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Help Me Name the Orange Guy

February 16th, 2009 at 03:39 pm

Yes, I can say it now because it is official. The shelter checked out my references and I "passed." I am now free to adopt the long-haired orange cat I went back to see a second time today.

He is a mush. Very sweet, gentle and mellow personality. He's just five months old. He and two siblings, both of whom were already adopted, were found with their mother living under a house in a not so nice town.

He's been there about a month and I was surprised no one had taken him yet, because he's very cute, but maybe it's because his photo was not up on their website yet. So no one would know about him unless they came to the shelter, and I think a lot of people like me browse www.petfinder.com before deciding which shelter(s) to visit.

The parents are still feral and loose, but I think they caught the mother and spayed her. I'm told that my cat is the spitting image of his dad, while his mother was a calico.

So would you like to help me name him? I have settled on two names that I like, though if you have others I'm all ears. Since he is a beautiful rusty orange, i was thinking either 1. Apricot, or 2. Luther.

I always wanted a cat named Luther. Don't know why. As for Apricot, it's a bit long, but I could see myself calling him "Appy" for short, which rhymes with "Happy."

20 Responses to “Help Me Name the Orange Guy”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    I like Apricot, but either way I am so excited for you. I can't wait to see pictures.

  2. Blue Eyes Says:

    Congrats on your new cat! I like the name Apricot also...it's different.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I like Apricot too. so happy you found a kitten you will enjoy.

  4. ralph Says:

    I vote for Henry! And If I ever have to live on unemployment, I am totally screwed!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Apricot is sweet. Or Marmalade could work. My sister's orange cat is named Lucky. He was found on the side of the highway at only 2 weeks old. He rode home in my BIL's shirt on a bike!

  6. boomeyers Says:

    Apricot sounds kind of girlie for a boy. Marmalade is cute. If you like Luther, that sounds very much more like a boy. My husband had an orange cat they called "Cheeto", yes after the chip. Chester is the logo cat for Cheetos, so Chester would be cute too. Ahhh, the possibilities!

  7. scfr Says:

    If it was a girl, I'd say Fern, but since it's a boy I'm voting for Luther.


  8. whitestripe Says:

    i was going to say luther, because its more of a boy name.

  9. baselle Says:

    Congratulations - I seem to gravitate toward the human - Morgan, Augie, Merlyn.

    I like Luther. Two syllables and the only time you'll be saying Luther is for the cat. No possibility of confusing kitty when you say, "thank you for the apricot jam".

  10. snoopycool Says:

    I like Luther.

  11. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I like Luther too.

    In Texas at least, the max for unemployment is $392/wk as far as I've been able to tell.

  12. whitestripe Says:

    in australia i think you get about $350 per fortnight if you're studying, or about $600 per fortnight if you're unemployed. tell me, is that fair? why can't they make it equal?

  13. toyguy1963 Says:

    I kinda like Alexander but that wasn't one of the choices. :-)
    I think Luther would be good too.

    Congrats on your new "baby". I hope the two of you are together a long long time.

  14. Analise Says:

    I am so happy that you are adopting again! For kitty's name, I prefer Luther... Apricot is cute but more suited for a girl.

    It's great that you are thinking ahead and creating a "Plan B" in case of layoff. Hopefully, you will not have to collect unemployment, but it is reassuring that you can make it financially.

  15. Carolina Bound Says:

    I vote for Luther, too. Apricot is way too sissy for nice, manly tom.

    I used to have a long-haired yellow cat named Nellow, as in Yellow-Nellow. I think we misheard the lyrics to the Donovan song. Smile

  16. LuxLiving Says:

    I wiki'd orange - two possibilities that glared from that for me were Pip or Naranjita.

    I must have culturally missed something - how does Luther translate or connect to orange?

    Another thought at first was Tangerine which could be shortened to Rina for a girl, Tanger for a boy.

    Anyway, my snuggles to the kitty for finding such a good home!

  17. tynana Says:

    I like the name Harley for your cat. But Harley is a name for a mischevious cat so better watch out.

    Lola Wink

  18. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oooh, Apricot is cute, especially when you can call him "Appy".

  19. M E 2 Says:

    Sorry, but Apricot for a male cat just doesn't work for me, at all. Ever.

    I would definitely go with Luther. A male name, for a male cat.

  20. Sunshine Suz Says:

    When my daughter was small, she had a little orange cat. His name was BUTTER. He was a mess. One day he chased a Chihuahua into a culvert, under the driveway and across the yard! Ummm...hello, you are a cat and that is a dog!! : )

    I like Luther. Luther-Luther-Luther...kind of a tounge twister in a fun way!

    Congratulations. Hope he brings you great joy.

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