Here are some cat names to assist you in naming your cat. This all important process should not be taken lightly. After all, names are for life, and both you and your cat will have to live with your choice.
It's been said that a cat that does not like its name will not respond to it.
Whether that's true or not, I recommend that you see my suggestions on how to choose kitten names.
In addition to including information on how to teach your cat to respond to his or her name, there are also some naming "rules" listed there. Go check them out.
They're more like guidelines than rules, and you can break them, but you've got to know what they are, first.
Frankie was named after Julianne Phillips' character Francesca 'Frankie' Reed Margolis, from the TV show Sisters.
She knows her name and comes when called, although an ice cube for her to play with brings her running as well. Speaking of play, here are some more suggestions for good homemade cat toys. On to our list...
If you're wondering what others have called their kitties, wonder no more.
Some cat parents choose names based on their cat's purrsonality. Others use the names of famous people, favorite movie stars, candies, fruit, and so on.
Some feline fanatics, however, like to use popular names. On that note, I bring you the following list:
This list is according to data compiled by Bow Wow Meow's pet identification tag business. The first 20 of these correspond exactly to the list of the top 20 most popular feline names in the US as listed in the book For the Love of Cats (more cat books).
If the above list doesn't inspire you, I've got a longer list below. But first...
Do you know the longest name ever bestowed upon a feline?
The Most Noble the Archduke, Rumpelstizchen, Marquis Macbum, Earle Tomemange, Baron Raticide, Waowler, and Skaratchi.
Although there may be some longer ones from breeders that include the cattery name, that's the name English poet Robert Southey (1774 - 1843) gave to his cat. He called him Rumpel for short, which I'm sure the cat appreciated.
That full name is a mouthful, and I'm sure an earful for a cat as well. Shorter monikers are easier for our feline friends, of course.
But, will your cat respond to the name you choose? Or will your kitty ignore you, and never return your calls?
It turns out there may be a trick to getting your cat to respond well to the name you've chosen, and it has to do with the sound of the letter "e."
Some experts say cats respond well to names that end in an "ee" sound. Because of that, some people will choose a name that ends in ee, ie, y, ey, and so on.
As I see it, you've got several choices for naming with an "ee" ending:
For inspiration, below is a list of over 400 cat names that end in an "ee" sound. Some work better for boy cats, others for girls, and some are unisex and can go either way.
If you're after something different for your kitty's moniker, this list of unusual cat names from the "wackiest" pet names list may be just the thing to inspire you.
More lists and suggestions for naming cats: