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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
I found a kitten at the barn where I ride horses. He's been dosed, tested, and deemed healthy by a vet. We've gotten him all set up in our house, introduced him to the existing pets with success, splurged on an assortment of quality cat food and toys but we can't think of a name for him! Please offer your suggestions.

He's solid black, short hair and unbelievably friendly. I've got another black cat named Friday the 13th. I'd like to think of another name suggesting superstitions but have had no luck. Really, anything that seems to suit him would be great. We've had him for nearly a week with no real ideas.

Thanks!!!!!!!
post #2 of 25
As a child I pretended to 'own" a lot of black arabians and these are the names I used for them:

Lucky Jynx (Jynxie for short)
Black Magic (Magic or Maggy for short)
Supersticious (Super for short)
Ace of Spades (Ace for short)
Wizard (Wiz for short)
post #3 of 25
How about shadow? Or Captin stinky
post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
As a child I pretended to 'own" a lot of black arabians and these are the names I used for them:

Lucky Jynx (Jynxie for short)
Black Magic (Magic or Maggy for short)
Supersticious (Super for short)
Ace of Spades (Ace for short)
Wizard (Wiz for short)
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who did that! The horse I actually owned was gray though.

It would be cool to think of a famous horse name for him since I found him at a barn but I didn't like the ones I thought of.
post #5 of 25
Aww!! Im sorry, Im not the best with names, but just wanna say *congrats* on your new kitty!!

Now, wheres the pics of him?
post #6 of 25
My real horse (welsh pony/QH cross) was Count - but I changed it to a fancy Count de Cocoa cause he was a really nice red bay.

If your little kitten was a female, you could use Ruffian since she was the famous filly. I actually was hoping to use it on a black female Cornish Rex, but never got one to show and use the name. Had that name "reserved" for my use - her name would have been Tribute to Ruffian
post #7 of 25
Well lets see...

Of the three black kitties I've had, their names were Mayhem, Max and Sammy

Before we settled on Sammy, we considered the names Merlin and Odin

So those are the only ones that come to mind, but feel free to swipe any of them
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks View Post
Aww!! Im sorry, Im not the best with names, but just wanna say *congrats* on your new kitty!!

Now, wheres the pics of him?
Funny you should mention that. I tried, honestly I tried. He just shoots right past the camera! They're not even blurry pictures. He just looks like a dark thing in the background!
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
I thought of Ruffian since she too was black but the name itself just didn't fit him. He's unbelievably sweet. He was taken from his mother too early (we think a fox had him) so even though he can eat kitten food he tries to nurse on my fingers sometimes.
post #10 of 25
I like Inky, but then again I'm a little biased
post #11 of 25
Jennifer, Congrats on your new kitty! I just read your page and saved it to favorites.
post #12 of 25
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Jennifer, Congrats on your new kitty! I just read your page and saved it to favorites.
Thanks on both the kitten congrats and for enjoying the blog. There are some great links posted there that you might want to check out as well.
post #13 of 25
I had a black cat named Magic....
post #14 of 25
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Thanks on both the kitten congrats and for enjoying the blog. There are some great links posted there that you might want to check out as well.
I was planning on it when I have more time.
BTW, I like Mayhem or Merlin as MuttigreeMom suggested.
post #15 of 25
Continuing on the movie theme you could call hi Halloween or 'Weenie' for short!

X
post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
Lol! My Mom suggested Weenie! Mayhem certainly is what he's causing right now. That has possibilities...
post #17 of 25
First of all... CONGRATS! & I can't wait to see Photos!

Suggestions:

Blarney - Blarney Stone: A stone in the wall of Blarney Castle in Ireland. According to an Irish legend, those who kiss the Blarney Stone receive a gift of eloquence that enables them to obtain, through persuasion, anything they want.

BROOM - Do not lean a broom against a bed. The evil spirits in the broom will cast a spell on the bed.
If you sweep trash out the door after dark, it will bring a stranger to visit.
If someone is sweeping the floor and sweeps over your feet, you'll never get married.
Never take a broom along when you move. Throw it out and buy a new one.
To prevent an unwelcome guest from returning, sweep out the room they stayed in immediately after they leave.

CROW - COUNTING CROWS, One's bad,
Two's luck,
Three's health,
Four's wealth,
Five's sickness,
Six is death.

EARS - If your right ear itches, someone is speaking well of you.
If your left ear itches, someone is speaking ill of you.
Left for love and right for spite:
Left or right, good at night.

