Originally Posted by jlforbess
My neighbor gave me her cat (she's had it for a few months) and the cats name is scratch. Scratch is a very sweet, vocal little girl and I just don't think the name suits her! What do you think? Is it ok to change it? Here's a picture of the little girl:
If you think it's ok to change the name, what would you name her?
OMG!!! I just changed my own kitten's name from ScratchY
to Sashka - because she is a sweet angel and that name didn't suit her. Sashka means `spring' or `jump' in Russian, and she is a Russian Blue who's main skills are jumping and climbing - so I thought it very appropriate. Also, it sounds similar to Scratchy so she doesn't get confused. Besides, she never pays any attention when you call her no matter what you say - her name could be Derek for all she cares!!
So I would say, yes, change the name to something you like more, and kitty will get used to it. They're not like dogs, and I really don't think they care what they're called as long as you feed, love and pamper them!!