Poll: Sarah M. Needs A Kitteh Name STAT

“I’m adopting a black and white girl kitty in a few days, wanting to save a life for Christmas! I’m hoping for Cute Overload’s help in deciding on a name. I don’t have any photos, but here’s a cute black and white kitty photo for inspiration. This one looks very much like the kitty I’m adopting. Maybe you could make a poll with the following names? And people could give their own ideas?”

Absolutely-it’s time for a Caturday Poll! Sarah needs our help, everybody!


Update : Saturday 1pm PT
“Thursday” and “Lilly” are NECK and NECK!


  1. Domino

  2. Second that!

  3. Third that! Domino is a great name

  4. Domino, for sure!!!

  5. Barb and Paul says:

    Domino was our thought as well !

  6. susan maroni says:


  7. Isn’t that a boy’s name?

    I vote for Molly!!!

  8. Good name, Oldcat :D I voted for Lily which could be her second name :D

  9. Domino is a great name! Love it!

  10. Tony James says:

    Bob (short for Roberta) – Bob (the) Cat :)

  11. Pinot

  12. Sushi

  13. I had a fish named Sushi :)

  14. Yes! That’s a great name for a kitty!

  15. My friends’ black-and-white cat is called Sushi. She is now 13 years old and regal!

  16. Waffles

  17. My black and white kitten is named Waffles – it’s a really great cat name. I would also submit Wonton, Dumpling, or Pierogie (doughy snacks make great kitty names).


  19. Pip, as in the dots on a domino.

  20. Or “Great Expectations?”

  21. Sunshine Kukulcan says:

    Tupfen (means spot in German)..call her Tuppy

  22. Moo. As she’s a classic moo cow pattern… and it’s also good to have a short name you can easily croon. And she could even say her own name.

  23. i see her as a “stella”

  24. Mary (the first) says:

    I have a friend who named her cat Stella so she could stand out on the porch and holler “Stelllllaaaaa” like Stanley Kowalski (? the guy from Streetcar named Desire)

  25. EXACTLY!!!!! ;) heheheee

  26. ying yang

  27. kibblenibble says:


  28. Zenith… like an old black-and-white TV.

  29. ZENITH! Brilliant! Can’t believe the CO peeps didn’t jump all over this one. It’s smart, but perhaps I’m too old at 45?

  30. (Shouldn’t the phrase “too old” send you to the mod lounge?)

    Everyone who remembers having/watching a black-and-white TV, hot cocoa’s ready in the lounge! With your choice of (alcoholic) flavorings. (If you don’t remember, no extra goodies for you!) :P

  31. Shoot! I took a b/w TV to college in 1982! But I do remember when our family got our first color TV even tho I was very young…it was a big deal. Ready for that cocoa, now! :mrgreen:

  32. I am going to be 47 next on January 3rd and I remember the ZENITH TV, kimberlyepimbunny :D

  33. Stinky-Inky says:

    Cowbell, as in “I gotta have more cowbell, baby.” Cowbella, Cowzabell, CowzaWowza, Miss Bella, KittyCow, CowBelly, Smelly Belly, How Now Kitty Cow? etc., etc.

  34. Oreo?

  35. Good one!

  36. Clairdelune says:

    You beat me to it!!! That’s the first I thought about.
    Next choice: Cookie – as in Cookies and Cream ice cream.

  37. I was thinking Oreo, too! Although an alternative might be Hydrox if your tastebuds preferred the less-popular cousin to the Oreo.

  38. Holly? Or Ivy?

  39. sabrina rose says:

    Carol? (Kari?)

  40. Holly!! That’s my name even though I was born in August, but I always think it’s a great pet name, especially for a beautiful kitty that is being blessed with a home this time of year. Thanks for adopting!!

  41. Born in August means conceived during the Christmas season ;)

  42. So explain, pleeze, the Easter thing? :-)

  43. How true!!!

  44. My name, too, even tho I was born at Easter!

  45. Shamu. Shamooli-moo, Sham-wow, Shampoo, Moo, Shambles, Shampaign, Shamma-lamma, Shamulu.
    But, I voted for Snowbell!

