Recently, some friends of ours got a cat. Actually, that's not quite accurate. They adopted a domesticated Bengal from a shelter. A Bengal is a cross-breed between domesticated Asian leopards and ordinary housecats. She looks a lot like a cat, but she's longer, shorter, has silkier fur, with spots, and instead of walking like a normal cat she kind of slinks around all low to the ground. And she has much bigger claws. I'm not a cat person, but I thought she was pretty cool.
But they haven't yet named her. They asked for help. I had a few ideas, but nothing I felt strongly about. Here are a few:
1. Sophia: I just think it would be cool to name a cat after the goddess of wisdom.
2. Minerva: ditto.
3. Sphinx: what's her secret?
4. Anubis: I think this is an awesome name for a cat, but it kind of has to be a black cat, and a male.
5. General Tsao: awesome name, but I think its fits a male cat a little better.
6. Cleopatra: I like it, but isn't it a little commonplace as a cat name?
7. Grandma Moses: I like the idea of naming pets after historical figures. My property prof last year had a dog named William the Conqueror. I'd like to name a dog Lord Byron. Pushkin is also a god name for a dog, but it has to be a huskie or malamute. Plus, if they called her Grandma Moses, she could be G-Mo for short.
8. Boudica: always a good choice.
9. Pantera: this has the advantage of doubling as a cat-like name and a metal band name.
10. Nefretiri: I like it.
Any other suggestions? Which of these is best?