"A kitten is the delight of the household; all day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor."

--Champfleury (Jules François Felix Fleury-Husson), French art critic & novelist, 1820-1889

Naming Your Kitten?

Naming Your Kitten?

list of Most Popular Cat Names

The most popular cat names...well, with apologies to T.S. Eliot, that's a matter of opinion!

According to Veterinary Pet Insurance, for 2012 they were:

  1. Bella
  2. Max
  3. Chloe
  4. Oliver
  5. Lucy
  6. Smokey
  7. Shadow
  8. Tiger
  9. Charlie
  10. Tigger

YouPet.com lists them as:

  1. Tiger
  2. Smokey
  3. Kitty
  4. Shadow
  5. Tigger
  6. Baby
  7. Oreo
  8. Angel
  9. Princess
  10. Max

PetFinder.com separates names by gender:

Male Female
1. Max 1. Molly
2. Charlie 2. Angel
3. Simon 3. Lucy
4. Jack 4. Princess
5. Sammy 5. Chloe

So does BabyNames.com:

Male Female
1. Max 1. Chloe
2. Tigger 2. Lucy
3. Tiger 3. Molly
4. Smokey 4. Bella
5. Oliver 5. Sophie
6. Buddy 6. Princess
7. Charlie 7. Cleo
8. Simba 8. Angel
9. Sammy 9. Lily
10. Oscar 10. Maggie

Not to be outdone, BowWow.com had to weigh in on the issue:

  1. Tigger
  2. Tiger
  3. Max
  4. Smokey
  5. Sam
  6. Kitty
  7. Sassy
  8. Shadow
  9. Simba
  10. Patch

And even the Washington Post opined:

  1. Kitty
  2. Tiger
  3. Max
  4. Smokey
  5. Tigger
  6. Patches
  7. Misty
  8. Sam
  9. Shadow
  10. Samantha

In the UK, a survey conducted by the RSPCA revealed their most popular cat names to be:

  1. Molly
  2. Felix
  3. Smudge
  4. Sooty
  5. Tigger
  6. Charlie
  7. Alfie
  8. Oscar
  9. Millie
  10. Misty

If you want to get exotic, you could try one of these popular German cat names:

  1. Felix
  2. Minka
  3. Moritz
  4. Charly
  5. Tiger (pronounced tee-ger)
  6. Max
  7. Susi
  8. Lisa
  9. Blacky
  10. Muschi

Or one of these names, preferred by the Québécois:

  1. Minou
  2. Grisou
  3. Ti-Mine
  4. Félix
  5. Caramel
  6. Mimi
  7. Pacha
  8. Charlotte
  9. Minette
  10. Chanel

    Still don't know what to call the kitten? Don't worry; life usually brings you the right name for cats. I'm partial to "Vixen" myself!

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    Cat Bed WarmerCat Bed WarmerWarms any bed; available in 3 sizes!
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    Cat Urine DetectorCat Urine DetectorHelps you find the source of that cat pee odor!
    Configurable Pet Crate-GateConfigurable Pet Crate-GateAvailable in two sizes!
    Deluxe Lectro CoverDeluxe Lectro CoverReplacement cover
    Deluxe Lectro-KennelDeluxe Lectro-KennelGreat way to keep kittens or elderly cats warm...safely!
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    Now in granules or spray form!
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    Felovite II Paste for CatsFelovite II Paste for CatsContains vitamins, minerals and taurine; for cats and kittens
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    • Detangles
    • Calms
    • Distributes Natural Oils
    Heated Wellness CushionHeated Wellness Cushion

    Provides low level of such soothing heat, kitty will probably always have to be chasing the dog off it!

    Heated Wellness PadHeated Wellness Pad

    Uses a thermostat to save electricity

    Home ‘N Go Kitten PenHome ‘N Go Kitten PenKeeps your litter of kittens corralled
    KC-Defense Homeopathic MedicineKC-Defense Homeopathic Medicinefor Cough, Respiratory in Pets (granules)
    Natural homeopathic respiratory remedy relieves dry, hacking cough & sneezing & provides respiratory & immunity protection!
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    KMR Emergency Kitten Feeding KitKMR Emergency Kitten Feeding KitKit for feeding orphaned or rejected kittens: all you need to add is a little water, and the love!
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    KMR Kitten Powder Dual Emergency PacksKMR Kitten Powder Dual Emergency PacksKitten milk replacement in two .75-oz pouches, for when you happen upon that litter that needs rescuing!
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    Lectro-KennelLectro-KennelGreat for kittens, elderly or convalescing cats
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    Pair of Kitten Nursing BottlesPair of Kitten Nursing BottlesJust right for a pair of kittens!
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    Petkin Kitty Wipes Instant Cat BathPetkin Kitty Wipes Instant Cat BathDirty kitty? Try these! (Cheaper by the case.)
    R&R Pet Sling CarrierR&R Pet Sling CarrierGreat for smaller cats, and meets most airline regulations!
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    Respo-K Homeopathic MedicineRespo-K Homeopathic Medicinefor Colds, Congestion, Sneezing in Pets
    Natural homeopathic remedy to relieve cold & flu symptoms, improve respiratory health & strengthen immunity for optimal lung functioning & sinus health
    Safari Cat Soft Slicker BrushSafari Cat Soft Slicker BrushA softer slicker brush for more sensitive cats & kittens
    Self-Warming Crate PadSelf-Warming Crate PadAvailable in sizes to fit almost any crate
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    Soft Bristle Cat BrushSoft Bristle Cat BrushGreat for cats who are averse to more aggressive brushing.
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    The Kitten Owner's ManualThe Kitten Owner's ManualSolutions to All Your Kitten Quandries in an Easy - To - Follow Question & Answer Format by Arden Moore
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    Cat-Human Age Equivalencies

    Cat-Human Age Equivalencies

    "How old is my kitten in people years?" It's not the commonly used dog-years equivalency of 7 dog years = 1 human year. A kitten goes through an entire human childhood and adolescence in his first year! Here's a chart that will take you through your kitten's first year of life, as far as his mental development goes:

    Cat's Age Human Age
    1 month 5-6 months
    2 months 9-10 months
    3 months 2-4 years
    4 months 5-6 years
    5 months 8-9 years
    6 months 10-15 years
    8 months 15 years
    1 year 15-24 years

    Although their cognitive development is only that of a child entering school, a female kitten can get pregnant by age 4 months, having her first litter at age 6 months. Most veterinarians these days recommend spaying or neutering a cat as soon as that cat is at least 2 pounds in weight, rather than going by age. This prevents the cat from ever reaching their time of sexual maturation, which we humans experience as adolescence. Your cat may still go through the awkwardness of a human teenager, but at least after being "fixed" she won't be coming into heat or spraying urine everywhere around your house!

    "The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat."

    --American poet Ogden Nash

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