Monday, October 26, 2015

Naming Day for the kittens


Naming kittens is always difficult for me. For years I have tried to name kittens on their personalities, which makes group naming (picking a theme and just assigning names) something I am not fond of doing. I did it once early on and interestingly enough their personalities developed and reflected the names I gave them. I'm not sure if I was just lucky, if I was just seeing what I wanted to see, or if their personalities grew to reflect what I was expecting them to be. That last idea kinda freaked me out, so I went back to naming on their personalities. I started throwing names around and waited to see what stuck. Sometimes the names come easy, sometimes they don't.

This group started out with a proclamation on Facebook that the tabby boy should be named Minnow. I did kind of like it, but it didn't seem the right name for him. He is a popular boy, because pretty soon there after there was another proclamation that he should be named Winston.  The little girl, the kitten who will not be contained, was declared to be Dora,  These names and a few others were bandied about until we ended up where we are..

So I would like to introduce:

Flynn
Winnow
Ethan Errol
The boys were enjoying the Halloween theme.. well some of them..

BOO! Racoons say boo, right? (Flynn)
What does the fox say?? (Winnow)
I don't wanna.. they'll think it is silly (Ethan Errol) 
Okay, fine, Who.. who.. whoooo.. (Ethan Errol)
I am as dainty as a flower - Belladora
who does the angry eyes better??
Momma is now officially Lovey

For those of you who need a cheat sheet to tell them apart, Belladora has far more white on her than Winnow.  Flynn also has a much stronger blaze of white across his face and he has long white hairs on his black legs which makes him have the appearance of having hair on his arms. Ethan Errol is mostly black with only a small thin line of white on his face.

Belladora REALLY likes people. She was the first to climb out of the nest, first to climb back in, first to eat, first to climb up on my lap, first to eat solid food, first to play with toys, first to climb up on the couch and first to use the litterbox. She probably has a whole lot more firsts, but those were the ones I noticed.

Winnow is a bit slower in the mental capacity department. He was the last one to learn how to climb out of the nest, and he is still peeing next to the litterbox and not in it. He takes this information personally thought. I once told him his sister was much brighter than he was and he looked hurt, so I had to tell him that there was nothing wrong with him, and assured him that he was awesome.

Flynn is the more outgoing of the two black kitties. He loves curling up next to me and playing with my fingers, and he even doesn't mind when I boop his nose. He has a goofy streak in him that is adorable.

Ethan Errol is a bit more serious. He was the one that was least likely to take supplemental milk from me. He spends a lot of time investigating his territory and learning what he can and can't do.. I'd call him a scientist if, you know, that was a personality trait..

They are all prone to licking us, and attacking toes, and flomping up against us, which is incredibly adorable.  I spend way too much time with them, and I take WAY too many photos.. I swear I have like 20 of Belladora in that collar

22 comments:

  1. I love that you went with Belladora for the little explorer :)

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  2. I love the names! And I love these babies... and I think you picked the PERFECT name for the mom.

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  3. "The naming of cats is a difficult matter / It isn't just one of your everyday games..." T.S. Eliot

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  4. Great names and great photos!

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  5. No matter what their names, they're all just too, too adorable and precious. And Lovey is a great name for the mom, she does seem like a love!

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  6. They all are adorable. We love their names. They seem to fit them all. :)

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  7. OMG these photos are adorable!

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  8. Cute names, although I'm going to call one Errol Flynn by accident, just because...

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  9. love those names....mom swears that is the hardest part sometimes :) what an adorable group

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  10. Those are lovely names. And they are adorable. I love the photo of Belladora being flower :-) And she sounds very friendly and active kitten!

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  11. Those masks! So, so cute!

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  12. Oh too cute. Kittens with masks! The momma is super cute. If I could I would love to have her.

    Emma and Buster

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  13. Those are all great names ! The kittens with their masks are very cute ! Purrs

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  14. Kitten-sized masks! They're just too cute. This whole litter sounds like they're going to be tons of fun.

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  15. Such cuties- and I like the names.

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  16. I like the names not run of the mill names and I like that

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  17. They awe adowable and da names awe cute.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  18. Absolutely adorable! I keep every litter you foster are better looking than the last. I'm partial to the tabbies, so Winnow and Belladora (and Lovey) make me squee every time.

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  19. *raises paw* you could always ask our DAD to name them. (they might actually GET names by the time they're, yanno, like 2 or something...)
    We like the names!!! 4 paws way up! (like yu NEED our approvals and stuffs)

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