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Old 11-17-2011, 07:04 PM
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I'm getting a new kitten! And she needs a name that means "Survivor"

I have a friend who, together with her husband, are even bigger animal lovers than I am. In fact, they brought me my latest cat, Six, who is gorgeous and sweet and second-in-command around here cat-wise. (I don't have 6 cats, btw, although at the time she was accurately named.)
Today her husband, who works either on a trash truck or in a landfill (or something similar) was loading trash into a compactor when he heard suspicious noises. He investigated, tore into a sealed garbage bag, and found a 4 month old calico kitten.
Being an angel, he drove her around in his truck all day (of course he carries cat food! and dog food, and a blend each for racoons, possums, and deer!) while his wife made calls--or A call, at least, because guess who's getting a new kitty!!!
She's at the vet's office now, and although she's in good health she will have to have an eye removed due to either abuse or inury. She'll have surgery Monday morning and come home on Tuesday. My sweet friend is paying for it until I can pay her back (hopefully in December.)
I'm going to meet her tomorrow. Haven't thought of a name yet, but something pirate-y or survivor-ish seems appropriate, don't you think?
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:26 PM
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How about Immaculee ? After Immaculee Ilibagiza, survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Her story, "Left to Tell" was one of the most harrowing, intense stories of survival I've ever read.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:29 PM
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:37 PM
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Rocky! And you can sing Eye of the Tiger whenever she enters the room.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:40 PM
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We had a one-eyed cat several years ago named Duncan, after Sandy Duncan. You could go with Sandy.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:11 PM
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Gloria, as in Gloria Gaynor, as in "Eye Will Survive."



Alternatively, you could call it iCat, because it only has one i. Or, how about Leela?

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Old 11-17-2011, 08:33 PM
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Zosime is an Ancient Greek name that means 'likely to survive', and I think it's very pretty.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:35 PM
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a sealed garbage bag
Jesus H. Christ, people can be assholes.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:35 PM
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:58 PM
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"Survivor" isn't good enough?
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:12 PM
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Jesus H. Christ, people can be assholes.
No kidding - I don't know what is the matter with people, that they can do things like that.

The word "survivor" in some other languages -
Perhe - Finnish
Sobrevivente - Galician
Sivivan - Haitian creole
Tulelo - Hungarian
Selamat - Indonesian
Marthanoiri - Irish
Sopravvissuto - Italian
Druzinska - Slovenian
Overlevande - Swedish

I like "Tulelo" or "Selamat" - nice, rhythmic names.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:52 PM
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I'd complain that you forgot the rules...but I can't get my phone to talk to my comp either.

I get a lot of kittens from dumpsters. I really wish I could get the mama cats as well. My current ones are Alpha, Baker and Charlie.

Somehow, my really lucky cats just end being called Lucky. I'm so lame with names, so I can't help there.

I just chimed in to say how wonderful I think your friends and you are. Big hugs!!! Thank you so much for taking in this kitty. The world needs more people like you and your friends.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:23 AM
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How about Odin? He had only one eye. Or Cyclops?


One Eyed Willy? You know, from Goonies?

Just call her Arrrrrrrrr! like a pirate!
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:25 AM
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Zombie!


So....where are the pictures?
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:33 AM
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Rasputin?
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:55 AM
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Talleyrand?
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:59 AM
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Crusoe?
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:05 AM
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euhm......Schr÷dingers

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Old 11-18-2011, 07:10 AM
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Kia kaha is a Maori phrase which roughly translates to 'be strong' or 'stay strong'.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:51 AM
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No one likes Blackbeard?
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:01 AM
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Unsinkable Kitty Brown?
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:10 PM
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I'm going to meet her today! I'm sure I can post pics yet, but I have a kid who's more savvy than I am, so maybe he can help.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:06 PM
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Koshchey, after Koshchey the Deathless?

I also like Rasputin.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:31 PM
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Oh, I like Koschey (or Koschei) the Deathless. Wish I had though of that for my newest guy. Well, I'm sure I'll have more...

I had a rescue cat named Rasputin - she was thrown from a moving car near where I was walking. Her "beard" was a bonus. She grew up tough and survived a couple more events that ought to have killed her, in spite of my best efforts to keep her safe. Some cats are just like that. Its a good name, but might be tempting fate.

Most of our rescues who come to us in bad shape get names we hope they will grow into - Ajax was a terrified, abused black & white kitten who had a long and happy life, although he stayed timid. Most recently Leonidas came to us as a starved, sick 4-week-old who is growing into an absolutely fearless alpha - he has even our toughest cat fairly bullied at only 10 weeks old.

Good luck and congratulations.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:38 PM
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Mharthanoiri pronounced whar-ha-no-ree (whar as in "wharf") You could call her Nori for short.

