What Are Good Cat Names for a Pair of Kittens?

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Karen Dell

Senior Editor • Backyard Cat Enclosures

13 May 2019

Girl and boy cats

You’ve decided on getting a pair of kittens (or rescue cats) — congratulations! Now all that’s left to do is to choose their names. But what to choose? Here is some inspiration for you, whether you want literary names, cute names, or funny names.
Our favourite cat names for pairs of kittens
Fred and Ginger — Referring to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers — famous actors and dancers.
Pooh and Piglet — Who doesn’t adore Winnie the Pooh?
Frodo and Sam — Two of the main characters of The Lord of the Rings who have a legendary friendship.
Moomin and Snorkmaiden — Two names making a comeback thanks to renewed interest in the Finnish stories about the Moomin trolls. Perfect for white cats.
Cherry and Blossom — Perfect for a pair of female kittens. Why not name some Persian cats after these beautiful blossoms?
Terabyte and Gigabyte — Like IT and anything to do with tech? Then these are the names for you!
Tristan and Isolde — Named after the lovers of medieval romance.
Romeo and Juliet — The doomed lovers of the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Not just for English majors!
Stardust and Moonlight — Perfect for grey or white cats, this pair of names are unique and fantastical.
Kirk and Spock — Live your geek life by naming your cats after two of the most popular Star Trek characters.
Kate and William — (Or Harry and Meghan) If you can’t get enough of the royal family, why not name your cats after them? They are regal animals, after all.
Xerox and Copycat — Another pair of funny names, these ones are definitely more unique that others!
Peek and Boo — If you enjoy playing Peekaboo with your new kittens, these are the perfect names for you.
Clawdia and Purrcy — Another pair of cute names; these ones give usual names a furry twist.
Einstein and Newton — Get your science (and geek) on by naming your cats after two of the greatest scientists.
Peaches and Cream — Perfect for ginger-and-white cats, peaches and cream evokes their sweet demeanours and colouring.
Rock and Roll — We just love this name for a pair of black cats — rock on!
Cinnamon and Sugar — Another pair of sweet names for some sweet kitties.
Lilo and Stitch — The lead characters in the animated film Lilo and Stitch, it’s great names for some calico cats that are in need of unique names.
Aragorn and Arwen — The mortal and immortal lovers in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Topsy and Turvy — A fun name and also the name of a film about Gilbert and Sullivan.

For even more ideas for names for your cat, click here for male cat names and here for female cat names. Here is also some tips on choosing the perfect cat name for your new cat. And don’t forget to check out our Cat Name Generator! 

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