Thursday, October 16, 2008

Who the Heck Gives Their Cat a Fake Last Name?

My Big Fat Greek Story Part Two is coming, I promise! It'll be worth the wait.

But what I wanted to talk about today is really important...

Has anyone else here given their pet a last name? Seriously, I am not a weirdo, but calling my cat a last name that I made up sorta makes me feel like one.

When my brothers and I were growing up, we loved to make each other laugh when we weren't making each other cry. One of the "games" we played over the years, was to come up with the funniest sounding name. Each of us taking turns trying to outdo the others' creation. Many names were created over the years, but none sticks out in my head more than the one I now call my new little cat.

My son picked the name Skeeter, because my brother (now grown, of course!) just wrote him and letter and said he got a pet mouse and named him Skeeter. I had actually forgotten that Skeeter was part of the funniest-name-ever-created-by-us, until one day, I wanted Skeeter to come in the room, and I yelled, "Skeeter! Skeeter Magillicutti!"

My husband looked at me, and said, "What was that?!" I was actually embarrassed, for I am not one of those people who usually gush all over their pets and make up names for them. (Not that there's anything wrong with that!) I burst into laughter when I realized I had been calling him that for several had seemed so natural, because whenever we wanted to make each other laugh, my brothers and I would say, Skeeter Magillicutti.

Maybe this is only funny in my head, but it's worth it to ask, am I the only one who has given their cat a last name other than your own?

So, because Skeeter has a surname, our cat Blueberry needs one too. We've come up with some funny ones, but they just don't flow as well as Skeeter Magillicutti. I would love some ideas, and the funnier the better, as long as it can flow off my tongue easily. Here are some things about Blueberry to consider: He is a Russian blue (so we were told/hence the name Blueberry), he pees on things, he literally hugs people, he likes shoulders, he is crazy and can be skittish.

Here are some of our creations:
  • Blueberry Juarez
  • Blueberry's Berries (get it? lol)
  • Blueberry Rodriguez
  • Blueberry Vodka
  • Blueberry Babushkin
  • Blueberry Gorbechev
  • Blueberry Bagel


Anna Lefler said...

Wow! I am so honored to have a shout-out on your blog! Thank you so much!

I was stopping by to say hello and that your comments are awesome. Your blog is terrific and I'm adding you to my blogroll - which I'm re-doing right now!

BTW, you are completely justified in giving your pets first and last names. In fact, I have a friend whose dog is named Bob Barker. Pretty good, huh? I wish I'd thought of that...

Thanks again and have a great day!

:^) Anna

Cassoulet Cafe said...

And I am so honored that you have come here, commented and are going to add me to your blogroll...YAY! I'm not kidding, your post made me gut laugh out loud! You are hilarious!

Oooh, I like that name, Bob Barker...Maybe I will steal it because it sounds good with Blueberry :) even though he doesn't bark. (He sort of sounds like a cricket.)

Anonymous said...

I have never given a cat a surname of its own, but my little brother spent a couple of years calling himself Grimes Beetlestone in preference to his real name - it still makes him blush, and so it should. Blueberry Beetlestone has a certain ring to it ....

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Serious business here.. lol
We usually call our pets something that rhymes with the first name. Like our Dog Annie. She is Annie Bananie. our cat Daisy Waisy. You know all that ICK stuff we baby talk out pets with. LOL
How about Blueberry Newberry? :)))

Cassoulet Cafe said...

Alienne and Cris,
I love both of those!!! Blueberry Beetlestone, and Blueberry Newberry!

Louise (gato azul) said...

Just discovered your wonderfully entertaining blog... How about Blueberry P.? (as in "pie", "pee", "perfect"... any "p" word will do). Can't wait for what happened after in Greece.

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La Belette Rouge said...

I love the surnames you have chosen for your feline friend. I have not done that. But, not because I am against it. I just am not as creative as you are. I just assumed that Inkey and I shared the same last name and that was that. Now I am seeing that Inkey was really missing out.

We did call him:
Inkey-binky-bottle of stinky
Ink spots
Inca warrior
Baby Inkey
Monsieur Inkey

Okay, I could go on and on but it is probably better to stop now.

nikkicrumpet said...

I don't think I've ever given my pets last names....but my hubby always gives them "titles" It's Major Crumpet, or Professor Ozzie, or Officer rover...stuff like that. It always makes me laugh. Thanks for visiting my blog on my SITS day. I had a blast meeting so many new I think I'll go check out Greece!

alexandra's kitchen said...

Well, it's funny you ask, b/c my sister just got a little kitty, and guess what she named it? Vasiliki Androusopolous Cobbett. She calls it Kiki for short. she's a strange one, my sister.

Our Juicy Life said...

we have 2 dogs. 1 is Stella. We started calling her Stella Von Stellerton, then shortened it to Stella V. But that has morphed into Venius, Vixen, ViVi, Vonage, Mitzi...but it's still Stella V.

maybe you could post a picture of Blueberry, because it helps to see what they look like

Jamie said...

I'd go with Blueberry's Berries

Blicky Kitty said...

I think it make them sound like porn names which all pets need.
Blicky Kitty is such a hot name.

Our real cat's name is Mr. Big.

Cassoulet Cafe said...

Howabout Blueberry Blicky? :)
Hubby is now calling him Blueberry Wilson (don't ask, we dont' know why)
I started saying "Hairy Blueberry".
Good grief we are sad.
Oh, he has a ringworm on his face, so maybe we could incorporate that into his name?