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BS: Naming a kitten

pixieofdoom 21 May 05 - 03:06 PM
Peace 21 May 05 - 03:10 PM
John MacKenzie 21 May 05 - 03:11 PM
Sorcha 21 May 05 - 03:22 PM
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Subject: BS: Naming a kitten
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 21 May 05 - 03:06 PM

We've just acquired a new kitten and are trying to think up a suitable name. She's a dark tortoiseshell, very tiny with big yellow eyes. As some of you may know we already have a cat called Loki. Any suggestions? We don't know much about her character yet as we can't pick her up til next week


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Peace
Date: 21 May 05 - 03:10 PM

Dammit. Helps when you call her: "Come get yer dindins, Dammit" or "Get off of there, Dammit" or "Dammit, leave me alone" or "Get away from the fish, Dammit."


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 May 05 - 03:11 PM

Ayesha, Kali, dinner?
G..


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 May 05 - 03:22 PM

Wait until you meet her.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: gnu
Date: 21 May 05 - 03:24 PM

Cat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: jimmyt
Date: 21 May 05 - 03:41 PM

I am partial to Norma for a girl and Greg for a boy (or stan)


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 21 May 05 - 03:44 PM

Snack


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST, Puss
Date: 21 May 05 - 04:07 PM

How about Muddy - a good bluesy mudcatty name.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Scoville
Date: 21 May 05 - 04:29 PM

Wait till you get to know her and something will just seem to fit.

Examples:

My brother's cat is named "Tucker" because he was severely undernourished when he was little and was always "all tuckered out". He was almost named "Geronimo" because he was rescued from some kids who were throwing him up in the air and letting him fall. He seems like a "Tucker" now if you don't know the origins of the name (if you do, it's all wrong because he's more of an evil genius).

My dog's name is White Diamond because she was a skinny, dirty, disoriented dog-pound parolee and my mother said, "You're absolutely the ugliest dog I have ever seen. You need a pretty name." Mom studied crystals in graduate school and loves gemstones, so "Diamond" it was. On the one hand, it's much too dignified a name for her, but she is certainly a unique, kind, and extremely lovable dog so overall, it fits her fine.

I've had foster cats named Clementine (for her enormous Number Nine paws) and Zorro (because he was a spoiled bottle baby and grew up to be a fearless holy terror). My parents fostered some cockapoo/schnauzer puppies named Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, partly for their comic personalities and partly because Charlie in particular had furry "baggy pants" like the little tramp.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 May 05 - 05:17 PM

Sabine came up with my kit's name in the chat room. Boudicca The Wicked Warrior Queen and it fits perfectly!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 21 May 05 - 05:55 PM

Our new kitten arrives today, the previous owners found her more than a handfull. She is already named Gua Gua as she was found near a melon stall ( melon has the root gua in Chinese) I will NOT be calling her Melon, how can a cat have street cred with a name like that?

Jade has objected to the name 'Lash (the Cat)' and even objected to 'Ginger Khan'. So it will 'Oi', 'You!', 'Bloody Animal!'


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: KateG
Date: 21 May 05 - 06:08 PM

In again.
Actually, I've always thought that if I adopted a pair of kittens I'd name them Snafu and Fubar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 05 - 06:35 PM

I used to have a tortoise called Rover.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 05 - 06:46 PM

I had a tortoise called Gonzales, as in Speedy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Peace
Date: 21 May 05 - 06:56 PM

I thought tortoise was a colour?


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST, Puss
Date: 21 May 05 - 07:17 PM

You mran a colour named Tortoise?


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: dianavan
Date: 21 May 05 - 08:01 PM

How about "turtle"!

..or Shelly


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 05 - 08:08 PM

Ninja!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: frogprince
Date: 21 May 05 - 08:11 PM

'n' we named this one spotty, 'cause it's the spottiest, 'n' this one fuzzy, 'cause it's the fuzziest, 'n' this one jumpy, 'cause it's the jumpiest, 'n' this one Liberace, 'cause...


