From the age of four, my Christmas list always had a puppy or kitten as my #1 most wished for gift. Seriously, I wrote it every damn year. Twenty-five years later, Santa has finally made my wish come true. Took him long enough, right? Bastard.
This sweet 3-month-old kitty is actually a Christmas gift from my in-laws. (Sit down, Santa) Alex and I were looking for a kitten with a similar personality of our resident cat, Pix, so they would mesh well together. Well, my mother-in-law found the perfect kitten at the vet school she works at. She and her litter-mates were found at the high-kill animal shelter and brought in to teach vet students how to spay/neuter. And, well… she is painfully sweet and adorable. We are in love already. We’ve been taking our time with her introduction to Pix, and it’s been going better than we expected. No hissing or growling so far. (We are expecting this to change,though lol) Pix has always been around cats and dogs, so we aren’t too worried.
Do you have any good cat names? We are blanking on a good name for her, and have been referring to her as “Christmas Kitty” for the past two days. We like names that are a bit different. Help a girl out
Merry Christmas, guys. I hope your weekends are filled with an overabundance of family time, great food, desserts so sweet your teeth are contemplating jumping ship, and of course, happiness. I’m truly looking forward to reading everyone’s Christmas recaps and seeing pictures.
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She is just gorgeous! I was going to suggest Holly, Noel or something Christmasy but if you’re a little way out you could call her Festivus or (gulp!) Saturnia! I am sure you will come up with something extraordinary!
Aww… Noel. I didn’t think of that one! Cute
I came to suggest Holly, but it looks like someone beat me to it!
Lol thank you 🙂 I have a close friend named Holly, so we weren’t sure if that might be weird. Hmmm lol
I like taking a typical name anyone might pick for the cat, or something that describes it’s colour and then translating it into a different language. Our grey cat is named Kemuri, which is Japanese for ‘smoke’
That’s a good idea. I like that name, too. Kemuri. I’m going to have to look up some interesting foreign words 🙂
Google Translate, ftw!
She is adorable – what a fabulous Christmas present! How about Holly or Stella (star) or Elf or Miss L Toes (that’s my husband’s idea) or Eggnog or Plum (Pudding) or Clove or Myrhh or Merry. That was so much fun and it’s not even our cat. 🙂
Haha thank you! You have already come up with more (and better!) names than we have. Love the name ‘Clove’
That was also my husband’s choice…:)
What a perfect Christmas gift. How about “Little Cindy Lou” (a Who from The Grinch) – you could call her Lou-Who for short.
Merry Christmas, Blair.
Thank you 🙂 you too! I love the grinch
LOVE HER! I am jealous. I love kitties ❤
Name her…Sassy lol I dont know, that was my old lady cat's name and she looks just like her.
Dittttoo 🙂 love cats
In the spirit of Star Wars, how about SeeKay? (CK = Christmas Kitty). She’s ridiculously cute, btw. Merry Christmas!
Thank you 🙂 a Star Wars themed name! Very fitting for us. We are a pretty nerdy family haha. (Not that all fans are nerdy or anything….)
Oh, that Face! She’s very cute. Enjoy your baby-whatever her name may be.
Thank you! 🙂
She’s so precious! What about Merry?🎅🏻
That name is in the running! Thanks 🙂
omg she is absolutely adorable. What a sweetie patootie! Her markings are gorgeous. I hope she and Pix become great friends.
Thanks 🙂 I hope they are friends, too. It seems like it’s going over well so far
“Spanky” would be a good name
aww!! little cutie..I named my first cat slimbo…everyone to this day still remembers slimbo
Haha that’s a good name. Never heard that one before.
Bonbon, it’s French for candy. She looks like she’s been covered in chocolate, so that’s what came to mind for me.
Lol, she does. I like that name. And candy. Yum
Exactly! Who doesn’t like candy?!
A beautiful tortoise shell (our last tortie was named Curio- a cross between curiosity and the cabinets she loved poking into:) With those ears she looks like Elfin Magic!
Have a Merry Christmas and fun picking a name that’s special to her and you.
Thank you. That’s a cute name. Merry Christmas 🙂
I vote for Noel
That one is definitely on the list !
