What Are Good Cat Names For Your Cat?

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Karen Dell

Senior Editor • Backyard Cat Enclosures

05 May 2019

Most people want their cat’s name to be more personal than that of the kitten “You” in the Discworld books — and it’s no wonder as cats soon become an irreplaceable part of the family. Choosing a name, however, can be difficult if you have no idea where to start. Here’s a few pointers:
Remember that you’ll be saying and calling the name quite a bit
Although “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” may seem like a good idea at the time, you might not want to say the whole name every time you call for them! Luckily if you have a backyard cat enclosure, you won’t have to worry walking up and down the street calling out such a long name over and over again. But you might want to look at a shorter name or shortening the name you have in mind. For example, perhaps try calling little Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious only “Cali” — except when they’re being naughty, of course.
Choose something that is already close to your heart
Do have a favourite rugby player, celebrity or character from a book or movie that you would like to name your furry feline(s) after? From Kurtley and Tatafu, Meghan to Beyoncé, and Mr. Darcy to (Black) Panther, the sky is the limit when choosing your favourite person or character!
Choose a name that makes you smile
Perhaps it’s “KitKat” or “Kitty Kat”, “Puss In Boots”, “PC” (for Pussy Cat), Grumpy Cat or “Fishfingers”  — whatever name or play of words makes you smile is often the way to go when choosing a cat name.
Match the name to the personality
All cats have their own personality — some are calm and collected, while others seem to have endless energy for playing and running around. Still some are sassy and other just seem to know that the whole house and the enclosure outside belongs to them! And some of these are quite easy to name — Sassy, for example, or calling His Royal Highness of the House Arthur.
Try our Cat Names Generator to find the purrfect name for your cat!


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