As we bid a final fond farewell to 2015, we step back to remember all the fun we’ve had, the memories, we’ve made, and the moments we wish we could forget forever. And, it’s also that time of the year at Pet Sitters Ireland that we look back at the most popular female and male cat names of the previous year.
Top Female Cat Names of 2015
Last’s years most popular female cat names are overwhelmingly names that have been given to many human girls. And, without further ado, here are the top female cat names of 2015:
And the top female cat name of 2015: Lily
Top Male Cat Names of 2015
The top male cat name of 2015 just so happens to be the second most popular male dog name of 2015. Did your furry feline friend’s name make the top 10 male cat names of 2015? Here they are:
And the top male cat name of 2015: Charlie
Tips for Naming Your Cat
What’s in a name? Well, when you think about it, a whole lot. While choosing a name for your cat might not seem like quite as big of a deal as deciding on a name for a baby, you probably want to spend some time debating on the best name.
Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding on a name:
• Does the name fit my cat’s personality? If your cat is shy and illusive, you might not want to name her Tiger or a name that denotes forceful or outgoing.
• Is it a name I will happily share with my family, friends, and even strangers? Sure, a name may seem really cute to you – Princess Puffy Pants from Dublin – but are you going to want to repeat that name every time you mention your kitty?
• Have you chosen a name that is short and sweet? Two syllables is ideal. Imagine trying to call Princess Puffy Pants from Dublin every time your cat accidentally escapes out to the back garden?
• Does the name have a potential for nicknames? Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us have nicknames for our pets. Some are silly. Some are endearing. And, some may be downright embarrassing but we love them anyway. If you’re thinking of a long name like Princess Puffy Pants, can you shorten it to a nickname – like Princess – that your cat can easily recognize and come when called?
Have fun when choosing your cat’s name. Make it a family event. Maybe even have friends on social media vote on your top choices. Choosing your precious pet’s name should be a fun, uplifting experience.