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST, puss
Date: 22 May 05 - 03:06 AM

My pet fish are called Spot and Patch.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Little Robyn
Date: 22 May 05 - 05:07 AM

My daughter has a new kitten and she's named him Ferdinand!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 22 May 05 - 06:42 AM

daemonic evil kitten of satan would probably cover it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Alba
Date: 22 May 05 - 08:00 AM

LOL Bunnahabhain!!
How about Smitten the Kitten...corny I know but..

I have two Cats that own me and one that graces our property with his presence on occassion. The Female Kitty is called Molly Malone, this is due to the sounds she made when I found her abandoned.
Her wee cries for help made me think of the lines "alive, alive oh."..I know I'm nuts..
The Tomcat we have is called Simon...from Simon Templar fame...because he behaved so well when I brought him Home even though he too had been tossed out and had been living wild for a while... for a 12 week old Tom he was remarkably calm. He behaved like a "Saint" really..!
Our visting Feral... ...well nothing actually...seems wrong to name Him..:>)
I like to think they named themselves but they do not care what I called them..just that I love them and feed them obviously.
Told you I was nuts Pixie...:>)
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,freda
Date: 22 May 05 - 08:07 AM

Tashi - a suitable name for a pagan cat (Ta - She = thanks to the Goddess).


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Micca
Date: 22 May 05 - 10:36 AM

Pixie, you could use the same naminging principle that Menolly seems to have used for her dog
it is called "Deefor" as in "D for dog"
and call it "Seefor"as in "C for Cat"
but if you want to continue the Northern theme
Freya
Brunnhilde
or even Ceri ( not Northern trsd, I know) short for Ceridwen
and prounounced Kerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,Morticia
Date: 22 May 05 - 10:38 AM

how about Ishtar or Astarte?


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: mack/misophist
Date: 22 May 05 - 01:34 PM

All cats have the same name. It's the sound a can opener makes.

Seriously. Get to know the animal first or you'll never be quite happy about the name. The cate I live with are Fenris, for his aggressiveness and appetite; Orca, for her coloring and appetite; Hector, for his hectoring way with the other cats; and Melvin, because he's too silly for words.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 May 05 - 01:35 PM

Well, some of Mortimer's other names are "Just a Minute Mortimer"and "Move, Mortimer". I once had two male kittens who were brothers. Their first names were "Off the Couch" and "You Too" but later evolved into Foolish (Foosh) and Marmalade. The were twins -- couldn't tell them apart except that the orange one had a fatter face than the black and white one.

We also had a cat named Peppersass, which is a contraction of Pepper Sauce and also the name of the first engine on the Mount Washington Cog Railway.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,brucie
Date: 22 May 05 - 01:42 PM

George.

I had a goldfish named George. He liked it. Try that: George.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,brucie
Date: 22 May 05 - 01:43 PM

George didn't last too long, though. I used to walk him. Was hard to get a leash to fit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 May 05 - 02:27 PM

Mine are Ed, Alice, Lizzie (she started as Elizabeth but it didn't suit her) and Freddy.

I have had a LuLu, Munchkin (who quickly became Munch), Mandy(Amanda), (The)Princess, Homey (as in "Homey don't do that" from Living In Color), Fred, Susie (sometimes, SusieQ), Lucifer - all strays and mostly adult cats who came without their previous names and lived out their final years spoiled as all cats deserve to be.

Learn who your kittie is before you name her.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: *Laura*
Date: 22 May 05 - 02:35 PM

My dad and brother always said they were going to get a kitten and call it Penfold.
I like it anyway!
Penfold....


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Cats
Date: 22 May 05 - 03:16 PM

For real inspiration try Old Possums Book of Practical Cats, the old testament and the celtic tales....how about Rhiannon, for if she catches birds they will be the Birds of Rhiannon... sorry!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 22 May 05 - 07:55 PM

Our new kitten is no longer Gua-Gua. She is now known as Punk.

