Friday, August 05, 2011

This is NOT, I repeat, NOT, a "name-the-cat" contest

... However, I would ask that you pick one of the following:

1. Linus

2. Scooter

3. Curious George

4. Turtle

Just pick the one that's calling to you, okay? And leave your choices in the comments. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

3. Curious George

Don't know why.

~~Silk said...

I choose "Scooter", not because I like it, but because it's the only one with sharp consonants. ("Turtle" is also sharp, but said quickly will come out sounding like "Turd", which is unpleasant.)

It's my opinion that an animal's name should have sharp popping sounds to make it easier for the beasty to distinguish it from all the other things his/her human says. It should also be easy for the human to yell out the back door.

Zella said...

S C O O T E R, absolutely !

~~Silk said...

I've found that my beasties, feline and canine, pretty much name themselves after we'd been together a while. I don't like the name Jasper at all, but when I first got him, when I was holding and talking to him, that name kept popping up in my mind, as if he were telepathically sending it, and when I finally used it, it was obvious he approved and responded to it immediately. No teaching required.

Same with Miss Thunderfoot, who had rejected Princess and Queeny, but immediately accepted and responded to Thunderfoot.

rockygrace said...

Okay, one Curious George and two Scooters.

~~Silk, I agree - the names do come with time.

rockygrace said...

And yeah, it's gotta be a name you can call out. I once had a cat I dearly wanted to name "Dipshit", but I didn't think that would go over too well with the neighbors.

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