What are good white cat names?
White cats are often loved for their pureness typifying a deep and innocent beauty; they often are associated with spiritual feelings and often have a calming effect on their owners. There are several species of cats that can be white. The following species all have a white variety:
- Persian Cats
This is not a conclusive list as white haired cats can appear in many popular breeds due to a lack of melanin pigmentation or a gene mutation. When deciding great cat names for a white cat you should consider the character of the cat; simply calling the cat puffball or snowball will not usually fit the cat.
Examples of how to choose a white cat name:
Evasive or elusive cats: if the white cat always hides or stays away in the shadows then a great name may be Lightening or Casper.
Evil and Playful cats: cats who seem to have the devil in them and are always playing and causing havoc may be given names like Ice Queen or Eve.
Mystical names: some white cats seem to look at you with their amazing eyes and seemingly know every secret you hold; there’s something mystical about them so names like Moonlight or Freyja may be appropriate.
Innocent Names: with their pristine beauty and often great personalities white cats often convey a sense of innocence – thus names like Nun and Angel fit them.
Picking names for cats is a difficult process; should you pick a serious cat name or a funny cat name? Try to pick a list of 20 names and then narrow them down based on their character. As white cats are not generally gender specific you may find a masculine name such as Jack Frost or feminine names such as Daenerys (white haired character from Game of Thrones) is more suitable.
Narrowing down the choices will eventually allow you to pick the perfect white cat name.
White cat folklore
Bad Luck/ Good Luck: In England schoolchildren believe that if they see a white cat on the way to school, trouble wasn’t far behind.
- It is bad luck to see a white cat during the night
- Seeing a white cat during the day on the road is good luck
- It is considered good luck to see a cat crossing your path (the opposite to Britain and Ireland)
- Dreaming of a white cat is good luck
Mythology: White cats carried out the orders and attended the Celtic Goddess Ceridwen.
My personal Top 100 names for white cats:
Here's a list of my favorite names for white cats. Feel free to leave additional ideas in the comments section below.
- Ice Cream
- Ice Queen
- Jack Frost
- Junior Mint
- Polo Mint
- Snow Queen
- Snow White
- Vanilla Ice
- White Chocolate
- White Shadow
- Cue Ball
- Egg White
When choosing a name for a white cat you have many things to consider; temperament, character and looks all take part in the process, but at the end of the day pick a name that you are happy with but also that the cat responds to. Don't be afraid to change the name if it doesn't quite fit.
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