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What is a good german name for a kitten?

Asked by Allibaby808 (262 points ) July 29th, 2009

My boyfriend just bought me a kitten and we are struggling on coming up with a good name. We want to try to name it something German. He’s a spunky little guy whose black and white. Any good suggestions?

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Dog's avatar

Schotzie

gggritso's avatar

Faust? It sounds German, and it’s the name of a man who sold his soul to the devil and then squandered his talent. That’s spunky, right?

Never mind, @pdworkin just won this.

Chongalicious's avatar

Bruno! haha..well maybe thats more of a dog’s name…

Blondesjon's avatar

Kätzchen.

casheroo's avatar

Dieter!

Fridric

Fritz

Gunther

Sarcasm's avatar

Schrödinger
He was Austrian, is that close enough?

kerryyylynn's avatar

Adolf. He was a spunky little guy. : D
@casheroo I like Fritz!

Allibaby808's avatar

@gggritso I like that one! there are other great ones on here too thanks guys!

simpleD's avatar

Schultzie
Colonel Klink
Ramstein
Wagner
Schnitzel

fireside's avatar

Brewster – One who brews beer
Ferdinand – Adventurer
Gunther – Warrior
Hacket – Little hacker

Master's avatar

Schrödinger.

jonsblond's avatar

Frau Blücher

AstroChuck's avatar

Fahrfegnugen
Wolfgang
Himmler
David Hasselhoff

ShanEnri's avatar

When I lived in Germany we had a pup named Fritz!

AstroChuck's avatar

Hassenpfeffer

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Augustus
Hess
Schnickelgruber
Schroeder
Stempfle
Alois
Gustav
Falkenhorst
Heinrich
Ehrhardt
Gunther, or the obvious
Fuehrer

aprilsimnel's avatar

Kätzchen! No…

Diedrich
Johan
Helmut

AstroChuck's avatar

Li’l Scheiße

Allibaby808's avatar

Thanks again for all the suggestions here is a link to a picture of the kitten. We decide on Panzer Faust :) http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/76/l_075ec2a7aa2d4f5eaa303b218545d2af.jpg

Sarcasm's avatar

Sounds like a fitting name, he definitely looks like an anti-tank weapon.

gggritso's avatar

@Allibaby808 I contributed, whoo hoo! Congratulations on successfully naming your spunky kitten.

deepseas72's avatar

schwartzkat

mattbrowne's avatar

How about ‘Krummbein’ from Harry Potter as suggested by

http://www.katzenfreund.com/katzennamen_kater.htm

Not all of them are of German origin though.

And please no names from the Third Reich. When you have visitors from Germany (maybe at some point in the future, you never know) and you introduce your cat as Himmler or Der Führer, the visitors will be very offended. I’m not kidding. Panzerfaust might be viewed as being mildly funny, especially when your cat is very aggressive, but again it gives the impression that your association with Germany is mainly about Nazism and the second world war. Your German visitors would silently pity you as an ignorant American while trying to remain polite.

Suppose Barack Obama visits Germany and Angela Merkel introduces her cat to him, a tomcat she named Jim Crow. Now what would Mr. President think of that?

AstroChuck's avatar

How about Matt Browne?

mattbrowne's avatar

Well, in German Matt is short for Matthias.

AstroChuck's avatar

Okay. Matthias Braun it is.

mattbrowne's avatar

@AstroChuck – Last name is different. Matt Browne is my pen name.

Blondesjon's avatar

@mattbrowne . . .Matt Browne=Bic in Germany?

AstroChuck's avatar

@mattbrowne- Bic® is the brand name of a pen here in the US. You said you were a pen writer.

mattbrowne's avatar

@AstroChuck – Maybe you prefer the term pseudonym. I used a blue pen during self-edits. And my editor used a red pen. I guess your real name isn’t Astro Chuck either?

AstroChuck's avatar

edit: You said Matt Browne was your pen name.

Goddamn. I’m doing a lot of editing of late. Brain farts are coming more and more frequent.

catexpertz's avatar

Arschgesicht

mattbrowne's avatar

Sieht deine Katze wohl so aus?

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