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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,
I have contacted a rescue group about getting a black cat. I am very excited! I have always wanted a jet black cat, I think they are so pretty !

I am having problems choosing a name for him, any suggestions for a unique and different black cat name?

thanks! I will be sure to let you know when my new furbaby is ariving!
post #2 of 18
Welcome to TCS!

Thank you for adopting a black cat. They are often the last to get adopted, so many shelters automatically put black strays to sleep.
post #3 of 18
Welcome to TCS! You will have to post pictures when you get your kitty home!
post #4 of 18
Welcome to TCS!
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
thank you for all the welcomes! I am very excited to get my baby home! I don't even know what he/she looks like yet! Or age or anything, but I am still excited!

The rescue organization got in like 11 black cats. many from a horse stable so they are friendly but are in need of new homes. I am excited to hear back from the organization. I hope they are not put off by the fact that we have 5 dogs in the house right now....My dogs are all good with our other cat, Esme. So I hope they can trust my judgement that adding another cat will be a great step for us all. We are all awaiting the new baby!

We are thinking of the name Agador, if boy. And for sure the name Inka for a girl.

I will post soon when I know who is coming home!
post #6 of 18
Welcome to TCS. Besides the forums, we also have some articles that address some of your concerns about introducing your new one to the family.

Introducing Cats to Dogs
and just for Esme
I'd like you to Meet... - Introducing Cats
post #7 of 18

Hi EsmeDarling,
How exciting...
you will soon have a new kitty in your life.
As you learn your way around our site, if you have questions, click on my username, send a Private Message, I will do what I can to help.
Please make yourself at home.
post #8 of 18
Welcome to the forum. The husband and I had a heck of a time agreeing on a name for our kitty. In fact, her name for kitty for the first few weeks we had her. I finally got tired of explaining that we hadn't picked out a name, so I said, she squeaks, therefore she is Squeaky

Hmm, unique name for a black arabic, when you compliment someone who has a beautiful dark skin color, you say that they are asmar (for a male) or somar (for a female). Haven't ever heard a kitty named Asmar before

If your kitty is strong, ra'ad is thunder in arabic, although the husband cautions me that it's usually the name given for a very strong dog, so for just an ordinary kitty, it would be a bit odd.
post #9 of 18
Hey there welcome along to the site, i wouldnt pick a name for a black kitty until you meet him/her

i had one picked out for my lil man wanted to call him Jet as in jet black but it just didnt fit and it was my lil bro that thought of his name he just came out with he should be called Sooty and its stuck

Inka is a beautiful name though
post #10 of 18

My husband and I just adopted our 2nd black cat today, and named him Hoshi. His original name was Star, for the small white "star" on his chest, but we decided to be original with it and go with a different language, and a word meaning Star. It was between Hoshi (Japanese) and Asteri (Greek). Hoshi came easiest Our other black one is Nero (Italian).
post #11 of 18
Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your furfamily to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
Well I know who is coming home with me! I get to pick him up on Saturday. He is a black male, about 2 years old, neutered and up to date on shots.

Still don't have the perfect name for him yet, but I am sure once I meet him something will come to me.

Any other suggestions for names? I am Wiccan, so I am trying to think of something related to my beliefs, or night or something like that.

Thanks! I will post pictures on Saturday of the new boy!
post #13 of 18
Congratulations! I can't wait to see pics.
post #14 of 18
I've always liked the name India (India ink) for a black cat of either sex.

Corwin or Corwyn - Gaelic/Old English derivative meaning 'heart's friend' or 'companion'. There are other meanings for Corwin depending on derivation i.e. Old French = raven, black hair. I like the first meaning better.

Congratulations on your new friend.
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
I don't know what time I am picking him up, but at least he has a name!! I decided on Nasir after hearing more about his personality and temperment.

I wish it was Saturday!

post #16 of 18
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)
...that would be terrific!...
See you on the forums!
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
thank you all for the nice welcomes! My Nasir comes home tomorrow!! I get to pick him up in the afternoon sometime! His room is all set up, litter box ready, food and water out, new toys and beds fluffed.

Anything else I should get ready before going to pick him up? I have to drive an hour home after picking him up, besides a blanket in his carrier, should I bring anything else with? thanks!
post #18 of 18
To me, it looks like you have everything you need to begin your life with Nasir.
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