Just Say'in

What's In A Name?

February 22nd 2013 5:47 pm
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So I read my brofurs diary... He thinks he's all that huh? Well at least he does protect me, and he is my favorite brofur after all. Oh-yeah: "Concatualations on your DDP brofur."

But all the comments got me thinking about NAMES... odd things aren't they? Most people do not say my name correctly. They say it like the human person--what is it?--"Flockhart." But it's actually pronounced: Cal-EEE-sta. It is from Greek mythology, in reference to the inscription on the golden apple thrown by the goddess of Discord to the goddesses Athena, Aphrodite and Hera, meaning: "For the Fairest," Mamma thought I was very "fair" and named me accordingly.

The best part is that my human cousin is named after me. At first my aunt did not want to admit her baby was named after a cat, but then mamma overheard her tell my boy cousin that I was born before his sister was...he, he, he--momma enjoyed that. My cousin is a very purrty little girl and will grow up to carry my purrty name when I can no longer be with my mamma here on earth. I think that's a nice legacy.

So let's hear it--How did you all get your names?" Harley, Zachary, Gris, and Mallee all left great stories on my brofurs page-so you should check that out too.

Just say'in
-CalĂ­sta

 
Purred by: Tiny Tot (Catster Member)

February 22nd 2013 at 8:25 pm

WOW that is really cool how you got your name and that you will have a human to carry it own for you.
My name is funny cause it was really my foster name 'tiny tot' cause was so very tiny and I wobbled around like a human toddler I fell over when other tried to play with. so while we waited for our furever homes my foster mom (now she is my furever mom) called me her 'tiny toddler" later became "tiny tot" and later became Tiny which a joke now that I am the biggest kitty here and mom says I am also the most like a "baby' out of all of us
Purred by: ♥Harley-Dreamette 2 (Catster Member)

February 24th 2013 at 8:02 am

I just love your name....it is so purty sounding....just like you:) it is cool how everyone got their name too......
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

February 24th 2013 at 2:33 pm

I'm so embarrassed! I referred to your name as an angel worthy name OR an anorexic actress on one of Tully's pictures. Long story. Anyway big sorry with egg on my face.

I thought it was funny how Mallee got her name the same way I did....cause it sounded good with our older sib's name.
Milo and Mallee
Zach and Zoe

Funny:)

I still thank your name fits you well. Mom had Koi fish she raised and they had mostly Greek God names. But her absolute favorite was a Shubunkin named Blue, he was 9 in when she got him and had no orange, just carolina blue and white....he was gorgeous! She says he would meet her at the edge of the pond every time! Along with Yokie a Koi solid white with a single yellow tancho spot on his head.
Purred by: Calísta (Catster Member)

February 25th 2013 at 11:55 am

Well Zachie, since you've said I can call you Zachie, and since you're not the only one who's done it, I will forgive you. That actress ain't got NOTH'IN on me--giggles.
Purred by: Alex R

February 26th 2013 at 5:52 am

Congrats on your DDP today, Calista! I think your name is beautiful! I got mine because I was an abandoned kitten that the Mama bottle-fed, and the Papa said I was such a good baby, sleeping soundly through the night by the second week!
Purred by: Alex R

February 26th 2013 at 6:04 am

I got my name because I was brought in on the night before Halloween - a time once celebrated by the Celts as Samhain, the end of summer and the beginning of the dark months - which as any gardener can tell you are as essential to growth as the light.
Purred by: Alex R

February 26th 2013 at 6:07 am

And I am Fearless, because of all the ferals in our colony, I was unafraid of the pawrents and asked to come inside. Now, of course, there are others pounding on the door to come in, but the pawrents say they can't ALL come in!!!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

February 26th 2013 at 8:37 am

And been sleeping ever since! MOL! Right Sammie ?

Congrats gorgeous on your DDP
Purred by: Alex R

February 26th 2013 at 8:43 am

Are you referring to me sleeping, Zachariah?
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

February 26th 2013 at 8:53 am

And been sleeping ever since! MOL! Right Sammie ?

Congrats gorgeous on your DDP
Purred by: Alex R

February 26th 2013 at 8:56 am

There appears to be an echo in here...in here... in here...
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

February 26th 2013 at 8:56 am

Wools! Didn't mean to repeat myself.

Yep I'm talking about you. I can't help but pick on you.
Purred by: Calísta (Catster Member)

February 26th 2013 at 1:03 pm

The first time I saw your name, Sleeper, I wondered about it. Samhain--you're name is "wicked"-cool. MOL! Good thing you found your forever home the night before Halloween. I have a black brofur who likes the cool weather, so every year he tries to escape the house in October. -Scares mom to death.
...sometimes to get what you want you've got to ask, right Fearless? I love these stories guys!
Purred by: Calie Dreamette #17 (Catster Member)

February 26th 2013 at 9:27 pm

Fearless really? why not? j/k
woo hooo Calista this diary got a DDP and it was such a fun diary tooo.
congrats
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73A (Catster Member)

February 27th 2013 at 5:22 am

Sweet Calista, I thinkz Ur name iz furry beautifur~! Thanks for clearin' up jus' how to prononce it too~! Hope Ur Diary Pick honorable day wuz really fun~! Ok, so Mallee wuz a follow up to me, yeah. But how did I get me name?? 'n coz I wuz first, well actually after my hansome furbro Smokey Joe flew to da bridge. Dis story wus tol' somewhere before but I was almost named Blinkers! Coz I couldn't stay off'n da blinkers in da car ona way home from da shelter. But alas, mom's furvurite lil orangie is from da movie called "Milo & Otis" 'n yeah, coz I wuz jus' like him, I gotted me name~! Kewl huh?
Purred by: Alex R

February 27th 2013 at 6:32 am

Blinkers? I kinda like that!

 

Calísta


 

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