August 30, 2002

Name that cat

We have adopted a kitty cat.

We went down this afternoon to the Palo Alto Animal Shelter. They were closed. So, since we had an hour to spare, we went down to the Santa Clara Humane Society. We took a number, visited with as many kitties as possible, met with an adoption counselor, and, three hours and $125 later. . . .

We have a cat.

He is a boy, six months old, and not yet neutered, so he won't come home until next week. He is black with white markings, and he meowed as loudly as he could until somebody came and picked him up.

Now, all he needs is a name.

He did actually come with a name, but it was "Greg," which was the name of Mike's manager and of a flaky cellist I once played with. Current contenders for names, based on his personality, include:

-- Joliet Jake
-- Gonzo
-- Lafayette (the street where we got him)

So, let's hear it, gentle reader. What should we name our new baby cat?

Posted by Meredith at August 30, 2002 06:09 PM


I vote for Joliet Jake

Though Claritin, Clarinex, Nasonex, Allegra & Benedryl may be more appropriate names

Posted by: al on August 30, 2002 10:27 PM

Hmm, tough choice, but I'll cast a vote for Joliet Jake and I'd approve of Gonzo as well.

Posted by: russell on August 31, 2002 01:11 PM

Readers are, of course, welcome to suggest names themselves. We were trying to think of something clever that started with an "M" but so far we're stuck.

Posted by: Meredith on August 31, 2002 02:49 PM

Since your first cat was named "Cat," perhaps you could consider naming your second "Gato" (in keeping with Meredith's line of work) or the Tongan word for "cat." (Maybe that starts with an "m.")

Posted by: la on August 31, 2002 03:32 PM

Sadly, the Tongan word for cat is "pusi," which is not exactly something one wants to yell down the street. But thanks for the idea.

Posted by: Meredith on August 31, 2002 05:24 PM

Hmmmm. Tongan words that start with "M"

Since the cat is black how about malala which means coal?

Posted by: al on August 31, 2002 07:31 PM

How about "Merlin?"

1. an "M" name
2. a character from literature (for the English Lit major)
3. a derivative (go with me on this one) of the owner's name (MERedith LYNn)

Posted by: la on August 31, 2002 09:06 PM

Your blog is realy very interesting.

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