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Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:24 AM

Thank you for helping me name my kitten!

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You had such marvelous suggestions! I tried them all out on her in every combination. The one that eventually stuck came from MissHoneychurch. It's not as fancy as some I had considered. But she responds to it and it somehow fits her. It definitely rolls off the tongue and is almost as fast as she is. The way she comes running when I call her, it's obvious that there isn't time for more than two syllables.

I think the vet's office will have an easy enough time spelling it, even though it's a slightly different spelling from what is usually used around here. They definitely will be able to pronounce it. (If not, it's time for a new veterinarian!)

Finally, it was a challenge to find a name that didn't sound like one we had already used: Kyra, Belle, Sam, Sheba, Simon, Sidney, Sarabi, Sunny, Sebastian, Sparky, Sashka, Sabrina, Sierra, Sassy, Serengeti, Sesame, Sophie, and Satchmo. And it's not the name of pets we know, like Sapphire, Sadie, and Savannah.

So here's the moment you've been waiting for. Her new name is Sissi! It's simple, yet perfect, with multiple meanings and origins.

I meant to respond to all of your suggestions and I gave it the old college try. However, our house has been absolute mayhem since Sissi came. Sierra, the former baby, didn't speak to me the first day. Kyra, my brother's old sailboat kitty, hisses and walks away but is otherwise fine. She told me when Sierra came to live with us that she really doesn't like kids, but she'll put up with them and eventually play with them. She and Sierra are friends now. I'm hoping they'll let Sissi into their little sister club.

So again, thank you! DU rocks! You rock!




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Reply Thank you for helping me name my kitten! (Original post)
AirmensMom Jun 2020 OP
Fla Dem Jun 2020 #1
AirmensMom Jun 2020 #2
MissHoneychurch Jun 2020 #3
AirmensMom Jun 2020 #4

Response to AirmensMom (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:28 AM

1. I hope you, Sissi, Sierra and Kyra have a long fun, happy and loving life together.

Sad my suggestion "Sparkle" didn't make the cut, but Sissi seems appropriate given her 2 siblings.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:32 AM

2. I could give her

a really long name including all the suggestions, and just call her Sissi for short.

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Response to AirmensMom (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 10:52 AM

3. I am happy that my suggestion was a hit with the little one and you



Will you introduce her eventually to the outside bunch?

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Response to MissHoneychurch (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 12:45 PM

4. Been there, done that.

Sarabi was nicest to her, which really surprised me. Sheba hissed. Simon couldn't care less one way or the other.

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