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The 10 Trendiest Cat Names of 2012


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats, names )

Cher
- 428 days ago - catster.com
Vetstreet recently ran the numbers on the trendiest -- and least trendy -- kitty names of last year, along with the most popular.



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Autumn S. (138)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 7:49 am
Thanks, Cher :) that is interesting !
 

Lydia S. (171)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 9:24 am
Funny that there is a list ' Our four have fairly simple names , none were on the list
In reality I often say I should have named them , Yes Boss ' Your Majesty ' Ruler ' and I'm on it !

As they can be quite bossy at times .
 

Alllan Yorkowitz (462)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:18 am
I'm glad to read my Winston has a trendy name. In my shelter, we name the cats according to the month bey were brought in. So far we have Fern, Felicity, and Frances.
 

Ruth L. (32)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:40 am
Thanks for sharing! :-)
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (171)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:52 am
Miałam kiedyś Dextera, ale pozostałe koty miały inne imiona niż te na listach.
 

g d c. (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:08 pm
ty
 

Barbara D. (107)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:45 pm
Thanks, Cher for the giggle of the day! Thankfully none of my kitties have any of these names!!
 

Claudia O. (73)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 1:12 pm
Please remember also that cats do not have the same moral objections to sibling mating as humans do. I once knew a woman who was shocked when her female cat became pregnant by her BROTHER!
 

Joanne Dixon (34)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:23 pm
There was a kitten featured recently on The Daily Kitten named La-a (pronounced Ladasha). And Max the Psychokitty has a "brother" called Buddha Pest (not quite how it's spelled, but you get the idea I'm sure).
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:42 pm
Thank you.
 

Bob P. (417)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:48 pm
thanks Cher
 

Dianne D. (450)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:13 pm
Interesting. I have a cat name on each of the lists.
 

Birgit W. (135)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:35 pm
Thank you
 

marie tc (164)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:41 pm
Thanks noted
 

Jeremy S. (2)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:50 pm
A fascinating read--I had no idea anyone tracked names given to non-humans (although I shouldn't be surprised). Of course, there's always the question of what they call themselves. (And what they call us....)
 

Migi H. (19)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:38 pm
Some really cute names in the list! My cat was named Stanley by the local SPCA and I stuck with that but I had originally wanted to call him Max lol!
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1613)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:51 pm
My kitties' names were unique because none of their names showed up on the list! Thnx Cher!
 

Joy Mcronald (121)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:55 pm
Notes and thanks..
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:17 pm
I have had several cats named Kitty! Michel was named after the husband in Brigitte Bardot's movie, And God Created Women. He did his tricks en francais as well.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 7:34 pm
I named my long haired male cat, which somebody dumped in my yard,'Alpha Zulu.' He must have been about six weeks old and infested with fleas. He's beautiful and jet black.
 

Sheila D. (24)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 7:43 pm
My husband is into the old movies, so we have Miss Kitty (Gunsmoke) and Rocky. Just because it's trendy doesn't mean it fits the cat. Thanks for the article, Cher. Always fun to see what other people come up with for names.
 

Anne K. (125)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 7:48 pm
Phew! None of mine were on the list! I named my first rescued girls Freida and Bettina, after Beatles fan club secretaries.(The Beatles Anthology was released when I rescued them in 1995). Bettina is here next to me. I have rescued cats and found them homes, including Jada and Raven (also not on the list). My boy from the 1995 rescue was originally nicknamed "Baby Orange", and later named Miggie by my husband. I added another orange male rescue and named him Seamus, and a semi-feral tortie rescue I named Veronica (Ronnie), after the Elvis Costello song. I now have a kitten living on my roof! She's been there for over a month and she has become tame with me, and is about 6 months old and scheduled for a spay. I think she will be Torrey (after the Baltimore Ravens Torrey Smith) or Lotus. I would love to hear feedback on the name for "roof kitty", if anyone cares to comment or send me a message. If she were a he, the name would be Rufus (although she's a brown tabby).
 

Christeen Anderson (422)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:04 pm
Quite interesting. Thanks for sharing.
 

Veronica C. (42)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:09 pm
I expected the trendy names to be more creative.
 

Jodi Ashley (2)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 3:43 am
Lol none of my animals names are on the list (Thank Goddess). None of them are very creative.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:53 am
None of my kitties names are on the list.
 

Penny C. (77)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 6:06 am
We have a Simba (maine,coon) ,a lovely kind cat!
 

John Gregoire (248)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 6:22 am
Not very imaginative!My Phoebe and Cheyenne love their names. ;-)
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 12:45 pm
Thanks
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:36 pm
noted, thanks Cher. cute kitty babies!!
 

Joanne Dixon (34)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 11:37 am
Sorry I forgot this when the post was new, but it's too good to resist. There's a cat (well, a kitten really, but now a big kitten) who has been featured several times on cuteoverload.com whose name is Magilla Glub Glub.
 
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