ABOUT THE FCNC
This is a fun cat name creator (FCNC) from Nine’s Catudio for the cat owners who like to give their cats unique, fun, and creative names. We understand, that some cats come from the reputable breeders, with their own unique names. But sometimes the precious rescued furballs want to be named according to their heritage and unique looks, too! The best thing? Your cat does not have to have a pedigree to have a great name!
Little stray Norwegian Forest Kitten Nine has a full name: Ni Lille Mann Monark Undre Støvier (Nine Little Man Monark Wonder Boots). Want to know how he got his name and how your own precious kitty can have a unique name? Read on and use the FCNC!
The FCNC is currently intended for the following breeds: Norwegian Forest Cat, Russian Blue and Siberian. However, we welcome your contributions for other breeds!
HOW TO USE THE FUN CAT NAME CREATOR (you can choose, mix and match any of the below!):
- Define the breed of your cat (or the closest to the breed your mix might be) – it will be important for the choice of the original language for the name of your cat;
- Make the Time choice: day you got the kitty, may be, even an hour that they showed up at your door, or the month; We named the kitten Nine, because he showed up at 9 pm;
- Make the Location choice: – where did you meet the kitty; We used the name of the nearby village;
- Make the Event choice: – this is where you imagination can run wild – we chose “Wonder” for our Nine, because it was a true miracle that the kitten found his way;
- Make the Body choice – note special markings or other definitive body traits of your cat or kitten – we chose “Boots” because Nine has 4 perfect white paws.
- Make the Charachter choice – see if the kitten is playful, inquisitive, mellow, etc;
- Make the Hero choice – maybe, you would like to use a folktail hero’s name? We have some suggestions below, but you could come up with your own, by researching the folklore characters of the country.
- Make the Sibling choice – if you are adding the new cat to the existing feline family, see how their names would translate into another language and then it gives you a whole new world of ideas for the new name.
- Make the Nickname choice – maybe, you already have a nickname for your new kitty. Add it to the name! Nine has “Little Man” because when he was just a kitten, he used to walk around like he owned the place, yet still a bit kitten wobbly.
- Translate into the language of your choice using Google Translate Form: Under the translation window, use the English transcript of the word/phrase. This will be your cat’s name pronunciation in the language of your choice!
NORWEGIAN: Search This Page of Wikipedia to find a Norwegian folktale hero for the name of your cat. Remember, that the alphabet characters differ from English. For example, “Stovier” should be written as “Støvler”, but not always one can have a luxury of choosing the keyboard language. Choose the words that are as close to English alphabet as possible.
RUSSIAN: Traditionally, the name bears three parts – first name, middle name (patronymic) and the last name (mostly patronymic). If you want to have fun with the middle name, use the suffix -ich for boy cats and -evna or -ovna for girl cats. If you want to tailor the last name, use suffxes -in, ov (off), ev (eff) for boy cats and -ova, -eva (eeva) or -ina for girl cats.
Example: your Fluffy loves Turkey. If you have a boy and you want to keep the English name, add “ov/off” and you will have Fluffly Turkeynoff. The girl would have a name Fluffy Turkeynova.
You can also Search This Page of Wikipedia to find a Russian folktale hero for the name of your cat.
CHOOSING THE MAIN (FIRST NAME): Of course, you will not use the full name every day. So, you really want to choose the first (the main name) that will get the attention of your cat and will be the most familiar name for him. For your cat to better respond to the name, try to find words with sound loud combinations. Leters J, R, S work the best, with or without combinations. If choosing soft letters such as L, N, V – make the names are short, with a vowel immediately after.
If you have any other suggestions, would like to participate in developing this creator, please, contact us.
Here are some practice rounds:
Grey Russian Blue girl cat with green eyes and a patch of white hair that looks like a little princess with a basket full of flowers, found in Thorhild in May at 7 pm.
Black Siberian boy cat with white socks and fluffy mane, really likes to climb the trees and sleep on top of your head.
Mackerel Red Tabby Norwegian Forest Cat boy cat with white dot at the end of the tail, hazel eyes and loves to play with water, rescued in Maple Creek at the age of 5.
OK, COMPOSE THE NAME NOW!
We would love to hear back from you! Tell us the story of your cat’s name choice in the comments below!