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Title: Good names for a cat
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 02 Apr 2020, 11:38
Quote from: Morituri
On an unrelated note, I have decided that "Schwa" would be a good name for a cat.

I put forward the name "Sosumi".
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: hedgie on 02 Apr 2020, 12:09
Greebo?  Schrdinger?
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 02 Apr 2020, 13:49
Histamine.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Apr 2020, 14:04
Purrsephone
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Tova on 02 Apr 2020, 15:47
Mogwai
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Cornelius on 03 Apr 2020, 01:07
Nox
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Gyrre on 17 Apr 2020, 12:09
It largely depends on the cat's coloring, coat pattern, and personality.

A particularly vocal tuxedo cat that likes to "sing" might be called 'Steinway'.

EDIT:
Or who likes to sit on the piano.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Apr 2020, 15:16
I would have to meet the cat.

I've basically established my male cats are going to be named after American Presidents.

The next one will be very lucky if they escape being called 'Milhouse.'
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Gyrre on 17 Apr 2020, 19:36
I would have to meet the cat.

I've basically established my male cats are going to be named after American Presidents.

The next one will be very lucky if they escape being called 'Milhouse.'
I'd be curious to meet one named Fillmore.
[Immediately thoght of the Mallard Fillmore comic strip.]
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Akima on 22 Apr 2020, 18:28
Mousey Tongue?
Chairman Meow?
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: hedgie on 24 Apr 2020, 08:27
Chairman Meow is a good one.  I have thought in the past of naming a cat that, but didn't think to post it here.[1]  I'm glad that you did.

[1] I didn't know about the bilingual bonus there.  I only was using the English language joke.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Morituri on 29 Apr 2020, 08:59
I'm pretty sure our next cat will be named 'Schwa'. 

In the hopes that, unlike our current little miss wound-too-tight, he or she may never be stressed.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: N.N. Marf on 18 Aug 2020, 18:21
Counterexample? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXLcJUiSLcM)
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 18 Aug 2020, 18:45
Zeus or Mars, though pretty much any Greek or Roman mythology name works. I'm also rather fond of "Pericles."
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Morituri on 18 Aug 2020, 22:28
My sister has a pair named "Corner" and "Wompus"

-- Which will probably be mystifying to non-USAmericans. 

"Kitty-corner" is an expression that means, more or less, "on the opposite corner from" - describing the relationship of the right front foot of the couch to its left rear foot, or the relation of two businesses that face each other on the northeast, and southwest, corners of the same intersection. 

"Catty-Wompus" is an expression that means more or less "In disarray" - you'd say your bed was catty-wompus the mattress was leaning up against the left bedpost at the head of the bed, with one of the sheets draped over it, the blanket is twisted up in a pile of the stuff that's normally stored under the bed, the foot of the bed is about a meter off the floor on account of the pile and the weight of the mattress on the head of it, and you can't find the pillows or bedspread until you get to the kitchen.

I have no idea how either of these phrases originated, but I'm almost sure they're uniquely American.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Tova on 19 Aug 2020, 01:22
"Kitty-corner" is familar to me. In spite of that, I still frowned in confusion at both names until I'd read their explanations.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 19 Aug 2020, 10:17
The Concise Oxford app lists "kitty-corner" as North American, and I could not find kitty-wompus in it.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: 厚目眠子 on 19 Aug 2020, 10:39
The Concise Oxford app lists "kitty-corner" as North American, and I could not find kitty-wompus in it.
My favourite dictionary defined "cattywampus" to be a synonym of "catawampus" meaning askew, or a synonym of "cater-corner" meaning being of the opposite corner.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: 厚目眠子 on 19 Aug 2020, 10:42
Counterexample? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXLcJUiSLcM)
If I get a cat, I'll name it "counterexample".
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Case on 19 Aug 2020, 11:28
Breakfast
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: sitnspin on 20 Aug 2020, 22:44
Chairman Meow.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: cybersmurf on 20 Aug 2020, 22:53
Punny one: Fish.
You know, Cat Fish.


I'll show myself out. It's too dad jokey, and a bad one.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Wingy on 22 Aug 2020, 12:47
If it's an all black cat, panther is a common name.  Any name that ends in the long O sound, like "No!", is a bad idea from a training perspective.  And a friend of mine had a female dog named Millhouse - don't ask me why.  Another friend has a cat named Gershwin, but I don't think it had any musical taste.  He did, but not the cat...
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Gyrre on 22 Aug 2020, 16:46
Shadow is always a classic cat name.

Mousey Tongue?
Chairman Meow?
(click to show/hide)
I know there's a Shrubmonkeys comic that makes a joke about this, but I can't seem to find it.
[Panel 1: "I think our cats might be comminist."]

EDIT: Still no luck, but apparently there's a card game called Communist Cats.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: sitnspin on 22 Aug 2020, 21:07
Anthony Meowchi
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Almoner on 26 Sep 2020, 08:14
Bellaru would be a good name for a cat.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Gyrre on 28 Sep 2020, 00:17
If it's an all black cat, panther is a common name.  Any name that ends in the long O sound, like "No!", is a bad idea from a training perspective.  And a friend of mine had a female dog named Millhouse - don't ask me why.  Another friend has a cat named Gershwin, but I don't think it had any musical taste.  He did, but not the cat...
Shadow works as well.

