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GoddessGood
12-01-2008, 12:26 PM
http://drzoolittle.net/celest11.jpg

This lil fella is due to come home with me in early to mid January. His breed is Siberian (like this fella (http://www.idueleocorni.com/links/Gatti/gif/siberian-cat_1.jpg)) so he will be big and fluffy. He looks gray now, but his mom (http://drzoolittle.net/celest1.jpg) is black and white so he should get that dark. He's all gray except for a splash across his nose (which is two colored), a bit of a collar around his neck, a little apron area on his belly, the very tip of his tail, his back two feet and just the toes on his front feet. It looks like he dipped his toes in white paint :D. He will have beautiful hazel/green eyes when he grows up. He's very active and playful as opposed to his bigger brother (that we decided not to take home) who is a skittish but cuddly lump of sleepy fluff.

So my problem is what to name him. My other cat's name is Micah, and I named him after the mineral (which is white like he is) and after a wereleopard character in a book series I like. I thought about naming the new kitten Bruce (after Batman) or Zane (cuz he's zany), but both of these got me horrible frowns when mentioned over the Thanksgiving turkey recently :o.

So I put it to you fine, creative folks. If you had this little kitty for your very own, what would you name him?

mrken
12-01-2008, 12:41 PM
You could do what my friend has done. He has a Frodo and Sam. They also had another cat with a LotR name but he died years ago and I can't remember what it was.

Windrider687
12-01-2008, 02:11 PM
http://drzoolittle.net/celest11.jpg

This lil fella is due to come home with me in early to mid January. His breed is Siberian (like this fella (http://www.idueleocorni.com/links/Gatti/gif/siberian-cat_1.jpg)) so he will be big and fluffy. He looks gray now, but his mom (http://drzoolittle.net/celest1.jpg) is black and white so he should get that dark. He's all gray except for a splash across his nose (which is two colored), a bit of a collar around his neck, a little apron area on his belly, the very tip of his tail, his back two feet and just the toes on his front feet. It looks like he dipped his toes in white paint :D. He will have beautiful hazel/green eyes when he grows up. He's very active and playful as opposed to his bigger brother (that we decided not to take home) who is a skittish but cuddly lump of sleepy fluff.

So my problem is what to name him. My other cat's name is Micah, and I named him after the mineral (which is white like he is) and after a wereleopard character in a book series I like. I thought about naming the new kitten Bruce (after Batman) or Zane (cuz he's zany), but both of these got me horrible frowns when mentioned over the Thanksgiving turkey recently :o.

So I put it to you fine, creative folks. If you had this little kitty for your very own, what would you name him?

I would name him Windrider...not that I'm biased...

...or Dante, or Teyrnon, or...

*Shrugs*

spotlight
12-01-2008, 02:29 PM
I have a way with giving names. My last cat(deceased several years ago)I named Cloudy, Because, as a kit, she looked like a little puffy cloud. As she grew up, she did darken and gray a bit but the nome still fit. Another I called Dancer, because she ran through the house with her claws out and kept getting hug up on the carpet and would flip about until some one rescued her. All my grandchildren, I have even given 'pet' names, usually Indian style. That is, the first thing that came to mind the first time I held them.

As an example, my eldest I call Piglet. She wae only thirty minutes old when my daughter handed her to me. She immediatly went to nuzzeling, looking for something to eat, and grunting when she couldn't find a breast. We men don't generally have those. In her case, at least, she knows and appreciates that pet nome.

The gist is, you probably already have a name for your new cat. Just go ahead and voice it. I could profer one based on your description, but you have seen its persnality.

GoddessGood
12-01-2008, 03:06 PM
Lol, wish I was as good at naming. I've only gotten to spend about a half hour with the little guy and most of that was spent trying to figure out if I wanted him or his big brother. I ended up picking him because his brother was a lot like the cat I already have (cuddly and silly). He was something new and different and he just seemed so excited about everything and adventurous. I thought he might bring some more laughter to the house :).

Grumpy Old Man
12-01-2008, 05:56 PM
Joda, pronounced Yoda just to be different.

Total Nerd v2.135 (final)
12-01-2008, 06:41 PM
http://www.rinkworks.com/namegen/

is helpful

spotlight
12-01-2008, 07:25 PM
Well, there you go. That's the name you should give the rascal. Look up 'excited' in the French, or since he's Siberian try Russian or Georgian.

Your own description of the little fellow's disposition.

Etarnon
12-01-2008, 08:22 PM
Moss
Tundra
Monet

Grimwell
12-01-2008, 10:24 PM
He was something new and different and he just seemed so excited about everything and adventurous. I thought he might bring some more laughter to the house :).

Indy (adventure)
Monty (Python, laughter)
Sprocket (when I saw the photo it came to mind)
Tesla (electric/excitement)
Stalin (Russian after all)
Paul (-ehedron, games are funny and exciting adventure)
Hugh (so people think you call him "You" ;p)

GoddessGood
12-02-2008, 01:00 PM
The problem with russian or other foreign language translations is that they're generally not easily pronounceable. I went through that rigamarole with naming Micah. The closest I got to a Russian name was Billy, because "snow" or "white" or "ghost" (I can't remember which) sounded like the name Billy (bielihy, or something).

