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What’s In A Name?

Your cat deserves a good name, a name that gets at the essence of who he is. So, how do you decide when the options are endless?

Believe it or not, cats are better at learning names that consist of only one or two syllables. They react especially well when their name ends with "ie" or "y.” Next, ask yourself whether you will want to use the name all the time. Longer names may sound original at first, but can get tiresome and most likely shortened as time goes on.

The good news is there’s literally no end to the names you can choose. You can base his name on a physical feature, a personality trait, a favorite author, artist or singer, mythological names, or how your cat came into your life. Take your time, write a list, narrow it down, try out a few names before you settle on one—just don't take too long or your cat may have a minor identity crisis. Whether your cat is a Lucky or Fluffy or even Pandora, your new friend deserves the name that's just right.

To get your thoughts flowing, here are some of the most popular cat names:

Female Names:
  1. Maggie
  2. Molly
  3. Lady
  4. Sadie
  5. Lucy
Male Names:
  1. Max
  2. Tigger
  3. Buddy
  4. Bailey
  5. Sam
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