She is a long haired white and ginger, and as the ginger colour is in a stripe starting on her head and finishing on her tail she looks a tad like one of those punk rockers from the 80's.

Just wish she would stop biting my toes at 4 a.m.!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 22 May 05 - 09:27 PM

Paint them with Tobasco!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: JennyO
Date: 22 May 05 - 10:58 PM

We used to have a magpie called George.

For the cat, getting back to goddess names, how about Isis? I might have thought of Kali, but someone with whom I had a big falling-out called her cat Kali. Put me off a bit.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: LilyFestre
Date: 22 May 05 - 11:26 PM

I agree that you should just wait and meet the kitten first.

I once was engaged to a young man who brought home a kitten for me. It was a sweet thing to do and he was being thoughtful as he knows that I absolutely LOVE cats. He had named the cat but it never quite fit. With the engagement ending shortly thereafter, I changed the cat's name and it fit perfectly....the cat and I were in complete agreeement!

Our current cats are named: Festre, Daphne, Normie, Goose, Ellie and Millie

We've also had: Munch, Tasha, Einstein, Luther, Flash and Muffin

=^..^= Yep, I love those kitties!

Good luck with yours and let us know what you name her!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: open mike
Date: 23 May 05 - 01:28 AM

in case someone out there is not familiar with those initials,
anagrams or whatever they are: Snafu and Fubar stand for:
Situation normal, all f*cked up and
F*cked up beyond all reason or recognition???

i heard these were terms used in the U.S, army during ww2
any one have any ohter meaning or history for these terms?

my cats names have been this most recenhlty:
Lucy, Moki (short for smokey) Cinder (short for lucinda--black as coal --with stripes) Elsa and Leo (looked like lions)

good luck nameing yours and let us know what you come up with.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST, puss
Date: 23 May 05 - 03:10 AM

LilyFestre

I hate all those smileys - but I LOVE yours


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 23 May 05 - 04:23 AM

Thanks for all your suggestions. I'm going to see her agin tomorrow so I'll see what she reckons to them. We'd also considered calling her Pixel cos she's just a little blob of colour


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Crystal
Date: 23 May 05 - 05:14 AM

Bili (pronounced Billy) which it "cat" in Hindi. My flatmates cat is called luna, which gets changed to lunitic as she oftern runs around the flat like a mad thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: freda underhill
Date: 23 May 05 - 05:46 AM

my cat Baxter (Bakky for short) gets called bacchus when he's playful (not so often now as he's old and cranky) and once or twice has been called bacteria when being a pain.

I look forward to hearing who your cat is!

best wishes

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 23 May 05 - 09:21 AM

Wonderful news Pixie and Phot!!....I just hope that Loki doesn't think you have got her a snack!!!

We will look forward to meeting her!!...please post some pictures soon!!

PS.....when do you want Jack back...he's been terrorising my mogs!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 23 May 05 - 09:42 AM

I think Jack would be a very bad influence on an impressionable young kitten. Not of course that Loki won't be. I think Phot's planning on getting the kitten into the studio once she's settled in so pics won't be long in coming


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: AggieD
Date: 23 May 05 - 11:19 AM

My two are Misty & Treacle Tart. Very apt names, Misty is a total air-head & often walks round the house miaowing at only she knows what, & treacle tart sticks like glue to my legs, especially in the kitchen when I'm cooking, hoping something tasty might just drop into her mouth. Athough as she's now got older & wiser, & been trodden on & kicked so many times when I didn't see her, She now tends to just pop in & out to see if anythings fallen. My old cat was Bonnie & was just that, a bonny little girl.
Live with your new pudding & find out her purrrr-sonality.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: open mike
Date: 23 May 05 - 11:30 AM

pixel! a great name for pixie's cat
i have a friend who refers to a
certain disabled child we know
(possibly autistic, not sure
what syndrome or condition the
kid is diagnosed with) any way
i have heard her referred to as a
"pixellated" child...as if a puzzle
with some missing pieces?? or pieces
re-arranged in a new way...