  46. Shameel? Shamazel? Oh, wait, wrong earworm…..(and wrong post)

  47. Beans

  48. Yes!

  49. How about Midnight?
    Sarah, I think you are getting yourself one of the best Christmas presents ever! :)

  50. Sharon Wilson says:

    Midnight is a name for all-black cats!

  51. That reminds me of a cat I knew years ago. Her mother was a black cat named Midnight. So, when the neighbors brought home their tuxedo kitten, the cat who wasn’t as black as Midnight was named….
    11:30 !

  52. Love it!!!

  53. Midnight next to a streetlight, then.

  54. Yeah, I was thinking of a night with a full moon. :)

  55. Lucky. She is lucky to have been adopted by Sarah.

  56. i rescued a calico kitten years ago on a Sunday. Named her Lucky Sunday.

  57. This is the Christmas gift that will keep on giving! I voted for “Lilly” because I have a dog with that name – to me, the most beautiful name for the most beautiful girl. However, I also like Moo (credit to Christine Hintermeyer), Sham-wow (pyrit, you silly thang you!) or Penguin (and you could call her Penny).

    Whatever her name, she is one very lucky kitteh. Sarah, I know you will end up receiving far more than you give for many, many years to come. *hugs*

  58. Love Holly, but how about Mylan? Means “little flower” in Vietnamese.

  59. The institute for pet naming says:

    Lady Fuzzyboots!

  60. I’ll second shamu! perrrfect!

  61. Solstice. I know a solly-cat in my neighborhood, and she’s lovely. I wish you many joyous years together, you lucky pair.

  62. Honestly, what I do when naming a kitty is sit down with the kitty and a list of names, and I keep calling him/her different names until kitty responds. I say that’s the name kitty prefers (but maybe they’re just telling me to shut up). ;)

  63. It took me two weeks to find the right name for my dog. I think “they” will let you know what it is….

  64. How about Noël, since she’ll be your precious Christmas present for years to come. Noël is Christmas in French BTW.

  65. Clairdelune says:

    Since she’s a girl cat, Noelle. Yep, I like it!!

  66. I like that…My cousin’s youngest daughter was born Dec. 30 and she is Noelle. :)

  67. Noelle – sweet and elegant. A perrfect name for a beautiful Christmas gift. :)

  68. I Like Noel, too! Personally, I’d stay away from the obvious black and white names, like Oreo, and go with something that does not reference her color. Also like Holly, for this time of year, or Mistletoe, maybe? When you’ve interacted with her for a couple of days _she_ will let you know what her name is! thank you for adopting! :-)

  69. I agree! I also do NOT like Shamu. A pretty kitty needs a pretty name!

  70. I totally agree with you. Why not something more interesting!

  71. Moxie!

  72. First name, Meowy, last name Christmas. You’re welcome!

  73. Nosey

  74. My rescue kitten was quickly named Nosey Parker. She goes by “Parker”(or sometimes Parkour, the sport obviously invented by kittens!)…and sometimes Esmerelda Thunderpants.

  75. Pop Tart

  76. Magpie, for her colors. You could call her Maggie, or cutie-pie, or whatever you like.

  77. Sweatpea

  78. ‘Sweetpea’ might be a bit better

  79. *snort*

    My youngest kitteh’s nickname is sweetpea (her real name is Lola). But when she comes in the room and up to you chatting away, I can’t help but say, “Hello, sweetpea!”

  80. LOL!

  81. How about Checkers or Milkshake (black & whites are our favorite)… or Petunia Blossom? :-)

  82. Just Blossom would be pretty!

  83. Sorry sweet pea

  84. sorry, just saw this!

  85. Dorothy Purrker.

  86. Cookie

  87. Shiraz (my second kitty – all black – is named Shiraz, though I sometimes call her Chérie, or Shiri-baby, or Sweetie, or Ouch-don’t-bite-me!)

