Bringing kitty home is an exciting day as you help him settle in as quickly as possible. Cats are adaptable animals and will respond positively to a kind and patient owner. One of the next steps you will want to consider once you bring your new cat home is what to name him. How can you pick a name for your new cat?
Cat’s Play Technique
Some cats are easier to name than others, but one way to pick an appropriate cat name for your cat is to observe your cat at play and to name him accordingly. Is your cat hyperactive and frisky or does your cat prefer to sit in the armchair and snooze all day long? Names such as Ace, Alfie, Taz, or Barry work well with active cats that are always on the prowl, whereas Cyrus, Daisy or Dougal suit cats that play quietly and discreetly.
Large, muscular cats that like to rule the roost can handle names such as Samson, Jack, Ricky, or Hannibal, as this gives them an air of authority and strength. Smaller, more submissive cats suit names such as Petal, Honey, Jade and Jasper better.
Is your tabby a little madam, that likes to sit and preen herself rather than get her paws dirty? A cat that likes to sit tall and pretty often suits elegant names such as Isabella, Sarah, Luisa, Hannah, or Pearl. But if your cat has a short fuse and cannot tolerate a lot of attention, names such as Dotty, Frosty, or Groucho would suit your cat better.
Some cat owners choose a memorable name after a famous football player, their favourite film character’s name or even a family name that has been passed down through the generations. Choosing a name with special, memorable meaning can help you to bond all that more with your new cat.
Choosing a name for your new cat can be just as difficult as picking out a name for a baby. Before you settle for a name, observe your cat at play, take his size into consideration and do not forget his temperament when you are trying to work out an appropriate name. A memorable name that has special meaning can also be a good choice.