Sunday, May 13

Meet my new kitten

this is my new kitten

He/she does not have a name yet, as he/she has only been in this world since April 20 and therefore does not have an easily identifiable gender.

Therefore, the floor is open for names -- unisex names obviously being the easiest and most egalitarian to choose at this point -- but I will certainly pass along the gender once it's identified (the entire world's axis rotation depending on a gender ID, yeesh) so that we can name this little cutie before I bring him/her home around June 1.

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Blogger Aunt B said...

Is the cat all orange? Because I just learned the most awesome thing, that like 99.9% of completely orange cats are boys. So, if he's all orange, he's probably a boy. But if he's got some white, he could be a she.

Anyway, I think you should name him Alton Brown.

Mon May 14, 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Lesley said...

Second what B said. You have a big ol' boy cat on your hands. I've never seen a ginger tabby that wasn't male. But my experience has been that males are more affectionate than females (this is not scientific, of course). I love my boy, Eddie. Given that my cat's name is Eddie, I will not suggest an equally shitty name for your cat. I'll spare you.

Mon May 14, 08:08:00 AM  
Blogger TVonthefritz said...

I want a kitty. We just have a three-year-old homeless cat who leaves human-size turds all over the apartment.

Mon May 14, 08:22:00 AM  
Blogger theogeo said...

I didn't know that about orange cats. Yep, he seems to be all orange, so I bet he's a boy. My dad's preliminary peek between the legs seems to confirm as much. He's a gender diviner.

In that case, Alton Brown is too cute!

Ha, Lesley. I don't think Eddie is a shitty name for a cat! You're talking to someone who named every cat she ever had "Tigger."

Fritz, we've got two more my parents are itching to get rid of. I can box one up and send it to you, free of charge. :)

Mon May 14, 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Busy Mom said...

Sonny (you can always change it to "Sunny")

Mon May 14, 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Coco said...

I've always wanted to name an orange boy kitty Sherbert. You could call him Bert for short.

My parents have a girl orange kitty. Her name is Tang.

Mon May 14, 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Grace the Heart Breaker said...

How about Moo?

Mon May 14, 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

Love the "Sherbert" idea. Amber might be nice if its a girl

Mon May 14, 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Just to be contrarian, I have two cats that look like that, and both are girls. Orange boys are apparently much more common, but it's not a guarantee. I found that out after I named the second one "Charlie." What a cutie, though!

Mon May 14, 05:26:00 PM  
Blogger sarah saint said...

Cute! He looks like Lebowski, who I had to get rid of when I moved to Corinth. *sniffle*

I usually pluck names from favorite books or movies. You remember my cousin Megan? She has a black cat named Devil Bird, so named because it looked like a tiny bat when she first brought it home. I can't tell you how funny it is when her little boy calls him. This sweet, toddler voice, saying "Devil Bird".

Tue May 15, 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

Those are all excellent suggestions. Thanks, y'all!

Wed May 16, 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger theogeo said...

Also, "Devil Bird." Heh.

Wed May 16, 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Lighthouse Pilot said...

I'm in no position to name cats...not when two of mine are "Stinkly" and "Frizzly". I can offer this, however. A good cat name rolls effortlessly off the tongue when you yell it at them for doing something bad...which is an inevitability.

Thu May 17, 03:43:00 AM  
Blogger theogeo said...

Oooh, that's good advice. In that case, I might have to go with "PIGFUCKER!!"

Thu May 17, 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger mike said...

I have a female orange tabby. It's true about their rarity. And she's plenty affectionate, too.

Don't be in a hurry to name him. Let his personality show itself and let his adventures begin. Usually something will happen and a name will suggest itself.

Bear in mind, though, this is from a guy who has had cats named: Wildman, Dirtbox, Mom, Princess Grace, Sprung, Sir Richard Francis Burton, Black Diamond, Petey Wheatstraw, Gigantor and now Bennie. :-)

Thu May 17, 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger Lighthouse Pilot said...

Petey in The Devil's son-in-law?!

Sat May 19, 12:02:00 AM  

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