I don’t have a name for her. I just wanted to say–sweet cat, sweet post! Merry Christmas to you and her, hubbie too.
Thanks! Merry Christmas back to you 🙂
I am jealous. Aside from that, however, with respect to names: I am personally rather partial toWitzelsucht.
Haha that’s a good idea. Hadnt thought about that
Ampersand…with the nickname Sandy Claws… 🙂
Ohhh, that’s different! I like it lol
Susie Lou Who from the Grinch who stole Christmas.
Adorable! How about Miss Kitt as a nod to the Island of Misfit Toys in Rudolph?!
Ohhh that’s a good Christmassy one !
She’s adorable! How about Kuro or Jiji?
Oh I love Kuro. That’s a good one. Did you get jiji from keke’s delivery service? Good movie
Yes I love Studio Ghibli films! 🙂 and Kuro is from Blue Exorcist and is a cat sidhe who was worshipped for protecting the farmer’s silkworms 🙂
Ironically, when we adopted our older cat, her given name was Keke lol. Coincidences!
Aw thats cute 😀
What a sweet tortie girl! We’ve had several torties. The one who looked like her was named Schminky,which is a last name! We’ve done a lot of spices over the years; Sassafrass, Basil, Tarragon. Thing names are fun too – we have a Gizmo and had a Widget. Enjoy her. Give her a kiss for me!
Aw, some great ideas 🙂 love Basil. Thanks! 🙂
I like the pattern on her face. Our cats were Horshack (from the old tv show Welcome Back Kotter) and Rosetta. Those are up for grabs. It can be funny naming them after TV or movie characters.
I like those names. We have been trying to think of Game of Thrones inspired names since we are obsessed with the show, but have been coming up a bit short lol
Sounds like a good idea. I am one of the few who have not yet seen that show.
Sorry to interject – still obsessed with YOUR new kitten. Hubby says no s or sh sounds because they sound like hissing. We really messed up with Mrs. Stripe then – thank goodness she is deaf now. She looks like a little minx – what about Arya? She could have a list – “Mom, Dad, Pix, the neighbor’s dog, the lizard….”
We were thinking of Nymeria – the name of Aria’s dire wolf. It would be pretty creepy if she was listing names out loud before bed. Kinda cool though
Myrrh. Wassail. Carol. Noel. Dreidel. ?
Dreidel would be pretty hilarious. Since she was a Christmas gift! Haha
Why not name her after Santa and call her Bastard….!
She’s too cute to be named that! Sheesh hahah
Just a thought…..!
What a little sweetheart! Merry Christmas to you too and look forward to reading more posts in the New Year.
Thank you! 🙂
Really cute kitty! Congratulations on your rescue!
I like many of the names — Noel is quite nice. I think over time, they kinda tell you what names they might prefer. Let us know when you choose one.
That’s very true. We ended up changing our other cats name a month after getting her to a totally different thing lol
Santa sucks. He never brought me anything I wanted either. Though it could have a lot to do with the fact that I’m so bitter towards everything. Whatever, he owes me stuff.
Ditto. He can be a dick
Oh! Congratulations!! She’s beautiful. Can’t wait to see how much “tortitude” she’s got. 😉 I keep a running list of names for when I have to name fosters. Though for your own cat, you need to see what her personality’s like. Still, “Cricket” and “Faline” (Bambi’s girlfriend) are on my list. Not Christmas themed, though.
Thank you 🙂 I like Faline. It’s a lot like feline lol.
Yea new rescued Kitty!!!!!Always loved the dog Max from The Grinch. What’s the name of the elf in Rudolph who wants to be a dentist? Krampus Kat
Hermey! Haha. Krampus would freak me out because of the movie. Eek
Our cat’s name is Sunday because that is the day of the week we got her. It was also the only name my kids came up with that wasn’t hideous.
Haha our nieces suggestion was ‘butterbean’. Kids…..
She is so beautiful 🙂 Maybe you can call her Tigress. She look like a tiger.
I wish you a beautiful and happy Christmas Party along with all your loved ones ❤
Thank you 🙂
She’s precious. Clarice–Rudolph’s girlfriend.
So cute! I love cats too (and so does my brother). Our torties are named Bubbles and Pepper
Thank you. Cute names!
She is a cute kitty.
