|Purred: Sat Aug 14, '10 5:55pm PST |
|This is Delyte. I was named after the former president of Southern Illinois University, Delyte W. Morris, because I was found in the parking lot of the library building named for him. My person couldn't name me Morris, because the name was already too common and anyway I am not a red tabby. The W stands for "Wesley"--uggh. And I was a delightful kitten, so I became Delyte. I am rather grumpy now, but since the original person died at a fairly young age, and I am an old geezer, I don't feel like I have to stick to the name any more!
Stella was named because she had a star-shaped marking on her tummy. Actually it looks like an asterizk * but what kind of name is that for a cat?! Since she got older and fluffier, you can't really see the marking clearly any more. But she is always in trouble and our person is always yelling "Stella!" at her!
Queenie it is obvious, because of her imperious and stand-offish personality.
Fluff was hard to do and his name does not fit him any more, but he answers to it so it will have to stay. He was a fluffy kitten but he grew up to have very thin flat fur. He should have been named Klutz or Gigantor or something referring to his huge size, or Scaredy Cat. We figure he is insecure enough not to be insulted by his name all the time.
Our person previously named cats after children's names that she liked. When she was a child all the cats had to have typical cat names like Mittens or Fluffy, so she wanted to break out of the mold.
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