If you are wondering what is the right cat for you, this is the place to be. In this introductory forum we talk about topics such as breed vs. mix, size, age, grooming, breeders, shelters, rescues as well as requirements for exercise, space and care. No question is too silly here. This particular forum is for getting and giving helpful, nice advice. It is definitely not a forum for criticizing someone else's opinion, knowledge or advice. This forum is all about purring and learning.

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come on kitty!- ya know ya- wannnt it!
Purred: Thu Apr 26, '07 4:22pm PST 
Please help me find a name 4 my 6 week old tortoise shell kitten! IT IS VERY HARD!HELP!

Cleopatra- (angel now)

I'm Cleo,the- ultimate lap cat
Purred: Thu Apr 26, '07 4:29pm PST 
Well,i am a fabulous tortoise shell myself,and i have to say any female with such fantastic colours should be named with very important names...such queens and famous actresses...my sis was named Liz taylor,then you can get Nefertiti (from the egyptian queen..everyone would call her Titti as a short form of the name..),then there is Sheeba,queen of the jungle......well you've got the idea!!

Good luck with your choice,let us know when you decide,and show us some picture of your cute little sis!!!

Love,queen Cleopatra


I'm Fusky! (I'm- furry and I'm- husky!)
Purred: Thu Apr 26, '07 8:28pm PST 

No, I'm just kidding...see my other post about Leopold vs Monte Cristo.

I need to see the Tortie to decide.

My first tortie was a dilute named Spice.
Her name could easily have been Scarlett because she had a bit tortie-tude.
My current orange and black is Phoebe because of what the name meant (bright one.)
Some names that work well for torties relate to food or Spices...
like Ginger...Nutmeg.

I also think Hazel would have worked well for Phoebe...where Spice's eyes were a DEFINITE green, Phoebe's are hazel and change color from root beer to green depending on where she is.

Or, pick a name of a starlet with an attitude...because she will certainly develop one if she is a typical tortie!


Little sister to- Baxter
Purred: Fri Apr 27, '07 10:34am PST 
I like the name Autumn for a tortoiseshell - the differerent shades in the fur remind me of fall colors.
My mom's sister has a tortie named Turtle. Cute, but kind of funny.
Well, it will be interesting to see what you pick!


I'm Fusky! (I'm- furry and I'm- husky!)
Purred: Fri Apr 27, '07 9:20pm PST 
Autumn...that is a good one. I often thought that with the orange and black 'halloween' colors it would be good to find something seasonally appropriate. Autumn never occurred to me (or Mommy.)

Edited by author Fri Apr 27, '07 9:21pm PST


Sasha (now- terrorizing- heaven)

I vant to be- alone
Purred: Sat Apr 28, '07 11:30pm PST 
My tortie's name was Sasha. It really fit her feisty personality.


Amazing Grace
Purred: Sun Apr 29, '07 1:48am PST 
We like Anya, Tortie's are kind of exotic, and so is this name.
Gracie and Family

Tocca Dolce- (Sweet- Touch)

You're HERE!- YAH!!!!
Purred: Sun Apr 29, '07 5:34am PST 
Hiya! Okay, Mommy went for the 'mix/blend' element of a tortie...
In French, the word is "Melange"; Spanish, it's "Mezcla" and the Italian word is "Miscela".
The Spanish word for Tortoise is
" Tortuga" and the French is "Tortue".

Just thought we'd pass that along.

Phoebe....you did it again! You made Mommy MOL, I mean, LOL


Umbrella Girl
Purred: Sun Apr 29, '07 5:37am PST 
I'm a tortie tabby and my mama named me Honey cuz the orangey honey-colored spots reminded her of golden honey. But Honey isn't very exotic like the other kits have suggested. thinking


Play That- Funky Music- White Cat
Purred: Sun Apr 29, '07 8:00am PST 

Mumma named me Spikey, coz......uh....coz.......I Dunno!

Anyway, how about a Lovely name like, !!*Liz*!!
Or, !!*Sandy*!!
Or, !!*Mel*!!
Or, !!*Katie*!!


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