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How to Name Your Cat

You've finally got that cute new kitten! But what to name the animal? You don't have to settle for 'Fluffy'. Read these steps and tips and give your cat a name that you both will love!

Steps

  1. Determine the cat's gender.You don't want to name your cat Princess and later discover it's a boy. Determining the gender of a newborn cat can be challenging, regardless of where you acquired the kitten. The best way to do so is by judging the relative distance between the anus and the urinary tract opening.
  2. Look at the cat's markings.If there is a black splotch surrounding their eye, consider a name like Pirate. If your cat is completely black except for her white paws, consider the traditional but cute name, "Boots".
  3. Pick a name that suits the cat's personality.If the cat is always hiding, maybe he could be "Bashful". Or if your kitten has a weird habit of crying during thunderstorms, but only when lightning crashes, you could call him/her "Lightning".
  4. Consider a historical, mythological, fictional or famous name.There are many interesting and unique names available in these categories.
  5. Make a list of possible names.Once you've found one that you like best, stick to it to avoid confusion.
  6. Reinforce your choice.Pet and spend time with the cat while saying its name over and over.

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  • Question
    What do I name my cat if I don't know its gender?
    wikiHow Contributor
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    Pick a name that is okay for both genders, like Alex or Sam. I personally don't care about my cats' genders, I have a boy cat with a girl's name.
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  • Question
    My cat is scared of me. What can I do?
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    Some cats are naturally anxious and timid, and it will take effort and patience from you to overcome this. Think about how big you are in relation to the size of the cat. The only way you can stop her from being scared is to just sit down on the floor and talk to her. It doesn't matter what you say -- you could read a book out loud. Do this until she is comfortable with you.
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  • Question
    My cat already has a name from a previous owner. Can I rename him?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can, but it will take a while for him/her to adapt to his/her new name.
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  • Question
    What if the cats still don't know their names?
    Community Answer
    It takes time for a cat to adapt to its new name. Keep calling it by the same name. If you have the cat in your lap, practice calling its name; for example, "That's such a good boy LEO" or "Good girl MARY." Emphasize the name.
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  • Question
    What can I do if my family can't agree on a name?
    Community Answer
    Look at a random generator. You tell your family you have four passes, then you HAVE to agree on one name.
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  • Question
    What if my cat doesn't like its name?
    Jessica Whitmire
    Community Answer
    Your cat will not have a preference to what name you give it. As long as you like it, that's all that matters.
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  • Question
    Should I adopt a cat or buy a cat? Also, is this a ragdoll?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You should adopt; so many cats are sitting in cages, waiting for homes. I believe the cat in the article is a Siamese.
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  • Question
    What do I do if I don't have a cat?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can adopt a cat from a local shelter.
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  • Question
    What should I name my ginger cat?
    SunPuppy
    Community Answer
    These names might suit your cat: Ginger, Apricot, Autumn, Butterscotch, Clementine, Daphne, Lantana, Honey, Kumquat, Marmalade, Nectarine, Nutmeg, Tabby, Persimmon, Saffron, Sherbet, Sunny, Tangerine, Marigold, Coral, Cayenne.
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  • A different way to name your furry friend is to get word from other languages, then change the way they sound. I named my cat Karena, which I got from Kirena, the Japanese word for beautiful. Just go to google translate, and try out some words. Note that some words have alternate translations.
  • Try to choose a name that starts with an ear-catching, recognizable sound, rather than a vowel. This makes it easier for the cat to pick out his/her name among the "blah-blah-blah" of human speech. A cat called Uhura might take much longer to recognize her name as referring to her than any other cat would, and might not start responding to it right away.
  • If you're getting two cats at the same time, don't name them "Pretty" and "Litty". As cute as that may seem at first, it will be confusing for: (1) your cats. They won't know who they are! (2) Your family. When you say "Please let Litty outside", your daughter might end up letting Pretty out! (3) Yourself. You will mix your cats up. So end the confusion, and name them different names that don't sound related to each other.
  • Cats respond better to names with a long "ee-e" sound, so it may be a good idea to name your cat "Spunky" instead of "Whiskers".
  • If you've lost all hope, and it's a boy's name you need, call it Felix! Felix means "lucky" in Latin, so maybe some luck will rub off on him.
  • Ask friends, family, or even neighbors for a name! Body markings are also a good way to name a cat.
  • Try to give your cat a name with two or three syllables, because you will, believe it or not, end up shortening your kitty's name. If you name him "Sandwich", youwillstart calling him "San", and that's not a great name.
  • If your cat already had a name when you got it, continue using it.
  • If you're set on finding a unique name, try searching through the following website: , which is filled with uncommon and common names from all different cultures. Granted, some of these names will be more cat-like than others, but keep looking because eventually you will find one.
  • Avoid giving your cat a 'people name.' If you're hanging out with Sam, and you call your cat, who will know who you're talking to if your cat's name is Sam? If you insist on a name that people use, make it an unusual and uncommon name, like Tabitha.
  • Think about names you would have used to name your kids when you grow up. Maybe you could use them because the cat would kind of seem like your child.
  • If the cat you're getting already has a name but you want to change it, try calling it both names for a few weeks. For example, if its name is Boots and you want to name it Midnight, you could call it Boots-Midnight until it gets used to being called Midnight.

Warnings

  • Don't change its name too often. Alfie to Smudge is fine, but Massie to Midnight to Sooty to Spooky! The poor puss!
  • Before you even name your cat, make sure he or she comes from a reliable source with a well-established medical history. This includes knowing about any past illnesses and medications.





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