Saturday, February 13, 2016

What better way to celebrate #GetaDifferentNameDay than having a naming of the kittens



Naming this batch of kittens has been hard. Partly because the kittens aren't very social and partly because I  have been under the weather a great deal of the time I have had them.

I wanted something unique for them, because when I hit upon the right name a kitten goes from a ball of fluff to a celebrity kitty - think The Kraken.


I saw the other week that today was Get a Different Name Day, and I thought what better day to have a naming day... which then put pressure on me to come up with names.  I asked for help and a number of you offered some great suggestions. One idea I really liked was to name the kittens after lemon flavored treats. For a while, I settled on Zest and Sprite.


The little black kitten reminds me a bit of a monkey with her pouncing and jumping and climbing and throwing herself into whatever interested her. A sprite is a small creature that has magical powers: an elf or fairy or an imp. That completely worked for her, so she has become Sprite.


The little tabby is so reserved, and so cautious that Zest didn't seem fitting. I came across the term wryn, and I liked that a lot. So I looked up what it meant and came up with: Gaelic-small blue song bird. See wrynn, wren. With her cautious nature, it seemed fitting. Further research into the name also seems like it would fit her.  I was very tempted to forgo and pick a lemon treat name for her because it was such a fun naming idea, but I couldn't seem to do it, so she became Wryn.


And since it is Get a Different Name Day it doesn't seem fair to leave Lemon out of it.  She is way too sweet to be a Lemon, but Lemon seems to fit so...


 she has become Lemonade.


17 comments:

  1. Those are great names!!!

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  2. Thank Cod she has a better name. Lemonaid makes me think of summer and flowers and other good things.

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  3. Super cute names!! I love the name Sprite. Also, isn't it spelled Lemonade?

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    1. not according to my spell check.. lol When I'm sick or tired my spelling impairment really shows.. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  4. Cute names for cute kittens. Such darlings.

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  5. You've chosen well!

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  6. Those are lovely names for them.

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  7. Love those names for those cuties,xx Rachel

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  8. Well done ! We love those names ! Purrs

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  9. I love the thought process - so poetic! Purrs to all from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties!

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  10. Adorable names, all three. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  11. I like those names, well picked

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  12. Well done! I can't wait to meet them! Maybe we'll all be healthy in a week...

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  13. Good job picking the names.

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  14. *raises paw* uh, Aunt Connie, we COULDA asked our DAD for you. He has LOTS of names, you know, like Muon, Gluon, Joule and Dammi--- err, uh not that one.

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  15. Lemonade--love it! The other names are cute too.

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