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Should I change her name?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
My neighbor, a lonely older guy, came by for a visit last night while his wife was out. He knows I have cats, but doesn't usually show much interest in them, or vice versa. Of course, they all went into hiding when he rang the doorbell, but Miss Nosypants Gracie soon ventured out. As soon as he saw her Jim asked, "What's that one's name?" I said, "That's Gracie." Jim, who's a little hard of hearing, said, "Crazy? What kind of name is that for cat?" I had to repeat her name several times for him to realize it's not Crazy. After thinking about it, I realized the name Crazy does kind of suit her.

So, does anybody think I should change Gracie's name?
post #2 of 18
Can you imagine making an appointment at the vet for a cat named Crazy? I bet they would charge more!
post #3 of 18
Hey you can't change your fur childrens names You must imagine them as real skin children ans treat them the same...You wouldn't change a childs name would you?
post #4 of 18
Poor Gracie! I'm sure she was well miffed!
post #5 of 18
No, don't change her name, there will always be something against every name if you think hard enough! I nearly changed my daughter's name (Faith)when she went to school as she came home crying one day saying the children were calling her bad things. It was a French school (the French can't pronounce 'th' very well) and when I investigated I found she was being called 'Fesse', which means 'bottom' or 'buttock'. But she lived it down and now loves her name. I think Gracie is a lovely name and if she is used to it, keep it.
post #6 of 18
I call Abi crazy cat all the time... but mostly abs. or honey bunny. But she only answers to Abi.
post #7 of 18
Try making a vet appointment for Scratch Fury Destroyer of Worlds. Then when he comes in he tries to hide from the vet. You should name her what suites her or you.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by pushylady
Poor Gracie! I'm sure she was well miffed!
Gracie's usually miffed about something anyway!
post #9 of 18
It does sound similar she might not notice! But I like the name Gracie, and you said she's a princess, like Grace!! Her name already fits her perfectly
post #10 of 18
Keep the name Gracie but occassionally nickname her Crazy Gracie.....
post #11 of 18
I like the name Gracie too! It's very pretty, and elegant... I had to laugh, imagine what that man musta been thinkin? We tease LuckyGirl and call her Lucky Looneytunes when she runs through the house acting like a nut! I think it's cute how you call her Miss Nosy Pants! I refer to mine as Captain Under Foot, cause she is only happy if she is right under your foot and you almost fall from trying to not step on her!
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by eilcon
"What's that one's name?" I said, "That's Gracie." Jim, who's a little hard of hearing, said, "Crazy? What kind of name is that for cat?"
Dear Eileen,... with all respect to you,.... ... this is for your neighbor........Is NOT funnie that he call that wall to my NIECE, the lovely GRACIE!!!!.........
CAN YOU HEARD ME!,...HER name is GRACIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Originally Posted by eilcon
So, does anybody think I should change Gracie's name?
IMO, ...nope, you don´t need to change her lovely name!,..... he should to go to check her ears! ......

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post #13 of 18
I love the name Gracie, but calling her crzy Gracie once in while won't hurt! Just don't change it completely.
post #14 of 18
poor Gracie

But actually, I know people who have had a cat named Crazy, which apparently was really nice.
Now they have another cat named Gracie and she's a little pest!
post #15 of 18
I had a cat named Crazy Charlie once
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoolCat
Dear Eileen,... with all respect to you,.... ... this is for your neighbor........Is NOT funnie that he call that wall to my NIECE, the lovely GRACIE!!!!.........
CAN YOU HEARD ME!,...HER name is GRACIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



IMO, ...nope, you don´t need to change her lovely name!,..... he should to go to check her ears! ......

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I guess you feel pretty strongly about this, Rigel!

Gracie thanks you for your support!
post #17 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by eilcon
I guess you feel pretty strongly about this, Rigel!

Gracie thanks you for your support!
OF course that I love to support not only to Gracie but also Claire Peter and Katie!....


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post #18 of 18
I wouldn't bother, because there will always be people who mishear or misunderstand. Our last cat was a former feral, whom I referred to as "the stray cat" when we were trying to tame him. When I finally managed to get him to a vet, the receptionist "had" to have a name. I hadn't named him, because he was so independent. I muttered something about a "stray cat", and that's what she wrote down as his name, so that it was (she understood English, but wrote it "Straycat"). I usually called him "Big Boy, Baby, or Sweetie", anyway. My in-laws don't speak any English, and have a horrible time pronouncing "Jamie". It usually comes out as "Gemmy" or "Jimmy", but that doesn't seem to bother him.
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