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: brid widder
Date: 23 May 05 - 12:56 PM

We have two kittens at the moment...we are not sure of their sex... Osama.... is very good at hiding... Bonnington... an excellent climber... if they stay they could be Sammy & Bonny... I really like Pixel


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST
Date: 23 May 05 - 01:42 PM

I had a fish called Bob, it suited him very well. If your wee moggie turns out to be a terror what about 'Sam the Skull'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 May 05 - 02:24 PM

Pixie - are there any little brother or sister kittens that we could acquire one of please? Since the demise of Amber, Limpit has been promised a kitten and we've not been able to track one down yet.

Having spent some of this weekend with a canine called Deefer (as in D for dog), I'm toying with the idea of Sifa or Kick as potential names.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 23 May 05 - 02:28 PM

Actually possibly Liz, I spoke to someone a few weeks ago who told me that all her kittens had been rehomed but I got a message from her saying that she had someone change there mine and there was one left. I know its a boy, I'm just waiting to hear back from her on whether he still needs a home and on whether he's wormed, injected etc. I can keep you informed if you like, we don't really need two kittens! Not sure what colour he is or anything though


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: bobad
Date: 23 May 05 - 03:29 PM

I once had a dog named Poki, you can use it if you want to, Poki and Loki - has a nice ring doncha think ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Peace
Date: 23 May 05 - 03:32 PM

I am partial to the name, Vito.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: bobad
Date: 23 May 05 - 03:55 PM

As in Vito Genovese ? Definetly not a cool cat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Peace
Date: 23 May 05 - 03:58 PM

No, no, no. Vito, my friend from Montreal. VITO. Ya know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: bobad
Date: 23 May 05 - 04:02 PM

Oh that Vito - The one dat's currently swimmin wid da fishes in the St. Lawrence ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: freda underhill
Date: 23 May 05 - 05:47 PM

no. Vito Fresnelli from Magenta Bites Back - a vampire tail


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: PoohBear
Date: 23 May 05 - 05:58 PM

1st cat - Puggy, because of her pug nose
2nd cat - Beastie, because . . . well, it just fit
Current cat - Mei Lei, courtesy of my other half, she's named after the character in M*A*S*H, Mei Lei Marston.
I think it's best to get a feel for the fur balls personality before bestowing a name upon it. And, if your household is like mine, the cat will have a least a dozen names, only 3 of which will be repeatable in polite company. . .
Cheers
PB


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 24 May 05 - 03:31 AM

I have a friend who had a kitten named Pixel and sadly, Pixel died right after they got him. Some horrible disease.

Why not call her FANG?

That would certainly earn her some respect on the block.

You also have to consider what you will sound like as you stand at you gate hollering for her to come home. My neighbor has a Bloodhound named Stella and he especially enjoys calling her to come in at night .. 'STELLA! Steeeeeeeeellaaaaaaaah!" in his best Marlon Brando impression.

Then there's Ayeshah the main character from the african adventure novel SHE. Ayeshah is 'She Who Must be Obeyed."

Or... Carmilla, Mircalla or other vampiric arrangements of those letters.

My personal recommendation: Little Rabbit Foo Foo


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 24 May 05 - 04:36 PM

YES PLEASE PIXIE!!!

Thanks.

LTS


I always wanted a cat called Edie... EdiePus....


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 25 May 05 - 03:33 PM

We've got a one eyed (after a fight) Ginger Tom imaginatively named 'Ginger'

Our tail-less (hit by a car) white female has a diamond shaped black patch on her chest. 'Diamond' didn't work so she got called 'Ruby' instead.

Any new pet in our house I always suggest 'Nosmo' but get outvoted every time. I should let the vet choose, they all seem to spend more time there than at at home !

Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 May 05 - 04:02 PM

We had a cat with a diamond shape on her chest, we called her Koh-i-Noor after the diamond in the Crown jewels.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,Peter Woodruff
Date: 25 May 05 - 05:01 PM

Dear pixieofdoom,
   My wife and I rescued two cats from a local shelter a year ago. We went through this same process...and it is a process to name your cats. We took home a female black cat and a Male miore tiger cat. My first suggestion was to name them Opra and Dr. Phill...shows you where I'm coming from. However, They were named by the passing of time! Dr. Phill from the moment I witnessed his masterbation techniques...I had to give this cat a home. Teddy Tummysucker...now Teddy became his name. As for Opra, she became Lillybelle
from the Neil Young song "Southern Man."

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: SharonA
Date: 25 May 05 - 07:01 PM

I have a book of cat-themed cross-stitch patterns; one is of a cat playing with an unwound roll of toilet paper, with the motto "My name is 'Stop That!' What's yours?"

Pixie, you mention that your new kitty is a tortoiseshell (for the uninitiated, that's a cat of 2 colors: a base coat, such as black or gray, with orange- or cream-colored patches and streaks) -- also called a Tortie for short. So for her name, I suggest Dobosh, as in Dobosh Torte (Dobosh Tortie?).

And what is a Dobosh Tortie, you may well ask? It's a cake with 7 or 8 thin layers separated by thick layers of cream filling, usually of a contrasting color so it's a 2-color cake! Here is a picture showing the inside of the cake: Three varieties of the Dobosh Torte

(FYI, there are any number of recipes on the internet, for those adventurous enough to want to make one.)

But whatever you name her, congratulations on your new kitten!

Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 25 May 05 - 07:09 PM

It's Doboz torte. It's an Austrian creation so the Germanic Z is correct.

I always like 'daft animal' as a cats name. It fits far too often. Daemonic evil kitten of satan, is Crystals suggestion, not mine. She forgot to change cookies....


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 25 May 05 - 10:25 PM

Cats are supposed to respond to "s" sounds. So, if you want increase your chances that the cat will come to you when called, give it a name with lots of "s" sounds in it. Like "Stupid-Sorry-Assed-Sack-of-Shit."


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Crystal
Date: 26 May 05 - 04:57 AM

The cat which adopted my father is called Puss. I usually name pets after favourite tv or book characters, so far we have had Tullulah (after The character in Bugsy Malone), Patrick (after the character in the Sharpe books), and Spike (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Jan (from Lorna Doon). Oh yes and a stick insect called Tin-Tin!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 26 May 05 - 09:45 AM

Save time. Call it "Roadkill".

RtS
(NOT a cat person)


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: JudyB
Date: 26 May 05 - 10:18 AM

I think Pixel is an interesting choice, if it seems to fit the kitten when you get to know her. And using that name could honor the cat mentioned above that has passed over.

Our two are Tilahun - "my shadow" - who is mostly black and very attached to us and disappears when strangers are around, and Tejitu - "full of spirit" or more literally "full of honey mead" - who is a friendly and rambunctuous calico.

Good luck with the new addition!

JudyB


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 26 May 05 - 02:22 PM

We've just got her home this afternoon. She's still a little shy and has been hiding under the furniture a lot but is very playful. She's had a bit of a growl and hiss at my other cat so I suspect the shyness won't last! If she can take Loki on (and have her hiding under furniture) she's probably going to be quite the handful!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,Harmoni
Date: 26 May 05 - 04:47 PM

Cat number one is named Sandra.

Cat number two is named Darrin (but we changed the pronounciation so the first syllable rhymes with "car")

I went onto a baby-names website and if you ignore all the popular kids names, there are names from different languages that also translate what the names actually mean.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: SharonA
Date: 26 May 05 - 06:51 PM

Bunnahabhain, please pardon my ignorance on the subject of the torte. In the US, I've only ever seen it spelled "Dobosh", which I'm sure is an Anglicization of the original. I don't even know the proper character to use to type a Germanic Z. How is it pronounced: "zh" as in Brezhnev?


