Purrfect Black Cat Names A to Z And Expert Naming Tips by Layla Morgan Wilde
Are you looking for a new spin on the ancient art of naming your cat? You’d think it would be easy but for many it’s not. If naming cats is easy peasy for you, stop reading and get on with your day.
If you’re curious, read on. I’ve written an A to Z book on cat names and naming and it’s free to read for our subscribers. An email notification with link will go out later today. It’s a chance to offer your thoughts before it’s published or whether it should be published and how. It’s currently 45 pages and in a PDF. Slim but pithy and pretty with lots of illustrations. Scroll down for the front cover of Purrfect Black Cat Names. The A and Z are deliberately off kilter but I’m not 100% sold. Thoughts?
It’s black cat-focused but many of the names suits cools cats of any stripe. I guarantee there are names you’ve not seen on any list before. It has great fundraising possibilities for shelters or vet clinics to give away to anyone adopting a black cat. I’d love to find a brand to partner with to sponsor the printing.
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Since I can’t share the book online now, here’s some other goodies from way back when AND
it’s #givingtuesday and since PayPal and Facebook are matching donations, I created one for Spay Bay on Facebook direct link
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In the words of T. S. Eliot…
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there’s the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey–
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter–
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that’s particular,
A name that’s peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.
But above and beyond there’s still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover–
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
Do you believe in giving a cat three names and what are some of your cats’ name past and/or present?