Tips on Naming Your Cat

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When naming your cat, there are certain things you should consider. For example, certain sound or syllable combinations are better for your cat to understand.

Some experts suggest that the ideal name has two syllables and ends in a vowel sound, such as Sammy, Kallie, or Friskie. Names that are too complicated are more difficult for us to say and are more difficult for your cat to understand, such as Veronica or Felicity.

For some name ideas, please see our list of more than 1200 names at Top Pet Names.

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.