11.19.2010

Meet Jimmy

Before I get to my post today, I would like to draw your attention to my fab new header.  Sammy and Andy's generous mum Judi took time away from unpacking her new home to whip together this wonderful header for Cat's Cats which incorporates the new addition to our clan and even has maple leaves in the background... 'cause we're Canadian :-)  Thank you Judi for your kindness and creativity!

I have been thinking about why I feel the need to change Ash’s name.  I know his coat is truly the colour of dark ashes, and the name is therefore apropos, but strictly speaking ashes represent mourning.  I think I would like this little cat to have a happier name to carry with him throughout his life.  Ellery and Winston both mean joyful so they were in the offing for a while, but I was never entirely sold on either of them. 

In my head I went through all sorts of names trying to match something with our baby: Daniel, Vern, Isaac, Reginald, Rufus, Desmond, Dexter, Fritz, Lloyd, Tavish, Roland, Jeremiah, Jed, Zach and Jack but I didn't get that special feeling from any of them. So I toyed with Otis, Arnold, Wendall, Giles, Gabriel, Cecil, Tobias, Thomas, Beau, Earnest, Wilbur Wally and Martin. I hovered around Otis for a while, it means prosperous, which doesn't really hold any great significance but I liked the name. 

Then last Sunday Robert and I were with my family for lunch and they were all asking after Ash and wanting to know what we had decided to call him.  I started to tell them some of the names we had been considering and they threw out a few suggestions of there own...all of which were atrocious - lol!  Then Robert (who btw has never named one of our cats) said "What about Jim"?  Well I have always loved the name James which also lends itself nicely to many nicknames (the other cats have at least three each) and it just seemed to suit him once we said it out loud!

So, ladies and gentlemen...I would like you to meet James, Jimmy, Jimmer, Jimbo, Jim!  

32 comments:

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

AWWWWWW ~ we LOVE his name!

Hi Jimmy, we can't wait to read posts abowt yoor adventures. We hope yoo are feeling better now and the nasty cone has gone. Smoochies from us at our howse!

Love Milo and Alfie, and our mom.

Huffle Mawson said...

Yay welcome Jimmy! It's a much cooler name anyway :)

Simba said...

Suer new header with all four sweeties in it. Hiya, Jimmy!

The Monkeys said...

Great name! We love Jimmy and your fabulous header!

Marg said...

Your new header is terrific. We love it and it has that cute Jimmy in it. Love the new name and it does have a lot of variations. So glad to meet you Jimmy.
Hope everyone has a really fun week end.

Kea said...

Hi James...Jimmy! Concats on your new name!

The header is terrific; of course now Judi will have to change your name. LOL!

cats of wildcat woods said...

We like the name Jimmy - and he does fit it. Love the header too. Happy weekend.

Cory said...

Hi there Jimmy Jimbo Jimster Jimmer Jim James!!!! What a great new name you have to go along with your great new home.

xoxo Cory and family

Brian said...

The header really is purrfect and so is Jimmy...and I hope he is doing better! I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Very nice to meet you, James!

Sammy and Andy said...

YAY, we like the name Jimmy!!!!!!!!! Mama just revised your header with his new name and has sent it to you.

We luvs y'all bunches....have a wonderful day.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We love the new header! The name Jimmy is great!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Raymond and Busby said...

We think James is a lovely name!

Rene said...

Jimmy is an adorable name. I think it's appropriate that his new start in life has a new name. My DH's name is Jim, so I like that name quite a bit. :-)

Admiral Hestorb said...

Welcome Jim to a fabulous furrever home. Paw hugs.

Hannah and Lucy said...

You can use which part of James, Jim, Jimmy etc you like and we know he will answer to them all and we like them all. We are glad he has settled in with the family so well.

Sparkle said...

I think Jimmy is the perfect name for this little guy!

Random Felines said...

Welcome James - I am sure you are in for lots of love and adventures!

Katnip Lounge said...

James. Jimmy. Jim. We LIKE it! A good sturdy name for a Cat. How are the ears doing? We hope goog.
The new header is wonderful!

ABBY said...

The header looks great!
Awww Jimmy is purrfect!

purrin
xoxox
Abby

Caren Gittleman said...

Love the header!!! Adorable!!!

Jimmy is a fine name!

Cara n Crew said...

The new header is fantastic! Jimmy is a great name too! Purrs-

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Natalie said...

That is a lovely name for a handsome kitty!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Well!!!! Hello "Jimmy" heehee
That is a fine name :)
The header looks fab too ;)


Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

The Island Cats said...

Well hello there, Jimmy!!! We like that name! And new header is fabulous!!!

Oskar said...

Yep the name & the kitty are both keepers!

Great new header.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Bella said...

The new header is great and I really like the name of Jimmy. I do miss the phrase on your header about a kitten being the best gift you've ever received.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We LOVE the name Jim so much more than we did his other name!!
Your header is beautiful. Mom would sure like to be able to do something like that, but sadly she is just not talented in that area.
~ The Bunch

Mr Puddy said...

Your header is awesome ! and me and mom love your name " JIMMY "

The Creek Cats said...

Love the header! Welcome to your wonderful new family, Jimmy James!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Love your new header and James, Jimmy, Jimbo, Jim are great names!! Nice to meet you Jimmy!!
Your TX furiends,

Cat with a Garden said...

We think that's an excellent gentlemancat-in-training name!