Name this cat!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Okay, so in honor of the fact that I've FINALLY determined what to send to the last contest winner from, um, a year ago, I'm hosting a new contest. But before I get to the details, Robin, if you're reading, send me your new address and I'll get your prizes shipped out asap. I'm SO sorry that I'm such a jerk. If it makes you feel better, Slappy guilt trips me about it all. the. time.

Onto the contest. Today, Slappy and I adopted a new kitten. We can't pick him up until Sunday because of some new rules that state that shelter kitties need to be spayed/neutered (or as they said, "altered") before they can be adopted, so the new kitty will be having that done this weekend.

Before you can choose names, you need to know a few things. First of all, this is not our first cat. We have one already, a beautiful and amazingly obese cat named Karma. See for yourself...

When she was a tiny baby kitten (1.25lbs to be exact)
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A little larger (and less appropriate...)
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And now. Um, a little bigger-ish. Yes, she's on a diet, no we're not over feeding her. No I absolutely do not want cat diet advice, that's what my MIL is bugging the bejeezus out of me useful for.
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So, we have this new little guy...
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He's SO sweet and cuddly, but he is without a name. Slappy had come up with the most adorable plan for the new kitty. He suggested that we get a female and call her Annie. As in Annie Versary. I know. But, we ended up with a boy and while we could do Andy, I just don't like it as much.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help us find a name for this critter. We do not want to match his name to Karma's, so scratch Nirvana, Moksha and Shiva off your list now. We also want to differ from the standard names like Smokey and Buster. But other than that, it's up to your creativity. If, by chance, we come up with the name ourselves, we'll give the prize to our favorite entry.

Speaking of prizes, what are you playing for? Well, after unloading my kitchen, I came across my favorite non-registry gift from our wedding. It was thoughtful and fun and will probably be among all the wedding gifts I give from now on. I believe mine are from Williams Sonoma, but they don't sell them online, so the winners (and Robin!) will be receiving 2 of these Cup-A-Cake Cupcake Takers!

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You can pick your colors and everything!

So, go forth, think about it and then leave your suggestions in the comments. We can't wait to sift through them and hopefully find a name for our kitten, who, for now is going by his sorcerer's name: He-who-must-be-named.

(The contest will go until Saturday at 12:01 am, please only leave names on this post. Comment with as many or few as you want, and make sure that you identify yourself somehow, even if you're commenting anonymously, so as to prevent my husband from cheating again. Because the pull of being ethical isn't enough.)

52 comments:

moosh in indy. said...

smuckers
crash test
oliver
chester
disco
banyan

anita said...

dude, either sutra or ghia...to go with karma

Dysfunction Junction: said...

steve (and yes, it needs to be lowercase). Done and done...send me my cupcake holders ;)

SSB said...

BUSTER2.

the queen said...

Oh, damn. Anita got Ghia, so you'd have Karma n' Ghia.

Karma must have been neutered too early - my vet has a cat like that, and bla,es the early neuter.

ssb said...

More seriously...
Zephyr
Aeolus
Pixel
Griffon
Daniel (Striped Tiger)
Cajun
Boudreaux
Upperline
Schrödinger
Helium
Abel
Simeon
Kenji
Tule

Amber Rae Paulson said...

His name is OBVIOUSLY Moose.

Ashley said...

Yogi
Pippin
Oscar/Ozzie
Nero
Cosmo
Gizmo
Arnold
Allister
Rocky
Newt
Slappy Jr.

Lynn said...

Never good at names so will let someone else win. I'm better at being close to a number...but there aren't any numbers on here, are there?
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Els said...

It's gotta be Hassle!

Els from Amsterdam
eavdveen@planet.nl

Lanny said...

Eh, I know you said no matchy-matchy, but I'd totally do Kismet. Karma and Kismet. :)

And if not, he'd be Gumbo. Or Beignet.

Louise said...

Mister Pants.

(if you or Slappy have never watched Home Movies, you probably think I'm mental: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBXEmyQmj44)

Anonymous said...

Clyde or Ernest or Nubby

Jodi

Mrs. Apron said...

