[DWJ] Naming a cat- comments/advice?
farah.sf at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 12:29:00 EDT 2007
On 15/04/07, Anna Zofia Skarzynska <ania.s at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> Dear List,
> I have just given a home to a cat. He'd been run over but survived
> relatively unscathed and is now fully recovered. A friend found him and took
> him to the vet's; she posted notes all over her neighbourhood; two weeks
> later, the cat was still unclaimed. She couldn't have him because she
> already has two cats in a small flat so I took him in. He is confined to
> quarters at the moment until he gets used to me. When he does, he'll have
> lovely Welsh countryside to roam in.
> The cat is possibly a pedigree cross, or just a particularly handsome
> moggy. He is large, blue (ie grey) and not even slightly stripy, with big
> greeny yellow eyes. I have a really soft spot for blue animals - I used to
> have a blue whippet, and then a stripy blue kitten, Meepella, who sadly
> Anyway, this handsome specimen of cathood is still nameless (he is not
> telling me his secret name, unless it's Mrrt, Mrout, Hiss or similar). I
> really wish he could be Throgmorten (seeing as Kylie did not name her baby
> daughter Throgmortenia!), but I see Throgmorten as a ginger or tabby cat -
> stripes are essential. My friend keeps suggesting names, but while I'm fond
> of mythology/folklore/Arthurian stuff, I have met far too many hippy brats
> to even contemplate Merlin, Gandalf (The Grey), Galahad or the like. I am
> considering Morgan (for Morgan Llwyd, who translated the Bible into Welsh-
> Llwyd [=Lloyd] means grey), or Strauss ((Blue Danube) but nothing quite
> fits. Grimalkin was a strong contender but I looked in the dictionary and it
> said it's an old female cat, and he's a young male- besides, do I want to
> shout Grim to get him to come to dinner?
> It would be good to have a dwj-inspired cat name and I just thought of
> Romanov which would suit quite well, but before I finally decide I thought
> I'd ask you all for comments/dwj-ish suggestions (Ha! It is an on-topic
> post, see?). My other cat is called Jadwiga - I think I told you how this
> came about already.
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