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post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
For my birthday (which is September 22!!) my husband is getting me a calico male kitten!

It is so perfect because not long ago I was just telling my husband how I always wanted a calico and I would love another little boy. And he is also just old enough to be adopted like the day before my birthday!!

I am feeling so blocked thinking of names though. My hubby thinks we should give it a name that begins with the letter K. Our other three cats all have names beginning with K. Kami, Kisa, Keeba. It really just happened on accident lol.

My mom named Kami because I had her when I lived with my family and she was more of a family cat that became mine. She is very close to me really just my angel, my sister and best friend.

Then once I moved in with my husband we decided to get another cat mostly for him as Kami is so close to me. At about the same time we saw a show on animal planet with a lynx cub named Kisa which means kitty in russian. I just loved the name!

Then right after we got home from our honey moon we found alittle stray outside. Or really he found me! Hiding under our car and crying for me as soon as he saw me aww. We named him Keeba to go along with the theme and also because I really liked it from some anime my husband watched about wolves.

At first we thought this new kitten was a girl and then I was thinking Kali & hubby was thinking Kismi but turns out its a boy!
post #2 of 29
How about Kali (as in Cali-co) lol

There's lots of good ones here : http://www.findakitten.co.uk/kittennames_K.html
post #3 of 29
A male Calico? I thought all calico cats were female because it's a recessive gene.
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
A male Calico? I thought all calico cats were female because it's a recessive gene.
Not common but they happen.
post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
A male Calico? I thought all calico cats were female because it's a recessive gene.
It's recessive and the gene appears only on the X-chromosome, so a calico male is chimeric (fusion of two embryos) or has three chromosomes (XXY) like a human with Klinefelter's syndrome.
post #6 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks.

Yeah almost all calicos are female. Males seem to be very rare. Which is probably why they thought he was a she lol.


I love calicos they are so pretty. I remember once when I was alittle girl I had a calico kitten. But apparently she was so cute a neighbor fell in love with her and actually stole my cat I was such a heartbroken little girl.
post #7 of 29
how about Korduroy?
post #8 of 29
Well maybe you should to see in a few days how is his behavior and how is their spots...... so this way you can choose his name.. or maybe his character.....
post #9 of 29
Coco had 2 dead male calicos 6 years ago. I hope this one is fine. They are not as rare as people think.
post #10 of 29
I can't ever name a kitty without seeing it and figuring out it's personality first.

Mind you three of ours are shelter cats and we kept the names the shelter gave them. (Gibson, Padraig and Aslan--okay not Aslan--we renamed him cause his shelter name was Mungo Jerry and we didn't care for that name so well).

Willow we named ourselves or rather I named her. But it took me 3 days to name her after we brought her home.

Best of luck with the naming, it's always a tough choice.
post #11 of 29
Where is he getting a calico male? They are pretty rare. Are you sure its a male? And for a K name IF its a male - Kokie.
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by Rach80 View Post
I can't ever name a kitty without seeing it and figuring out it's personality first.


I've tried naming cats before I got them or before I figured out what kind of purr-sonality they were gonna have, and it rarely ever works out that way.

For example, I was gonna name Geronimo "Amadeus", but after a few days, I chose Geronimo b/c he's such a 'warrior'. And Winchester was originally gonna be "Sebastian" (if my memory serves me correctly ), but b/c he's such a 'pistol', I chose Winchester instead. This was before I discovered that the Winchester rifle company doesn't make pistols. Shows you just how much I know about guns.

Anyway, I would wait till you know what the kitten's gonna be like. It usually works out best that way.

BTW, happy birthday (early!). I'm a September baby, too.
post #13 of 29
well, if you liked Kismi, i'd stick w/that, myself.
but if it's not 'macho' enough for you - what about Kismet?
post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies. I am leaning quite a bit towards Kismet.

I am a virgo I like pre-planning stuff lol. Ofcourse if I chose a name and it just didn't fit I would find something more suitable but I don't think choosing a name ahead of time is a bad thing.

Most people choose their childrens names before they are born
post #15 of 29
I like picking out names ahead of time. Charlie was named before we got him. Jack is named too and he's not born yet!
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by kismi View Post

I am a virgo I like pre-planning stuff

I hear you there! Virgos are "planners" by nature, and usually get frazzled if their plans don't work out.

That's why I like choosing names ahead of time, too. But it usually doesn't work out very well.
post #17 of 29
How about Kiski?
There is an odd story behind this suggestion..I've been writing back & forth with a father & daughter online & she has published a book that her little daughter did about "Kiski the Cat". What a small world! I told them that I grew up in a place called the Kiski Valley, named after & centered around the Kiskiminetas river & even attended the Kiski Area school district. But I never once thought about how cute that name would be for a cat.
post #18 of 29
Wow, a male calico! I would try to find a masculine name because most people will assume he was a she. How about Kosko? Or, depending on his personality (and knowing kittens) you could always change it to Kujo! There have been MANY kittens I've been afraid of!

