Let’s play name that kitten

Well folks as you know I usually don’t post non prep /survival related stuff on The Survivalist Blog.net, but since it’s Sunday and we all probably need to relax a bit, we’re going to help Bam Bam name her new kitten.

The Kitten in Question

Please leave names and suggestions in the comments below…


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  1. riverrider says:

    radar, for his big ears 🙂

    • +1

      • The hubby and I also like Radar.

        As for this being non-prep, that is debatable. Cats will be good for keeping mice, rats and snakes at bay if TSHTF. We will also need our feline and canine companions even more.

    • SageBrush Queen says:

      Yep, Radar! And he reminds me a little of Radar from M*A*S*H, for some reason… ;D

  2. The Grey Wolf says:


  3. Oh, thank you M.D. I just know the Pack will come up with the perfect name. The kitten is definitely the alpha male of his litter. The first thing he did when we brought him home and opened the crate: he charged Max, our 100 lb. GSD. The new baby has the run of the house. He is the most adventuresome and playful kitty I’ve ever had.

    • Oh no. Sounds like you have a full brother to my Casey. My daughter calls Casey the brattiest brat of all brats. He is generally acknowledged to be a serious brat (in fact, we often call him brat cat), he thinks he owns all the land around for a mile, and even bullies the neighbor’s cats – who were here FIRST. I’m certain, he also thinks he might be part dog, because he was raised my Milo, and hangs out with the puppies – and even eats dry dog food, instead of cat food (yet the puppies would kill to get the cat food – go figure).

      When we got Micky, and they would play, my eldest son said that Micky was now the padawan brat.

      Maybe “Brat Cat” affectionately?

  4. Tactical G-Ma says:

    I like Samson. I thought of David and Daniel cause the way he took over when you brought him home. But settled with Samson cause I like the ring of it.

  5. Granny Em says:

    If he/she arrived during the storm, I’d say, ” Sandy”. If not, those ears would suggest,”Radar”. I named a stray kitty that once and he’s now a fat cat of 10, but the ears are still prominent !

  6. As a kid I had a cat named Fang, but I think “Kiki” would better.

  7. Oh, cute kitten! He/she’s all ears… what’s the personality like? We name our cats after royalty here … we have Attila the Hun, Ivan the Terrible (siblings who are … destructive) and the Queenie and Duchess (who act like their names) and then Rufus (named for William II of England) …

    If it’s an explorer (and what kitten isn’t..) – maybe Amelia or Hudson?

  8. Is that a girl or boy cat?

    my gender neutral guess: Felix

  9. HarleyDog says:

    Here’re a few names. I’m partial to Meathammer Pedorfski, but that may not be your taste. Always liked Se-a’-tee (phonetic C-A-T), and can be spelled Ciati. Of course Booger is a classic, especially when your calling around the yard for it. Right up there are Thor, Blakestone, B.J. Blazkowicz (or BJ for short), Max Payne (remember the sharp claws). Good luck.

    • SageBrush Queen says:

      Hahaha!!! Meathammer Pedorski… hahaha!! love it! the others are pretty good, too, but that first one made me laugh!

  10. Alittle2late says:

    Not knowing any of its traits, he/she looks like a “squeeks” to me.

  11. axelsteve says:

    Jake is always a good name if it is male. Jackie if it is a girl.

  12. Hey it's Dave says:

    I’m thinking…Mr. Spock

  13. Definetly has to be named for those ears!!! Radar is good , or Dumbo,maybe E.T, or if he is going to be the boss maybe Killer. Maybe you need to take down the Beware of Dog sign and get one that says House is Protected by Attack Cat.

  14. “Pebbles” to be friends with Bam-Bam

  15. Hunker-Down says:


  16. Holmes…. definitely a Holmes

  17. I like MD after our host!! Most especially after learning he is a “take charge” kind of guy.

  18. Ohio Surveyor says:


  19. Looks like Spring to me, ready to pounce and spring into action!

  20. Christine Green says:

    Name the kitten Spike. Spike was an older dog on Looney Toons who finds a kitten. He barks and tries to frighten the kitten, who climbs on his back kneed his skin and goes to sleep.

  21. Judy, another one says:

    El Gato (The Cat) we keep it simple at our house.

  22. White.Buffalo - Doug says:

    I would name him Nico. Reason to follow if you choose this name.
    keep up the good work – doug

  23. Swabbie Robbie says:

    We got a couple wild kittens show up this summer Grey Tabbies like your picture. We named them Corey and Trevor after the two sidekicks on the Canadian TV series “Trailerpark Boys.” My last one, also a show up some years ago, we named “Momzer” (“little bastard” from Yiddish) The name fit for he was always into stuff and quite independent.
    Now “Tab”might be a good name for this one.

    We just got an Akita pup to replace one that passed on last July. We named him SUMO. He digs in his heels and tries to be immovable when he does not want to come. Hope he behaves better when he is 115 lbs!

