6.13.2012

What's in a Name


Hi folks Archie here to tell you the story of how I got my name.  If you want to read about how some of my friends got their names also, pop on over to the Tabby Cat Club.


When mum and dad adopted me my name was Marshall and I was about five months old.  Mum wasn't so keen on the name so she was looking for ideas on a website that had cat names and their meanings.


I was not a shy kitten in fact the first moment my bedroom door was opened after my quarantine period, I scampered down the stairs straight into the living room and began playing with toys!


In fact mum insists I said "tada, here I am" but I think she's fibbing on that one.   For a while my mum and dad considered calling me Rufus or Russell which are both supposed to mean red but those names didn't seem to suit me.  Then mum came across the name Archibald which means bold and she thought that was perfect for me because I was such a brave boy.


so I lived happily ever after with the name Archie :-)

30 comments:

Sparkle said...

I think Archie fits you perfectly!

Hilary said...

I love the name archie!

Simba said...

We like Archie WAY more than Marshall. It seems like the name you were supposed to be born with.

Marg said...

Oh we think that name is just purrfect. Archibald. That fits just right.So Archie, we like your name a lot.

Catherine said...

Archie is a perfect name for you sweet kitty!
xo Catherine

Katie Isabella said...

I wondered how you got your name. I wonder what my name means? LOVE your airplane Archie.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We think your name suits you very well Archie. What a great toy - can we come over and go wing walking with you?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cory said...

We love your name and love the story about it. Um...I bet your mom was not fibbing. We can SO see you waving your paws and meowing TADA!

Madi and Mom said...

Archie most assuredly suits you my handsome friend!!....and as my G-pa says, "I don't care what you call me, as long as you call me to dinner"!!
Mol your BFFF
Madi

Rene said...

I think it's a perfect name! That kitten pic of you in the airplane is adorable!!

Brian said...

Archie is a way cool name!

CricriCat said...

Joli nom Archie. Bonne fin de journée Cat. Biz. CricriCat

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

We Luvz your name Archie! It fitz you perfectly! ^.,^ and we luvz da picture ov you in da plane,,,,, you looks like da Red Baron...... hehehehe ^..^ Headbonkz dude~ xo♥♥

Bellen said...

Archie's a good name, and isn't Archie in the comics a red-head, too?

LP said...

We love the name Archibald ( reminds LP of the column Archy and Mehitabel)and Archie for short is just right for you sweet boy.Love the airplane toy-can you still fit in it ?!

the critters in The Cottage xo

ABBY said...

Mom is old enough to remember the cartoon character names Archie and he was a redhead too. We think Archie fits you to a "t"!

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

Archie is the perfect name for you! Way better than Marshall.

Eric and Flynn said...

Archie is a very good name for you.

The Island Cats said...

We like your name, Archie!

Cara n Crew said...

we love your name, Archie, and think it fits you :) we don't picture you as a Rufus or Russel or anyone else, for that matter :D

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Sweet Purrfections said...

That's a purrfect name for you!

Oui Oui said...

This is the second time we've read this and its just as good as the first time!

meowmeowmans said...

Sweet boy! Archie is, without a doubt, the PURRfect name for you! :)

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

We think Archie's a pretty KEWL name - and Oh My CAT! Daddy's having conniptions over the kitteh airplane!! We must HAVE one he sez!

CCL Wendy said...

Archibald is a fine name and certainly seems to fit your feisty red-haired mancat!

The Purr Diaries said...

I love your name! I also love stories behind them, I think its so much better than calling your cat 'Fluffy' because its fluffy lol :o)

Forever Foster said...

We think your mum chose very well :)

Kathy said...

I think your name suits you just right!
Cyber Chin Scratches to you & your siblings

Tamago said...

We think your mom got the perfect name for you :-) I love the photo of you in a airplane. You are so cute!

meowmeowmans said...

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