Or "Tough" in Irish is "diana."
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:33 PM
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I met her, and she's adorable! Peanut butter and dark chocolate color, with some white. She looks a little like Mad Eye Moody right now until she gets that big blue starey eye out. I have pictures on my phone, which I can't figure out how to post online, although if anyone can do it for me I can send you a phonepic.
And, get this, because it gets even BETTER--she has extra toeses!!!! I was just looking at pics of someone's cat who is the same way, and reminiscing about my long-ago cat Tango, who also had extra toes. When she walks, she sounds like she's wearing tiny tap shoes.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:20 PM
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** major squees for extra toes **
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:49 PM
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I met her, and she's adorable! Peanut butter and dark chocolate color, with some white. She looks a little like Mad Eye Moody right now until she gets that big blue starey eye out. I have pictures on my phone, which I can't figure out how to post online, although if anyone can do it for me I can send you a phonepic.
And, get this, because it gets even BETTER--she has extra toeses!!!! I was just looking at pics of someone's cat who is the same way, and reminiscing about my long-ago cat Tango, who also had extra toes. When she walks, she sounds like she's wearing tiny tap shoes.
What about naming her Mad Eye Moody?
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:36 PM
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I think Leela is a really good suggestion, or what about Chauncey, which is an old English name meaning lucky?

Otherwise Lakshmi is a pretty name, and is the name of the Goddess of fortune and courage, plus she has often portrayed as having extra arms!
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:51 PM
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Trouper.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:10 PM
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Hala - Kassite (pre-Akkadian) goddess of healing.

Bastet - after the Egyptian goddess of cats, of course.

Fortuna - Roman goddess of good fortune.

Ananke - Greek goddess of Destiny
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:34 PM
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Newt like the little girl from Aliens. Plus if anyone asks about the eye you can say you needed it for a recipe.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:27 AM
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Travivanto. Esperanto for "survivor".
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:51 AM
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Goonies never say die.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:53 PM
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Forget mine, I like the "Mad-eye Moody" idea.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:55 PM
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Ishmael.

But "Mad-Eye Moody" is a great idea.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:29 AM
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No kidding - I don't know what is the matter with people, that they can do things like that.

The word "survivor" in some other languages -
Perhe - Finnish
Sobrevivente - Galician
Sivivan - Haitian creole
Tulelo - Hungarian
Selamat - Indonesian
Marthanoiri - Irish
Sopravvissuto - Italian
Druzinska - Slovenian
Overlevande - Swedish

I like "Tulelo" or "Selamat" - nice, rhythmic names.
Not that it matters, but selamat isn't really a synonym for "survivor." The word encompasses a lot of ideas related to well-being, including "safe." But usually selamat is used like the words happy, good, or merry in English, in the phrases happy birthday, good morning, or merry Christmas.

Apparently there is no direct one-word equivalent of "survivor" in Indonesian, so if you look it up in an English-to-Indonesian dictionary, the definition is "orang yang selamat" which translates to "person who is selamat."

Selamat or sometimes Slamet is sometimes used as a boy's name in Indonesia. But I'm sure your girl-kitty won't mind if that's what you end up naming her. (And good for you for saving her.)
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:09 PM
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Having met her, I'm pretty sure her name is...(drumroll)

Vivian! Which is close to some of the translations, and it seems to fit her.
She's not home yet, but she may decide to change it after she gets settled.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:24 PM
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Having met her, I'm pretty sure her name is...(drumroll)

Vivian! Which is close to some of the translations, and it seems to fit her.
She's not home yet, but she may decide to change it after she gets settled.
That's a good name. It would be on my short list of kid names, but Mr. Neville has vetoed any name ending in N, as not going with our last name (not really Neville, but does start with N).

I haven't asked him whether this veto applies to cat names as well as kid names... Maybe someday, if we get another cat.

I don't think I'll be looking for new cat names anytime soon, though. I'd have to wait till Luna kicked the bucket, as she's even more adamantly opposed to another cat than Mr. Neville is. And hopefully she will live for many more years.

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Old 11-20-2011, 02:37 PM
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Congratulations on the new kitty. She's a very lucky girl to have you.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:39 PM
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Vivian. Like Julia Roberts character in "Pretty Woman". Plain girl blossoms into extraordinary beautiful woman. How appealingly appropriate.

Still looking forward to pics!
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Not that it matters, but selamat isn't really a synonym for "survivor." The word encompasses a lot of ideas related to well-being, including "safe." But usually selamat is used like the words happy, good, or merry in English, in the phrases happy birthday, good morning, or merry Christmas.

Apparently there is no direct one-word equivalent of "survivor" in Indonesian, so if you look it up in an English-to-Indonesian dictionary, the definition is "orang yang selamat" which translates to "person who is selamat."

Selamat or sometimes Slamet is sometimes used as a boy's name in Indonesia. But I'm sure your girl-kitty won't mind if that's what you end up naming her. (And good for you for saving her.)
Interesting. I guess that's the hazard of using an online translator - it doesn't have the real-life nuances.

Vivian is a lovely name for a little kitty.
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I know you picked Vivian, but I still wanted to add my support for Leela!
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:41 PM
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And now I'm picturing Vivian Vance singing "I Will Survive".
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ... ... ... it's pretty good ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... sing it, Viv! ... ... ... ...
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:17 PM
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New thread! With PICS!

Here we go:
http://boards.academicpursuits.us/sdmb/...d.php?t=634539
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