Monday, May 12, 2008

Nameless Cat Is Nameless!

20 comments:

Michelle K said...

Loki
Sleipnir
Fenrir
Kokopelli
Maui
Kitsune
Gwidion
Koschei
Bastet
Korat
Grimalkin
Sekmet

There. Now you can't say I haven't given you any suggestions.

Jeri said...

I like Loki.

My sister's late lamented marmalade tabby was named Schmelkin. Just because.

Chuck. (for Chuck Norris, of course)

Meshach and Shadrach.

Zip. Or Ziggy.

I'm out of simple ideas.... they're adorable!

Michelle K said...

Why not Abednego? If you're going that route I mean.

vince said...

Schmendrick
Mabruk
Lir (pronounced "leer")
Dr. Jimmy

Michelle K said...

Isn't Lir from Peter Beagle's The Innkeeper's Song?

Michelle K said...

Yes, Because Schmedrick was from Peter Beagle as well!

Nathan said...

Michelle,

I can't yell, "No Abednego" in public. I don't know about Peter Beagel, but 'Schendrick' is a yiddish term for a loser. Little No Name Cat is not a loser.

I keep throwing names out there. I'll know when the right one shows up.

Tania said...

Vlad
Smithers
Spinoza
Heironymus (rhymes with polybloggimous!)
Ozymandias
Tyr
Thor
Frig (where's that Frig cat?!)
Argus
Plots with Smoke and Claws
Bullwinkle
Zeppo



Here's my list for our next kitty, from which you are welcome to steal. I like to let our cats earn their names...

Milwaukie
Makita
Bosch
Mac
DeWalt

Michelle K said...

Are you kidding?

No! No! Abednego!

Has a *great* flow to it!

I'm still fond of Maui--Polynesian trickster god.

And how could you not want to name your cat after Koschei the Deathless? Or Sleipnir, eight legged horse son of Loki the trickster god of the Norse? (By the way, Loki gave birth to Sleipnir himself.)

And I believe Schmendrick was the incompetent magician in The Last Unicorn.

Oooh! Lir is also a Celtic sea god! And also from the Last Unicorn, not The Innkeeper's Song. It's Lal from The Innkeeper's Song.

kimby said...

Our previous cat was called Asparagus. Gus for short. (yes, I like Sir Andrew L. Webber)

Our now cat is Lord Stanley of Wilsonworld. We got him last year during the Stanley Cup Playoffs...can't think of a better name for OUR cat!!

I am partial to Grimalkin on Misha's list. That and Maui.

He is a cute cat..

Chris said...

How about LOLCat?

John the Scientist said...

"Govnyook".

It's Russian for "shithead", and you KNOW you are going to be calling him that most of the time anyway. Or, in the spirit of Bill Cosby:

"Dammit"

or

"Jesus Key-rist".

One of my cats is named Sammy, after a former dog of my wife's. So he of course needed a "The Cat" to distinguish him from the dog.

Yes, he is Samuel T. Cat.

Michelle K said...

Govnyook

That is PRECISELY what I needed to know today!

Thanks!

Michelle K said...

So does Loki have an official name yet?

Nathan said...

Come hell or high water, Little No-Name Cat is being assigned nomenclature tonight. Loki is kind of in the running, mostly because I just like the idea of naming something smaller than a Tribble after a very powerful God. Milo is also warranting consideration.

On a board that GF posts to, there's a lot of support behind Hector, but I'm not so sure about that one. If Govnyook were easier to say, I'm pretty sure we'd have had a winner there.

So, John, if you got any suggestions that are easier to say, but have subversive meanings, I'm all ears.

Nathan said...

And Thor has been added to the list as well as Teufel (German for Devil).

Arggggghhhhh. Head. Hurtz.

Cindi in CO said...

My yellow kitty was named Hobbes. He was so cool.

Michelle K said...

Hey Nathan,

Many of the names in my first post were the names of trickster gods:

Loki - Norse
Kokopelli -
Maui - Polynesian
Kitsune - Japansese
Gwidion - Celtic

And Bastet was the Egyptian goddess of cats, while Grimalkin is the name of the witches' cat in Shakespeare. Sekmet was a lion-headed goddess.

Nathan said...

I knew most of that Michelle. I just didn't want to be calling my cat any of those things except maybe Loki.

Michelle K said...

Humph!

Turning down all those perfectly good names!