  24. In a book I read once, there was an animal named Rhapsa. Pronounced (I think) Rap – SA. If I ever get another dog, that’s what her name will be.

  25. There is always “dammit”. Then you can always say “come here, dammit” “stop it dammit”, “go away dammit”, ” dammit, where are ya”, “why did you do that dammit?”……………..That is why I let Homeinsteader name my rescue from the road….Hope. However, when she is in her good citizen class her trainer calls here rfr…for rescue from the road……..

  26. is it male or female ?
    I dont mind posts like these , its better than the usual tired ass doom speculation stories that really do nothing positive , its a nice change of pace .
    just sayin

  27. In our house we have Otis. He is also a alpha male-harassed the heck out of my older cats and the dog. But for all that he is a very sweet and loving cat. He is my daughter’s cat that we are fostering and she named him after the story “Milo and Otis”

  28. Years ago our youngest daughter dragged in a stray kitten just barely past weaning and wanted to keep it. We already had a resident cat and a number of feral cats on the property. After surviving a near drowning and hypothermic shock caused by the toddler daughter of the oldest daughter’s friend, he started to finally grow hair. Once, while home alone, I heard the kitten growling and snarling at the back door. I went to the door to see what was going on and my oldest son was standing there. He looked down at the kitten, all seven ounces of raised hair and righteous indignation at the nerve of someone to come to our door. My son said, look at that kitten, what a regular bad-ass he is. So he remained BA the rest of his fourteen year life and died about seven years ago when left outside on a winter night at my daughter’s house. I would have to suggest that BA is quite apt according to your description.

  29. Surviving in Ky. says:

    Personally I like Tigger myself. He’s really not big enough to be a Tiger but Tigger seems appropriate.

    • mountain lady says:

      When my son was little, he was given a kitten which he named T-T. He said it was for Tigger-Tiger but later changed that to “Traveling Travis”. Looked just like this little one.

    • I thought Tigger the first time I saw the pic! I like Spoke though for the ears.

  30. MrSpud in ID says:

    “PREP”, seem’s easy enough! LOL

  31. We just rescued a tiny kitten, this week, who was hanging around the dumpster of a local restaurant. She is so emaciated, it is hard to tell how old she is—just a few weeks, I think. We have named her “Prom Night Dumpster Baby”.

  32. Yoda!

  33. Cats were once worshiped in Egypt and since they’ve never gotten over it I’d suggest His or Her Majesty. To cats humans are just servants anyway. Of course this is coming from a guy that calls all inside pets DumbIce. I’ll leave the letter substitution on the last 3 letters to your imagination.

  34. Thomas T. Tinker says:

    Good Gawd….. look at the ears!


  35. BarbeeBunch says:

    He looks like Stitch from Lilo & Stitch lol

  36. Shotgun

  37. Stoneoak113 says:

    Because he/she’s so fearless and fiesty, I think
    Wasabe would be cute.

  38. Tiger, because of his stripes.

    But, it really doesn’t matter what you call him. “Food” is the word he will quickly learn and respond to most enthusiastically.

  39. "Big Jim" says:

    Since we are all members of the Wolfpack , how’s about Wolfie ?

  40. big enough to eat

  41. HOPE would be a great name

  42. Jan in MA says:


  43. I like “Rowdy” or “Mickey”

  44. I’ve never been known to be especially partial to cats, so my choice would be “Target”!

    • Copperhead says:

      LOL!!!! That’s what my late hubby would have said!! However, he did put up with my 13 farm cats! We didn’t have a mouse or rat problem.

      • We don’t have any more chipmunks in our yard thanks to having cats. When we only had one cat, we had lots of chipmunk holes that were good for twisting ankles and such. Chipmunks are cute but I don’t like them in the yard.

  45. Batman (could call him Batty for short). Love the kitten ears (I have four cats – 3 came as kittens and 1 moved in as an adult).

  46. Anthony Pasteris says:

    Me-me is Japanese for ears. My cat named Me-me lived for 23 years. Maybe it was the name?

  47. Tinfoil Hat says:


  48. PGCPrepper says:

    Does it matter? It’s not like he’s a dog and responds by calling his name. You could call him Rover and he wouldn’t care. I’m just kidding, of course. Cute Kitty. I think I read in the archives that MD doesn’t care for cats so he might not have a suggestion that would be suitable….but props for posting. You need to find a name that suits your beliefs and love for animals. I could not project that on you and have no suggestions as that would project my own personality on you. My name for my pet would be personal and probably not worthy of explanation. God Bless. I wish I were not allergic to cats because I love them.

    • oh sorry, they do respond by calling their name. unless of course, i have an exceptional kiki….. oh i like prep, felix.