LADDER - It is bad luck to walk under a ladder.

MANDRAKE (or DRAKE) - Mandrake is a mysterious plant believed to have powers of preventing sterility in men and animals, causing barren women to bear children, and compelling love.
Mandrake is thought to have aphrodisiac and fertilizing properties.
Clairvoyants use mandrake to increase their visions to enable them to see strange and wonderful things.

SEVEN - To break a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. The cure: to bury the pieces, or run them in a stream.
The seventh son of a seventh son has magic powers, according to Irish folklore, but is a vampire in Romanian legend.

post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Lore View Post
First of all... CONGRATS! & I can't wait to see Photos!

Suggestions:

Blarney - Blarney Stone: A stone in the wall of Blarney Castle in Ireland. According to an Irish legend, those who kiss the Blarney Stone receive a gift of eloquence that enables them to obtain, through persuasion, anything they want.

BROOM - Do not lean a broom against a bed. The evil spirits in the broom will cast a spell on the bed.
If you sweep trash out the door after dark, it will bring a stranger to visit.
If someone is sweeping the floor and sweeps over your feet, you'll never get married.
Never take a broom along when you move. Throw it out and buy a new one.
To prevent an unwelcome guest from returning, sweep out the room they stayed in immediately after they leave.

CROW - COUNTING CROWS, One's bad,
Two's luck,
Three's health,
Four's wealth,
Five's sickness,
Six is death.

EARS - If your right ear itches, someone is speaking well of you.
If your left ear itches, someone is speaking ill of you.
Left for love and right for spite:
Left or right, good at night.

LADDER - It is bad luck to walk under a ladder.

MANDRAKE (or DRAKE) - Mandrake is a mysterious plant believed to have powers of preventing sterility in men and animals, causing barren women to bear children, and compelling love.
Mandrake is thought to have aphrodisiac and fertilizing properties.
Clairvoyants use mandrake to increase their visions to enable them to see strange and wonderful things.

SEVEN - To break a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. The cure: to bury the pieces, or run them in a stream.
The seventh son of a seventh son has magic powers, according to Irish folklore, but is a vampire in Romanian legend.

Wow, those are interesting. Why aren't you supposed to take your broom when you move. Is it just bad luck. I'm moving soon so just curious.
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
Probably just in case the previous owners were messy lol!
post #20 of 25
I've always wanted to name a black cat Ebony.
post #21 of 25
When you were thinking of horse names, did you remember Seabiscuit? (And did you see that wonderful movie?) You could shorten it to Biscuit, too.

Other horse names I found online:

Nijinsky (II) (won the English Triple Crown in 1970; named for the great dancer, which seems appropriate, since cats are so graceful)

Seattle Slew (won the Triple Crown, 1977)

Black Jack (last quartermaster-issued U.S. Army horse, probably named for General "Black Jack" Pershing)

Trigger (Roy Rogers's horse)

Scout (Tonto's horse on "The Lone Ranger")

Tornado (Zorro's horse -- probably an appropriate name for a kitten!)

Fury (from the old TV show of that name)

Khartoum (a horse in "The Godfather")

Traveller (Robert E. Lee's horse during the Civil War)

Comanche (the only horse to survive at Little Big Horn)


Other names that come to mind...

Spy
Shadow
Nightmare, Night for short
Jaguar, Jag for short
Raven
Sneaker

If you wanted to make a spiritual reference, you could call him Lucifer, after the "dark angel."

If you wanted to be ironic... you could name him Blanco, which means white.

Or if you wanted to give him a great historical name in the context of the black theme, you could call him Luther, for Martin Luther King!
post #22 of 25
My first thought was Merlin, or if you are familiar with the legend, Mordred.

Or, how about Oujie (I think that's how you spell it...as in Oujie Board?)
post #23 of 25
Hmm... for some reason, I always like when black cats are named Junior... some other ideas are Licorice, or anything that starts with B or D. Good luck with your new baby!
post #24 of 25
I always thought it would be cool to give a pet a Native American name. Probably because I'm part Native American.(only a little bit). So, I looked a few up. Kangee means raven in the Sioux tribe. Abooksigon means wildcat in the Algonquin tribe.(that name might be too long) Or, Cheveyo means spirit warrior in the Hopi tribe.
post #25 of 25
I just reread my own list and thought gosh, Zorro is a cool name for a black kitty too!
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