Congratulations! After months of looking for the purrfect feline to become a part of your family, you finally found a cat that you adore. As you hold your cat for the first time, you try to figure out what you should name it. You ponder. Nothing comes to mind. You lift the cat up and stare deep into its yellow-green eyes, and whisper, “What’s your name?” The cat simply stares and remains silent.
You may feel a similar sense of uncertainty when deciding what to name your cat. After all, your cat will have this name for its entire life, and you want it to be meaningful. You also want a name to match its level of exceptional cuteness. We have put together a list of 100 various cute cat names that you can look over. Below you will find 50 names to suit your pretty kitty and 50 names that are as sweet as sugar.
Pretty Cat Names for Boys and Girls
Here are 50 cat names that are pretty enough to suit your beautiful cat. Pretty names are memorable, personal, and can suit your cat’s individual look.
Sweet Cat Names
A sweet name sometimes is the perfect fit for your feline. Think of your favorite food or scent and then check out this list to get inspired.
Do Cats Even Know Their Names?
Whether cats know their names is a hot topic between cat people and non-cat people (sometimes referred to as “the others”). A study conducted in Japan in 2019 by an animal behavior scientist showed that domestic cats do know their names. While cats usually do not have the same reaction when hearing their names as dogs do, they will give a vocal or bodily response when they are called. Their ears or tails might twitch, or they might even meow. So, if one of “the others” says that cats are indifferent about their names, you can now tell them that cats’ names are important!
How Long Does It Take For a Cat To Learn Its Name?
The best stage to start teaching your cat its name is when it’s a kitten during the first three months of its life. Kittens can learn more information quicker than older cats. However, if you have adopted an adult cat, keep in mind that it can take a few days for a cat to learn its name or even a few months! Patience is the key.
Tips On Getting Your Cat To Learn Its Name
Once you have selected the ideal name for your cat, you want to get used to hearing it. Here are a few tips that can help your cat learn its name.
What If My Cat Does Not Respond To Its Name?
Despite following the above tips, your cat might still not respond to their name. Older cats might have some hearing limitations and still might not clearly hear their name when you use them. Some other cats might be displaying dominance and wants you to be subservient. If you adopted the cat from a shelter and kept its original name, they might have a bad association with their name because they were abused. And, believe it or not, some cats might not like the name you chose (ouch!). You might have to change your cat’s name. This is not uncommon.
Choosing a name for your cat can be exciting! This list of pretty and sweet cat names presented in this article can help get you started finding the one that fits your new fur baby. You will make a great choice, and your cat will be thankful for such a cute name to match its adorable face. Happy naming!
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