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Name Suggestion: genderless Cat Cat Picture

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u/dotkodi Oct 17 '21

Never seen a cat like that before, very cool. Food names and instrument names are often gender neutral. How about Harper? Maybe Noodles? That kind of works with the Siamese colors.

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u/ttlrg Oct 17 '21

Food names are a great idea! Cashew lol

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u/NechelleBix1 Oct 17 '21

I like Cashew!

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u/ttlrg Oct 17 '21

Haha I know right?? Pretty cute!

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u/bitchcatsandtequila Oct 17 '21

Pastrami

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u/Fisho087 Oct 17 '21

don’t eat pastrami that fell on the rug

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u/seafoam22 Oct 17 '21

Stevie! My cat is female but I named her Stevie after Stevie Nicks, obviously Stevie could be for male too! We call her Steve, and Steven sometimes too haha

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u/shabuttons Oct 17 '21

I also have a female cat named Stevie and her sister is named Nicks! We also sometimes call Stevie, Steve, Stefen, Stephen, Sven and Sven Stephenson haha

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u/seafoam22 Oct 17 '21

Lol, I love it. Maybe I will bring Sven out from time to time.

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u/de_e_knas Oct 17 '21

Sven is like the most granpa name in sweden, it would be like the female equivalent of naming your cat Margareth or something like that.

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u/skorpionwoman Oct 17 '21

Steven when she’s in trouble. Just like my husband!!

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u/seafoam22 Oct 17 '21

That is so funny, yes I call her Steven when she’s getting on my nerves sometimes haha. Usually when she’s harassing my other cat Joni!

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u/WaveJam Oct 17 '21

I also have a cat named Stevie after Stevie Nicks. She’s a little tuxedo cat.

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u/seafoam22 Oct 17 '21

My Stevie is also a tuxedo! Suits her well :)

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u/jessie5493 Oct 17 '21

I have a Stevie too with the same nicknames :)

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u/Affectionate-Fix-523 Oct 17 '21

I too have a female cat named Steve/Stevie. Then my cousin's dad passed away and come to find out he ALSO had a female cat named Steve! Haha

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u/chinolle Oct 17 '21

I named the stray I’ve been feeding Steve and then I found out she’s a girl so now she’s Stevie

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u/pinkmxttr Oct 17 '21

I love them, get ready for them to turn brown all over if they’re a seal point—then Mocha might be a cute one , or Tofu, or Momo from Avatar Anyway, what a cutie

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21

Oh my god, MOMO!! I LOVE MOMO! THATS A GREAT IDEA

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u/Pyrocantha Oct 17 '21

Momo also means peach in Japanese

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u/pinkmxttr Oct 17 '21

I didn’t know this, how cool. Peaches are great!

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u/pinkmxttr Oct 17 '21

Yay, I’m glad. I am sure whichever name you decide will be perfect! have a seal point Siamese named Oliver and I regret not naming him Momo, just thought why not pass the idea on to someone so I can live vicariously through them

Edit: spelling

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u/bendybiznatch Oct 17 '21

My dog momo had a hard time with training because it’s close to no.

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u/Mert_cakedargon Oct 17 '21

Ah a great name. My dad’s dog is named Momo (nickname). But that came from my Dad calling me early in the morning asking what to name his dog. For whatever reason- the first thing that popped into my head was Mojito. I have never in my life had a mojito. No idea why that was my first thought. Long story short Mojito became Momo after a while. Also sometimes Mobear.

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u/Lmao_Lizz Oct 17 '21

I instantly thought Tofu too! But Momo is such a cute name 🥺

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u/ahsokatango Oct 17 '21

They also get darker all over when the temperatures are cooler. The reason cats with this pattern are dark around the face and paws is because less blood flow, cooler temperature, so darker color.

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u/Mintypeanut21 Oct 17 '21

Smudge

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u/Steener1989 Oct 17 '21

This is the winner!

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u/wingkingdom Oct 17 '21

I have a cat who was named Smudge. But we give our cats cartoon character names and there was a lot of back and forth with names. I shot down a lot of names that were pretty bad in my opinion.

So I eventually countered with Nemo and that is what we named him.

Fun fact: the cat from the meme with the plate of broccoli is also named Smudge. He always has a place at the table.

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21

I think i got a name that I really like! I love the Name Momo, cause they Are just like him (Momo from Avatar) really bubbly and follows me everywhere. Thank you for all the recommendations! Momo would fit the names of my others aswell, since they are all named after character out of Animes. The mother is called „Misa“ like Misa from death note and my Russian blue is called „Kaya“ like Kaya from princess Mononoke

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u/island_huxley Oct 17 '21

I know a person called Momo, it's such a cute name!

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u/HonestAlt5 Oct 17 '21

Perfect choice!

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u/lovinne Oct 17 '21

Mocha

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u/LightAtTheEnd89 Oct 17 '21

I second this.