Thanks! Jinglebell is cute lol
Too cute! I had a cat named Yo-yo when I was a teenager cos he’s cross-eyed and looked hypnotized. How about ‘Neko”…that’s Japanese for cat or “Tora” if you want a stronger name which means “Tiger”.(“⌒∇⌒”)
Ohhh, Tora is pretty cool. Tora the Torti lol. It fits well. 🙂
SHE IS SO CUTE! Dream gift right there!!! Merry Christmas!!:) I say Rey! (Haha a little Star Wars obsessed).
Thank you 🙂
I’m terrible at naming things, but I can say she looks adorable! Merry Christmas!
Thanks. Hope your enjoy your day!
What a little cutie! Love the suggestions so far. First thing I thought was Moxie. A friend has a cat named Neko who can open the sliding door outside–seriously! She took a video of the little hellraiser doing it!
That’s a pretty skilled cat! Lol
Aw…so sweet. What a great gift. How about Pun or Puck? 😉
Pun would be very fitting! Haha
hello shameful sheep its dennis the vizsla dog hay yore krismas kitty is vary kyoot!!! i wood say yoo cud naym her trouble like owr kitty yoozed to be naymd but then yore kitty mite start trying to tayk over the wurld and stuf just like owr kitty did!!! of korse beeing a kitty yore kitty wil probly try to tayk over the wurld ennyway its sort of wot they do!!! mary krismas!!! ok bye
She’s cute. How about Glory? I was just skimming through a page with kitties for adoption and saw Glory. 🙂
Aw that’s a cute name
I’m a geek with names. If I got another cat I’d name him/her Schrödinger or Schrö for short. 😀 hah That’s so great to rescue a kitty. All of ours have been rescues!
I like that one! I’m a geek too, it’s cool haha
Oh she is so gorgeous. I think Stormageddon would be nice.
Haha cute. You come up with the best cat names
Congrats ! So very cute and adorable 🙂
Your kitty looks like my Knuckles—the one who has a love of eating ribbon. I ask for an orange tabby kitten every Christmas. Actually, I want two. I want to name one Gin and the other Tonic. However, my husband thinks I’m joking. I did get a Christmas kitty about 7 years ago. The best present I’ve ever received. His name is Maverick but it should have been Goose.
Aw, cute. Christmas kitties are the best gift lol. Maverick is a good name. Who doesn’t love Top Gun?
She’s too cute.
How much of her personality have you seen so far? I ask because I just saw a show where the character’s name was Grace. If she’s graceful, that could work. Or if she’s clumsy it could be ironic. And that name kinda fits the season . .
Of course you could go for ultra-cutsie and name her Dixie (or Dix) to go with Pix.
We have seen quite a bit, but not all. She definitely isn’t graceful, so it would have to be ironic haha. I love that name though. My husband gives me a silent glare every time I suggest something cutesie. Not sure if I could go that way. For some reason, this is a really hard decision for us haha
How about Fred, Wobble or Melamine? (I’m not very good at naming.) Anyway, she’s a cutie. 🙂
She IS pretty wobbly lol. I’m terrible at naming, too. Hence why I have to ask everyone else 🙂 Thanks!
You’re welcome. From what I remember about the other comments on the thread, there were a lot of suggestions better than mine — except perhaps the one about a name based on Santa Claus’s character. I think my suggestions probably just pipped that one. 🙂
They were 100% better than that one! Haha. Got the WIN on that one. Woo
She is so lovely and what a beautiful Christmas gift. Blessing and Happiness to you all, Thank you, Happy New Year, love, nia
I’m glad the introduction to Pix is (so far at least) going well. I’ve always found it easier to bring a baby into the house than another grown animal, perhaps that is helping you here. Possible name? Since she is a gift, how about “Cadeau”? (Ka-doh, stress slightly on the second syllable.) It means gift, in French, is easy to pronounce, has that open vowel sound at the end that’s so helpful when calling an animal — and could always be slurred into Cat-toe!
That’s why we went with a kitten 🙂 we have fostered cats before, and since Pix is very shy and timid, she has also been ‘bullied’ by other cats before. We were afraid bringing in another adult may be traumatizing for her. There has been some growling, but it’s gone so smoothly it’s amazing. 🙂