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Friday, January 03, 2020

Caturday Saturday

Oops, we posted this thinking it was Saturday.  But we will let it stand...  It saves us a Saturday post MOL!

After yesserday's post, we got to wondering how all of YOU got your names.

Skeeter got his name because after he stopped hiding and learned the pleasures of scritchies and attention, he buzzed around TBT like a mosquito. So it was "Skeeter".  LC got hers because she looked like a cow.  Actually, it was "Little Cow" at first, but the letters worked better. And there was that "Elsie"  (LC) Borden's brand cow,  So it was LC after that.

I (Ayla) got my name form 'Clan of the Cave Bear' books.  She was the heroine and main character,  and he had been saving that name for a kitty just like me.

I (Iza) also got my name from those books.  Iza was The Medicine Woman of the Clan who actually  adopted Ayla.  Yeah the timing is wrong, but Ayla's younger stepsister in the book was "Uba" and TBT couldn't quite imagine standing on the deck and calling for "UBA, UBA, UBA".  MOL!

I (Marley) came with my name,  TBT said it seemed right.  It was after Bob Marley and I was laid back like him.  And my job was creating peace.  And I did.

So how did all of you get your names?  Tell all...

13 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

MOL Mom says she has no idea what day it is right now.

Raz was named Razputin when Mom adopted him.
Allie is Nirmanakya's Zoralda (that's her fancy Birman name)
When Mom was thinking of adopting Noelle her friend told her that if she
did she should name her Noelle since it was Christmas.

The Florida Furkids

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Those are great names! We have one cat named after behavior, Lub Muffin. The Lub was super-lovey when he was little and I started calling him Momma's little lub muffin and the name stuck.

RagingMoon1987 said...

CATS:
Callie came with her name. She's a calico, so it fits her pretty well. I jokingly call her "Calista Kay Fluffheart," a play on Calista Flockhart's name
Lily is Callie's daughter, and naming her "Lily" was my mother's idea. She thought "Lily" jived with "Callie," and she's right.
Allie came with her name. She too is a calico, and it's sheer coincidence that "Callie" and "Allie" rhyme.
Lola was Allie's housemate before the two came to live with me, and I suspect that they may be sisters. Lola's original name was "Sweetheart" due to her cuddlebug personality, but "Lola" was easier for me to spit out when I caught her misbehaving!

DOGS:
Bella and Sonic both came with their names. Bella is (I suspect) named after that broad from "Twilight," and Sonic is named after Sonic the Hedgehog.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Bentley is my chinchilla. She was apparently named at the humane society where I got her, and I liked the name.
Priscilla is my bearded dragon. She also came with her name, and since she acts so prissy it's a good name for her.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Those are all wonderful! Keep them coming...

Brian said...

Yep, the days do get confused sometimes but they can't help it. Those were great name stories!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I came with my name - I was actually named after the Latin jazz song, "Summer Samba."

Megan said...

Yes - wonderful stories and memories.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I love hearing the stories behind cat's names! For some reason I just think torties and chocolates go together, hence Truffles and now Mudpie.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It is nice to know how names are chosen. We brought Eric and Flynn home when they were 5 1/2 weeks old.We hadn't thought about names and I jokingly said Eric and Derek.
Ivor thought Eric was a great name but I wasn't going to call Flynn Derek. I have Irish blood and wanted an Irish name. Flynn sounded good so I looked up the meaning. It means flame haired so that was good for my ginger boy.

pilch92 said...

Very nice to learn where all your kitties' names came from. I won't tell about all my cats, but Millie was born in the mill yard in town so he ended up Millie. And Polar Bear is named after Cleveland Amory's cat in his books about The Cat Who Came for Christmas. And Joanie was named for my mom :)

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Pipo is named after a kitty (also an oriental), that one of my Aunts in the Netherlands had years ago. He sat in my mother's suitcase when she visited there, and *she* was not partial to kitties, MOL! When Pipo came here, it just seemed like a good idea to me, cause I could not think of any other name for a boy kitty that sounded good.

Our Angel Minko was very dirty and stinky when he was adopted/rescued, so I said what a stinky minky you are! He was a bluish color so Minky became Minko. And the Stinky Minky was his nickname:)

Groucho the first kitty came with that name; Suki was actually Suki Layla and she was very seal coloured even more than Pipo, so the Layla was for her darkness, Suki to me was a pretty oriemtal name.

Simba came along, and he was named after the lion in Lion King.

Toki came just after Suki. He was a teeny rascal, and hubby said when he first saw him...oh that is Tom Kitten! (Our boys were small then and Hubby was reading Beatrix Potter stories to them...hence Tom Kitten.)
But that was a long moniker for a wee kitten, so we shortened it to Toki!


And who would think you would find another kitty with a name like that?? Well, I did - Hah! It was an Abbysinian, and his lady was from Korea. She said Toki in her language meant something akin to little rabbit. Go figure! Toki was no little rabbit...he became 21 pounds, due to my own ignorance of things regarding feeding schedules, etc. and He passed at age seven from severe diabetes. He was a wonderful friend and like a dog, he was a great buddy with MJF, and they would sleep together...and wash ears, MOL! He was a 'fetch kitty', too:)

Dogs?
MrJackFreckles aka Sir Lick-a-Lot...well he came with three black freckles on his nose! And he was a big kisser! Being a JRT, he needed a noble sounding name, MOL!

Dalton & Benji came with their names already so we did not change them.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Great post. I was named "Potter" after that Harry kid and Dad said that was not a cat name so as soon as I was settled on the couch he said: "What can we call you little Tomcat? Little Timmy Tomcat" It was just that fast. Toby who was adopted to be my pal was already named as was Buddy but without the Budd which Dad added because it just fits. Rumpy is a purebreed rescue and was named Corkie. Again, Dad thought that name did not fit. He was a Rumpy (Not American Bobtail Standard so abandoned by his breeder.) He had a little "Bump" instead of a tail and as no "Bobtail Stump," So Dad took him to the vet for his first checkup the third day he was here and when they asked his name it was: Rumpy Bump Stumpnots. They asked Dad like 4 times and everyone was laughing. Miss Fitz was such, and still is a kitty who has Hissy Fitz. Einstein had his fur sticking out all over like that famous photo of Einstein with his hair the same. Hope you enjoyed these

noodlecat said...

It's nice to know the story behind names!
The humans named me Noodle because when I was little I was long and skinny and wiggly like a noodle.
Have a wonderful weekend...

Noodle and crew