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Oh, hell no, I didn’t name the kitten Narcissus. We’re still weighing options. And of course he’s tracking the arrow, not looking at himself.

But if I can’t use my new baby to score cheap posts on busy days, what IS the point?


Comment from unkawill
Time: September 25, 2013, 9:15 pm

I can’t wait till you introduce him to the ladies.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 25, 2013, 10:08 pm

I’ve nicknamed him as ‘Irish Tom’, given he’s a Ginger, and a boy-cat. Of course, actually being your cat, and all, I suppose you can call him anything you like when I’m not around…

Comment from Can’t Hark My Cry
Time: September 25, 2013, 10:32 pm

Oh, man, I am so embarrassed! Acos I actually said “awwwwww” when I saw that.

Thank fortune kittens eventually grow out of that!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 25, 2013, 10:55 pm

I’m inclined to go with Mad Jack, but Uncle B isn’t so keen.

My mother (who was very good with animals) told me to name them things that had distinctive sounds, like the “ssshhh” in Charlotte or the “K!” in Buck. Makes it a little easier for fur brains to process.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: September 25, 2013, 11:03 pm

Blast Hardcheese.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: September 25, 2013, 11:50 pm

My dogs were all named for cars. There was Mercedes, Austin Healy, Lexus and Karmann Ghia. The next one was to be Masserati, but there was no next one. Instead there was this sad finger kitty who adopted us. She was “damn cat” at first, DC for short. Then I realized that everybody would know what DC stood for, and in the Bible Belt that wouldn’t be proper. But, she was already coming to DC. Quick thinking (ok…and a couple of beers) and she became Dixie. And so she has been for 15 years.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 26, 2013, 12:09 am

Given his fiery color, how about Guido?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 26, 2013, 12:11 am

I was never sure which came first, my neighbor and friend Christopher’s cat’s bad attitude, or Chris’s naming him “Cat You Asshole.”

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 26, 2013, 12:52 am

Fritz…the cat.

Comment from Nina
Time: September 26, 2013, 1:39 am

Okay, that’s cute. 🙂

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: September 26, 2013, 1:59 am

One more photo of him staring at himself, and you’ll have Kittenception.

Comment from AliceH
Time: September 26, 2013, 3:32 am

Lot’s of good ideas here. I’m sticking with Rudyard Kipling (as promoted on the prior thread).

Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: September 26, 2013, 3:35 am

I named my first two for their colors: they were blue point Siamese, so: Indigo (Indy) and Cyan. The Orientals I named after Japanese weapons: Katana (Katie) for the girl and Yari for her brother. (A yari is a kind of Japanese spear.)

Yeah, not Narcissus. You need something you can shorten when you coo to him (if you haven’t already, you will), and Narky or Cissy would be just unfortunate.

Comment from Mojo
Time: September 26, 2013, 3:41 am

“Hah! Soon you will be my slave, foolish human!”

Comment from Christopher Smith
Time: September 26, 2013, 4:37 am

Paula –

I agree. Mine have big names that shorten up well.

Julius Caesar – Julie
Calpurnia – Calla
Gustavus Adolphus – Gus or Gussy

I like historical names, mostly.

Comment from scottthebadger
Time: September 26, 2013, 4:45 am

As a Tomcat, he has a lot to live up to. http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/mt/flightglobalweb/blogs//aircraft-pictures/F-14large.jpg

Comment from Brad
Time: September 26, 2013, 8:05 am

Himself. “He’s not looking at Himself.” Great name.

Comment from dissent555
Time: September 26, 2013, 1:28 pm

F-14 Tomcat . . .

Hence, “Danger Zone”
“DZ”, “Dizzy” or “Zo” for short.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: September 26, 2013, 1:49 pm

Kittens grow out of the stage of hunting your computer cursor on the screen? Really? The late Tatiana Romanova did it for the nearly three years she lived with me, and my big three-year-old black cat does it still.

How about names after big rugged Western states? Montana, Colorado (which means red), or Dakota? Or Mexican states like Sonora and Durango?

Kipling? “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” would be good. Shorten it to Rikki.

Comment from scottthebadger
Time: September 26, 2013, 9:59 pm

Studmuffin Weaselcat.

Comment from Oceania
Time: September 27, 2013, 3:51 am

His name is TRH Prince Harry the Kitton’

aka the Little Ginger Bastard!

Comment from mojo
Time: September 28, 2013, 8:09 pm

Now for a rousing chorus of “The Bastard King of England”…

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