This is a fun thread! It's a shame I didn't see it until now
I named Cassidy, well, Cassidy almost immediately after meeting her. She is my ginger and white DMH/DLH 1+ year old girl. At the shelter, she was named Orianna which means something similar to light and golden. While that's a pretty name, it just didn't suit her. Well, in my opinion anyway. But choosing a different name for her was easy since Cassidy popped into my head just moments after meeting her. I have an affinity for human names for animals and to go with my already established Irish theme, Cassidy just seemed to work. I like that it has some shortened variations such as Cass and Cassie and it isn't the most popular of names which is also a bonus. It's just the perfect name for my fluff-monster and I couldn't imagine calling her anything else!
Delaney was a name I had picked out before even going to the shelter to pick out Cassie's (and my!) new kitty friend. I've always loved the name Delaney and I think Laney is such a cute nickname. It was just icing on the cake that it wound up suiting the cat I picked out. Well, in all honesty, I had an idea of which kitty I wanted to adopt after scoping out the shelter's website, but it still suited her personaility once I had the opportunity to meet her and sign the papers. Delaney is just over a year old and is my DSH brown tabby and white girl. She's a cutie and the name Laney couldn't have been a better choice for her! It certainly beats the name she had while at the shelter -- Bodacious
My girl Emory was the most difficult to name. I adopted her from a shelter just a couple of months ago and her name while there was Emma. I love the name Emma, but I just wasn't feeling it for some reason. And, so I asked for name suggestions from the forum and those, coupled with my own thoughts, made their way onto a list. I tried out Zoe and Fiona which were a couple of TCS member favorites as well as my own, but they never seemed to stick. So, in the end, to keep with my Irish theme, I decided on Emory. It was cute, different, and still similar enough to the name she had while in the shelter so as not to throw her off too much. Now, I can't believe it took so long to decide on since it suits her so perfectly, but I guess that's how things go. Oh, and, by the way, my girl Em is a nearly 2 year old DSH tortie!
Again, this thread was fun. It's always interesting to see and hear where the names we've become so accustomed to seeing and associating with cats come from!