A cat by any other name...


Better Half and I are wracking our brains in order to find a new for our newest member of the family - a pure white cat with perfectly pink ears and yellowish-blue eyes.

The list has been narrowed to the following:

Minuet... by Bach (Yes, you must have the ellipse in to denote the pause. A minuet is a social dance of French origin usually played in 3/4 time. The word was adapted, under the influence of the Italian minuetto, from the French minuet, meaning small, pretty, delicate. Bach was know for some rather intensive and heavy musical scores. The cat, which is somewhat rotund, would fit the combination.)

Claire de Lune (named of course for obvious reasons.)

Pudding (again for obvious reasons.)

Prada (she rather resembles a handbag)

Gnocci (a potato dumpling)

Pizzelle (a white cookie)

Luna (as in the full moon)

Parma (she does remind one of a large wheel of cheese)

Piglet or Bunny (rather pink ears and nose. Ugh I do hate this sort of name.)

Peony (as in the white flower)

Mewsette (obviously intentional misspelling)

Alba (Latin for white)


We wish to avoid the most common "white cat" names, such as Snow, Puff, Cotton, Whitey. If the oddity of our pets names leaves you wondering, look no further than our current pets' names:

Dogs:
Gennaker Leah Anne (Nen)
Waltzing Matilda May (Maddy)
Zephyr Zydeco (Zephyr)
Sami Specklespot (race name PB Drives On By, call name Sami)
Nutmeg Knucklehead (comes to just about any name you say)

Cat:
Zen Kitty

We have also had:
Samantha Jane (Sammy)
Baron Barometer Betterunning von Offentracken (a retired racer, call name Baron)
Hover Pig (call name Ginger)
Una
Sasha

Cats prior (we seem to have had a run of these)
Socrates
Pax (he was anything but!)
DZ (Drop Zone)
Muse
Buttons
Bubasti
Greer
I have probably left off a few here


This poor animal will go sans any name until we see more of her personality.



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Autrice DelDrago said...

Leave it to a man from Scotland to suggest the following:

FENELLA: of the white shoulders
FIONA: white or comely
GENEVIEVE: white wave
GINERVA, GINEBRA, GINESSA: white as foam
GUENNOLA: white
GUINEVERE, GUENEVERE, GWENYVER: white lady
GWENDOLEN, GWENDOLIN, GWYNDOLIN, GWENN, GWYNN: of the white brow
ISOLD, ISOLDE, ISOLDA: the fair
JENNIFER, JENNYFER, JENNYVER, JENNY: white wave
MAVIS, MAVELLE, MAVIE: songbird
MEADGHBH, MAEVEEN, MABINA: nimble
MEDB, MAEVE: mythical queen
MELVA, MELVINA, MALVINA: handmaiden
MEREDITH: protector of the sea
MOINA, MOYNA: mild
MYRNA, MERNA, MIRNA, MOINA, MORNA, MOYNA: tender
ORIANA: blond
ROWENA: white, comely
WYNNE, WINNIE, WYNNIE: white or fair
YSEULT: fair
ZENEVIEVA, ZINERVA: pale

Such names are handy for him, as he raises cotton white sheep.

Autrice DelDrago said...

I left off Kensington (insert "eye roll" here)

Autrice DelDrago said...

No Ox, I am not naming the cat "Paris", "Mignon", or "Baby".

Roadchick said...

She looks like a Minochet.

AnnieElf said...

She is a perfect match for our Gus - he of the lopped off ear and scabby nose. In better days they would have been twins. I hereby offer up - GUSSETTE.