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Naming a cat...


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The woman just picked up a siamese/burmese cross. I get to name it....

I'm thinking one of the following:
  • crackhead (I don't think the woman would appreciate this one)
  • sketch
  • smokey
  • funk

and I'm running out of ideas... anybody got any suggestions?
Alex D. from TRIBE on Utility Room


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Sketch is a great cat name... In fact:


this is sketch, she was our first cat together.

now we have havoc and tie as well.

there have been tons of naming threads - with lots of great ideas.

i've always liked mayhem or chaos though.


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The Naming of Cats
TS Eliot

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.
But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover--
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.

we named one of ours Asperagus (Gus) after the theatre cat.
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hahaha!!! thanks for the suggestions :p

This one is class: "Goddamnmotherfuckingsonofabitch"

hmmmmm, thinking I'm gonna go with sketch... or fucknut. But if the cat goes missing it'll be kind of wierd to call its name in public.
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i find it's good to get to know the cat first and then name it based on personality

sketch - drop kicked a friend who exclaimed "that cat is SKETCH"

havoc - spread toilet paper over the whole house at 6 weeks - wreaking havoc

tie - tuxedo cat - black tie, also fights larger cats - tie domi

all took a couple of days.
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