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My Theory Concerning Secret Cat Names

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posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 04:59 AM
It was a bit of a surprise to me when I discovered that rats respond to their names. I was pretty much used to being generally ignored by the little darlings unless they wanted something.

But one day a friend of mine was listing all the daft nicknames I used for my rat, Eldred. When he got to 'Sweetpea' the rat looked up to acknowledge him

It's interesting to see what names pets respond to but what I'd really like to know is what they call us. That would be an eye-opener.

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 05:02 AM
a reply to: Bybyots

My friend had a cat named April, who was very affectionate toward me. I never called her by the name assigned to her. If I wanted her to come to me, I would mutter "Unto my side, oh beast of the Earth". Invariably, the desired effect was attained. I figured if she wanted me to use her chosen name, she would have told me.

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 05:31 AM
So funny. The wife and I were talking about this last night. It seems ALL of our cats had the the name "Baby"
somewhere in their names at one point or another.

Baby Kitty
Baby Beatrice AKA Baby B
Baby Babette
Boo Boo kitty
And our new kitten is just the "Baby"
Beatrice goes by Fluffious Maximus during the winter because of her thick pantaloons.

We had a little black kitten that had something called Manx syndrome. He had no control of his bowel. Wherever he went there would be a little blob of poop left behind. If he walked on us there would be a streak of poop. Sort of like a bingo blotter. Our vet worked with us and unfortunately there was nothing she could do. Fortunately he wasn't in any pain.

So we put up with it because we loved that cat like he was our child. He was so vibrant and I honestly couldn't wait to get home and see him. Don't get me wrong, we love all of our rescued cats, most of them being black for some reason. But Mongo, yes we named him Mongo, was a gift from heaven.

The end came quickly and we had to put him down, part of us died with him.
He lived a vibrant, fun six months. ( I actually had to stop typing for a few minutes because I had to have a cry)

We had him cremated with all of our other cats and is at rest in a beautiful wooden box.

I'm pretty sure we went through about 100 of those plush $5 blankets from Walmart.

I'm sorry to have rattled on. I just can't say enough about our little Mongo who we think about every day.

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 05:59 AM
My black cat is named Rocky,
his nick names are :
Mr Black,
The Rock Star,
Big Star,
Edward Longshanks
Le Chat Noir
Le petite l'etoil

His Sister is a tabby named Adrienne.
We call her Le chat idiote

Have you ever see the youtube videos Henri - le chat noir?
About a depressed cat living ini the cruel world...

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 06:10 AM
I've had many dogs with many different "names."
I've noticed that they all seem to respond best to being addressed as "dog" or with with two quick whistles.

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 06:13 AM
May last cat had quite afew:

    Pol Pot
    Double Mao
    The Real Lucifer
    Mr. Sparkles

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 06:16 AM
Big Fat Lou
Lou Man [ sang to the tune of The Blues Bothers "Soul Man" ]
Goddamn cat pissed in my Bonsai again
Lou The Magnificent, Most High Lord of All He Surveys, Shredder of Door Facings, Protector of The Food Bowl, Fly Catcher Extraordinaire Who Defends Us From Small Bugs By Eating Them.

R.I.P. Lou

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 06:27 AM
My kitties are only about four years old but are racking up names.

The girl is Zelda (after the videogame), so things like 'Zelly' and 'Smell-da' - very original, i know.
She's also white so naturally that translates to things like 'whitey' or 'bubba-white'.

My boy has some more interesting names. His real name is Ackbar, his many aliases are: The admiral, cracker, cracky, crack-attack, butt crack, crack-head, spectacular Ackbar.

Of course this only compliments the many non-T&C names they are often called haha.

I have no idea how they manage to keep track...

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 06:55 AM
Mary Belle- The Beast, Ms. Beast, El Chupacabra

Ralph- Boy, Ralph-a-nator, Meester Ralph

I don't have the huge list of names for my kitties, but they are certainly adored!

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 08:07 AM
Hmmmmm this can be applied to the pug dog I have three of them. They have official names but their nicknames vary widely.

