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How to Pick Cat Names

Watch more Cat Care & Grooming videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to pick cat names with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose a human moniker Choose a human moniker. Names like Max, Sam, or Olivia suit fur babies just as well as real ones. Tip Get a baby name book or look for names and their meanings on the internet. Step 2: Suit their personality Find a name that suits their personality or a behavior trait. Itchy is apt for a cat who scratches, Footloose is perfect for a wanderer, and Cupid seems like a good name for an affectionate kitty. Step 3: Suit their physical characteristics Pick a name based on their physical characteristics. Fluffy would suit a long-haired breed, Spot would suit a calico, and Tiger seems natural for a tabby. Step 4: Use a pair of names Use a pair of names if you have two new cats or kittens. Bambi and Thumper, Bonnie and Clyde, and Tom and Jerry are a few examples. Step 5: Keep an existing name Keep the existing name of an adult cat you're adopting, even if you don't like it. It will make the transition to a new environment easier and they'll feel more comfortable hearing their old, familiar name. Tip Kittens are more adaptable and will accept a new name more easily. Step 6: Choose a practical name Choose a practical name that is not too long or embarrassing. Remember, a cat's name is for life and shouldn't be changed later on. Step 7: Pick early Pick a name for your cat as soon as possible after bringing it home. They'll feel more secure in their environment and be easier to train. Did You Know? President Abraham Lincoln had the White House's first cat, named Tabby.
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