Cat names can and do cover the gambit of possibilities. Every cat owner in the world will insist that their cats name
is the most unique and representative of their cats' personality. The fact of the matter is the names that we give our
pets are not as unique as we would like them to be. Even the most unique sounding names like "Sheba" or "Jinks" are
actually used widely around the globe. It can be a difficult task thinking of a truly unique cat name.
Not so fast
Although everybody will claim to be an expert about which names mean what, and which names should be used for a certain
breed; the ultimate decision of a cats name solely depends upon the cats' owner. A cats name should be something that grows
on people. Taking a few days or weeks to figure out what works for the personality at hand is a wise way to go. Cat names
for a particular characteristic need time to percolate and develop as the cat does. It may be easy to name a black cat
"midnight", but what if it develops a liking for fish, or is constantly getting into trouble. The point being, it might be
a good idea to wait a few days before making a final decision on your cats' name. You might find inspired for a cat name by
watching your cats' actions, rather than just going off of what color it is.
Many pet owners take the easy way out and readily admit that they have little or no creativity when it comes to name choosing.
To this end we tend to fall back on popular culture for name ideas. The names "Felix" and "Garfield" usually comes to mind in
these cases. There is however a better solution for coming up with good cat names. The internet can be a powerful tool when
thinking of and looking for cat name ideas. Try searching under "Egyptian gods" for cool sounding cat names.
Bow to the Egyptians
Ancient Egyptians had a God for just about any particular aspect of daily life that could be imagined. Cat names in Egyptian
terms are a great way to showcase your cat as well as your superior understanding of ancient Egypt. People do tend to live
vicariously through their pets, so sophisticated names in this regard are great help.
Human names are a main source of cat names, but care should be given when exploring this avenue. Using a persons' name that has
recently passed or one that is currently living, may not be such a wise idea. You may think of this as a remembrance, but others
in the family may have other thoughts on the matter. Using general names in this area is a better way to go.
A safer way to think about a cats name is to take a physical characteristic of the cat and use that. Use the actual cats' appearance
as your inspiration. If the cat is skinny, fat, or fur less, let that be a starting point for choosing a name. For a fluffy White
cat you may use a cat name such as "Fluffy" or "Snowball". It may sound may a bit clich? but if the name fits use it.
If the owner happens to follow the cat showing circuit there may be a desire to name the cat after a current or past champion.
There may be issues if the owner happens to be showing their cat, as this may appear a bit tacky and cause problems, but if they
are just a casual observer that follows the goings-on then by all means. Again, living vicariously through another is something
that all humans do and since most people treat their cats like a person why not?
In the end
Cat names are generally more a reflection of the person naming the cat, rather than a reflection of the cat itself. Even if the name
happens to suite the cat, it is likely that the name has more to do with the wants and desires of the owner. Cat names can define the
cat but also can define who the owner is and would like to be.