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Good names for a cat
« on: 02 Apr 2020, 11:38 »

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On an unrelated note, I have decided that "Schwa" would be a good name for a cat.

I put forward the name "Sosumi".
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #1 on: 02 Apr 2020, 12:09 »

Greebo?  Schrödinger?
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #2 on: 02 Apr 2020, 13:49 »

Histamine.
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #3 on: 02 Apr 2020, 14:04 »

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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #4 on: 02 Apr 2020, 15:47 »

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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #5 on: 03 Apr 2020, 01:07 »

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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #6 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'.°

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°Or who likes to sit on the piano.
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #7 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.'
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #8 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.]
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #9 on: 22 Apr 2020, 18:28 »

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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 on: 18 Aug 2020, 18:21 »

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« Reply #13 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."
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #18 on: 19 Aug 2020, 10:42 »

Counterexample?
If I get a cat, I'll name it "counterexample".
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« Reply #19 on: 19 Aug 2020, 11:28 »

Breakfast
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Re: Good names for a cat
« Reply #20 on: 20 Aug 2020, 22:44 »

Chairman Meow.
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« Reply #21 on: 20 Aug 2020, 22:53 »

Punny one: Fish.
You know, Cat Fish.


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« Reply #22 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...
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« Reply #23 on: 22 Aug 2020, 16:46 »

Shadow is always a classic cat name.

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[Panel 1: "I think our cats might be comminist."]

EDIT: Still no luck, but apparently there's a card game called Communist Cats.
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« Reply #25 on: 26 Sep 2020, 08:14 »

Bellaru would be a good name for a cat.
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« Reply #26 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.
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« Reply #27 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.
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« Reply #28 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.
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« Reply #29 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. It’s a lot easier to refer to a specific cat that way.
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« Reply #30 on: 08 Oct 2020, 17:30 »

An old friend had a cat called Alan.

Alan the cat. Alan Cat.
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« Reply #31 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.
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« Reply #32 on: 08 Oct 2020, 20:34 »

With the advantage that he could let his cat out saying "Out! Out, damned Spot!"
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« Reply #33 on: 08 Oct 2020, 20:48 »

Nerd card now, please.  You forgot the opportunity for this:

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« Reply #34 on: 09 Oct 2020, 00:58 »

I guess you can have mine too.

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« Reply #35 on: 14 Oct 2020, 07:58 »

My own ideas:
  • Thunder
  • Riot
  • Rascal
  • Mayhem
  • Terror
  • Mischief
  • Nightmare
  • Punisher
  • Stalker
  • Hunter
  • Shade
  • Ambush
  • Crusader
  • Doom
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  • Balor (male only)
  • Whisper
  • Rumor

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  • Loki
  • Panther / Onyx (for an all black cat)
  • Ash / Silver / Smokey (for gray cats)
  • Tuxedo / Orca
  • Tiger / Tigger (for a cat that has somewhat close to a tiger fur; Winnie the Pooh reference)
  • Snap
  • Prince/Princess (for a cat thats somewhat aristrocratic in behavior)
  • Regal (same)
  • Bianca / Beatrix (really cat-like names, obviously female only)
  • Elvis / Nero (male only)
  • Houdini
  • Montana
  • Midnight
  • Marmelade
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« Reply #36 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.
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« Reply #37 on: 14 Oct 2020, 13:27 »

Trump? 

Edit:  Okay, maybe that'd only work for an orange cat.
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« Reply #38 on: 14 Oct 2020, 15:03 »

Gadfly?
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« Reply #39 on: 14 Oct 2020, 15:24 »

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« Reply #40 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.
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« Reply #41 on: 15 Oct 2020, 20:34 »

And maybe not English, but going into Classic mythology, "Eris" probably common enough.

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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. 
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16. Pumuckl

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

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You could name your cat Alley.
"OMG, who are you?!?!?" - "Alley Cat".
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