What's in a name?
The Mom has been thinking (Careful!). She's been thinking there's lots of interesting stories behind kitty names. So she would like to hear Naming Stories. She thinks they could be as good as Gotcha Stories. Here's ours:
Oui Oui: My real name is Sweet Pea. The Mom liked Jubilee better cause I ran and ran for 20 minutes when I first came to my home (it felt that good to be out of a cage) but she was over ruled by the Girl. I was always happy and ready to play, and never said "No" to any play time. So she started calling me "Yes Yes" in French (its said with a French accent, of course!).
Mica Minnie Moo: The rescue people called her Mica. The Mom & Girl thought it was a pretty name. All kitties with tortie markings or calicos have had "Minnie" as part of their name in honor of the Mom's granny. The granny called all kitties "Minnie" or "Minnie the Moocher" no matter what their real name was. When the Mom's Mom was adopted by a tortie, the tradition started. There's been Minnie, Minnie Pumpkin, Minnie Cooper and now Mica Minnie Moo. Mica Minnie or Minnie Mica didn't sound right, so Moo was added to her name.
Carlos Raphael Camaro: The Girl named him after a little boy she knew and the (Baltimore) Orioles slugger Raphael Palmeiro, but she didn't quite get the name right (she was only 5). Famous baseball player or sports car, they're both manly!
Julie: Real name Jewell. She was cute, she was adorable, and the Mom needed a name quick. The girl at the V.E.T.s spelled it with 2 L's.
That's it. What are your naming stories? We'd love to hear! In a comment or a post, we'd like to know!