And my precious lol lotr style.

a reply to: Bybyots

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 08:23 AM
Big guy
Aka ninja
Aka sir meows alot
Aka monsieur
Aka scardy cat
Aka squirrel eater

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 08:24 AM
Cat 1:
Real Name: "Gak!" (As that's what my daughter called him when she was 1 year old)
Nicknames: Gakulon, Gachary, Bud, Big Moo, Wow (This is what the other cats call him)

Cat 2:
Real Name: Tink
Nicknames: Tinky (or Tinky Winkerbean), Barfy, [High, prolonged whistle which I can't spell], jerk, Brown Moo

Cat 3:
Real Name: Moo
Nicknames: Meh, Tsk!, Poo, Little Moo, Squinty (typically when she's just woken up, she has one eye that stays at half-mast)

We prefer to officially name our cats with single syllables, as it makes communication easier... but sometimes our "official" names have gotten longer... like "Unapologetic Purple" (who we called Purple, or just Purps), and one I had a long time ago who was named "Tezcatlipoca" (shortened to Tess)
edit on 9/12/2015 by CrikeyMagnet because: Fixing inaccuracies

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 08:33 AM
I have a 3 year-old Tuxedo cat named Ninja....these are his AKA's:

Ninjii Beans
Mr. Ninjii Beans
Silly Beans
Crazy Beans
Stinky Beans
Mr. Beans
Mr. Sir
Mr. Stinky Von Doom
Dr. Stinky Von Doom
Stinky Man
Mr. Fat Belly
Fat Belly Man
Fat Belly
Fat Boy
Hey Man
Sexy Man
Sexy Beans
Crazy Man

I also have a 7 year-old Black Lab named Ebony....her nicknames are:
Ebony Bo Schneeb
Ebony Bo Schneebly Doo
Bo Schneeby Doo
Bookie Beans
Pretty Girl
...and I have no idea why!

edit on 12/9/2015 by niobe because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 11:44 AM
Interesting, I never really thought about it but we too have several names we call our little furball.

Her name is Moccasin, but we also call her:

Fat Cat
Fuss Puss
Pissy Missy

And when she's getting into something she shouldn't....


posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 11:47 AM
My cat, whose name is Kritter, is also called Underfoot, Stupid, Fluffball, and Klutz, none of which inglorious names one would guess are true to his nature, to gaze upon his beauty:

My dog, similarly, has a secret name (albeit only one): Lumpy. This is because as she has aged she has become riddled with non-malignant lipomas and now she has bumps all over her body.

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Real name Butter Ball Brown. Ginger tabby.
Aka King
aka Fat Brownie
Aka Flea bo Baggins.
Aka Fat Cat
Aka crazy cat
Aka biscuit king

Great post thanks for the laughs

Ps it's our cats birthday today , he is turning 3 human years. We got him some love heart treats and a can of fancy feast cat food and a laser pen light. Happy birthday butter ball.

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 12:59 PM
a reply to: Bybyots

Interesting, and I like your concept. I only have dogs (though I've had cats at times), and I find that dogs are generally limited to about 5 permutations of their actual name, with an occasional nickname based on behavior, not completely different names, as the cats seem to have. If you had a dog named "Spot" and called him "Barkelsnort", he wouldn't know who you were talking to. If he did, he'd probably be miffed: "The name's Spot, pal, pull that again and it'll cost you an extra treat [/rollears]."

Cats, on the other hand, believe they are the center of "The" and "Your" universe, so whatever you call them, you're obviously referring to them. Who else would you bother paying mind to? Whereas if a dog doesn't hear his name, he figures he's still "on break."

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 01:34 PM
My cats name is little Awgy after the AWG-9 radar found in the F-14 Tomcat. But I usually call him buddy or dude. This is only because I cannot summon him by his actual name which sounds like the cat treat bag crumpling. It must be his true name because he seems to materialize out of thin air if I even make a noise similar to that sound.

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 02:30 PM
a reply to: berenike

Oh, yes, rats are smart!

We had one in the dorm we named Monkey. She came when you called her and knew a few basic commands.

posted on Dec, 9 2015 @ 02:34 PM

originally posted by: ketsuko
She came when you called her and knew a few basic commands.

    'Chew wires'
    'Spread plague'
    'Scary sissies'
    'Test maze'

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