Last week I saw a really neat post on House of Cats called The Name Game and I thought I would play too. So, here are the explanations of how my babies got their names:
Molly – I always just loved this name. I had an Aunt Molly who was very close to us and I asked her if she would mind if I called my new kitty her name and she said that would be fine.
Casper – was named after a cartoon that I remembered from childhood, Casper the Friendly Ghost (I know it’s a little banal) because he is all white and is such a sociable guy.
Max – I had a very hard time naming Max, it was a couple of weeks before we got something for him. Then we settled on Max short for Maximus because it means large or great in Latin and he had such a big personality for such a little cat. We only had to call him Max one time and we knew it was right.
Benjamin - was named very quickly. I was still devastated from Max’s unexpected death and I thought perhaps it was a bad omen that we had taken too long to name him. So on the way home in the car after we adopted Ben from the shelter, it simply came to me that this cat would be Benjamin and I blurted it out. Then some months later I was reading online about the name and learned that it means “child of my sorrows”, I just about fell off my chair. I should be quick to point out that even though Ben entered our lives at a very sad time, he has been a complete joy since the moment we got him!
Archie – means bold according to the website of Fun Cat Names and it was just so fitting for this fearless little guy that there could be no other name for him.
Cat – as for me, the nickname I was given by my family when I was a little girl is the first three letters of my name (Catrina) AND because I love cats!