How do I pick the names for my kittens ?
Breeders have different ways of how they choose to name kittens born in their Cattery. Some choose not to give their newborn kittens names at all, because their new
forever-home might choose to change the chosen name ,anyway. Others see it as their right and duty to name all kittens born in their cattery. And you will find all of those somewhere in between those, as well..............
Some breeders might go with colors, like Mr Blue, Miss Green etc.Some go with a topic, like caracters from a movie or cartoon. Others have their own
way of deciding which names to give.
I have chosen to use the alphabet from A to Z. Starting with A = first litter , B= second litter, C= third litter and so on. This will also help me to remember which litter
each cat came from in the years to come.
There are many nice names in the world. I do not stick to only Norwegian or English names. I search for names from all around the world, and just pick out names that I like. Afterwards they are eliminated one
by one until I have the number of names needed.
ACEY was the only one in her litter, and she was the first kitten after I had my Cattery registered. So Acey, meaning "Number One" seemed very appropriate. The fact that Acey normally is
a male name, do not bother me at all. My ACEY is a girl ! And the name fits her perfectly !
about fifty names on B ready before my B-litter was born. One by one names were eliminated until I had ten names the day they were born, 5 boy names and 5 girl names. I never make my final decission before I actually SEE the kitten. The name must fit. So the
5 girl names I had ended up in ONE name for the single girl in this litter. "Blossom".
BLOSSOM was the last to be born in her litter, and she was tiny. Only 76 gram, while her bigger brothers all were between 90
- 95 g. I wanted to blow strength and life into her in a way, and therefore give her the name for that. I want her to blossom as she grows into the same beauty as her mother. Her mother also a tiny baby,I think, since she was given the name " Petite
The four boys were named : BASTIEN, BENITO, BENJI and BUDDY.
The first , BASTIEN; was his fathers firstborn, and was named after him ( Sebastian). Can mean "venerable".
Number two, BENITO, as son of an Italian father, he was given a latin name, which means "blessed".
BENJI is a short form of the Hebrew,Benjamin, and means "son ".
BUDDY is a tribute to a singer named Buddy Holly. He was a rock'n'roll
singer from the really early days of rock, but was killed in an airplane accident in 1959, only 22 years old. His big hit was "That'll Be the Day". He could have been a great artist if he had lived.
The meaning of the name is "brother". Very fitting
for the youngest one of four brothers! And "Buddy" also seems to be the biggest one of the four brothers. So far, anyway.
And the next litter will be given names on C. I already have started to think about it, so if anyone wants to help me, please, give me your suggestions ! I have plenty of time as it will be another year
before I plan the next breeding.
I name my kittens with much LOVE !