Nestor
Gorpeltz
Otto
Chester
Henry
Farfel
Cecil
Seymour
Odysseus
Grog
Azrael

Five Small Meals said...

Gatsby
Chairman Meow (like Mao -- can't take credit for that one, as we had a cat named that in college)
Magnus
Gus
Dante
Zephyr
Walter
Watson
Winston
Gizmo
Omar

Daisy Duke said...

Entry numero uno:

Tom

(As in tomcat! Don't mock, I only had one cat in my life and I named him Tom. Then we found out I was severly allergic.)

Entry numero dos:

Ali

(As in alleycat! Muahahaha.)

Entry numero tres:

Nanu

(As in La Crepe Nanu, your favorite neighborhood resturant in NOLA)

And finally, I submit:

Charles / Charlie

(As in St. Charles Avenue)

Even though I know you won't pick me becuase we are blog BFF and the whole blog-o-sphere will call no-fair due to the favoritism.

Or perhaps we are not that significant. I'll consider that as an option.

PS,

Tell Dr. Slappy I wanted to suggest Sara as in Sara Roll from Kyoto but I realize it is too feminine. Sniff sniff.

Kay said...

Gizmo or Gadget-We have both!

columbiacitygirl said...

toonces

Like toonces the driving cat.

I've been a lurker for a while, but will come out for a good cat-naming contest.....

Breane said...

I like the names Moose and Gumbo!

I suggest:
Ezra
Xypher
Talon
Professer John Q. Snugglebum
Poopsie
Cracker Jack
Schwarma or Hommous(I'm craving greek food)
The Honarable Judge Sassypants

or...

Stan

Breane said...

Or maybe... since the kitty is a romantic gesture: Romeo?

Or Woodchuck. Whichever you prefer.

just me said...

Komeer, as in Come here.
Puppy
Bam Bam

I Have a dog named Rooster, and had a turtle named Dawg. I think its fun to name them by other animals.

Sue G said...

How about going ethnic?

Farfel
Knaidel
Kugel
Matzo Ball
Shalom
Kasha
Brisket
Kishke
Knish
Kreplach
Schmaltz

Okay, all this is doing is making me hungry.

How about my stuffed animals' names from my childhood:

Rufus
Buckwheat
Manchester
Tigger

Slappy said...

In case people feelings get hurt, here are a couple explanations for non-winning entries/
Beignet: That is actually one of like the five names my mother's dog has, so that makes it a definite no-no.
Poopsie: Likewise, my mother's other dog (actually my grandma's) is named poope (pronounced poop-ay), so that's another no.
Tom is a relative's name, so no luck there.
Moose is awesome, but I would wait until I got simultaneous cats so I could name them Moose and Squirrel, nicknamed Boris and Natasha.
Sara is an ex's name, so I don't think that would fly.
And finally, I had a cat named Romeo who died a couple years ago. We got another cat while he was alive and wanted to name him Juliet, but it was a he and he was orange, so he was Julius, and in Orange Julius. We also couldn't remember who were the Montagues and who were the Capulets, so it was Orange Julius Montague Capulet my last name. We are nothing if not wordy.

Winner said...

Lafcadio, as in, the lion who shot back.
http://www.amazon.com/Lafcadio-Lion-Who-Shot-Back/dp/0060256753

Anonymous said...

Carlos
Diego
Harry
Jasper
Phred
Victor

Carleen said...

Since grey is called blue in the world of cat shows, I'd go with BLUE(S) as my first choice.

BUT

Someone else suggested GUMBO, and I think that's a delightful name! :) Even though he's not red, CRAWDAD might work, too.

Kristine said...

I'm seriously voting for either Professer John Q. Snugglebum
or
The Honarable Judge Sassypants

You really can't have too many names for a cat.

And he's cute, but Lord Thorazine the Pudtastic beats him hands down. Sorry. :)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I am terrible at naming anything but the cat looks like a Snickers to me.

Can I mention my raffle while I'm over here? There are over 25 prize packages to win and the prizes are amazing!!

