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23 August 2008 @ 05:06 pm
 
The new kitten's name, by the way, is Mouse.

This after many more dignified names rolled off her like so much water. Because we're well aware around here that Mouse, while a fine baby name, isn't the sort of name that all cats can carry into adulthood, let alone middle age. There's a good chance that one day, a weightier name will still be called for.

But this is not that day, and this day her name is Mouse.
 
 
 
stormywritingstormywriting on August 24th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
If you subscribe to the whole "Name-determines-personality" theory, you could end up with the world's most undignified cat.
Kristine Smithkristine_smith on August 24th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
Or one that likes cheese.
Janni Lee Simner: arctic foxjanni on August 24th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
Or one who continues squeaking for the rest of her life, yeah. It's a danger. :-)

(But if she hadn't had at least the potential to squeak for the rest of her life, maybe the name would never have stuck!)
Randirandimason on August 24th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
You could always shorten it to Mo.
(That is Mo. Not Moe. Or Kemonomimi for that matter)

ETA: Sorry. Nekomimi. Which is more accurate but rather mo-less. And yes, I did have to look that up.

Edited at 2008-08-24 03:28 am (UTC)
Janni Lee Simner: arctic foxjanni on August 24th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
We did consider Neko ...

Edited at 2008-08-24 04:34 am (UTC)
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Janni Lee Simner: arctic foxjanni on August 24th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
And your Mouse carried her name well through the years, too. A good cat, she was.
EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY ANNOYANCE: Cat/Box OTPtelophase on August 24th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
I have never owned a cat with the gravitas necessary for a grown-up name, which would be why my Nefer is actually just Kitty (or Sweetie or Baby or Ittybittyprettykitty or Kittyball as the mood strikes).

The two cats we had when I was growing up were Dakota and Vermont, which got shortened to Deacon and Varmint in short order, which makes them sound like a Western buddy movie. Too bad they hated each other. XD
Janni Lee Simner: arctic foxjanni on August 24th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
Love the icon ...
(Anonymous) on August 24th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
Mouse rocks!!!

-Ian
Janni Lee Simner: arctic foxjanni on August 24th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
It really is her name, isn't it?
Pamela D Lloyd: kitty catpdlloyd on August 24th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
A friend of mine had a cat named Mouse, who lived to be 21. He sufficiently dignified the name that I don't think you have to worry about your Mouse outgrowing the name. :)

I couldn't tell from the picture, is Mouse a gray and white tuxedo kitty, or a black and white. I've had both varieties and have found them all to have wonderful personalities.
Janni Lee Simner: arctic foxjanni on August 24th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
Black and white. Mogget's coloring, only fuzzier and longer-haired.
Pamela D Lloyd: kitty catpdlloyd on August 24th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
So, Mouse will look much like our Lovable. :)
Janni Lee Simner: arctic foxjanni on August 24th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
Maybe somewhere halfway between Mogget and Lovable. :-)
dancinghorse: Huh?dancinghorse on August 24th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
Cats named Mouse seem to cope just fine. I have a cat named Minnow, after all. It's inevitable for a runt with mackerel stripes.
sfmarty on August 24th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
I was apparantly not reading when Mouse first was announced, but it is a purrfect name.

When my mother was growing up, her uncle had two cats. Dummy and Lousy.

I adore Tuxedo cats.
fjmfjm on August 24th, 2008 08:10 am (UTC)
And it may turn out to be a hunting name.
Janni Lee Simner: arctic foxjanni on August 24th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Mouser, yes. :-)

Even if all she really hunts are flies and moths. Always a place for a Mighty Bug Hunter around here.
some guy named Larrylnhammer on August 24th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Well, she already is a Mighty Toe-Hunter.

---L.
Stephanie Burgis: comfy Tedstephanieburgis on August 24th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I somehow missed your earlier post about this (maybe I was in Wales?) - she is ADORABLE! And Mouse suits her just perfectly. :)
(Anonymous) on August 24th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Hello Mouse!
What a great name! --Liesl
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sleepingfingers on August 24th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
I think "Mouse" is a much better name than "Kitty," which is what I would've given my kitten if I had one. :)
some guy named Larrylnhammer on August 24th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
And better than Squeaker.

---L.
moggygoddess: Zoe with mousechristymarx on August 24th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Adorable. I also love the tuxes.

If the True Name is Mouse, it will stick. If not,the True Name will make itself known. ;)
Janni Lee Simner: arctic foxjanni on August 24th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
That's what we figure. :-)

I think also that sometimes, your baby name is not your adult name, and that's fine, too. The cat who is now very much Mogget was Bear as a kitten, but when he came to us, he was ready for a new name.
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Janni Lee Simner: arctic foxjanni on August 25th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
Maybe one day, but for today, just as in Mouse. :-)