, Coco, Armani, Tyra,
Claudia, Giselle, Prada, Hugo, Gucci, Cartier, Fendi, Dolce, Tiffany,
Zegna, Ray Bands, Hermes, Lacroix, Givenchy, Hermes.
are endless. For sweets, there is
Baci, Sugar, Toffee, Fudge, Choc and Biscuit. Herbs and spices are
another helpful category - Basil, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Sage, Ginger,
Pepper, Saffron and Vanilla.
favorite city or town? Sydney,
Melbourne, Paris, Milan, London, Aspen, Cairo, China, Vienna, Congo,
Giza, Kashmir, Reno.
politics and science could give you
some great ideas, like Nightingale, Avalon, Aztec, Camelot, Delilah,
Evita, Godiva, Sheeba, Einstein, Freud and Edison.
Is your kitten
rather regal? Countess, Duchess,
Fraulein, Senorita, Dame, Madam, Duke, Earl, Baron, Viscount, Queen,
Princess, Prince, Lady to name a few.
come from gems, flowers, trees,
animals and weather. Bamboo, Amber, Crystal, Blossom, Bonsai,
Buttercup, Coral, Cosmic, Tempest, Daisy, Firefly, Cougar, Nimbus, Nova
and beers offer lots of
inspiration...Amaretto, Baccardi, Vodka, Whisky, Brandy, Champagne,
Daiquiri, Kahlua, Madeira, Margarita, Moet, Moonshine and Shiraz.
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