Whether you are naming a bruised, ear chewed ex-tomcat off the street or the cutest little kitten, they both need a name they can be proud of.
So how do you choose good male cat names?
Let me tell you a story… Once upon a time a couple out for an evening walk heard a plaintive cry. High in a tree they discovered the smallest of kittens. Incredibly the kitten came down and over time became a most loved house cat. The story? This cat was blessed with a very special name, Quercus. Why Quercus? Because he was found within the branches of a noble oak tree, and the oak’s Latin name is Quercus.
What has this to do with you and your naming quest? Think back. Let your imagination track back in time. Ask yourself if your boy cat or kitten might have a trigger word that could produce his future name. Did he walk in off the street? Tramp. Is he a street fighter? Slugger. Does he keep running up trees? Monkey. Did he do anything funny when you first got him? Guzzler or Guzzy for short.
Fresh out of inspiration or creativity for great boy cat names? Go for the looks.
It’s almost embarrassing to admit but a big black tough cat that limped in off the street is now called Black Boy. Or, more poetically on his vet papers, Garcon Noir. Admittedly a more original name could have been found, but Black Boy he is, and will remain. Don’t know if I’ll ever live it down but another tiny kitten of mine with stripes grew up to be called – Stripey.
Go for more color based cat names then! A marmalade cat could be called Cornflakes. A black cat male cat name could be Topper (slang for the top hat perhaps). Need a white cat name? Check out words from the frozen north – Blizzard or Igloo, for example, or perhaps town, country or ski resort names – Aspen, Telluride or Zermatt – that are synonymous with snow. Your cat’s a bit of both? Tux, perhaps, or Zebra (if somehow you’ve ended up with a striped cat!)
How about famous male cat names? Borrow a name from a celebrity or famous person – or even cat.
Colette had many cats through her life, for a name with an exotic French ring Muscat and Petiteu could be considered, but there are so many more. Presidential association? Then Socks might suit. More? King, Prince and Rocky perhaps. And if you have a ginger cat who wants to be famous, there’s always… Garfield.
What about a cute male cat name? Puffin, Pumpkin and Sooty all sound adorable.
For lovers of witchy tales and of things that go bump in the night, you can come up with amazing other-worldly names: why not Bat, Spook, Merlin or Druid for your mystical new cat?
You might think some of these names are just too fussy or even over the top, so you’ll want something a bit more popular. In Britain, Chester has a certain gravitas, Skipper and Smudge sound down to earth enough. All were voted highly popular. In the US? Harley and Max perhaps.
I wish you well in your search for the best male cat names, go on make his day! give him a name to be proud of!