NAMING YOUR SIAMESE
NAMES FOR SIAMESE
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have
THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
-- TS Eliot
Whether you subscribe to this charming notion of three names, so well expressed in T.S. Eliot's beloved poem, or if you want to stick with only one, every cat-lover knows that, once you have a kitty in your house, and especially a super genius Siamese, it's not uncommon that the cat names itself.
Even if you’ve adopted a kitty with a particular name in mind, chances are that once you’ve lived with a Siamese for a time, its various and fascinating moods are likely to inspire a variety of alternate names as you and perhaps others attempt to find a name that mirrors their enchanting and unique personalities. For example, you may have had ‘Muffin’ in mind, but end up using ‘Boomerang’ or ‘Einstein’.
Eliot in his poem suggests three different names which include a dignified name, a family name and then a unique and secret, very individual name that only the cat knows.
Eliot’s notion actually fits nicely with the common practice of giving a cat a ‘dignified’ or we might say, ‘registered’ name which reflects their family heritage. If you adopt a cat from an established breeder placing registered cats, then your kitten will automatically have a surname which is the registered name of the breeding establishment. In the world of pedigreed cats, this name goes first. So if the name of the registered breeder is ‘Camelot’, then the surname of all the cats from that establishment will always be registered as Camelot followed by whatever name the cat-parents chose. For example and cat could be registered as ‘Camelot Lady of Rose’.
Name your unique and intelligent Meezer something Fun!!
The family name is usually the name or nickname. This is the name the cat typically responds to and is the one the kitty will most often be called.
While the dignified name is typically known only to those who named the kitty and the computer of the registry, the family name or nickname is known to everyone. So, while a cat’s registered name may be Camelot Lady of Rose, she may actually be simply, “Lady” or “Rosie” or “Camie”.
A couple of suggestions about naming a cat their family name:
1. Make sure you like the name and don’t mind saying it thousands of times.
2. Make sure that, if it is a longer name, there is room for it to shorten to a (usually) one syllable “nickname” since that is the name you will use most of all. For example, Barbarella will end up being Barb or Barbie. Thomasina will end up being Tommie or perhaps Sina. Make sure you like the nickname that the family name implies.
3. If you have multiple pets in the household who are also responding to a name, make sure the names all sound different enough so that the pets can discern if they are being called or if it’s another pet (or family member). Use names with different vowel sounds and strong consonants.
The question is, if you heard the name mumbled, could you distinguish it from the other name? For example, Humpty and Dumpty or Topsy and Turvy, cute as they are, are too similar and will often cause such confusion that neither or both will respond. You can still have the names go together but try something like, Laverne and Shirley or Si and Am, (the infamous Siamese pair from “Lady and the Tramp”).
The third name Eliot suggests is a secret name that only the cat himself knows, leaving we poor humans only to guess. This name is unique and captures the essence of the individual and perhaps is something that felines amuse themselves by considering.
As Eliot describes:
“When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought,
of the thought of his name.”
Below are lists of names ordered with the hope of helping you find the perfect name for your Meezer pal, whether it be one or three. These names are categorized as male, female or both and are listed according to various themes or descriptions to help you narrow down the kind of name you think fits your Siamese best.
NAMES FOR SIAMESE
