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What are some names for a boy kitten?

Asked by vegelizabeth (723points) May 16th, 2009

i have a new kitten and it’s a boy! He’s like a orange/cream color with a white tipped tail. I can’t think of a name for him, so i figured i’d seek help!

Thanks !

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gailcalled's avatar

Milo, of course, followed by Max, Bentley, Teddy, Rex, Gryphon, and Luca.

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

I’m going to need to see a picture of him first =)~
wants a kitten )=

chyna's avatar

Bendrew

tinyfaery's avatar

Pumpkin
Tiger

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

i like pumpkin @tinyfaery =) that should be his name

tinyfaery's avatar

My cats are:

Flower
Mushroom
Blackberry
Jelly Bean
Cali the calico

I got a million of them.

casheroo's avatar

My two boy cats are Spencer and Henry.
In the past, my male cats have been Buster, Sid (Vicious), and Target. Also we had a Bootsy when I was very young.

TaoSan's avatar

Rufus

It’s the commonly accepted naming convention imposed by Fluther royalty!

chyna's avatar

Samson or Sammy

fedupwitcaddys's avatar

CECIL OR CEASER

Aethelwine's avatar

Our cat has the same colors and we named him Butters (from South Park).

justwannaknow's avatar

Give them time and they will name themselves by action or lack thereof otherwise Thomas is good if he needs a name right away.

FGS's avatar

I’m not a big fan of non-human names (my cat’s name is Frank) Give it time. His personality will lend a name by itself.

Rememberme's avatar

I just got a little boy kitten today! what a coincidence that you asked this question,

Supacase's avatar

There was a kitten at the shelter a few years ago that looked just like you described yours. I fell in love with, but I already had two cats and my husband said no more. I still think about that little guy – his name was Toby.

Supacase's avatar

Ok, I am going to embarrass myself and admit that I like stupid names for animals like:

Hairy Pawter
Mewobert or Catbert
Peppurr
Meowsir
Catpachino
Furrgus
Magnificat
Mr. Furrly
Furris Mewler

I am such a dork

knitfroggy's avatar

I’d name him Sweet William.

I’m going to look at a new kitty on Monday and if I decide to get him I’m gonna name him Terry. My other cats are Tabby and Tony, so I guess we have a T theme going.

Darwin's avatar

Of course, the most obvious is Tom.

My male cats have been named:
Tigger
Moose
Horky
Bela (as in Bela Bartok)
Franklin the Blue-Eyed Wonder Cat
Butch
Shirley (it doesn’t seem to bother him any)
Goodness
Mercy
Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright In the Darkness of the Night (Tiger-tiger for short)
George Bernard Shaw (Bernie for short)
Orange Julius, alternating with Julius Seize-Her
Outdoor Kitty

My brother names his cats all after rivers. The males have included:
Tigris
Euphrates
Wolfe
Indus
MacKenzie

My next two will be named Harvard and Sigmoid.

kenmc's avatar

George Costanza is the best name for a cat.

augustlan's avatar

My orange kitty is named Chance, and we had a light orange porch cat named Rooster.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Sherman
Gene
Mikey

Hi, @Sueanne_Tremendous!

tiffyandthewall's avatar

vladchuck.

kind of kidding. congratulations on your new kitten, they are the best

knitfroggy's avatar

Did you name the kitten yet? I got my new kitten today and we decided to name him Timmy instead of Terry. He’s an adorable gray fur ball. He’s curled up with my daughter right now.

gailcalled's avatar

The book recommended by Andrew suggests strongly that a cat’s name should have two syllables and end in “y,” such as Timmy, Tommy, Tammy, Terry, Berry, Hairy, Harry, Hooray, or Miley.

Darwin's avatar

@gailcalled – That is interesting, but my cats have never had a problem recognizing their names, although most have not ended in y and some are not two syllables.

Why does the book claim that cat names should have two syllables and end in “y”?

tinyfaery's avatar

My cats too. They all have about 5–10 nicknames, and they all answer to at least 3 different names.

gailcalled's avatar

@Darwin: Don’t ask me. Ask the experts. Maybe someone studied cats’ responses to various combination of sounds. I have a monosyllabic name and would be much more responsive if I had been named Gaily (well, perhaps not that).

Darwin's avatar

@gailcalled – Personally I also have a monosyllabic name, but if someone adds a y or an ie to the end of it I guarantee that I will not respond except to correct them or snarl at them.

In digging further I have found that the Monks of New Skete say this about naming dogs:

“The chief rule is to pick a name easy for the pup to understand and you to pronounce. In general, we suggest, short, two-syllable names that end in a long vowel or a soft ‘a’ (for example, Nero, Anka, Ola, Ivy), because they are clear and easy for the pup to distinguish. This helps the puppy tune into you quickly and is essential later on when you are teaching obedience, especially the recalls. Naturally, you should avoid names that rhyme with or sound like obedience commands, and don’t select one over three syllables long.”

