Picking a name for your new cat can be just as challenging as it is fun. If you are lucky enough to be bringing home a new kitty that comes complete with stripes, we are here to help you in the naming process.
We all know a list of names can feel endless, but we’ve done our best to make this list fun, unique, and geared toward your new tiger-striped kitty. While not all of these names have meaning that leads back to “striped” or “tiger,” we tried to make sure every one of these names would fit the striped look. This name will be in the family for many years to come, so happy hunting!
Naming Your New Cat
Your cat’s name is a direct expression of those naming him or her. A new cat’s name can be associated with not only their personality but yours as well. Below we’ve added some tips on naming your cat, but the choice is ultimately yours, of course!
The Fewer Syllables the Better
Cat names with one to two syllables will be much easier for your cat to memorize. If you do not wish to opt for a shorter name, consider choosing one that can easily be made into a short nickname. Your cat will have a better chance at memorizing and understanding what its name is if you only use one to two syllables.
Try Ending the Name with the “ee” Sound
A name that ends in an open sound such as “ee,” will be much easier for your cat to recognize and respond to. There is a reason why even stray cats will respond well to “kitty, kitty, kitty” when called out by a stranger. It all goes back to the one to the two-syllable recommendation. Its sound is short, open, and inviting.
Choose a Unique Name
If you have a multiple pet household, you will want to choose a name that does not sound too much like any of the other pet’s names within the home. This will make it much easier for the animals to be able to separate and recognize their unique names. Otherwise, you may have more than one pet come running when you call out a name.
Pick a Name You Are Comfortable Sharing
You will undoubtedly be sharing your cat’s name with others. Their name will be on file at the veterinarian and you will be introducing your cat to your family and friends. You may want to use your best judgment when picking a name and maybe refrain from something that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive to others. If you are committed to a certain name that may cause an issue, take a gander at potential nicknames.
Choosing your cat’s name may feel like no big deal at the time, but this name will be a part of your family for many, many years to come. You do not want to just pick a name on a whim or do so without thought. Changing a name down the road can cause confusion and feel unnatural. It is best to take into consideration that this name will be used often and for a very long time.
You can always get the family involved or even consult some friends for some help with your decision. If you are not the only person in the household, it’s a good idea to get input from others that are living in the house as well.
Make Sure It Fits
Does a certain name seem to fit your cat better than another? That’s because some names just flow better with certain personality types. Make sure to keep this in mind when naming your cat, especially if the name has a distinct meaning that is geared toward a certain character or personality type.
Striped Cat Names for Males
Striped Cat Names for Females
Unisex Striped Cat Names
While naming is exciting, what’s even more exciting is that you are bringing a brand-new family member into your home. This is a time to cherish, as our pets hold such a wonderful place in our hearts and enrich our lives with love and companionship. Congratulations on your new addition!
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