Let’s play name that kitten

by M.D. Creekmore on November 4, 2012 · 108 comments

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…



riverrider November 4, 2012 at 8:34 am

radar, for his big ears :)

conmaze November 4, 2012 at 11:48 am


GA Red November 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm

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 November 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

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

The Grey Wolf November 4, 2012 at 8:45 am


Bam Bam November 4, 2012 at 8:47 am

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.

Michele November 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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?

Tactical G-Ma November 4, 2012 at 8:52 am

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.

Granny Em November 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

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 !

scott g November 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

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

Victoria S. November 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

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?

Preppper November 4, 2012 at 9:08 am

Is that a girl or boy cat?

my gender neutral guess: Felix

HarleyDog November 4, 2012 at 9:17 am

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 November 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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

Alittle2late November 4, 2012 at 9:31 am

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

axelsteve November 4, 2012 at 9:40 am

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

Hey it's Dave November 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

I’m thinking…Mr. Spock

NANN! November 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

LOL Good one, Hey it’s Dave!

GA Red November 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I like that too!

J Stuart November 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Spock is good.

george November 4, 2012 at 10:12 am

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.

Omo Bob November 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

“Pebbles” to be friends with Bam-Bam

lauri November 5, 2012 at 1:54 am


Hunker-Down November 4, 2012 at 11:01 am


Lea November 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

Holmes…. definitely a Holmes

Aunt B November 4, 2012 at 11:11 am

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

Ohio Surveyor November 4, 2012 at 11:20 am


jb November 4, 2012 at 11:29 am

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

Christine Green November 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

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.

Judy, another one November 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

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

White.Buffalo - Doug November 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

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

Swabbie Robbie November 4, 2012 at 11:43 am

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!

Mike November 4, 2012 at 11:46 am

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.

worrisome November 4, 2012 at 11:51 am

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……..

T.R. November 4, 2012 at 11:53 am

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

Justamom November 4, 2012 at 11:55 am

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”

Harold November 4, 2012 at 11:56 am

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.

Surviving in Ky. November 4, 2012 at 11:57 am

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

mountain lady November 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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.

C.R. November 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm

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

MrSpud in ID November 4, 2012 at 12:03 pm

“PREP”, seem’s easy enough! LOL

Ozarkanna November 4, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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”.

amber November 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm


Patti November 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I like Yoda!

tommy2rs November 4, 2012 at 12:16 pm

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.

Thomas T. Tinker November 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Good Gawd….. look at the ears!


BarbeeBunch November 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm

He looks like Stitch from Lilo & Stitch lol

Stormy743 November 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm


Stoneoak113 November 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm

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

Mike S. November 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm

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.

"Big Jim" November 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm

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

C.R. November 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm


LEE November 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm

big enough to eat

Bobbie November 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm

HOPE would be a great name

Jan in MA November 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm


NANN! November 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I like “Rowdy” or “Mickey”

Gary November 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm

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

Copperhead November 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm

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.

GA Red November 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

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.

sarahy November 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

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).

Anthony Pasteris November 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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

Tinfoil Hat November 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm


PGCPrepper November 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm

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.

susy b November 5, 2012 at 12:41 am

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

BC November 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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

jrtpop November 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

NUKE sounds good to me

kdonat November 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm

EmCee (M.C.) for My Cat.

Sherry G. November 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm

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.

Mrs.M November 4, 2012 at 5:17 pm

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.

Allie November 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm


Leah Murdoch November 4, 2012 at 5:59 pm

How about “Pebbles” if it is a girl?

Becky davis November 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Donk sounds appropria

Becky davis November 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Donk sounds appropriate

Petticoat Prepper November 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm

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

Brent the Seabee November 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm

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.

Sw't Tater November 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm

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

Sw't Tater November 4, 2012 at 7:03 pm

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

teabag November 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm

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

Southern Blonde November 4, 2012 at 7:13 pm

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

ConnecticutYankeeinGeorgia November 4, 2012 at 7:22 pm

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…

Jeff November 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm


Ms. Albatross November 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm

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!

Copperhead November 4, 2012 at 8:04 pm

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.

Bam Bam November 4, 2012 at 8:35 pm

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.

Carl November 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm

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

OregonMike November 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm


No Way November 4, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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

doods November 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

preppy. as in prepper kitten! ha ha

bctruck November 4, 2012 at 9:11 pm

“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!

bctruck November 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm

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.

MountainSurvivor November 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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.

breadmomm November 5, 2012 at 1:06 am

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

Iowa Prepper November 5, 2012 at 1:26 am

Goliath gets my vote !!

Rusty November 5, 2012 at 3:23 am

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

Scramp November 5, 2012 at 8:39 am

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

Shades of Green November 5, 2012 at 10:18 am

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

EB. Esquire November 5, 2012 at 10:56 am

With the big ears, you could go with Yoda

SurvivorDan November 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Tigger or Fang.

SurvivorDan November 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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

billrk02 November 5, 2012 at 3:41 pm


Janet November 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Short Round. (cute pic)

Bam Bam November 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

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.

Encourager November 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I like that! BBJ for short (B-B-Jay).

Philbe November 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

“Ears”…would fit male or female.

redprepper November 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

kittie looks like “prowler” to me

imperialgirl November 6, 2012 at 5:40 pm

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

Weather November 6, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Yoda cause of those ears

akalls001 November 7, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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

Lunch??????? JK

Lewis in Mn

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