  88. I had a black & white kitty and named her “Stormy”

  89. Phantom or Harlie (short for Harlequin)…or Solstice.

  90. I like Lilly! We’ve always given our kitties human names.

  91. And we’ve always given our dogs human names. Just works for us. :)

  92. Just as long as your children’s names aren’t “Rover” or “Fluffy”

  93. My daughter seems to end up riding a lot of horses with “human” names…Mike, Mickey, Tommy, and the thoroughbred we own is named Joey. Have had a lota fun with this over the years… like when I told people my 10 year old daughter was head over heels for a 15 year old named Mike…the quarter horse! lol. Btw, our current dog is named Ben. Not what we had thought to call him…but in the van on the way home, someone said, “BEN”, and we all said, yup, that’s it!

  94. Mary (the first) says:

    Yep, me too, with one exception.

  95. ♫♫Her name was Rio and she dances on the sand.♫♫

  96. Would you say the kitty is a tuxedo cat? If so, I always wanted a tuxedo cat that I would name Tennessee. Fifty Internet points to people who get the reference! :)

  97. Or Chumley, perhaps, if it’s a chubby little thing with big teeth and likes fish a whole lot. And wears a hat.

  98. How about Phantom (looks like the Phantom of the Opera mask).

  99. Terry the Teresa says:

    Definitly a “Smudge”. But I’m thinking Noelle is gonna be purrrfect!

  100. I like Noelle!

  101. Yin-Yang
    Tuxie Trixie

  102. Tuxedo!

  103. Oreo !!!

  104. Pamela Woods says:


  105. Thursday, for sure. That way, if mom is the literary type, when Thursday is being a brat she cold say, ‘It’s Thursday isn’t it? Never could get the hang of Thursday.’ (via Douglas Adams)

  106. Oh, I like Thursday best too! But I also agree with the comment about – have her for a while, she’ll tell you what her name is. I got a black kitty on Craig’s list and was all set to call him Leo – he is so beautiful, short hair and regal looking. But after a week where he sampled all of my fancy food (liverwurst, daal, and bacon – cooked only!) his name is now Jacques, for Jacques Pepin and Jacques Torres. It’s perfect.

  107. I was going to name my kitten Simon, but when I met him I realized his name was not Simon. Couldn’t find a name for a while, then my mother observed that he is very persistent when he wants something. Turns out his name is Percy (short for Kitty Persistent)!

  108. Emmie. Or Evie. Or Cookie.

  109. Or Lucy.

  110. Smartypants says:

    I vote for Domino or Oreo (yes, I’m a traditionalist).

    Congrats on the wonderful addition to your household!

  111. Polly
    Just ’cause

  112. how about Comet or Blitzen??

  113. Hannah. The kitty in the picture (yes, yes…not the same cat as is being adopted) looks like a Hannah.

  114. Phantom, because the face looks like the Phantom of the Opera.

  115. Fleurdamour says:

    Tao, because she looks like the yin yang symbol. Maybe Tao Miaou?

  116. Tiptoe

  117. tippy

  118. Holly!

  119. 4leafclover says:

    Elise, after Für Elise (“fur” Elise).

  120. Truffle – as in the candy

  121. Mary (the first) says:

    Hard to say without the *exact* kitteh photo. I voted for Penguin, aka Penny. “Lucky Penny”.

  122. With it being so close to Christmas, I recommend Natalie.

  123. Maybelline–like the eye makeup.

  124. canadianmary says:

    Samantha, or Tabitha..both excellent, elegant, and possible to make shorter, names!

  125. Ursula.

  126. I think Domino would be nice. More about the type of Mask than the game, but that as well……….

  127. sriram raghuraman says:


  128. Sirius Black-White

    (I have a chubby feline Sirius Orange at home)

  129. The sure way to get 50+ posts.Ask people to name a kitty!

  130. Blossom.

  131. I’ve got a kitten similar to yours and I named it “Patchy” as it has many patches of black on white or white on black, depending on how you look at it :-).

