CATS ON TUESDAY is a group of cat lovers
who share pictures and/or stories about their cats once a week,
hosted by Gattina.
What's in a name?
The names of my 3 cats are derived from goddess names:
- Freyja (named after the Norse goddess of love and fertility who was famous for her great beauty; the cat was sacred to her, she drove in a chariot drawn by cats)
- Bastet (named after the ancient Egyptian goddess of cats)
- Maia (she is born in May and named after the goddess Maia, the most beautiful of The Pleiades and goddess of spring & fresh beginnings).
Other names we used: Mickey, Garfield, Heathcliff, Snoopy (all obvious origins), Cleo (Cleopatra), Coco (after Koko from "the cat who.." detectives), Snoetje (Dutch for "pretty little face"), Lapje (Dutch for "calico"), Ukkie (Dutch for "little one") and some self-invented names that sound nice.
I know people that named their cats after cartoon characters, or clowns, or drinks, or even ex-boyfriends! Where does your cat's name come from??