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Does Your Cat Have a Few Dozen Nicknames?


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, pets, protection, cats, nicknames )

Cher Away
- 583 days ago - catster.com
My cats have real names, but I never use them -- instead, I make do with about ten nicknames apiece. How about you?



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Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Monday December 24, 2012, 9:34 am
Mine are named: Winston, Spencer, and Churchill....OR, Winnie, the Spence, and Churchie.
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Monday December 24, 2012, 10:50 am
Certainly, doesn't every cat have several names?? lol :) For example, My "Chewy" is aka Shwee, Sho-Sho & Miss Priss!! Thanks Cher.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:35 pm
Cute! Thanks Cher. I don't have any cats or any pets for that matter, but if I did they probably would go by several nicknames. The more the merrier. :)
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:47 pm
Yes. I call my Chihuahua little man. My Belgian Shepard and two cats a few names I am not saying here as well as my chihuahua.
 

Darla Taylor (110)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:12 pm
Noted. Four of my five cats have nicknames they go by but our senior cat is much too refined for anything but his given name of Osiris. As for the nicknames of the others, Shasta also answers to Princess or Baby Girl; Cinder also answers to BearCat, Cinder Bear, or CB; Kona also answers to Hootie {because of the way he tilts his head so far down to the side like an owl}, KBug, or Kona Bug; and Scamp also answers to Scampers, Scamper Doo, or Fuzzy Gray. Thanks so much, Cher.
 

Nyack Clancy (429)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:45 pm
Noted- thanks
 

Sharon Hoff (2)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:53 pm
Yeah, about 10 per cat and there's 7 here so some don't know who they are :)
 

Kristine H. (75)
Monday December 24, 2012, 2:47 pm
I have always had several nicknames for my cats as I assumed everyone does. My cat O'Malley is called Malicious (very appropriate) and Poopy or Poopy-Do. Thanks, now I know what I have always assumed!!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:25 pm
noted
 

Diane B. (275)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:13 pm
cute dear
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1634)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:33 pm
You should be familiar with my cats' nicknames; I 'talk' about em all the time.
Kirby: Kirby-Dirby, Kirbster
Ezzie: Princess Ezzie-Wezzie or just Ezzie-Wezzie
Coco: Coco-Moe ('way down in cocamo...') Coco-Moco, Coco-Loko
Spooky: Spooky-Pooky-Bear, Mr. Fancy Pants

Then we--my fury kids and me--had a stray female cat who ate and slept at my apartment. Everyone around the complex called her 'Mama Cat' because she was always pregnant. She learned our routine right away and she was my little alarm clock coz, I'd hear hissing noises and discover that she was hissing at Kirby because she wanted out. I had to very careful not to come in contact with her, she did NOT want to be touched so I had to get between her and Kirby and somehow manage to open the door....poor 'Mama' she was so messed up. She needed to be seen by a vet but that was impossible!!
 

Pamela C. (75)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:06 pm
I call my tuxedo girl An Attractive Little Package. She rubs and marks me and knows who I'm talking about.
 

Judith Green (8)
Monday December 24, 2012, 8:03 pm
oh yes, and they seem to love it when I use their nicknames
 

iveta cer (71)
Monday December 24, 2012, 8:42 pm
My cat has few nicknames and when I call him he always run to me but I used only nicknames , so funny :)
 

Patricia N. (8)
Monday December 24, 2012, 9:22 pm
My daughter and husband have nicknames for most of their cats too. Amazing!
 

Tanya W. (45)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 3:57 am
My babies come to their real names and their cutesie names too.
 

Danuta Watola (1180)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 4:07 am
noted
 

Christeen Anderson (481)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 4:17 am
I enjoyed this. Thank you.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 5:02 am
noted
 

Kath P. (10)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 5:38 am
One of my cats is named Spooky but she also comes to Boo, Poo, Pooky and Spook.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 5:48 am
noted
 

Kathleen B. (37)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 11:13 am
I only have one cat but she rules the roost over our 2 dogs. The shelter I got her from named her Deena and I was taking a class that had only a handful of students but one was called Deena (we rubbed each other the wrong way, I guess).
So that name was out, she was 1/2 Siamese with interesting markings, and freckled legs. She had all the points except for a white patch on her mouth.
I started calling her Bunny, but as she was soft she was not tolerant of too much petting, bunny morphed into Bubby, Bubbylu, itty bit, itty bitty baby bubby, but usually just plain Bubbycat.

My dogs go through nicknames too, but I've had bubbycat since Jan.13, 2000, she was ten mo. old when I got her - we mark her birthday every March 13th.(1999)
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 12:08 pm
I usually change my cat's original name because as their personalities develop other names/nicknames seem more fitting. Since cats really aren't into names (like dogs are) they don't seem to mind what I call them...they do whatever they please, when the please anyway. ^ ^ We picked up our new kitty from the shelter Saturday and changed his name from Plymouth to Toby...for now anyway.
 

Faye Swan (23)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 2:02 pm
Love this. - used to have cats and loved them all! We now have 2 dogs and seem to go for nicknames more with the dogs. They are much loved and a bit confused since we call them Puss and Mouse!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 4:55 pm
All the cats and dogs and other living beings that have ever shared my life have had their nicknames, either variations on their names or terms of affection. If I was more fluent in their languages, I'd be able to distinguish the nicknames/petnames they have for me too.
 

Freya H. (301)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 6:32 pm
Ragamuffin is "Rags" and sometimes "Blind Kitty" (she has lost her eyesight, but gets along just fine).
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 5:18 am
all my babies have nicknames, and one of my babies loves you to sing to her she rolls over and over when you sing she dont know shes beautiful. they are the light of my life!!!
 
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