Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Naming Day - The Tributes


Older boy
Girl
Younger boy
Since I got these kittens shortly after hearing about Robin Williams, I thought about naming them after him or characters he played. I wasn't all that interested in naming one Robin and one Williams since it was way too obvious, so I strived to find names of characters that would fit. I figured Mork and Mindy would be too obvious too, so I looked up the name of Mrs. Doubtfire since I had a girl, and frankly I am so horribly spelling impaired for that name. Around this time I heard back from my friend Rene. She had previously asked about possibly naming a foster kitten "Tucker" after her beloved Tucker. I wasn't sure if it was too soon or not, but she did like the idea of naming the wee littlest boy after her Tucker, so Tucker he became.

I was still searching around for names for the other two, and was thinking Flubber for a while, when Rene suggested Garp. Garp seem to fit the older boy very well, as he is kinda Garpish.. so he became Garp.

I still struggled for a name for the girl. She is FIERCELY independent, refusing to allow me to make her pee after eating after just a few days and proudly going to the box and peeing in it directly after I would put her down. She is smart, she is sassy, and she nurses on her brother's ear.. When I heard that Sparkle did not come home after her last trip to the vet, I thought of how independent and smart Sparkle was. Since I already had two tribute kittens, I wrote to Sparkle's mom Janiss and asked her if it would be okay if I named my little girl after her.  She wrote back saying of course I could, and mentioning she would be joining a number of cats who had been named after her.  And being as independent and fierce of spirit as she is, Sparkle seems to respond much better to Spark. I will be calling her both, and her official name is Sparkle.

These three have big paw prints to live up to, but I'm sure they'll do just fine.



18 comments:

  1. Oh they're SO adorable! I'm sure they'll do their best to live up to their names.

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  2. Thank you so much for honoring Sparkle like this! And of course, the little girl is too independent to leave it without making modifications - Sparkle would definitely have given this kitten her paw of approval!

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  3. Those are wonderful names! And so well thought out. I love Spark!! Sometimes I wait for the cat to tell me their name, like Joseph did. I normally like unusual names, but he insisted on Joseph :).

    ~MamaLisa

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    1. I generally do too. I throw names around at them to get them used to being called by a human name, and generally it takes some time before something sticks, and usually it comes out of left field and it works. When I force names on kittens they tend not to be as 'open' with me from then on.. it really is kind of weird..

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  4. This brought tears to my eyes. :)

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  5. perfect names Connie!xx Rachel and Speedy

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  6. We agree - those are perfect names!!! We have no doubt they will live up to them.

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  7. Thank you for honoring our Tucker boy. It's a wonderful way to honor three angel kitties. <3

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  8. That's beautiful. We, too, got a little teary reading this.

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  9. The face on that one there reminds me so much of my Rocky. What a sweet little guy. I can't wait to see more photos of them.

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  10. What great tribute names! We'll pretend that the head peep didn't get misty-eyed while reading this. She's going to have to install new kleenex on the desk at this rate.

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  11. We love these names. :)

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  12. Awww..sweet kittens with special names. Very nice!

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  13. Great, special names for beautiful babies!...Blessings to you all...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

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  14. Those kitties do have big paws to fill, don't they? They look more than capable though. Such sweet little faces!

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  15. ((((clapping paws)))) BEST tributes EVER!

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  16. Those faces make me want to scoop them all up in my arms and cover them with kisses, and the names are purrfect.

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