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Phot
Date: 26 May 05 - 07:22 PM

Well she's finally asleep, curled up on a blanket in the front room, and purring like a well tuned Jag V12. Name tommrow, and if I can get a camara home, pics will be posted as soon as possible.

Wassail! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: LadyJean
Date: 26 May 05 - 11:40 PM

The bio teacher at my old prep school (an English lady by the way) bred Siamese, and claimed that cats should always have an S or Z in thier name, because they can hear the ssszzzz sound. She gave us Solomon, the scion of her siamese and a gray and white tom about town.
I presently belong to Mr. Fitzsherbert(Fitz to his intimates.) Musetta, and Grace O'Malley, the new kitty. Fitz was named Fitzsherbert because he's orange. Musetta was named from "La Boheme", because she has an attitude. And Gracie is an attack kitty, so I named her for a pirate.
Hollowfox's offspring nicknamed Musetta "The Hiss Machine" and Gracie "Violence".


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,Rachel
Date: 28 May 05 - 04:40 PM

We have a cat called Loki too, we also got a kitten and called him Odin, who was a friend of Loki in Norse Mythology.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 28 May 05 - 06:44 PM

My three are Boris Bat Karloff (black with yellow eyes), Bela Bruce Lugosi (gray with orange eyes), and Lonnie Sue Chaney (gray/brown with green eyes). They all uphold their namesakes' reputations.

Lin


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Phot
Date: 28 May 05 - 06:49 PM

Thank you all for all your suggestions, but we seem to stuck with our first thoughts. So please welcome Pixel. Images will be posted, if we can get her to stay still for more than 0.25 of a second!

Wassail! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: gnu
Date: 28 May 05 - 07:06 PM

All for nought. I still say 'cat'. Or Kittykittykittykitty.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,celtaddict
Date: 28 May 05 - 11:43 PM

"Pixel" was also the name of an esteemed literary cat, the character for whom Robert A. Heinlein's book "The Cat Who Walked Through Walls" was titled; Pixel managed to time travel and eventually may well have wandered into everlasting life.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: freda underhill
Date: 29 May 05 - 01:41 AM

fantastic - a wonderful name for a pixie's cat!

best wishes,

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 29 May 05 - 05:46 AM

Celtaddict, that was some of the thinking behind the name.....she has the ability to vanish so thoroughly it's as if she's walked through the walls.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,celtaddict at work
Date: 29 May 05 - 09:41 AM

Always good to find another Heinlein fan! I want to live in his future.
The online dictionary lists three definitions for "pixilated"
1. Behaving as if mentally unbalanced; very eccentric.
2. Whimsical; prankish.
3. Slang. Intoxicated; drunk.
Adobe Photoshop uses "pixilate" for a process that breaks photos up as if they are a fine, bright mosaic.
And I am not sure if it is an etymology or serendipitous, but the name certainly suggests that one who is "pixilated" is what we also refer to as "gang awa' wi' the fairies."


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 May 05 - 12:42 PM

Well, here's another kitty to name..... we acquired a little black tom cat this morning.

I think Limpit has picked a name but any suggestions are always welcomed!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: gnu
Date: 29 May 05 - 01:13 PM

Ah then. Pixel is apt. Well done.

Liz... I like Limpit's choice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Phot
Date: 29 May 05 - 03:42 PM

Well after an afternoon of much searching, coz Pixel managed to vanish. Just where, and to which trouser leg of time! She went, we don't know, but she's home now, and thats all that matters. Just four days in the house, and we are her servents! Must go more playing to do!

Wasail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,celtaddict at work
Date: 30 May 05 - 12:08 AM

Pixel is apt indeed.
I think if I ever have another cat I will have to call it Schrodinger.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 30 May 05 - 12:12 AM

When it grows will it be a megapixel ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 30 May 05 - 03:59 AM

She's obviously a cat of high resolution!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST,Allen
Date: 30 May 05 - 05:26 AM

Well I've always thought naming a cat Wallop would be lovely (anyone know the tune?).


