Unique cat names add a little pizzazz to your feline head of household. We’ve compiled some great lists below.
Kids will love these unique cat names
One of the fun things to do when you get a new kitten or cat is to involve your children in coming up with unique cat names. With the help of this guide, you and your child can choose an interesting name for your new kitty. Kids have an active imagination and will surprise you with the creative names they can come up with. We’ve put together a list of unique cat names your kids will love. Choose one from these lists or use them as inspiration to come up with your own!
Here’s a list of some of the best kid-friendly names to get you started:
- Tater Tot
- Mr. Bean
Famous people names for your cat
Another fun way to give your cat a unique cat name is to pick a famous celebrity, politician, musician, scientist or artist you like or admire and name your cat after them. Choose a historical figure your child is learning about in school. Or your child may have a favorite celebrity they are following on the internet. Let them pick a name that matches your cat’s personality. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Winston (Churchill)
- Abe (Lincoln)
- Kit Carson
- Cat Stevens
- Frida (Kahlo)
- Lady Gaga
- da Vinci
How do cats hear?
Cats can hear a very similar range of sounds as humans. However, they are able to hear much higher pitched sounds—up to 1.6 octaves above the human range and even more than dogs. It is presumed that cats gained this ability to hear higher levels of sound to accommodate hunting skills, especially for small rodents. The cat’s large and movable ears allow high pitched or ultrasonic sounds to be located and amplified.
Fun techie names for your cat
Its the digital age—why not name your cat after your children’s favorite technology? Your cat will have the hippest name on the block!
Fun flower names for your cat
Looking for a unique cat name? Look no further than your garden! Flowers have unique and treasured names that are perfect for naming your kitten. Here are a few to get you started:
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Fun brand names for your cat
We all have our favorite brands. Why not use them to give a unique cat name to the newest member of the family? There are many familiar brands to choose from. Here is a starter list to get you thinking:
- Yo Yo
- Milk Dud
- Tootsie Roll
- Kit Kat
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What are a cat’s whiskers for?
A cat’s whiskers are used to “feel” just like we feel with our hands. They provide sensory input to the cat’s brain about vibrations in the air, so she can find her way through small spaces and measure distances. A cat can manuver its way through a dark room without bumping into objects by sensing with her whiskers. For this reason, you should never trim a cat’s whiskers. Doing so can disorient and frighten your cat.
Unique cat names from A to Z
For even more ideas and examples of unique cat names, we’ve assembled this list of fun cat names from A to Z so you can choose the perfect name for your new kitten or cat.
Check out this list of Famous TV and Movie Cats for more ideas of cool cat names!
Can my cat be trained to come when called?
Cats learn quickly to respond to sounds associated with rewards, like the opening of a can of food or the crinkling of a bag. You can teach them to respond to their name in a similar manner. Call the cat’s name and reinforce her behavior by providing a treat or food when she responds. You can get your cat’s attention by adding the sound of her food being opened (a sound she is already familiar with) to make the association with her name.
When your cat has responded to your call from short distances, now try calling her from farther away—like from another room. You will need to be patient until she learns the association of her name to the reward of a treat. Give her time to learn. Be consistent in how you call your cat and how you reward her. Don’t punish her—cats do not respond to discipline and can backfire the learning process. Don’t over do it—keep sessions short and give her long breaks. Over time your cat will learn her name and come to you when you call!
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We hope this guide has helped your in naming your new kitty. Whether you use any of the names from this list or come up with your own, you and your kids will have fun in the process!