However, I can’t seem to find any concrete research that shows that two syllables are better than one or three, or that a “y” at the end makes cats respond better.

What I can find is a blog that suggests the name you give your animal at least partially defines your relationship to it. Thus a babyish name or a diminutive, such as one with a y at the end, may define better your caretaker role. The blog also says that two syllable names are easier for humans to say as well as different from commands, which tend to have one syllable. Also, that a final vowel on a name makes it easier to call the pet to you.

Another site says the name needs to begin with a consonant.

Looks like another case of “everyone says” but no one actually has done the work to prove it.

vegelizabeth's avatar

thank you everybody ! we did end up naming him, it’s Diego ! :)
he’s very cute, i’ll upload a picture… the best one i have isn’t great but he never stops moving. lol.

http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h9/xo_dancin_ox/?action=view&current=IMG0159A.jpg

<3

knitfroggy's avatar

@vegelizabeth What a cutie! I should post a picture of Timmy…he’s awful cute as well.

vegelizabeth's avatar

awwee you should! i’d love to see him :)

chyna's avatar

What a cute kitten. Good name.

knitfroggy's avatar

How did you decide on Diego?

augustlan's avatar

Very cute kitty!

vegelizabeth's avatar

We chose Diego actually because of the nickelodeon television show Dora, it’s Dora’s cousin’s name lol, he’s very adventurous and our little one seems to be the same way! As well as very mischievous, he gets into everything !

aprilsimnel's avatar

@vegelizabeth – Aw…! May you and Diego have many happy days to come.

vegelizabeth's avatar

@aprilsimnel – thank you so much! :)

knitfroggy's avatar

@vegelizabeth Timmy pictures if you wanna see him :)

vegelizabeth's avatar

@knitfroggy – Timmy is adorable ! he looks so sweet!

knitfroggy's avatar

@vegelizabeth Thanks! He’s pretty sweet, he was sitting on my shoulder a little bit ago and my husband laughed and called him neck cat!

augustlan's avatar

Now I want a kitten.

vegelizabeth's avatar

Hey everyone ! i have a better picture of little Diego, here it is…
haha you’d think he was my child !

http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h9/xo_dancin_ox/?action=view&current=IMG0191A.jpg

<3

tinyfaery's avatar

Squeeee! He’s cuuute!!!

aprilsimnel's avatar

Aw… who’s a cute baby boy? Who’s a cutie-patootie beh-beh?

vegelizabeth's avatar

hahah he’s very cute ! I love just watching him.

vegelizabeth's avatar

new picture of Diego ! he’s getting so big !
my camera broke so this may be the last one for awhile :(

http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h9/xo_dancin_ox/?action=view&current=mywittlediego.jpg

he really sleeps like this every day when he takes his afternoon snoozes on the couch.
he loves to be covered up!

chyna's avatar

He is still little and kittenish. He is a sweetie.

augustlan's avatar

That picture is so cute!

aprilsimnel's avatar

D’aawwwwww! So cute!

vegelizabeth's avatar

He is a doll !! He’s very attached to his green blanky, always sleeping with it. haha

YARNLADY's avatar

thank you for the update.

knitfroggy's avatar

How adorable!

vegelizabeth's avatar

So i haven’t been on Fluther in a while so i decided to post some new pictures of Diego.. also, we have added another addition to the family.. again nameless right now. haha but he looks just like Diego, so i’ll probably choose one of the many names you have all suggesed. thank you!!!

http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h9/xo_dancin_ox/?action=view&current=l_3e387d040da14ec395c067ad20235129.jpg

http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h9/xo_dancin_ox/?action=view&current=6450_1125971548180_1193880428_30342.jpg

the first one is Diego in his shirt, haha he doesn’t wear it too too much, considering he has now outgrown it, and the bottom picture is of myself and him <333

augustlan's avatar

Cute! Thanks for the update.

augustlan's avatar

@vegelizabeth Your link appears to be broken. :(

vegelizabeth's avatar

a new picture of Diego !!
http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h9/xo_dancin_ox/?action=view&current=26646_1259850015058_1193880428_3065.jpg

since then my mommy kitty had had one more litter, she is now “fixed” but the little one we decided to keep looks a lot like Diego, his name is Junior ( or june Bug) as i like to call him , hahaha. here is a picture of him :
http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h9/xo_dancin_ox/?action=view&current=26646_1259851695100_1193880428_3065.jpg

augustlan's avatar

Such cuties! Welcome back, @vegelizabeth. :)

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