What’s in a kitten’s name? Well, coming up with creative names for rescued kittens is a part of the fun. The names instantly make you smile and might make you laugh out loud.
Choosing just the right name for a cat is of imminent importance, made famous by the Jellicle Cats of the Broadway musical Cats. But in the rescue world, choosing the right kitten’s name leads to connecting with the humans who will ultimately bring them hope forever. So a kitten’s name is incredibly important in this way. It could make all the difference in how their lives will unfold. (No pressure or anything!)
Favorite Kitten’s Names
For example, rescuers in Arlington shared a group of their favorite kitten’s names. These fosterers seem to be purrticularly creative and clever. With kitten season kicking into high gear, they will soon have many more adorable kitten’s names to share.
“We just love hearing the names our fosters come up with!” Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s (AWLA) Kitten College Program shared.
The foster kitten below is Dust Bunny.
Next, meet Qtip. The kitten seems to be showing off the reason for the funny name with a white patch that resembles it.
This kitten is Fuzzball, ready to roll into action.
And, here is Swiffer Duster, ready to go after the Fuzzballs.
Meet Shoelace who probably loves to attack shoes.
Finally, here is Loofah, the kitten, a little love sponge.
These kittens went to a foster home together. When they came of age and were spayed and neutered, they found homes through the AWLA. Would they keep their creative names or get new ones, as is generally the case for adopted kitties? Regardless, their creative names helped them find bright futures.
Kitten’s Names Inspired by Fonts
Days later, the Kitten College shared a picture of their students/bebes uniquely named after type fonts. With names like those, purrhaps their fosterers were graphic designers?
“Meet Papyrus, Bradley Hand, and Comic Sans!”
Mustache panther sisters and bold, ubiquitous fonts, Comic Sans and Papyrus, grew up fast and went home together.
But don’t worry, little brother and lightweight script font Bradley Hand became such a cute big boy seemingly overnight and found his furever home with a friend and a new cat friend.
“You blink and all the sudden they are big kittens!” said Bradly’s fosterer Riss.
Previously, we shared the story of an AWLA foster from Arlington who chose kitten’s names inspired by Japanese cuisine.
For National Cat Lady Day on April 19, they shared a picture of all the Cat Ladies and Gents helping save kitties in the area. We see a few familiar faces!
“AWLA believes ALL people can be cat ladies, no matter your gender!” they said.