Originally Posted by skewch
Is it normal for breeders to send in the registration of the kitten with our chosen name for him? I thought we did that....
Not sure what that question means, in the UK it is normal for the breeder to choose the name and no-one but the breeder can send in the registration for the kitten, it has to be done by the breeder. The new home gets a registration transfer slip (known as "the pink slip" for GCCF registered kittens) to send off to transfer ownership, but the breeder always does the initial registration. Registered cats HAVE to be registered before sale for most cat registries, which of course means that the breeder deals with that.
In my case I was allowed to choose the kittens registered name (which is unusual here) I put a deposit down on a kitten then had a week to choose a name and let the breeder know, so the breeder could register the kitten with the name I chose. Most times here you don't get to choose the registered name so that is an unusual situation, but the breeder has to be the person registering them, as only they can provide the full pedigrees and (in the case of GCCF) mating certificate.
Which registry is it - contact them and ask what is normal.