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Kitten name ideas based on Greek Mythology?

Asked by ilvorangeiceblocks (860points) March 26th, 2012

Yesterday I got a new kitten but for the last twenty-four hours I’ve struggled to come up with a name for it. I love classics and am currently translating Ovid’s Metamorphoses for Latin and so I really feel like it should have a name based on a Greek myth. It’s a little girl and I wanted to call it Callisto but my aunty’s cat is called that and so I am struggling to find another suitable name for it. Ideas?

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linguaphile's avatar

Eurydice (from Orpheus and Eurydice)
Leda (as in Leda and the Swan)

I came up with these then found this web site

Leda’s my favorite story- I made artwork out of her story as well as Orpheus and Eurydice’s story.

gailcalled's avatar

Calliope: the muse of epic poetry.
Psyche (pronounced SY kee.)
Thalia: muse of comedy
Clio: muse of history.
Erato: muse of love or erotic poetry, lyrics, and marriage songs
Euterpe; muse of music and lyric poetry
Melpomene: muse of tragedy
Polyhymnia or Polymnia (the ’[singer] of many hymns’): muse of sacred song, oratory,
Urania: muse of astronomy

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Iris, the goddess of the rainbow

WestRiverrat's avatar

I am more familiar with the Norse pantheon, here are some of them.

Astrild: goddess of love
Freya: another goddess of love also the Queen of the Valkyries
Skadi: goddess of the hunt
Frimia: the virgin goddess

linguaphile's avatar

Aurora is Roman—goddess of the dawn.
I also like Astarte—the Greek goddess of the evening star.

Sunny2's avatar

My favorite is Circe, who turned men into pigs. In case you don’t know her, it’s pronounced
Sir’ see. She’s a mean one with great powers. Hmm. Thinking about it, I don’t think I’d want to name a sweet kitten after her. How about Morpheus? Or is that a male? Persephone? Most kittens get into mischief.

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SomeoneElse's avatar

You’d better choose one that is easy to shout when the little darlin’ is being that extra feline determined!

rebbel's avatar

Nike, pronounced [nǐːkɛː], a goddess who personified victory.

CWOTUS's avatar

Whatever you name the kitten, consider that it will grow up to be a cat. I think that sometimes people forget this with their own children, and they give “the baby” a cute name that a child can only grow out of with great difficulty. Not that cats have such an ego involved in their names, but still…

rojo's avatar

What about Grymalkin? or Pyewackett? Korat? or (my favorite) Sinh?

ragingloli's avatar

Hades, Tantalos, Scylla, Charybdis, Hydra, Minotauros, Gorgon, Kerberos, Argos

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Sunny2's avatar

I like @ZEPHYRA ‘s Calypso. Callie for short.

lonelydragon's avatar

Daphne (from the story of Apollo and Daphne)

rojo's avatar

@lonelydragon Io, great choice.

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