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Mon Nov 16, 2015, 02:22 PM

Need help naming a BLIND FERAL KITTEN I adopted

The kitten was born with a condition called Microphthalmia, which apparently is Latin for ‘small eyes’. She has abnormally small eye sockets and is completely blind. A friend of mine feeds the feral cats in her neighborhood. The little blind kitten, along with her sister and Mother, showed up a few months ago. Blind kitty was starting to run around on her own and getting dangerously close to the road. So my friend trapped the blind one, followed by the mother and sister about a week later. My friend was looking for a permanent home for at least the blind kitten, but I thought it would be best if she had her sister with her. All three (mother, who is about a year old, and the two female kittens, now about 3 months old) are living in my house, along with my cranky old man cat. I’ve had the 3 girls for about a month and the kittens have adjusted well to domesticated life; the mother, not so much.

Anyone have a good idea for names for the kittens? My family has suggested ‘Keller’ for the blind one (Helen is too conservative for such a cute kitten). My daughter wants to name the blind one ‘Stevie’, as in Wonder. I need names for both kittens actually. The mother will probably be returned to my friend’s neighborhood after the winter has passed. Several of her siblings are still there and my friend feeds them daily. I don’t think the mother will ever adjust to living inside.

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Reply Need help naming a BLIND FERAL KITTEN I adopted (Original post)
fleur-de-lisa Nov 2015 OP
CurtEastPoint Nov 2015 #1
Laffy Kat Nov 2015 #8
fleur-de-lisa Nov 2015 #27
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2015 #2
CurtEastPoint Nov 2015 #9
fleur-de-lisa Nov 2015 #28
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2015 #38
Lil Missy Nov 2015 #3
Arugula Latte Nov 2015 #5
Arugula Latte Nov 2015 #4
redwitch Nov 2015 #11
Arugula Latte Nov 2015 #19
dorkzilla Nov 2015 #31
redwitch Nov 2015 #32
dorkzilla Nov 2015 #33
redwitch Nov 2015 #34
Arugula Latte Nov 2015 #37
fleur-de-lisa Nov 2015 #29
Arugula Latte Nov 2015 #36
shenmue Nov 2015 #6
Yavin4 Nov 2015 #7
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2015 #10
LiberalElite Nov 2015 #16
KamaAina Nov 2015 #12
Laffy Kat Nov 2015 #13
oldandhappy Nov 2015 #14
snagglepuss Nov 2015 #15
Hepburn Nov 2015 #17
Skittles Nov 2015 #18
femmocrat Nov 2015 #20
jmowreader Nov 2015 #21
trof Nov 2015 #22
meow2u3 Nov 2015 #23
restorefreedom Nov 2015 #24
roody Nov 2015 #25
fleur-de-lisa Nov 2015 #30
applegrove Nov 2015 #26
ailsagirl Nov 2015 #35
Hotler Nov 2015 #39

Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 02:30 PM

1. Your kindness has touched my heart.

I think 'Claire' for 'clear,' as this kitten can see clearly in her mind's eyes very well.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 05:20 PM

8. Good idea.

Love turning challenges into positive traits and names are important.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:16 PM

27. That's very appropriate!

All of my mother's female family members, except for my generation, were named Claire this, Claire that, or So-and-so Claire. My mother's middle name is Claire. My daughter's middle name is Claire. I have always loved that name!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 02:46 PM

2. Here's a video of Oskar the blind kitten (now cat)

He's become quite famous and seems very well adjusted.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 05:23 PM

9. Oskar is just great!

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:17 PM

28. OMG he is cute!

The way he moves is just like my blind kitty.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 12:37 AM

38. Cat's are most active at dawn and dusk

so their hearing is really more important than their vision.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 03:02 PM

3. Blinky!

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 03:31 PM

5. That's cute!

 

Blinky and Pinky?

Or as in the case of one of my kitties, Blinky and Stinky

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 03:31 PM

4. Aww! Adorable! Thank you for helping these sweet little ladies.

 

I think food pair names are cute for kittens, like

Chickpea and Butterbean
Peanut and Cashew
Cinnamon and Nutmeg
Tater and Spud
Ravioli and Macaroni

I think Stevie is a cute name, too. Maybe a Stella to go with it?

Or Lola and Lulu?

