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How to Be A Cat Naming Expert

How to Be A Cat Naming Expert

The Skoon 2022 Guide to Trendy Cat Names

You’ve just brought home your new bundle of joy. As you gaze upon the creature that is nestled in your arms and snuggled into a blue or pink blanket, two sparkling eyes, one adorable nose, and of course, four little furry paws are peeking back at you.

Your exciting journey as a fur parent has just begun, but there’s only one problem: your fur baby doesn’t have a name yet! While the choices for baby naming books abound for new parents of human babies, you haven’t been able to find a cat naming book anywhere.

That’s where we come in: Here is Skoon’s 2022 guide to trendy cat names that will help you find the right name for the newest member of your family. Whether you’re looking for boy cat names or girl cat names, we’ve got you covered.

Popular Cat Names

It’s always a good idea to take a look at the most popular boy and girl cat names. Whether you want to be part of the trend or instead hope to avoid giving your cat the same name as all of your friends, it’s useful to know which names rank at the top of the list. Here are some of the most popular boy cat names in 2022:

  • Oliver
  • Charlie
  • Milo
  • Simba
  • Leo

And these are the top five most popular girl cat names this year:

  • Luna
  • Lucy
  • Bella
  • Lily
  • Kitty

While looking at which cat names are most popular is a good place to start in your cat naming journey, there’s a lot more to explore about trendy cat names.

Names Based on Appearance

Another way to approach naming your cat is to take inspiration from their looks. From the color of their eyes to any unique markings on their coats, this naming trend can take a lot of directions. Here are a few aspects of your furry friend to consider when picking a name:

  • Eye Color
  • Coat Color
  • Markings

Eye Color Names

Cats have distinctive eyes that can range from blue to golden brown. Take a look at these boy and girl cat names that are based on eye color:

  • Blue Eyes: Blueberry, Sky, Neptune, Cornflower, Denim, Dory, Sapphire
  • Green Eyes: Jade, Juniper, Sage, Parsley, Peridot, Neon
  • Gold Eyes: Butterscotch, Gingersnap, Maple, Caramel, Goldie, Honey

For the cat in your life with multi-colored eyes, whether their eyes are two different colors or seem to change color in the light, here are some fitting names:

  • Multi-Colored Eyes: Aura, Dazzle, Genie, Dream, Pluto, Charm

Coat Color Names

Sometimes the best names have the simplest inspiration. When you base your cat’s name on their coat color, anyone you introduce to your fur baby is sure to understand exactly why you chose it. Here are some cat names based on fur colors:

  • Orange Fur: Salsa, Paprika, Pumpkin, Carrot
  • Black Fur: Shadow, Midnight, Ash, Ghost
  • White Fur: Snowflake, Pearl, Frosty, Snowball, Coconut
  • Brown Fur: Mocha, Cocoa, Brownie, Cappuccino
  • Yellow Fur: Dandelion, Buttercup, Daffodil, Sunny, Lemon

Marking-Inspired Names

You love everything about your new addition, and what better way to show it than by celebrating their unique features in the naming process? These names honor the markings that make your cat the special furry pal that they are. From a spotted pattern to white markings that look like little boots, many possible markings give a cat a unique appearance.

  • Spots: Cheetah, Freckles, Pepper, Sprinkles, Confetti, Blizzard
  • Paw Markings: Mittens, Boots, Socks, Tiptoe, Tuxedo
  • Face Markings: Domino, Patches, Pirate, Snoopy, Bandit

Unique Cat Naming Trends

If you’re in the market for a unique name for your new furry friend, you might want to steer clear of the most common cat names in 2022 and names that simply focus on the coat or eye color of your cat.

Instead, you probably want to take a look at exciting naming trends that you can put your own spin on. Here are some fun examples of categories for girl and boy cat names that you can take inspiration from and that leave room for a personal touch so you can pick the perfect name for your cat:

  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Brands
  • Pop Culture

Food

Every year, certain food fads go viral. In the past couple of years, culinary favorites such as avocado toast, cloud pancakes and charcuterie boards have made the rounds on social media. Imagine naming your furry friend Avocado, Cloud, Pancake or even Charcuterie in honor of a favorite food trend. Here are a few other tried and true food names to keep in mind that could work for boy or girl cat names:

  • Oreo
  • Burrito
  • Cupcake
  • Nacho
  • Waffle
  • Pickles
  • Pepperoni

Beverages

The food in your pantry is not the only source of trendy cat names that can be found in the kitchen. Another fun way to pick a name for your cat is to choose a favorite beverage. Here are some examples of beverage cat names:

  • Margarita
  • Pepsi
  • Merlot
  • Iced Tea
  • Lemonade

Brands

If the perfect name for your cat isn’t in the kitchen, it might be in your closet (or at least on your Pinterest fashion wishlist board). Many cat owners choose to give their pets the name of their favorite clothing brand or a designer brand. Here are some great options:

  • Nike
  • Prada
  • Puma
  • Gucci
  • Levi
  • Lulu
  • Louis

Pop Culture

When you’re searching for a meaningful name for your cat, consider honoring some of your favorite pop culture interests. Whether you want to celebrate a beloved Disney movie, a cherished novel or a favorite musical artist, you’re sure to be able to think of a great name for your cat. Here are some examples of pop culture-inspired boy and girl cat names:

  • Disney Names: Cinderella, Elsa, Aladdin, Pascal, Olaf
  • Book Names: Gatsby, Katniss, Darcy, Scout
  • Artist Names: Beyonce, Billie, Prince, Lizzo

Gender-Neutral Cat Names

If you aren’t looking for boy cat names or girl cat names in particular and instead want some options for gender-neutral cat names, here are some possible choices:

  • Twix
  • Clover
  • Frankie
  • Cheerio
  • Pistachio
  • Checkers
  • Biscuit

Celebrate Your New Arrival with Skoon

Now that you’ve picked out the perfect name for your new arrival, you need to prepare for one of the other joys of being a pet parent: kitty clean-up. Nothing can top the gift of a new furry friend, but a subscription to Skoon cat litter will be the gift that keeps on giving as you begin your journey as a cat owner.

Skoon cat litter is the best kitty clean-up solution on the market. With odor-absorbing litter and a convenient subscription service that brings fresh litter to your door every month, Skoon makes it easy for cat owners to take care of business.

As the proud owner of a new fur baby, you have more important things to worry about than running out of litter or trying to eliminate litter box odors. With Skoon cat litter, you can focus on what really matters (like spending quality time with your kitty).

Try Skoon cat litter today to make kitty clean-up a breeze!

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