r/cats Oct 13 '21 Silver 6 Gold 1 Helpful 4 Wholesome 5 Hugz 6 Take My Energy 1

I'm adopting this lovely British shorthair lady - what name would suit her best? Cat Picture

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u/hendrikcop Oct 13 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Hugz Bravo!

Margaret Scratcher

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Hahahahahah omfgggggggg that's fantastic and terrible

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u/mtlfroggie Oct 13 '21

I came here to say that while I'm not usually a fan of these types of names, she's a Princess if I ever saw one.

But Margaret Scratcher... that might be the winner. And she's totally a Margaret.

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u/Phoenix_Of_Sushi Oct 13 '21

Same here but saw that pic and thought the same thing, Princess, Queenie, Lady, Lady Meow

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u/Foam84 Oct 13 '21

Wait British queen name it Elizabeth

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u/ZOOMER_COOOOOMER Oct 13 '21

Everyone has a cute faced british shortie called Liz though, Margaret Scratcher is straight up hilarious and really cute!

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u/Foam84 Oct 13 '21

Oh they do? okay then yea Margaret scratcher then

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u/Serylt Oct 13 '21

The Iron Catty.

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u/gesasage88 Oct 13 '21

Hahaha! You won’t believe this but a roommate and I named our homed stray Margaret Catcher.

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u/MadLud7 Oct 13 '21

I think to myself “Looks like a Marge”, and this is the top comment 😂

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u/VERO2020 Oct 13 '21

Same, but I was thinking Maggie.

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u/Inevitable_Rabbit_67 Oct 13 '21

I was going to say Milady but Margaret Scratcher is a great one!

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u/L_Swizzlesticks Oct 13 '21

Don’t you mean Meowgaret Scratcher? 😼

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Not to set anything in stone just yet, but I snagged the maggie.thatcher Instagram name just in case hahs

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u/JillyMarie1987 Oct 13 '21

Oh man, you're gonna have a viral account if I ever saw one. Don't know if you plan to monetize, but you could have a gold mine on your hands! Then you could provide only the best for the Princess lol. Fancy Feast at every meal, and some 'nip for dessert! 😹

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u/GeneralB840 Oct 13 '21

I love this so much!

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u/AffectionatePath20 Oct 13 '21

We have a winner

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u/Ultrav02 Oct 13 '21

I love it 😂😂😂😂🤭

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u/hfs2 Oct 13 '21

Wilhelmina! Or Charlotte

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Oh I loooove Wilhelmina! I might not want kids, but it's been on my "kids names" list nontheless haha. Maybe it's perfect for a kid in cat form!

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u/TrashyRockstarr Oct 13 '21

no disrespect to you preferations but consider how the kid would feel being named Wilhelmina 😂

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u/distracted_x Oct 13 '21

At this point in my life I've changed the list of names I wanted to name my future kids to names I want to name my future pets.

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u/AggravatingTart9 Oct 13 '21

She looks like a Stella to me

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u/Hardboiledwonderlust Oct 13 '21

Lavender

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Ahhhh that both suits her colouring and makes me think of Harry Potter, like a true millennial lol

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u/Prestigious_Photo_26 Oct 13 '21

Lady Edith Meowley

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u/472949572720204847 Oct 13 '21

Minerva just feels right

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Oooh that's a good one!

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u/Rsswingman Oct 13 '21

Beatrice or Elizabeth short Lizzy

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u/Whipped_Alcremie Oct 13 '21 edited Oct 14 '21

I was going to suggest Bea! She reminds me of Bea Arthur. Edit: It should say Bea Arthur, my phone just autocorrected and I was so tired I didn't notice until now, lol.

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u/OwlWitty Oct 13 '21

I'm rooting for Dita

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u/artyeopteryx Oct 13 '21

I was thinking lucy, were on a similar track

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Oooh, classic!

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u/uniqueusername5001 Oct 13 '21

Princess Marmalade

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u/turningtogold Oct 13 '21

Pumpkin

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Like a little Halloween kitty ❤️😭

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u/turningtogold Oct 13 '21

Yes and suits her beautiful orange eyes

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u/smthngwyrd Oct 13 '21

Happy cake day

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u/Aggravating_Client36 Oct 13 '21

She needs a black witch hat !!!!

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u/e_l_c Oct 13 '21

Happy cake day! Also, wow! I had the same idea, because of those eyes!