Indy and Tesla are awesome :lol:.

spotlight
12-02-2008, 01:44 PM
Exact pronunciations are notoriously difficult and always translations give trouble. The idea is that the animal resonds to it and when friends ask why you call your cat Billy, you get to wow them with your insight.

nijineko
12-02-2008, 02:16 PM
if you would like to continue the mineral theme, you could go with marble, quartz, or feldspar. marble might be appropriate considering how they roll around and turn up in all sorts of odd places, not to mention the nicely gradated coloring.

GoddessGood
12-02-2008, 03:32 PM
Hmmm, black minerals ... Jasper, Onyx, Jet, Gabbro (http://www.mineralminers.com/html/gabsphs.stm), Obsidian? Marble sounds a little weird for a cat name ...

Marbles? Marbles! Where did my Marbles go? :lol:

Webhead
12-02-2008, 04:02 PM
Were I ever to come into the possession of a male cat, there is only one name that I would consider giving him:

Mister (a la the Dresden Files novels)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Dresden_Files_characters#Mister

My two cat nips...

cplmac
12-03-2008, 10:17 AM
I know it's not too original, but going with your physical description.

Splash.

Total Nerd v2.135 (final)
12-03-2008, 10:33 AM
since its a russian blue

you could name it: пушистый кот киски

GoddessGood
12-03-2008, 11:08 AM
Fluffy cat what?

киски doesn't translate ...

Edit: Also, he's a Siberian (http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/siberian.html), not a Russian Blue (http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/russian.html)

boulet
12-03-2008, 04:42 PM
With the long fur he's got, I expect him to attract dust bunnies and lint. So maybe Dusty ?

nijineko
12-03-2008, 04:48 PM
i've had a russain forest blue before. or rather my step-dad did. the cat was literally older than i was. i was 20 at the time, the cat was 21 (yes, in human years.) he called the kitty bart, i tagged him as bartholomew. he was such a splendidly handsome cat, long silky black fur tipped with the faintest of greys. he would disappear into a shadow if he closed his eyes.

and he could jump 6'+ straight up with nothing more than a wiggle of his tail. we had some furniture that was about 6'3" or so, and he would walk up next to it, and leap straight up into the air, stepping onto the top of it as if he had merely stepped from one level surface to another.

may i suggest a fine japanese name? makurokurosuke! i can even tell you where it's from if you don't already happen to know.

GoddessGood
12-03-2008, 07:36 PM
Not a clue, but a japanese name could be fun :) At one point I looked up the Japanese word for tank so I could start calling my old '84 buick that, but I couldn't pronounce that reliably, either. :redface:

I researched names of famous ship's cats today. I thought of using Churchill or Trim, as both had similar descriptions to my new kitty.

Windrider687
12-03-2008, 11:31 PM
You could also see if you could get an endorsement by a large company to name your kitten after one of their products! :p

Total Nerd v2.135 (final)
12-03-2008, 11:34 PM
Fluffy cat what?

киски doesn't translate ...

Edit: Also, he's a Siberian (http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/siberian.html), not a Russian Blue (http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/russian.html)

hmm i have no idea, I was fooling around with BabelFish;)

You are correct! Siberian she be!

nijineko
12-05-2008, 02:28 PM
Not a clue, but a japanese name could be fun :) At one point I looked up the Japanese word for tank so I could start calling my old '84 buick that, but I couldn't pronounce that reliably, either. :redface:

I researched names of famous ship's cats today. I thought of using Churchill or Trim, as both had similar descriptions to my new kitty.

i will happily help you with any pronunciation issues you may have with japanese. i have taught both english as a second language, and japanese to english speakers. ask away. =D

GoddessGood
12-05-2008, 05:25 PM
Out of curiousity, what would the Japanese word for "cell" be? The usage is the same as for "splinter cell", meaning the group of people rather than the biological unit.

Windrider687
12-05-2008, 09:26 PM
i will happily help you with any pronunciation issues you may have with japanese. i have taught both english as a second language, and japanese to english speakers. ask away. =D

lol I need someone who can teach Japanese to a Japanese person.

*looks down embarassed* :p

Grimwell
12-07-2008, 12:36 PM
So... unless I can't read worth a hoot... we are waiting to hear the answer!

GoddessGood
12-08-2008, 09:40 AM
So far: Tesla, Trim (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trim_(cat)) and Gabbro are at the top of the list. We'll have one picked soon, but things are a little hectic with work and family coming to visit.

Thanks for all the suggestions :D:D

Grimwell
12-09-2008, 12:19 AM
Thanks for the update. :)

Anvalin
12-10-2008, 02:36 AM
How about Lunch? Or Kung Pow Chicken. Maybe Beef Pepper Stir Fry.

Or Kawaii if you want something japanese. Means "really cute".

