Saturday, November 08, 2008

Help us name the kittens!

Meet the kittens!

L1-ny
Kitten number one, black male

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Kitten number two, silver tabby male

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Kitten number three, brown spotted male

L4-ny
Kitten number four, brown spotted female

L5-ny
Kitten number five, black male

L6-ny
Kitten number six, black male

I might have made a mistake as to the sex of each kitten, but I think it's fairly accurate. It's hard to tell when they're so tiny! Each kitten weighs about 100 g when they're born, or a little more than 3 ounces. They have plenty of fur, and already sharp, long claws. They'll open their eyes after a week or so, and they'll start to hear in a few days. Isn't nature amazing?

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-All kittens will have the family name "Hufflepuffs", and they'll be named after their color as in "Hufflepuffs Black XXX" or "Hufflepuffs Brown XXX". (For example, Gisele's last litter were "Hufflepuffs Black Ixion", "Hufflepuffs Brown Ida", "Hufflepuffs Brown Io", "Hufflepuffs Silver Ismene" and "Hufflepuffs Brown Ikaros".)

-The names have to start with a L.

-The names have to have a common theme (We've had greek names, romans, ducks, singers, mythological creatures, cheese, spices, precious things and Shakespeare characters. So any theme goes, really!)

-We want the names to be fairly short and something that you actually could call your cat - not a very fancy name that's just for show.

We have some ideas, but I'd love to hear yours!

28 comments:

Jessika said...

Male: Leif (Leffe the Cat, Leif means the loved one in old Norse btw), Lukas, Linus, Lars (Lasse the Cat), Ludwig, Laban,

Female: Lori, Lina, Lissa

Karoleen said...

Flower theme:

1 Male Black Licorice
2 Male Silver Lotus
3 Male Brown Lupin
4 Female Brown Lilly
5 Male Black Lupin
6 Male Black Larch

Found them here: http://www.florists.com/ask_rose/askrose_letterl.htm

Karoleen said...

Oh, one of the males, Lupin, is supposed to be Lote.

Jessika said...

Oh thematic. I'll give that another thought.

Jessika said...

what theme was the K-one that ended up with Kitty and Klara?

Anne said...

Jessica - precious things: Kitty Karat and Klara Kristall :)

Helena said...

Hur söta som helst och alldeles ljuvliga!

Anna-Karin said...

Beverage theme!

Female:
Brown Latte

Males:
Silver Lipton
Brown Lager
Black Laphroaig
Black Liquor
Black Lemonade

Valeria said...

Constellations:
1) black male - Lacerta
2) silver tabby male - Lupus
3) brown spotted male - Leo
4) brown spotted female - Lyra
5) black male - Lynx
6) black male - Lepus

Wow... three black males, that was tough :) how will you tell them apart once they've been named?
Congratulations, anyway!
Valeria

Anne said...

Great, great ideas everyone! Love it! :) It'll be hard to choose.. two other themes we have are cars, and biblical names.

It *will* be hard to tell the black ones apart, but generally cats turn out to be quite unique-looking. Right now, they have different colors of nailpolish on their claws, and we might have to do that for quite a while :)

Celeste said...

Names for female: Sherezade, Minette, Sissy, Estrellita (little star), Shakira
Males: Yuri, Tarzan, Woody, Apagon (lights out) for the black,

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

They are gorgeous.

I'll try with the game theme again :-)

Luigi
Link
Lara Croft
LeChuck
Lolo
Lakitu

Anonymous said...

Wonderful kittens! Thank you for posting!
Lima
Los Angeles (or L.A for short)
Lisbon
Livorno (Livo for short)
Lyon
La Paz
Lublin
Lvov
Las Vegas?


Anna

Anonymous said...

How about for males:
Lavi (Hebrew for lion)
Lev
Levi
Lior
Li
and for females:
Leah
Liora
Lior
liat

selena said...
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selena said...

Names in Spanish:
F: Luz
M: Lino, Luis, Lucas, Lalo, Lucio

Amber said...

How about an herbs and spices theme?

Lavendar
Lovage
Lemon Verbena
Licorice
Linden
Lobelia
Lycii
Lemongrass
Ling Zhi
Laurus Nobilis

Sheila said...

Italian first names:
for the kittyguys:
Leonardo
Lorenzo
Lapo
Luca
Leandro

for the kittygirl:
Lara

Sheila said...

Scandinavian country's islands:
Kittyguys:
Lynns (Denmark - Greenland)
Lolland (Denmark)
Lindhards (Denmark - Greenland)
Langeland (Denmark)
Laeso (Denmark)

Kittygirl:
Lagoya (Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen)

Because I miss sunny and warm weather let's go in the pacific ocean islands:
Kittyguys:
Lopevi (Vanuatu)
Loh (Vanuatu)
Likiep (Marshall Islands)
Lib (Marshall Islands)
Laysan (Hawaii)

Kittygirl:
Lanai (Hawaii)

travelingwilbury said...

Hej!
Since your cat's blog is called Hufflepuffs, I thought a magical theme would be appropriate. How about magical beings names? (They are all good wizards, not a baddie in sight!)

1. Male Black Louis (from Harry Potter)
2. Male Silver Leo (from Charmed)
3. Male Brown Lazaar (wizard from Sonic the Hedgehog)
4. Female Brown Lily Luna (from Harry Potter)
5. Male Black Lupin (Harry Potter)
6. Male Black Lemminkainen (from the Kalevala) this one might be a bit long...
I hope you like them!
Lycka till!
Gabriela

Féline said...

Laffe och Laka! :D :D :D

Linda said...

Wow, great themes!!!!! I cannot come up with anything better than the car theme that we discussed yesterday:

1. S*Hufflepuffs Black Lotus (male)

2. S*Hufflepuffs Silver Lexus (male)

3. S*Hufflepuffs Brown Land Rover (male)

4. S*Hufflepuffs Brown Lancia (female)

5. S*Hufflepuffs Black Lamborghini (male)

6. S*Hufflepuffs Black Lincoln (male)

I think that there has also been an old car make called "Lloyd" and don't forget about "Lada";-)

kryddburken said...

Åhhh...... Dom är helt adårabell! :-)

Jessika said...

Tropical/exotic fruits.
Langsat
Lovi
Lebbakh
Litchi
Limette
Lucmo

Alexx said...

Sooo gorgeous!
And I love the herb theme.

Anna-Karin said...

Computer theme :)

Linux
Laptop
Link
Lan
Laser
Lotus

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

How about cat-egory 'candy' or has it been used?

Lollipop
Licorice
Lemon drop
Lördagsgodis
Laffy Taffy
Lifesaver(s)
Latte Toffee (made up)
Läkerol
Lindt Chocolate
Liversnax (cat candy):

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=9125&c=3261

KitKat bars are delicious and so are your kittens!

A-K Roth

Clara said...

They do look lovely!

Perhaps a HarryPotter theme? I found the following Harry Potter names:

1. Male Black Loxias
2. Male Silver Lupin
3. Male Brown Lucius
4. Female Brown Lavender (or, as has been suggested elsewhere, Lily)
5. Male Black Livius
6. Male Black Lorcan

There are serveral other possibilities with L, as conserns the males:
Libatius, Lancelot, Leonard, Lee and Lysander.

The best of luck (and a huge thanks for a wonderful blog)
--Clara