Tuesday, October 19, 2010
What's in a name?new cat, precious little dumpling that she is, has been here since Friday and doesn't really have a name yet.
I'm not crazy about the name she came with, Ghia, so we've been trying to come up with something new -
Of course, I want to avoid the obviously cliche names playing off of her whiteness like Snowball, Casper, Blanca, Cracker or Taylor Swift.
She's got two different colored eyes, so we could call her Bowie or Kate Bosworth (the chick from Blue Crush) but... eh.
And she answers to everything - Kiki, Princess, Cupcake, Buttercup, Beyonce, Petunia, Goofy, Lily Pad, Furball, Purr Machine, Monkey, Ninja, White Shadow, New Cat, Small Cat, Little One.
And I wondered if she really needs a name - she's a cat, she's not applying for credit cards or waiting for a table at TGI Fridays on a Saturday night.
But then I realized that she needs an official name for the same reason children have middle names - so I can yell at her when she's getting into something
Because right now it's "hey, get out of the fireplace!" or "stop licking the taco sauce off that plate" or "stop climbing the bookcase!"
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