  49. Hmmm, how about Ear-ee out of respect for those awesome ears and his fearlessness.

    See thefreedictionary.com for what I intend:

    Adj. 1. eery – inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening

  50. NUKE sounds good to me

  51. EmCee (M.C.) for My Cat.

  52. Sherry G. says:

    The kitten looks a lot like one of my daughter’s. We named her Misty, due to the light grey tips on her hairs . . . Very fitting name, which always drew comments.

  53. BabyBam, or BB
    Or tac, (cat backwards)

    By the way, hi! DH and I are new. I have been lurking for about 4 months. I will introduce us better on the other side. Whatever you name it, if you are like me, you will call it something else by the time all is said and done.

  54. Lynx

  55. Leah Murdoch says:

    How about “Pebbles” if it is a girl?

  56. Becky davis says:

    Donk sounds appropria

  57. Becky davis says:

    Donk sounds appropriate

  58. Petticoat Prepper says:

    I like Spock and Radar…although Shumdit (dumb shit backwards) was my favorite cat I’ve had.

  59. Brent the Seabee says:

    Mr. Splashypants.
    It’s been a favorite of mine ever since it surfaced on Fark.com.
    I’m guessing this name will not be used until I get a new pet myself.

  60. Sw't Tater says:

    Bam Bam,
    It’s a cute kitten..
    I told my DH. what you said about his attitude of attacking a huge dog. He said ” Twerp”… second name will be” Kitty,Kitty”, just like ours…and he/she will also come to that! I like Radar , and Mr. Spock, for male names…tiger/either way. Princess,.Queenie, short for Queen Bee

  61. Sw't Tater says:

    by the way, we needed something on the lighter side! Thanks.for all you do.

  62. for some reason, the name “alistair” came to mind the moment i saw him. (i certainly hope it’s a him!).

  63. Southern Blonde says:

    I like FRED. He looks like a Fred. Named from Fred Flintstone. It seems appropriate for BamBam’s kitty.

  64. ConnecticutYankeeinGeorgia says:

    T.C. ( after the old cartoon Top Cat). Simba (might be better if he/she were orange). Vera is nice for a girl. Ralph or Ralphie for a boy…

  65. Scully

  66. Ms. Albatross says:

    We have a cat who looks very much like this kitten. We named him Rocky – mainly because of the striped tail – think Rocky Raccoon. But if you are looking for a “prepper” name, I suggest Yoyo (acronym for you’re on your own). It’s cute like the kitten and is topic appropriate!

  67. Copperhead says:

    I had a little trouble maker that I call “Mischief” He is now a huge farm cat and tries to keep my other two in line.

    Very cute kitty, Bam Bam.

  68. Oh, thank you, guys. I like Radar, Yoda and Mr. Spock. I’ll have to wait for him to get acclimated to his new digs, so I can see which name suits him the best.

  69. Tigger! nothing else would do for at cat with so much attitude.

  70. OregonMike says:


  71. Awwwww. Thanks for giving that little guy a good home.

  72. preppy. as in prepper kitten! ha ha

  73. “The word “ear” may be used correctly to describe the entire organ or just the visible portion. In most mammals, the visible ear is a flap of tissue that is also called the pinna and is the first of many steps in hearing” (wikipedia) my choice for a name would be PINNA!

  74. how about “BOSS” ? cats look upon their owners as being part of their staff anyway so calling her boss wouldn’t be that big a jump.

  75. MountainSurvivor says:

    Tiger, for all those wonderful stripes.
    Grey, that is what they look like in the photo.
    Romeo, because he is a little charmer.
    Sherlock, as he likes to investigate everything.
    Bullet, if he is a speedy type of guy.

  76. breadmomm says:

    Ears,,cause this kitty has a pair of them for sure.

  77. Iowa Prepper says:

    Goliath gets my vote !!

  78. I’ll follow along with Mr. Data…..name it “SPOT”.

  79. Azrael (Az-ray-el). It was the name of Gargamel’s cat on the Smurfs. Gargamel would also be a cute cat’s name.

  80. Shades of Green says:

    How about “Mouse” . It totally disguies his/ her true personality.

  81. EB. Esquire says:

    With the big ears, you could go with Yoda

  82. SurvivorDan says:

    Tigger or Fang.

  83. SurvivorDan says:

    Tigger was bouncy,flouncy and jouncy.
    And Fang will inspire terror among the sheeple when you scream for… ‘FANG!’

  84. Gone!

  85. Short Round. (cute pic)

  86. And the winner is . . . Mrs. M.

    The baby cat’s name shall be Bam Bam Jr.

    Thank you to everyone who commented. I am glad we could bring a little levity to the discussion.

  87. “Ears”…would fit male or female.

  88. redprepper says:

    kittie looks like “prowler” to me

  89. imperialgirl says:

    Name him Felon….cause he will be a repeat offender thats for sure…

  90. Yoda cause of those ears

  91. akalls001 says:

    Like Gary, I have little love for cats….how about………………..

    Lunch??????? JK

    Lewis in Mn

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