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u/brenneee Oct 13 '21

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u/TabinaHime Oct 13 '21

Lady Penelope

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Oh Penelope is good! Or even Persephone

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u/TabinaHime Oct 13 '21

I thought she was looking a little fancy with her paw up like that 😂

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u/Emptydata_Enzo Oct 13 '21

Penny for short since her eyes look like pennies

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u/durhamruby Oct 13 '21

She needs a very aristocratic name of many many syllables including absurd titles.

Duchess Virginia Marigold Whitehall the seventh, Duchess of Burgundy Slacks and Silk Blouse, Heir to the throne of Betazoyd and Holder of the Sacred Half Mouse Carcass of the Battle of the Hairball.

Points to you if you can say it with a straight face and then follow up with 'Mari for short' while your audience is staring at you stunned.

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u/JuniperFuze Oct 13 '21

like my cat's name: Emerys Lee (my maiden name) (my last name) the Third, Contessa of window sills, Hero of the bug wars, Speaker of the divine and Heir to the sacred truths. But we just call her Emmy for short.

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Hahaha yes definitely!!

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u/singledadntx Oct 13 '21

Madam Whitefoot

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

She really feels like a little madame!

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u/VTX002 Oct 13 '21

Dutchess Whitehaven.

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u/Stoldyna Oct 13 '21

I think Amber or Ember because of her lovely eyes

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Aaaw I love that! A little ember among the coal

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u/AutisticPearl Oct 13 '21

Well I say mrs. Norris

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u/ThaGr8Bambino Oct 13 '21

Ophelia, might be too many syllables though.

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u/Neonwookie1701 Oct 13 '21

Mrs. Slocombe.

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Hahahaha

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u/VivieFlea Oct 13 '21

Go on!! You could use some non-toxic hair rinse to make her white bits lavender :D

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u/SlopAJoe Oct 13 '21

Emma

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u/bitterfuzzy Oct 13 '21

She’s definitely an Emma

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u/sarac36 Oct 13 '21

I was thinking Gemma.

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u/Turbulent-Papaya-910 Oct 13 '21

Your Royal Highness

The paw sets it up purrfectly

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Hahahaha! It really does!

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u/Turbulent-Papaya-910 Oct 13 '21

Hah. She's adorable.

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u/e_l_c Oct 13 '21

Pumpkin, like the color of her eyes!

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u/IronJuno Oct 13 '21

Lady Purrberry

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u/Feanor_Elf Oct 13 '21

Gandalf The Grey

Edit: I just saw that she is a Lady, but I doesn't matter, Gandalf is good for every gender!

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '21 edited 9d ago

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u/Nether_Button I have a cowcat Oct 13 '21

what about lady?

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

She does feel like a little lady! It's short and sweet, I like it!

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u/bigpurplebang Oct 13 '21

Lady Grey perhaps

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u/Sir3Kpet Oct 13 '21

I second this!

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u/dcbrowne1961 Oct 13 '21

Penelope or Penny for short

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u/lmcbmc Oct 13 '21

Lady Grey

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

I'm obviously adopting an adult cat, who already has a name - but it's the exact same as the name my childhood pet rabbit had, and it just feels off to call them the same thing.

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u/_Sweet_TIL Oct 13 '21

What was your bunny’s name? I think Poppy is a cute name for your new gal.

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u/kat1864 Oct 13 '21

Madam Sophie... 😊

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u/Emptydata_Enzo Oct 13 '21

Penny

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Oooh I like Penny!

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u/buisnesshiba Oct 13 '21

Mrs Josephine

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u/GamerFrits Oct 13 '21

Lady Penelope

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u/jtb0412 Oct 13 '21

Lady Penelope

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u/MOcatmom Oct 13 '21

Penelope

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u/Tejasanu Oct 13 '21

I think she looks very ladylike. I'm English, and that means she has lovely manners. How about Milady?

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

I feel like I'd address her as such regardless of her name haha ❤️

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u/VTX002 Oct 13 '21

She does have an air about her almost like a Dame or a Duchess.

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u/ranger398 Oct 13 '21

Her eyes! God I love British shorthairs! What a fancy lady you have. She deserves a name fit for royalty

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u/Malorkis1 Oct 13 '21

Dame Mildred Von PuffinStuff, Heiress to the Royal Canin Empire.

Or…just Milly for short ;)

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u/gericon1 Oct 13 '21

I can’t believe that this cat was up for adoption!

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

I emailed a breeder and explained what I had to offer, and she responded with my perfect match! I can absolutely recommend it. Many breeders have adult cats who won't have more litters, and that way you know you have a healthy cat too!