  132. You peeps always rock the names!
    With our combined forces we could be a CO New Pet Name Service!

  133. Yes!

  134. SMUDGE!

  135. Tux(edo).

  136. YiYa..short for Ying Yang! :)

  137. I voted for Thursday because that’s adorable, but my husband and I had a tuxedo kitty named Jazz. Which lent itself to many nicknames, including Jazzy Bean the Kitty Queen and Jazzerina Ballerina.

  138. Piper! Nickname? Easy! Pipes!

  139. Mercy. (Although I voted for Thursday; another literary reference, this one to Jasper Fforde’s character Thursday Next), Bless you both!

  140. MarvinKatt says:

    Isabeau…Izzy for short.

  141. How about “Hello” Then she would be Hello kitty . When she hides & you can’t find her you could walk around doing the three stooges “hello” shtick. Or you could stand outside yelling “Hello kitty ” if you let her go outside.

  142. I have three black and white cats named Pussy Willow, Ceefer Cat and Smudge

  143. Goo-gle

  144. Harlequin! Harli for short. :)

  145. errr Harle…sheesh.

  146. Another name I like is Guinevere, as in King Arthur’s Queen.

  147. My first kitty was black & white & I named her Chloe, so I like that name. But Oreo’s good, too!

  148. Aida, or Isolde…not sure why either came to mind, but they did.

    Noelle is lovely, too!

  149. Noelle…it is Christmas after all!

  150. I found a kitten in my backyard on Christmas Eve once and named her Missie, short for Mistletoe.

  151. I think Lilly is a beautiful name.
    But you know that all cats are secretly royalty (as can be seen by their attitudes when being spoken to by the “staff”)

    Sooo… her True name would be Her Royal Highness Princess Lilly Boopnose!

  152. With a black and white costume like that, I’d call that kitty Harlequin…so elegant!

  153. Pat Steiner says:

    Petunia. Definitely a Petunia. But could be an Elizabeth–Lizzy for short.

  154. Christy, since you’re saving her at Christmas. And Christmas is about Christ. I also like Sushi and Noel.

  155. Claudia. Get it? Claw – dia.

  156. clawed

  157. Ugh, Lily/Lilly is one of the most common cat names. Why not get to know her before you choose a name? That said, I really like “Pip.” Cats like names with the “Eee” sound though–mine have included “Eli,” “Deanie,” and “Mimi.” How about “Natalie”?

  158. “Why not get to know her before you choose a name?” totally!

  159. Panda

  160. I also like Peppermint, but I thought of Tuxedo Cake, “Cake” for short.

  161. Penelope. She could be your Lucky Penny!

  162. Minnow!

  163. sparkle as she will bring a sparkle to your Christmas.

  164. My comment from yesterday afternoon seems to have expired in the mod lounge. Dramatically, I hope, on an elegant chaise longue. Or maybe I just failed to log in to WordPress.

    Anyways, I want to join with the others lobbying for “Holly.” Not only because of the season, but also because her markings look like a Holstein cow (Holly cow?).

  165. Snoopy

  166. Panda? Joy?

  167. Joy. . . as in all that she will bring you.

  168. My 10 year old grandson and I think she should be “Half Moon”. Benny came up with it immediately and I love it too.

  169. Stardust

  170. Not sure just why, but I think your cat should be named Licorice!

  171. How about Jingle

  172. Charlie Girl

  173. AWW :D Congratulations on adopting a dear sweet kitty, Sarah M. :D I hope you have many long and happy years with her :D

  174. aesweeti85 says:

    Milagro – Spanish for “miracle”. You could call her “Mila” for short…

  175. “Thursty”

  176. Moo Kitty

  177. Koi. She reminds me of a Koi Fish or the Ying Yang symbol.

  178. Patricia Shapiro says:

    This kitty looks a LOT like my kitty – his name is Munchkin – or Munchie for short.

  179. I’m partial to Pixie May or Miranda Jane.

  180. Ms. Claws

  181. So, when will we be introduced to Sarah’s new kitty? :)


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