Congrats on your new addition, and you better post pics once you have him home safe and sound.
post #19 of 29
Kaylee and Kismet
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by lauracatlover View Post
How about Kali (as in Cali-co) lol

There's lots of good ones here : http://www.findakitten.co.uk/kittennames_K.html
That's my little calico girls name! Only it's spelled Cali. Good choice!

How about Kalypso( instead of Calypso) just a thought
post #21 of 29
I used to have a cat named Calypso...thought he was a girl, and we've got an ongoing mythology theme with all our cats' names.

If he has lots of little patches, you could always name him Kibbles
post #22 of 29
How about Calico Boy? That way, no one will be able to call him a her.

I found this interesting tidbit about male calicos:

Can a calico cat ever be male? Yes, in rare instances. In this situation, the cat has two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome (XXY). Cats with this chromosomal configuration are usually sterile (not able to breed). This is similar to a condition in humans called Klinefelter's syndrome, or XXY Syndrome.

So, maybe he doesn't need to be neutered, but I would really check with a vet.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by jugen View Post
That's my little calico girls name! Only it's spelled Cali. Good choice!

How about Kalypso( instead of Calypso) just a thought
Aww!

And what a pretty little calico she is, too.
post #24 of 29
How about Kiwi or Kiwiana? Or even Kettle, I'm eatting some Kettle crisps right now!
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by kismi View Post
I love calicos they are so pretty. I remember once when I was alittle girl I had a calico kitten. But apparently she was so cute a neighbor fell in love with her and actually stole my cat I was such a heartbroken little girl.
Calicos are SO beautiful! And have some of the best personalities. . I used to have one. . Katrina. . She was my buddy. For a long time, I never let her go outside, cause we lived in the "woods". But, she was just so curious, So I started to let her out- with supervision. Well, someone decided Katrina could go out on her own, and she never came back :o( I think a coyote got a hold of her

I think you should at least wait til you have him in your arms to name him. There may be some part of his personality that will inspire what he should be named
post #26 of 29
How about Kismet? It means destiny. I think it's sort of poetic. I also like Kai.
post #27 of 29
Kai has always been one of my favorite names. It is an old Celtic name that means something like "keeper of the keys." I've been tempted to name a little boy that, if I ever had one. It's such a cute name!

Most of the other names that have been suggested (including Kismet, although it's so cute) make me think of girls.

Here are a few more:

Kade
Kaden
Kael
Kaleb
Keagan
Keane
Kendrick
Kennedy
Keoki
Kerrigan
Kimball
Kingsley
Kingston
Kirby
Kirk
Knox
Kobe
Kole
Korbyn
Kyle or Kyler


Okay, I am going on for too long. Anyway, you have a lot of options!
post #28 of 29
Thread Starter 
** Update **

the name we decided on Not sure of how we are gonna spell it yet but his name is Kye (rhymes with guy)


Well it turns out yep the calico was a little girl. And they decided they wanted to keep her. She was a pretty little thing.

So we took her brother instead who is a tabby, with a white belly and little white paws, such big ears and eyes. He is such a cutey!!

He is a little lover too. Loves to sleep with us and snuggle awww. But also is super kitten crazy running all over the house lol.

Luckily our other cats are coming around and his new brother has had lots of fun playing with him lol



Ofcourse pics! He has the cutest little white diamond on his forehead! you can see it really well in the dark pics.








post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by Rach80 View Post
(Gibson, Padraig and Aslan--okay not Aslan--we renamed him cause his shelter name was Mungo Jerry and we didn't care for that name so well).
Mungojerry was one of the cat's in TS Elliot's "Oldpossum's Book of Practical Cats"; his partner was Rumpelteaser.

Might you go for literary names?

Pangor Bahn was the cat in the Irish Hermit Songs, but he was white.

Hodge was Dr. Ben Johnsons cat, who liked oysters; Johnson would go to the market for them himself, as he didn't want to inconvenience the servants.

Minnaloushe was the cat in a poem by (I think) WB Yeats.

Dinah was Alice's cat in Lewis Carroll.

Jeoffery was Kit Smart's cat in "Rejoice in the Lamb":

For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry.
For he is the servant of the Living God duly and daily serving him.
For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his Way.
For this is done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegant quickness.
For then he leaps up to catch the musk, which is the blessing of God upon his prayer...
For when his day's work is done his business more properly begins.
For he keeps the Lord's watch in the night against the adversary.
For he counteracts the Devil, who is death, by brisking about the life...
For he is the cleanest in the use of his forepaws of any quadruped.
For the dexterity of his defence is an instance of the love of God to him exceedingly.
For he is the quickest to his mark of any creature.
For he is tenacious of his point.
For he is a mixture of gravity and waggery.
For he knows that God is his Saviour.
For there is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest.
For there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion....
For God has blessed him in the variety of his movements.
For, tho he cannot fly, he is an excellent clamberer.
For his motions upon the face of the earth are more than any other quadrupede.
For he can tread to all the measures upon the musick
For he can swim for life.
For he can creep.
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