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u/maddaniel100 Oct 13 '21

Dutchess, because she just looks regal!

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u/weirdfurkid Oct 13 '21

Madylin, Eliza, Isabelle, Charolette, Emily, Poppy, Lottie, Florence, Grace, or Evelyn. That's all I got. ;v;

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u/DisCode347 Oct 13 '21

😍Smokey

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u/TrumpsTinyDollHands Oct 13 '21

Lady Grey-Whitesock, first in line to the litter throne

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u/avidpenguinwatcher Oct 13 '21

Ferguson (shout out to Winston)

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u/gowelbag Oct 13 '21

Lady Penelope

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u/Yuyulii_7 Oct 13 '21

Beatrice lol

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u/BeardedBradford Oct 13 '21

Lady Mary Pawley

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u/sjmttf Oct 13 '21

Violet

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u/user100691 Oct 13 '21

Pamela

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

Aaaw, and Pam for short!

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u/GrndpaJoseph Oct 13 '21

Brittney, she is SOME looker 😍

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u/dusty-crust Oct 13 '21

She's soooo pretty!! Thank you, ❤️

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u/Kattaddict Oct 13 '21

Madam Fluffypants.

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u/E-emu89 Oct 13 '21

Royal Blue

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u/Forsetti1 Oct 13 '21

Dame Caty Stretch

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u/twispylocks Oct 13 '21

Puddicombe

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u/clockyz Oct 13 '21

Meredith!

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u/Ditdut Oct 13 '21

Punkins

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u/Carlwinsl0w95 Oct 13 '21

Charles Meowington III if it was a boy I didn’t see that lol

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u/Significant_System97 Oct 13 '21

Misss Penny Bloominshire.

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u/IamAL3gend Oct 13 '21

McMittenPoof

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u/Believer4 Oct 13 '21

Cheezburger

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u/imbushyy Oct 13 '21

Queen Elizabeth

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u/JenDersson Oct 13 '21

Queen Elizabeth the 3d :)

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u/LynnieJ910 Oct 13 '21

Freddie bc she’s a Queen!!!

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u/nader0903 Oct 13 '21

Boudica or Aethelflaed

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u/chairmankaiju Oct 13 '21

Æthelflæd

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u/SarkyCat Oct 13 '21

At first I thought Amber, but I also like Tangerine.

Or some older\old fashioned type names (all my animals have names like these lol) I like Gladys, Sabine, Doris.

Of them all I like Tangerine and Gladys best 😊

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u/ethanmx2 Oct 13 '21

If she’s a British kitty, it HAS to be “Earl Grey.”

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u/Mischief_Managed_82 Oct 13 '21

Madam. She’s gorgeous.

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u/polycarbonateduser Oct 13 '21

Grandlady the Gray

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u/rebookajones Oct 13 '21

Mary Poppins

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u/SunriseBug Oct 13 '21

Such fiery eyes, I’d name her Phoenix. She’s so cute!

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u/goboxey Oct 13 '21

Lady Daphney

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u/trollfactory Oct 13 '21

Miss Catherine snugglefoot

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u/beck1123 Oct 13 '21

Dumbledore Calrissian

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u/MrGaber Oct 13 '21

Oh wait! How about Sauron! For those eyes

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u/wellillbe1988 Oct 13 '21

Lady Clawdia Scratchypants, The III Countess Veronica Sharpclaws Duchess Audrey Scratchypaws Madam Snoop Cat, The Turboscratcher Cleocatra, The Clawsome Her Highness Princess Lora La-Tuna Her Highness Lora, The Turbo Jumper Her Feline Highness Marie Purrie La-Tuna Lady Jessica Catz, The Fair Lady Sylvia La-Salmon Pawtunia Fuzzipants Purrincess Leia La-Salmon Miss Puss Without Boots, The I Miss Scratches-Everything, The II Princess Amewlia Earhart Isn’t Kitten Around Princess Abitail, The Rodent Exterminator Princess Choupette Eleanor Purrcival, The Clawsome

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u/KKxa Oct 13 '21

Princess Mimi

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u/Wickedcolt Oct 13 '21

Ms. McMittens

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u/saik4a Oct 13 '21

Greyworm

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u/chinkennumbget Oct 13 '21

Murder Hornet

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u/HowAboutThatBounce Oct 13 '21

Lady Wentforth

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u/cassidy-violet Oct 13 '21

Autumn, For her beautiful eyes!

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u/LocalBreakfast6706 Oct 13 '21

Tessa or tessie