10 Replies ・ Started by KyotoBen at 2019-09-10 08:03:48 UTC ・ Last reply by Tahania at 2019-09-30 03:52:18 UTC

Cute Monosyllabic Names for Cats

Hello! I am looking for cute monosyllabic names for cats. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

FriendlyMochi at 2019-09-10 17:23:42 UTC

With just one syllabe, pretty hard... If it was two, you'd had more possibilty.

But, is your cat male or female?

For example, there is 炉 (ro) which means "fireplace"... Isn't cute for a cat?
(well, it also means "furnace, kiln" says Jisho, but it still means fireplace, too)

If you doesn't dislike utterly the idea of a two syllabic name, there is also 乳 (chichi ->
which is read tchitchi) and means "milk".

Leebo at 2019-09-11 02:19:58 UTC

ろ and ちち don't sound like cat names to me personally. I imagine the average person would look at 乳 (ちち) as a name for a cat and assume you were trying to name it "boobs."

@FriendlyMochi, I don't now what you meant by "chichi -> which is read tchitchi"

I'm guessing you're not an English speaker? Because "chichi" renders fine for English speakers as ちち, and tchitchi looks like something I have never heard in Japanese.

FriendlyMochi at 2019-09-11 07:32:26 UTC

Well, maybe not specifically "cats" names, but I didn't find anything that was with one syllabe while searching on the net. :/
All populars Japanese names that I found where at least with two syllabe...
But I thinked that if the person was liking the name and signification of, it was maybe sufficient.

"Boobs", really ? :o It's the same word?!

And yes, I'm not an English speaker; my bad.
But now that I think about it, English people already prononce it the right way.
But in French, we always say "Ch" is prononced "Tch", because otherway, the persone can prononce it "sh".

FriendlyMochi at 2019-09-12 18:41:27 UTC

Did you said it could be misunderstood because of that?

Then, true, the caracter in itself can mean either "milk" or "breast" but if the name is not written in Japanese, then "chichi" would just mean milk, right?
I remember seeing a cat in a manga who whas named "chichimarou" because he loved milk.

Leebo at 2019-09-13 11:54:31 UTC

I said it can mean boobs because that definition is on the entry for 乳 (ちち) itself as well.

It's definition #2


Of course ちち could mean milk, I didn't say it couldn't. I just said 乳 (ちち) would give the impression of boobs more to me. The concepts are interrelated. It's the same reason おっぱい can mean milk and boobs, but if you say おっぱい to adults they aren't going to think of milk first.

ちちまろう doesn't have quite the same issue since it's rather long... you've blown way past the one syllable request at that point.

FriendlyMochi at 2019-09-13 14:33:42 UTC

Oh, I overlooked breast the first time, it seems... x3
Thank you.

Yes, I wasn't suggesting it as a name, I was saying I had seen that one day in a manga (it was about the milk meaning of the word).
So, it's interesting; people would preferably think ちちまろう is milk when seeing a cat named like that, but they would rather think "boobs" if alone?
Yes, maybe you are right...

Thank you for the precisions. ^

miuserna at 2019-09-14 16:57:48 UTC

転々? tenten, rolling about​, moving from place to place. 実耳 mimimi? fruitear. 千 sen? like in that famous anime movie.

KyotoBen at 2019-09-17 04:14:15 UTC

Thank you so much everyone! These are simply fantastic.

FriendlyMochi at 2019-09-19 15:47:42 UTC

Glad you liked some of the names.

And finally, did you decide how you will name the cat?

Tahania at 2019-09-30 03:52:18 UTC

i adopted a tabby female kitten from a rescue, she was the runt of her litter and I named her Chibi because of how adorably tiny she was.

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