Not to mention Salem. Apophis or Sehkmet if it's a little asshole. Bast if it's sweet but protective.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Sep 2020, 12:17
For what it's worth, if it's a black cat... I have eight of those.

The names are... varied.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Gnabberwocky on 29 Sep 2020, 13:55
If it's an all black cat, panther is a common name.  Any name that ends in the long O sound, like "No!", is a bad idea from a training perspective.  And a friend of mine had a female dog named Millhouse - don't ask me why.  Another friend has a cat named Gershwin, but I don't think it had any musical taste.  He did, but not the cat...
Shadow works as well.

Not to mention Salem. Apophis or Sehkmet if it's a little asshole. Bast if it's sweet but protective.
Sobek if it keeps biting, Ammit if it eats a lot.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Tova on 30 Sep 2020, 01:53
For what it's worth, if it's a black cat... I have eight of those.

The names are... varied.

Good choice. Its a lot easier to refer to a specific cat that way.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 08 Oct 2020, 17:30
An old friend had a cat called Alan.

Alan the cat. Alan Cat.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: hedgie on 08 Oct 2020, 18:02
I have a friend who has an all-black cat named Spot . When his new girlfriend asked about it, he pointed it out as the cast walked away.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Akima on 08 Oct 2020, 20:34
With the advantage that he could let his cat out saying "Out! Out, damned Spot!"
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: hedgie on 08 Oct 2020, 20:48
Nerd card now, please.  You forgot the opportunity for this:

Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Tova on 09 Oct 2020, 00:58
I guess you can have mine too.

*tosses it casually*
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: snubnose on 14 Oct 2020, 07:58
My own ideas:

From websites:
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Morituri on 14 Oct 2020, 12:44
Is there some word in any language one of y'all knows that means "spreader of chaos?"

'Cos, you know, it'd be appropriate for a cat, but if that specifically is a word in English, I can't think of it.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: hedgie on 14 Oct 2020, 13:27
Trump? 

Edit:  Okay, maybe that'd only work for an orange cat.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Pilchard123 on 14 Oct 2020, 15:03
Gadfly?
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Oct 2020, 15:24
Disruptor  (or disrupter)
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Morituri on 15 Oct 2020, 20:09
Oh, I like that one.  The word's certainly stretchy enough to be used as an epithet for a living being, it just hasn't been used that way. 

I had gotten as far as 'entropogenic' which is still pretty darn vague, and an adjective rather than an epithet.  And it suffers the usual problem of outer-edge vocabulary which would be that almost nobody knows what it means.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: hedgie on 15 Oct 2020, 20:34
And maybe not English, but going into Classic mythology, "Eris" probably common enough.

All Hail Discordia!

Edit: If I were going to be slightly more esoteric, maybe "Kallisti".  Downside to that one, is that one might mistake it for a GoT reference. 
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: cybersmurf on 15 Oct 2020, 23:40


From websites:
[...]
16. Pumuckl

Pumuckl? Why would anyone name their cat after a small, mischievous kobold with red hair who can become invisible?

... Nevermind.



You could name your cat Alley.
"OMG, who are you?!?!?" - "Alley Cat".
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Gyrre on 25 Jan 2021, 01:11
Is there some word in any language one of y'all knows that means "spreader of chaos?"

'Cos, you know, it'd be appropriate for a cat, but if that specifically is a word in English, I can't think of it.

Discord (the original meaning, not a dig at the app).
Eris also works for those purposes.

Here's a list of deities associated with chaos. (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_gods) Though most of them are for primordial chaos. You might look into trickster figures for a name.

I recently learned that cats hear the 'gee' syllable better than most other sounds [enPR: jē] [IPA: /ˈdʒi/].
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Akima on 11 Feb 2021, 16:10
Here's a list of deities associated with chaos. (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_gods) Though most of them are for primordial chaos.
混沌 (Hndn - pron. Hwendwen) represents primordial chaos, and is sometimes referred to as the God of Chaos in Chinese mythology.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: pwhodges on 12 Feb 2021, 08:40
Loki is a God of Mischief - will that do?
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Case on 12 Feb 2021, 08:42
Bast

Purrrsuit of Happiness
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: StephenShort on 25 Feb 2021, 15:34
I have a cat in my house named Angelo, he is over 9 years old, I took him from my parents when I left for college. During all the time spent with him, I have many frequent memories and events that we experienced together. Now I have a girlfriend and because of the presence of a cat in the house, we often conflict. She cannot endure  the smell of cat litter that spreads throughout the house. She claims that her clothes are starting to smell like this. I decided to use the cat litter disposal system (https://catlycat.com/best-cat-litter-disposal-system/[color=black) to eliminate odors and clean up more efficiently, but my girlfriend still claims that the house has a disgusting smell. I think we will soon break up, because I will never give up Angelo.
Title: Re: Good names for a cat
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Feb 2021, 18:05
Welcome, new person!

How did the cat get the name Angelo?