When we first picked our cat Ariel up from the local animal shelter, I wasn't too keen on her name.
It's a little more girly for a cat than I would have chosen, but since that was the name she had, we kept it. The longer we've had her, the more I am realizing that her name is perfect because it's respectful, not-too-common, but not totally out there either. While I love unique names for my children, when it comes to cats, I like them to have names that are more ordinary. I still want some uniqueness, in that you won't find a million other cats with the same name, but I like the typical people names for cats instead of the "pet name" names we typically give to cats, like Fluffy or Missy. Veterinary Pet Insurance, on of the largest providers of pet insurance has compiled a large database of pet names from their many clients. Each year they put out their own top 50 list of the wackiest dog and cat names
and this year's list for cats is pretty funny.
-By Devan McGuinness
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