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 06:58 PM

11. My friend has a cat named Willow McButterpants.

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Response to redwitch (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 09:29 PM

19. Swooon! Squee!

 

Squeewoon!

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Response to redwitch (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:28 PM

31. My cat is named GorillaPants.

If you met her you’d know why.

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Response to dorkzilla (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:30 PM

32. I have a kitty named Trouble who also fits her name.

Although she is better behaved now at 17. And a 1 year old orange boy named Turbo. Who really should be TroubleII.

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Response to redwitch (Reply #32)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:43 PM

33. Maybe nickname him T2!

I love silly nicknames for kitties - GorillaPants is called “Tahnee” (a silly version of Tiny, cause she was on the verge of starving to death when I found her so she’s now the world’s smallest maine coon), Mimi is “Ninew” (again another silly mispronunciation of Little; she was 4 days old when I found her) and Chance is either called Le Pants or Exchequer. Chance is my constant shadow, along with my dogs.

Yes, I am weird thanks for noticing

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Response to dorkzilla (Reply #33)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:48 PM

34. except he's really, really fast!

I call him lots of affectionate names when we are snuggling though. My friends who have Mz McButterpants also have a kitty named Edie Beets. Because she is an itty bitty kitty. Also, very mean to Willow McB.

I do love kitties!

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Response to redwitch (Reply #32)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:19 PM

37. That's the middle name of one of ours.

 

"Trouble" literally is his middle name.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:24 PM

29. Ha ha!

I have been calling them Pumpkin and Puddin' since they don't have real names yet.

These are New Orleans cats, so I've kind of been leaning toward French foods or wines. I like Beaujolais, though it kind of sounds like a boy's name. Bordeaux seems too formal. I hate the taste of Chardonnay, so I wouldn't use that name. Most of the food names I can think of sound masculine (Gumbo, Andouille, Beignet, Remoulade, Jambalaya).

I have several ferals living in my backyard named Cajun, Creole, VooDoo and Mojo. Maybe I should try to think of jazz musicians?

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:12 PM

36. Maybe

 

Jelly Roll (after Jelly Roll Morton) and Louisa (Armstrong)?

Beignet (that one sounds feminine to me) and Bechet (after Sidney Bechet), mixing a food and a person, but you have the b + "aye" sound at the end of both.

Just thought of another food name that sounds feminine: "Roux" (the base of gumbo). Maybe pair with "Okra"?

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 04:09 PM

6. Fuzzy



Ceiling Cat bless u.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 04:47 PM

7. Ray Charles n/t

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 06:54 PM

10. What about Stevie and Wonder? N/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 08:05 PM

16. My vet's had two blind kitties with those names nt

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 07:09 PM

12. A friend of mine who is herself blind named her blind kitteh "Stevie the Wonder Cat".

 

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 07:15 PM

13. Bocelli, after the world famous tenor?

His voice, oh God, his voice. Bochie for short.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 07:17 PM

14. Sweet! Thank you for the photos.

They are cute kittens. Lucy, Lady Jane, Little Wonder, Star Gazer, smiles. Keep brain storming. You will find the best possible names. Thank you for taking them into your home and heart.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 07:52 PM

15. Thank you both for being so kind to de kittehs.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 08:19 PM

17. I'd say "Lucky."

And, boy, is she ever lucky to have found you!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 09:16 PM

18. I would not name her after that condition

she's so much more than that

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 10:10 PM

20. Miss or Mrs. Magoo. nt

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 10:14 PM

21. Name blind kitty Jake. Name non-blind one Elwood.

You'll never have the Blues with those two around.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 10:29 PM

22. Ray? Stevie? Helen?

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 11:17 PM

23. The blind kitty looks as if Sandy is a fitting name

Sandy, that is, for the color of his/her fur.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 11:29 PM

24. you are a guardian angel!

best of luck with your babies!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 11:58 PM

25. Will you get mom spayed?

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Response to roody (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:31 PM

30. Momma and both kittens have already been spayed.

I have been involved in TNR in my neighborhood for years. I wouldn't dream of leaving any cat unaltered.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:01 PM

35. I can't think of a name but...

I must say, you are an angel. Lucky kitty!! Lucky you!!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 10:00 AM

39. Seymour :-) n/t

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