After a last minute sign up for the Dawg Gone Long Run, I ended up taking home a malnourished stray cat. Suddenly there was a rush to find names for the new found cat. Given her vet appointments being top priority, it took about 6 days before she had an official name. In the meantime I defaulted to “Kitty,” even though the vet said she is over a year old and not a kitten. I even reached out to friends on social media to get some additional ideas.
Based on the location/finding of the found cat:
- Caesar (found at Caesar Creek State Park)
Russian theme (due to us thinking cat looked like a Russian blue mix):
- Elephant (Ellie for short)
- Rhino (Rye for short)
Due to Grey coloring:
Greek names (using the name Caesar as inspiration):
- Idunn: Goddess of youth and springtime
- Kitty (the easy way out)
- Nip (from Catnip)
And the winner is….
Rye! Based on Rhino. The background to the name is funny but the nickname is normal enough to work as a cat name.