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Thanks!

Breane said...

Since a couple of my names got shot down, I want to suggest replacements.

Earl (as in My Name is Earl, ie the Karma guy)

Greg (as in Karma and Greg, as sad play on Dharma and Greg)

Or how about a Mafia name? My cats have them:

Bubba Big Head
and
Tommy Two Chins

Breane said...

Also, your lesson for the day, Juliet was a Capulet and Romeo was a Montague. I don't think I would like the name Juliet Capulet. Too rhymey

Becs said...

Chameleon. So obvious.

ssb said...

The boy says I should tell you that Asha is taken. (We think were naming the once-and-future puppy Asha. ;) I didn't figure this would be a problem.

While I'm commenting, I'll throw in Mouse, Maui, Aloha, and Yat (or Yatcat or Yatty Cat).

Boy suggests Pumpernickle.

I love Gumbo and Professor Snugglebun!

CatMominPhilly said...

Ronnie....in honor of all the "irony" in your life...get it...I-rony....ronnie.

Miss Two said...

Nilo

Qitta (arabic) (like KIT-tah)

Nube (spanish for cloud, NEW-beh)

Juba, because, well, I dunno, I like it

ooooorrrr... FELIX.

Overflowing Brain said...

I know you'll all be shocked to know that the suggestion from "Winner" was my husband.

Ignore it. It's now permanently stricken from the list of possible names.

Lisa said...

We give all our cats NOLA related names:
Gumbo
VooDoo
Dixie
Jax
Smitty (he's one of the Lucky Dog venders)
Pursy (A Love Song for Bobby Long)

some other suggestions
Jackson
Louie
Bourbon
Calliope
Muses
Rex
Zulu
Grits
Petunia
Stella
Stanley
Napoleon
Sazarac
Iggy/Ignatious

Susie said...

Beau
Merlin
Kale
Albert (Alby nickname)
Mator (from cars)
Fred

Amber Rae Paulson said...

In lieu of "Moose" (which if you dont pick you will rue forever), I choose "Milo". Also good is "Pemberton".

Amber Rae Paulson said...

Also-
StayPuft.

Jackietex said...

Steve
Kevin
Tito

Ashley said...

To add to my previous list...
I also like Cujo and Kimble

April said...

Shipwreck :)

Sharon said...

I don't want cup cake holders.

My suggestions is Vinny.

I just wanted to let you know that I just have a thing for pudgy cats. Not in a creepy way. karma is awesome.

Breane said...

Schlobberschnot

Breane said...

...As a name, not like an insult. Just wanted to clarify

Breane said...

Oh and in case you are seriously considering The Honorable Judge Sassypants, I wanted to make sure you knew his full name The Honorable Judge Dudley Hammond Sassypants IV.

Maura said...

I'm going to go with Oddball. For whatever reason, that's what came to mind while I was looking at his picture.

Nothing like a sweet new kitty! :-)

stacey said...

Fido.
Fais Do.
Jaque.
Dante.

Jen said...

My husband and I have a cat named Surischi (named after a character a friend of ours created for a Star Wars tabletop role-playing game - we're nerds!). However, I usually call her by little funny pet names.

Therefore, I submit to you:
Muffin
Kittypants

But, really, I like The Honorable Judge Dudley Hammond Sassypants IV.

P.S. - Karma is so freaking cute! As is your yet-to-be-named kitty! I love kitties!!!

Eva Marie said...

Well...hmmm..

Karma is a very happy looking kitty and I have a feeling the new little guy will cause a catattitude frenzy - I also just recently added a new kitten to the mix in my home - and it's hysterical to watch the others get bent out of shape at the new little life.

A few names I thought of came after seeing Karma...so...

Karma's....

Revenge
Shadow
Keeper

KY said...

Einstein,
Freud,
Newton
Science names are hilarious for animals.

or LAST but not least,

wolverine!

robin said...

I'm here, I'm here! Despite a move across the country, I'm still stalking you in the blogging world. E-mail with my contact info forthcoming.

Though I'm sure Slappy will find something new to guilt trip you about :)