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Cool Cat Names: Vote for Your Favorite

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Cool Cat Names: Vote for Your Favorite

Recently a child was born and her parents named her #Hashtag. Her name is almost as absurd as three other recently recorded baby names, Facebook, Scatman and R2D2.

Deciding on what to name your child is one of the first — and biggest — decisions a parent can make. Fortunately, naming your cat is much easier and does not hold nearly the gravity that bestowing a name on a little human being does.  You have the freedom to have a little fun and your cat will not be tarnished for life.

Below, I have complied some favorite cat names, divided by distinguishing characteristics. Many of these names, in my humble opinion, would be a serious upgrade to #Hashtag, Facebook, Scatman and R2D2.

I am partial to three of the names below that are bestowed on my cats (Sushi, Riki Tiki Tabbi, and Mr. Mittens), but I am curious as to which names on this list are your favorite. Also, if you have other great kitty names, please share in the comment section below. The person who suggests the best new name by December 20th will be sent a fun little cat-related present, so summon your creative forces and suggest away! Your cat is welcome to participate too.

All-around Cool Cat Names:

  • Sushi
  • Isis
  • Micetro
  • Simba
  • Pounce
  • Dash
  • Mouse
  • Chickadee
  • Tom Cat
  • Tom Kitten
  • Gato (Cat in Spanish)
  • Gatito (Kitten in Spanish)
  • Kitty Amin (after Uganda Dictator Idi Amin)
  • Cassiopeia
  • Mew
  • Cleopatra or Cleocatra (Cleo for short)
  • Sassparilla
  • Sassafrass
  • Snagglepuss
  • Snugglepuss
  • Cat Stevens
  • Calamity Jane
  • Pounce de Leon
  • D. Claude Cat
  • Al E. Cat
  • Don Juan
  • Edward Claws Scissorpaws
  • Santa Claws
  • Mishki Supai (Sweet Devil in Quechua)
  • Furrari
  • Gazpacho
  • Gremlin
  • Cricket
  • Cassandra
  • Lucky
  • Tailspin
  • Mulan
  • Riki Tiki Tabbi
  • Puss-n-Boots
  • Catalina
  • Catrina
  • Zelda
  • Zoe
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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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6:56AM PST on Feb 28, 2013

My dog's name is Isis. A good "Egyptian" type name for a cat is Bast (for a boy) or Bastet (for a girl), because they are the cat god and goddess

10:54AM PST on Jan 15, 2013

It was hard to pick just one new favorite from all of the suggestions, so I picked two. As a fan of clever word-play, I really loved:

Mr. Maow (suggested by Ayesha M)
Clawed Debussy (suggested by Sheri P)

A staff member at Care2 will contact you to get your address and I will mail you both a little kitty treat.

Thank you to all of you who left comments!

6:45PM PST on Dec 26, 2012

Ishta is the name that jumped out at me - adorable :-)

12:47PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Tikka, Masala, Vindaloo
Sukie & Sabine

5:56PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

My avatar cat's name is Bumbletail Tigerbear Stickywhiskers - Bumbles for short. He has a lovely tail like a large bumblebee, beautiful stripes like a tiger, but is cuddly like a teddy bear and just loves to get his whiskers into everything!

9:39AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

***** Cherise U. --- HA! ... "sourpuss" is an appropriate name to add to this goofy list... Your name however, "Cherise" on the other hand is a pretty name and allows one to think of cherry blossoms in Spring...

...if you named your cat "sourpuss" or "yasser aracat" or something goofy or stupid like that... would i have such pretty thoughts about your pet??? ...if you were to name your cat "trouble" or "terrorist"...what can you expect from the cat's personality as it develops... do you think that there's a chance that the cat may develop a bad attitude of sorts...? advice is... be Kind, Careful, Loving, and Respectful when naming your pet... it's the name they'll live, hopefully, many years with... a name that may influence their character and personality, a name that you and others will interact with, and the name that will be on their memorial, for all eternity.

9:21AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

**** Shawn P. - Regarding "Aoefa" / ("Efa")... that's an Awesome Name! ...respectable, has history, and class, and MEANING... I believe a name can greatly influence the evolution of the character of an individual... cat, dog, person, whatever... The name "Aoefa" (Efa)... is a name to be proud of... I admire your husband for taking the time to do some thoughtful research while naming a New Member of Your Family... Bravo!

9:44PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

@ Micheal M. -- love Yasser Aracat!

9:43PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Oh Johnny O, you are such a sourpuss!!

How could you find this list of great names worthless? Well, at least you like d Dandelion!

7:56PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

My husband, Mike, named our cat Aoife'. He researched names for 3 days befotre settling on this Celtic name pronounced Efa. It means beautiful life. And she is definitely his little girl:)

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