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Hello. I'm new here, and I just recieved a 6-7 week old kitten. I'm pretty sure it's a boy. I think I have come to a conclusion as to what I'm going to name him. I decided I didn't want him to have an ordinary name, but a unique name. I also wanted to name him after some historical personage. Which did I choose? Nero.

Although the name Nero has some malicious connotations, namely referring to his persecution of early christians and alleged tyranical acts, I believe the name is quite perfect. It did a bit of research concerning the name and the first thing I found out was that the word nero in italian means black. Concerning the actual name, I found out it was probably from Sabine origin, meaning "strong, vigorous". I fell in love with the name and, although I haven't come to a verdict yet, I'm almost sure his name will be Nero.

Should I pronounce it NAY-roh (like the italian) or NEE-roh? I think it is technically supposed to be pronounced NAY-roh in both cases, whether referring to the roman emperor's name or the italian word for black (with the exception of a slightly rolled 'r'), but since I'm an American and we usually pronounce it NEE-roh, I think I might go with that.

I also have another cat named tommy. It's a 6ish year old female. She doesn't get alone with the kitten very well...I have scratches to prove it!

Well, I fear the verbosity of this post is getting out of hand, so I will stop rambling.
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Hello & welcome to the forum
We love pictures
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I will post some once I resize them. Currently they are 1024 x 768.
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Hello and Welcome to the forum.
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Hello & welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll find some info on how to introduce a new kitten to your 1st cat somewhere in the threads. I haven't had to do it but I believe it has to be done slowly & with supervision.
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Hello and welcome to TCS. Yes, we love to see pics of kitties!!
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Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

See you on the forums!
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Glad you dropped in to join us and enjoy the forums
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Hi welcome to TCS!
post #11 of 14
Welcome! Cant wait to see pictures of your kitten! Whatever way you pronounce his name, I'm sure he will love you just the same .
post #12 of 14
Welcome to TCS! I, personally, prefer the Nay-roh pronunciation.
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Originally Posted by Dori View Post
Hello. I'm new here, and I just recieved a 6-7 week old kitten. I'm pretty sure it's a boy. I think I have come to a conclusion as to what I'm going to name him. I decided I didn't want him to have an ordinary name, but a unique name. I also wanted to name him after some historical personage. Which did I choose? Nero.

Although the name Nero has some malicious connotations, namely referring to his persecution of early christians and alleged tyranical acts, I believe the name is quite perfect. It did a bit of research concerning the name and the first thing I found out was that the word nero in italian means black. Concerning the actual name, I found out it was probably from Sabine origin, meaning "strong, vigorous". I fell in love with the name and, although I haven't come to a verdict yet, I'm almost sure his name will be Nero.

Should I pronounce it NAY-roh (like the italian) or NEE-roh? I think it is technically supposed to be pronounced NAY-roh in both cases, whether referring to the roman emperor's name or the italian word for black (with the exception of a slightly rolled 'r'), but since I'm an American and we usually pronounce it NEE-roh, I think I might go with that.

I also have another cat named tommy. It's a 6ish year old female. She doesn't get alone with the kitten very well...I have scratches to prove it!

Well, I fear the verbosity of this post is getting out of hand, so I will stop rambling.
Hi and welcome here !

I can't wait to see those pictures

Keep us informed,

Angie.
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