How to Name Your Cat – Picking an Awesome Cat Name
by Kyle Larson
You just got a super cute, cuddly ball of fur. Now the big question is, what on earth are you going to name it?? You’ll be saying its name over and over again for the next 10, 15, even 20 years, so it’s not a decision you want to take lightly. Here are tips on how to name your cat:
- What does the cat look like?
To find a cat name that fits your furball perfectly, first give it a look over and check for distinguishing physical traits. Is its color vivid white and names like Snowball or Angel would be a great fit? Or does it have smaller than normal paws and you could give it a cute cat name like Little Paws?
- Observe their personality
Take time to quietly observe your cat and get a read on its personality. This makes a huge difference. If it’s a fun, goofy cat, playful names like Mr. Bigglesworth work well. If the cat is aloof and particular, a name like Buffy or Alexia would be better options.
- Keep a list of cool cat names
Start a running log of cat names you like. Inspiration is everywhere – characters on TV, your favorite hobbies, places you visit, even kids names you overhear in the grocery store. Keep are ear out for interesting names that appeal to you and don’t forget to write them down.
- Scour the web
It goes without saying but the internet is full of amazing resources to help you find the perfect cat name. Simply Google cat names and you’ll find thousands of options. Or go to Pinterest and start pinning away.All this can be overwhelming, however, so you may want to turn to an online cat name generator to streamline the process. Find Cat Names allows you to search cat names by style, like cute, elegant, sporty or classic, or by theme such as movies, book, music, mythical or historic.
- Say it out loud
As mentioned before, you’ll be saying this name a lot for many years to come. To make sure it works, say the name out loud over and over again, in different tones, i.e. a happy voice, a stern voice is the cat has done something wrong and so on. A name that sounds good on paper doesn’t necessarily translate to one that’ll work in real life.
- Run it by others in the house
You definitely don’t have to get approval on the name from all your family and friends. It’s up to you what cat name you pick. But, it is good to run it by others in your household like a significant other and/or kids. They’ll have to frequently use the name, so it’s good to get their buy in.
There’s no right or wrong way to go about finding cat names, but these tips will help make the process a little easier. Congratulations on your new addition and good luck with your cat name search!