Chiquita Pixie Pringle Tinsey Elfin Fairy Lady Bug Chi Chi Petite Titi Bitsy Mouse Peanut Tinker Bell Cricket Imp Katydid Dipity Do
MISCHIEVIOUS / SILLY CAT NAMES
Catnip Squirrel Oops Jinx LaLa Ballyhoo Mischief Tiki Drag-In (Pronounced Dragon) Moxie (Know how) Bounce Tolkien Zolo Seuss Gatsby Dali Loki Jester Minx Glitch Morpheus (Greek God of Dreams) Lulu Puck (Shakespearian character in Midsummer Night’s Dream) Halley’s Comet Dionysius (Greek God of Wine) Odysseus (The Iliad) Pan (Greek God of Flocks) Dylan (Poet and Singer) Grendel (Monster from Beowulf) Gryphon Hermes (Greek God of Travel) Jason (Greek Argonauts) Merlin (Magician of Camelot) Odyssey (The Iliad) Kana (Hawaiian God) Moxie (Know how) Osiris (Egyptian God of the underworld)
Color Point Shorthair resulting from a cross between a Siamese and a Calico Cat Cinnamon Nutmeg Red Curry Ruby Rusty Eric the Red Ladey In Red Cheddar Pumpkin Carmel Rum Shebert FIreFly Cayenne
Dizzy and Gillespie Bonnie and Clyde Albert and Victoria Desi and Lucy Si and Am (character names from Lady and the Tramp) Simba and Nala Ying and Yang Ting and Ling Lancelot and Guinevere Fred and Ethel Cherry and Brandy Ginger and Rogers Elizabeth and Taylor Sugar and Spice Gin and Soda Romeo and Juliet Rhett and Scarlett Laurel and Hardy Martini and Olive Royal and Ker Fred and Ginger Astaire and Rogers Bogart and Hepburn Crown and Jewels Melanie and Hamilton Audrey and Hepburn Betty and Boop Pink and Floyd
Prelude Ah Choo Saga Ballyhoo Siam-easy Sizzler Orient Sinclair Ting-a-Ling Pepsi Thrall Therapy Dipity Do Dah Yoyo Cadillac Chalice Dotcom Psyche Chance Psychic Rum Cash Charisma DoDoMo Persia Data Egypt Ichabod Cash Ludikrus Ra Cache Gem Astrid Cheetah Purr-sia Gemini Libra Tolkien Salinger Reynard Zola Babylon Euphrates Karaoke Hiccup Moxie Mojo Egypt Rumi Looney Loon-Knee Scorpio Tarot Zodiac California Mushroom Chameleon Dizzy Cadbury Garcia Peyote Cocktail Doobie Taiwan Aquarian Doodle Pickle Purrs-Nic-Kitty Cavalier DeJaVu Daz Mothball Doodle Asia Galaxy Taboo Benghazi Tahoe Folly Flirt Bamboozle Diamond Casino Bangkok China Fiesta Riesling Treat Fireworks Trivia Enoch Trifecta Eclipse Echo Eek Ego Ferrari Fascination Grin Lamborghini Gucci Calvin Aquarius Dubai Calgary Sony Zuzu Sphinx Sonic Kiwi Luan Lex
CUTE CAT NAMES
Cash Pringle Splash Banjo Charisma Humperdinck Ballyhoo Stitch Tiki Binge Suzuki Tao Bandit Bonkers Rowdy Shui Ting-a-Ling Narnia Topaz Carter Topper Misty Kiwi Luan Koko Treasure Jewel Mischief Bingo Drag-In (Pronounced Dragon) Oracle Salem Tarot Zen Mojo Alpha Cheetah Corky Emmy Friday Mojo Gem Martini Jingle Scrabble Addison Karaoke
ASIAN CAT NAMES
KriangSak (Powerful) Nin (Sapphire) Oie (Sugar Cane) Phichit (Winner) Prija (Smart) Phet (Diamond) Aat (Daring) unMa (Luck) ABusarakham (Gem) Bummi (Lucky) Chao-Fa (Crown Prince) ChaKan (Athletic) Han (Audacious) Kla (Brave) Sagwa Thai (Free) Ming LingLing Yodrak (Loved One)
Firefly Dodger Clown Genie Rowdy Stratosphere Dash Sizzler Musketeer Columbus Gizmo LaLa Yoyo Flitter puff Jazz cat Dipity Do Bonkers Pepsi Sizzler Lex Hermes Lulu Caffeine Streak Scrabble Blur Lucifer Jester Rum ball Genghis Fleet Bullet Boomerang Outlaw Bounce Cayenne Mars Beowulf Commando Bacchus Lightning Binge Mischief Diesel Minx Odysseus Muppet Magpie Bandit Clown Genie Catnip Rebel Bandit Squirrel Stormy Typhoon Kalashnikov Tornado Rogue Jinx Barbarella Glitch Hailey Lucifer Moxie Earthquake Shrapnel
SEAL POINT or
CHOCOLATE POINT NAMES
Tiramisu Java Latte Kahlua Coffee S’Mores Oreo Mousse Cocoa Coco Espresso Chocolate Chip Toffee Godiva Fudge KoKo
Diva Lucy Mazy (Seuss) Tup Tim (King and I) Yum-Yum (Gilbert and Sullivan) Narnia (Literature) Nala (Lion King) Tallulah Garbo Hepburn Grable Tomasina Pebbles Freya Venus Tinkerbelle Octavian Tiki Paris Chanel Dinah Betty Boop Babette Buffy Lolita Lulu Juliet Gypsy Annie Ariel Alice Delilah Aragon Athena Psyche Cecily Tabitha Odessa Prudence Nefertiti Gwendolyn Cleopatra Andromeda Grable Amour Lara Dolly Este Lauder Princess Leia Patsy Buttercup Cher Maybelline Adelaide Daisy Beyonce Cosset Eponine Tammy Jasmine Shiva Umea Minou