Christmas is a time for coming together with good friends and family. And for most, that includes furry family members as well. Around the holidays, breeders and shelters alike see an increase in adoptions. Whether you’re bringing home your first kitten or your third, it can be tempting to get swept up in the holiday cheer and bring home a new friend. But we would say a word of caution. The holidays can be an excellent time to bring home a new kitten for those who are planning to stay around the house and relax, but it may not be the best time to adopt if you’re planning on going on vacation for either Christmas or New Years. While cats are a little more hands off than other pets, like a dog, for example, they’ll still need love and attention to help them become accustomed to their new home.
And don’t forget about kitty proofing. The holidays can be a dangerous time for pets, including young, curious kittens. Even older cats can become enamored with dangerous holiday staples like Christmas lights or tinsel on the tree. You’ll need to make sure that your home is kitten-proofed before bringing home a new furry friend, and doing so during the holidays can be tricky.
We aren’t trying to counsel you away from bringing home a new kitten or adult cat this holiday season; we just want to make sure that you’re prepared for the reality of bringing home a living being. If you’ve prepared, and have planned ahead, then bringing home a new kitty for Christmas can be a wonderful and rewarding experience.
One of the most exciting aspects of bringing home a new pet is deciding on a name! And what a better way to utilize the holiday season than by giving your Christmas kitty and holiday-themed name? From Angle to Zuzu, we’ve compiled some of our favorite Christmas-themed cat names to help you find the right name for your new furry family member this holiday season. Enjoy!
Traditional Christmas Figures
These traditional Christmas figures have helped to shape Christmas with their love and cheer. What better way to celebrate the holiday than by giving your new kitty a traditional Christmas name?
- Balthasar (one of the wise men)
- Caspar (one of the wise men)
- Frank (incense) – Gift from the wiseman
- Gabriel (Christmas Angel)
- Malachi (God’s messenger)
- Melchior (wiseman)
Pop Culture Christmas Figures
From famous literary characters to flying reindeer, this list has it all! Read on to find the purrfect pop culture Christmas name for your cat!
- Bert (from It’s a Wonderful Life)
- Clarence (from It’s a Wonderful Life)
- Ernie (from It’s a Wonderful Life)
- George (from It’s a Wonderful Life)
- Harry (from It’s a Wonderful Life)
- Jack (for Mr.Frost)
- Jack Frost
- Mary (from It’s a Wonderful Life)
- Raron (for the Little Drummer Boy)
- Susan (from Miracle of 34th)
- Tiny Tim
- Zuzu (from It’s a Wonderful Life)
From decorations to classic holiday figures, the names on this list can be both on the nose, or a bit more vague. Find a name that can evoke the Christmas spirit all year long with this list.
- C.D. (Christmas Dog)
- Christmas Cookie
- Coal (for bad cats only)
- Douglas Fir
- Elden (meaning Elf)
- Fraser Fir
- Midnight (it came upon a midnight clear)
Home for the Holidays With PetPlace
The holidays are fast approaching! If you’re planning on bringing home a new feline family member we hope that this list has helped you to narrow down your name choices. Of course, you’ll probably want to meet your new cat first. But now you have a list ready for when the day arrives! Do you want to know what the most common cat names mean? We have an entire blog dedicated to the “meaning” behind common male and female cat names. Happy holidays!