GoddessGood
12-10-2008, 08:58 AM
Haha. I think the other male in my life (of the more human, less fluffy variety) might seriously reconsider his living arrangements if I called the kitten Kawaii :) The hard part has been trying to get him involved in the naming process as this kitty is intended to be "his" cat as much as Micah is "mine" (as much as any cat belongs to any human).

boulet
12-10-2008, 09:06 AM
You got it wrong guys. The cats own you, you're their pets, their henchmen. That's the basic of feline psychology. Once you recognize your inherent inferiority then maybe they'll give you a bit of freedom and consideration.

Webhead
12-10-2008, 09:28 AM
You got it wrong guys. The cats own you, you're their pets, their henchmen. That's the basic of feline psychology. Once you recognize your inherent inferiority then maybe they'll give you a bit of freedom and consideration.

One reason I don't have any cats. A friend of mine has two of his own and its debatable who is truly in charge of the household. I don't need that kind of pretentiousness, thank you. ;)

boulet
12-10-2008, 10:36 AM
I just wanted to add : I love cats. We have two at home and I find that everything considered they're the only pets I could tolerate. Still I love to play with their ego :D

Webhead
12-10-2008, 11:01 AM
I just wanted to add : I love cats. We have two at home and I find that everything considered they're the only pets I could tolerate. Still I love to play with their ego :D

I have no problem with cats...as long as they are in someone else's house. I will pet them and play with them and generally enjoy them (when they permit it) but feel thankful that I don't have to take them home. :)

GoddessGood
12-10-2008, 11:09 AM
I have no problem with cats...as long as they are in someone else's house. I will pet them and play with them and generally enjoy them (when they permit it) but feel thankful that I don't have to take them home. :)
I know people who speak of feeling (generally) the same way about children :lol: ... y'know ... sans the petting part.

Webhead
12-10-2008, 11:20 AM
I know people who speak of feeling (generally) the same way about children :lol: ... y'know ... sans the petting part.

Exactly. Just deal with the fun moments and leave the rest to somebody else! :cool:

GoddessGood
12-12-2008, 09:24 AM
Here's the little guy in action

What is this feathery thing? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULxem7ogviA)
Attack! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY4p_LlJrDc&NR=1)

nijineko
12-15-2008, 03:01 PM
lol I need someone who can teach Japanese to a Japanese person.

*looks down embarassed* :p

actually, i've done that too. more in the nature of corrections, for the most part. but, if japanese is not your first language, or is no longer such, then you would fall into the "learning japanese" catagory. ^^
--- Merged from Double Post ---

Out of curiousity, what would the Japanese word for "cell" be? The usage is the same as for "splinter cell", meaning the group of people rather than the biological unit.

probably "kai", which actually means meeting in this case. i'll have to research it more. ^^

GoddessGood
01-27-2009, 11:37 AM
So I present to you little Nikolai (Niko for short), the Chaos Demon of Canterbury Court!

http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=79&pictureid=637
http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=79&pictureid=638
http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=79&pictureid=636

akela122301
01-27-2009, 11:53 AM
http://drzoolittle.net/celest11.jpg

This lil fella is due to come home with me in early to mid January. His breed is Siberian (like this fella (http://www.idueleocorni.com/links/Gatti/gif/siberian-cat_1.jpg)) so he will be big and fluffy. He looks gray now, but his mom (http://drzoolittle.net/celest1.jpg) is black and white so he should get that dark. He's all gray except for a splash across his nose (which is two colored), a bit of a collar around his neck, a little apron area on his belly, the very tip of his tail, his back two feet and just the toes on his front feet. It looks like he dipped his toes in white paint :D. He will have beautiful hazel/green eyes when he grows up. He's very active and playful as opposed to his bigger brother (that we decided not to take home) who is a skittish but cuddly lump of sleepy fluff.

So my problem is what to name him. My other cat's name is Micah, and I named him after the mineral (which is white like he is) and after a wereleopard character in a book series I like. I thought about naming the new kitten Bruce (after Batman) or Zane (cuz he's zany), but both of these got me horrible frowns when mentioned over the Thanksgiving turkey recently :o.

So I put it to you fine, creative folks. If you had this little kitty for your very own, what would you name him?
He looks like a little stormcloud. Maybe Tempest?
On another note, my folks have a cat named after another character in that same series: Asher.

nijineko
01-27-2009, 05:17 PM
interestingly enough, in japanese, niko is the sound ones cheek makes when crinkling, so a niko-niko is a smile. so he's half a smile? ^^

spotlight
01-28-2009, 04:52 PM
I must say, that is one gorgeous cat. Niko is probably a great name. If you ever get some offspring from this thing, let me know. I am soon to be in the market for a new companion.

GoddessGood
01-28-2009, 04:58 PM
Half smile, eh? Yeah, that sounds pretty appropriate for the little guy :). He's due to be fixed when he turns 6 months, sorry. I already have three males in the house two feline, one ... linux-inclined (haha, bad pun). Only one of them can be the alpha male ;).

nijineko
01-28-2009, 06:20 PM
one hopes that the alpha is not... ah, fixed? ^^