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST, puss
Date: 30 May 05 - 06:10 AM

You could have a family of them - Middle Wallop, Nether Wallop, Over Wallop


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: JennyO
Date: 30 May 05 - 06:48 AM

Codswallop...


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 May 05 - 07:43 AM

The little black tom is now known as Raven. Don't ask why... I suspect my little Limpit has designs upon a coven of her own....

I shall still call him Blackmalkin when she isn't listening!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 May 05 - 11:26 AM

Here he is.... isn't he sweet? It's not very obvious in the photos but he has a lovely long nose and big ears...

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Cats
Date: 30 May 05 - 03:02 PM

As for Wallops, that's the collective name for Jon and I, part Wallis, part Heslop!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 09:04 AM

Not sure how to make a blicky but there's a pic of Pixel up in the event section of the photos page..........this might be the link:
Pixel


You'd never think something so small could cause such havoc.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 09:08 AM

How Cute!!! She reminds me of what morgana was like when she was small...although she was a bit more fluffy!!! i see she is not scarred from Loki yet....or is she hiding it well!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: JudyB
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 10:10 AM

She does look like a Pixel!


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 10:20 AM

97 is a good name.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 10:21 AM

OK I'll help you out....on your marks , get set, GO.

Miaow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 10:24 AM

And the winner is.........


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 10:25 AM

ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get your claws into that one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 10:35 AM

She is a little like Morgana although her eyes are actually brown (think Morgana's were yellow). We're not sure whether she'll be long or short haired yet, she can't seem to make her mind up! Just booked her in to have her booster shots so that could cause ructions.

Her and Loki seem to be getting on now, usually Pixel chases Loki out of the room and up the stairs then Loki chases Pixel down the stairs and back into the room. This is a particular favourite around 4am when they mange to sound like an entire herd of wildebeest


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 01:05 PM

That's not a Cat, Pixie.. it's ... a gremlin? A Bat? Oh.. I forgot.. they grow into the ears, don't they? It's been a few years since I had a baby cat in the house.

My last kitten now weighs about 20 pounds. Her name is Nuala but everyone here calls her 'La Gorda' for obvious reasons. She is the Daughter AND Grandaughter of a Marmalade Tom who ruled this neighborhood for 15 years. (Kitty cat Incest don't ya know) We all called him GingerCat. His various offspring are still running around all over the place but most have been adopted and neutered/spayed so their numbers are dwindling.

La Gorda's Mom Was called Spawn of GingerCat until she had kittens and we realized she was a girl. She met a nice neutured male, got a collar, spayed and moved away to live happily ever after, we assume. La Gorda's two brothers from the same litter are both on the street still. Their names are Hitler and Lucifer! The two boys and La Gorda form a little gang whose main mission in life appears to be regularly beating crap out of cat we call LURK.. a Black Fluffy cat who lurks about at night.

As a whole, we call the collective spawn of GingerCat - the Wild Tribe of Ginger cats and the babies are referred to as Gingersnaps. I kinda miss that old Tom. My fat cat, his daughter/grandaughter looks and acts just like him. No wonder - she has an extra helping of his DNA!   She sweet at times but awfully ornery and has the loudest purr I've ever heard. Only thing is - she purrs mostly out of self-satisfaction and not in response to anything you might to such as pet her! We love her. She is best buddies with the Epileptic Alsatian. Frick and Frack they are.

Enough of my cat issues....

Pixel is pretty cute! I will tell the parents of dear-departed Pixel that a new cat is carrying on the tradition. Their cat was also named affter the Heinleinian cat.

best wishes to you and Pixel and to LTS and her new squeaker. What did he wind up with for a name? I missed that somehow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Naming a kitten
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 02:51 PM

He wound up with Raven.... we resisted the temptation to call him 'Sabbath' or Ozzie, or Edie... (he's black and we got him on a Sunday).... although at the moment he's being called 'the tiddler' for obvious reasons... rapidly diminishing to 'Tiddles'....

I can't believe I have a cat called Tiddles!

LTS


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