A lot of thought went into naming our three cats. Sure, I’d probably rename Cosmo and Saffy if I had to do it all over again, but overall I like the names we gave them. And no matter their given names, they each have about a dozen nicknames each.
I sometimes see cats online who have the most hilarious names, and I file some of those names away, hoping to someday use them. Here are nine names I’ve either seen or have dreamed up myself simply because the thought amused me. Whatever the case, I’d totally use these names if given the opportunity. And I’ve found just the cats whom I imagine owning such names.
About 10 years ago I had a LiveJournal account. This was before my foray into Facebook-y and Twitter-y things. LJ was a fabulous place to connect with like-minded people. I talk like it’s dead or something, but that’s not true — I just don’t use my account anymore. Anyway, I spent a goodly — or ungodly — amount of time hanging out in the cat-lover communities. There was this one cat named Pancake who just tickled me to no end. It wasn’t only the name, which in itself is glorious, but the cat himself looked pancake-ish, if that makes any sense. Every time I saw the cat, I’d make a raspberry, plopping sound. Someday I want a Pancake all of my very own.
Calicos are sassy cats to begin with — a calico named Brenda would be hysterical to me. She’s always look like she was saying, “Oh no you didn’t.” And she’d mean it.
3. Admiral Applesauce
The names “Admiral” and “Applesauce” don’t match up so much that they actually do. A regal-looking feline would sport a name as majestically silly as this. He’d have to own that name, and he absolutely would.
4. Richie Cunningham
I’m a sucker for old TV shows, and think it’d be outstanding to name a cat after a character from a beloved retro program. An orange cat named Richie Cunningham would be even cooler than Fonzie’s magical jukebox powers. All my days would be “Happy Days” with a cat such as this. Additionally, I’d like guinea pigs named Lenny and Squiggy.
Sure, there are cats named Mittens and Socks, but how many cats do you know named “Pants?” A tuxie with pants-ish markings would thrill me exponentially. What if the cat was hiding somewhere and you walked around your house saying, “I can’t find my Pants!” How funny would that be? Pretty damn funny.
6. Snack Shack
This cat would be a little chunky and always look like he was waiting for the next meal. Plus the name is quick and snappy, and satisfies my need to for the occasional alliteration.
Q-tip was another LJ cat I followed. What else would you name a cat with a white-tipped tail? Q-tip it is!
8. Sir Reginald Wellington
I’ve always had a thing for fancy cats with titles and first and last names. Doesn’t this guy look like a “Reginald?” He’d be so full of class and swat anyone who called him “Reggie.”
Meet Ned. He’s always getting himself into pickles and is a little bit dim-witted. He’s a great goofy sidekick; he’d be the Barney Fife of cats. Everybody would love Ned, bless his heart.
What are your favorite silly cat names? Tell us in the comments!
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About the Author: Angie Bailey is an eternal optimist with an adoration of all things silly. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, thinking about cats doing people things and The Smiths. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, Texts from Mittens (birthed right here on Catster) and authored whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds, a silly book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in comedy web series that features sketches and mockumentaries. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food.