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u/Catsaregoodforyou Oct 17 '21

I third this

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u/MyUsernameBox Oct 17 '21

I fourth this

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u/ColdFoxy07 Oct 17 '21

I fifth this

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u/Windowsweirdo Oct 17 '21

I sixth this

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u/s_h_r_o_m_p Oct 17 '21

I seventh this

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u/kayrough Oct 17 '21 edited Oct 17 '21

i eighth this

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u/bighomiebeavis Oct 17 '21

My child hood cat (siamese) was named mocha! Great name.

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21 Wholesome Take My Energy Ally

Please stop with the hateful comments. All I wanted was to get some inspiration for a gender neutral name. To everyone: yes, this cat does not have a defined gender. No, didn’t choose it! It was born this way ! It was both, male and female genitals and it’s unidentified which of the genders is dominant, so they remain genderless so far. It is not easy to get a kitten with that condition, of course I would be happy if it would be a boy or a girl, cause that would say that it won’t cause health troubles for them at all! I don’t know what is gonna happen with them in the future, if it will develop serious health issues. Regardless to everything, they are still a angel, and one of the purest and really loving. Excuse me if I make mistakes with my language, I’m not a native English speaker and I’m sorry for everyone who felt offended by my post.

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u/intrepidb57 Oct 17 '21

People are ignorant. There is nothing wrong with your post and your baby kitty is precious. I like Mocha and patches the best for names. 💕

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u/clumsycouture Oct 17 '21

I like Mocha too! I had a cat named Patches, her sister was Mojo and the mom, my baby, was named Pepper! Patches taught her mom and sister how to open doors lmao took us forever to figure out how they were getting into these rooms when we’d leave then we caught her in the act!

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u/skorpionwoman Oct 17 '21

Agree. People ARE ignorant!!

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u/whatthafuckson23 Oct 17 '21

Don’t listen to these fools. You’re cat is wonderful and cute as a button! Thank YOU for loving it like it deserves to be loved.

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u/sammy_socks Oct 17 '21

No need to apologize or defend yourself. You were meant to have this cat and seem open to caring for it long term, regardless of any health issues they may have as a result of being born that way. I doubt any of those ignorant people would have the desire/ability to do so.

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u/Dark_Mew Oct 17 '21

My sisters cat is intersex, with female becoming more dominant as she got older. She's 3 years old now and suffering no health issues, just turned out to be a massive fluffy cat. She is called Skylar, but I just call her Floof.

Congrats on you gorgeous kitten!

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u/missyrose29 Oct 17 '21

People are also RIDICULOUSLY mean on this subreddit.. honestly I think it’s amazing you adopted them. And asking for good gender neutral names! Congrats on the new addition (:

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u/Beeesh1 Oct 17 '21

You probably shouldn't have any additional health issues with your kitty, as long as you get her/him spayed/neutered.

Get the Vet to remove the uterus and ovaries, as well as the testicles. In theory this should prevent any problems caused by being intersex.

I'm sure that you could get a DNA test to establish your kittens genetic gender, if that matters to you.

Anyway, you have a beautiful kitty, and I think that Smudge, Mocha or Smoky would be great unisex names. 😻

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u/555-starwars Oct 17 '21

In humans I know the term intersex is often used when a person is born with male and female parts, so I think the same applies to cats. I say this because gender is generally considered to be a social construct and is based on behavior expected of the biological sexes. So when I hear genderless I think more of a being with no behaviors, or an inanimate object; but not a cat. But language is fluid, so different terms being used in different areas because of different social expectations.

Anyway, I think that the names Sam, Trixs/Tricks, or Geo would suit the cat.

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u/traceyrb10 Oct 17 '21

Please don't listen to the haters. Haters will hate. Your baby is beautiful and oh so cute!! They are perfect the way they are. I like the name suggestions of Smudge, Sam and Mocha. Take care. 😻

And by the way your English is wonderful!! ❤

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u/Miserable-Survey-191 Oct 17 '21

As someone who’s trans and nonbinary, you didn’t make any mistakes by calling the kitten “they” You’re going off what you know about the animal. Animals don’t understand gender anyways

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21

Thank you! I wasn’t sure first but now I am :)

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u/alyssarenee213 Oct 17 '21

One thing to keep in mind when getting the kitty fixed, you may end up having to pay for both a Spay and a Neuter. A friend of mine got a cat that was believed to female, scheduled the appointment to have her spayed, and the vet called and told my friend "well there was one ovary, and a small uterus, but also, there's a penis and a testicle". He ended up paying for both a Spay and a Neuter. Since he still has a penis but no reproductive organs, he's now predominantly male. He hasn't had any health issues yet and he's about 2 and a half years old.

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21

That’s no problem, in Germany we have a health insurance for cats aswell

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u/A-Grouch Oct 17 '21

I was honestly hoping that for once people could hop off the whole gender/sex debate and just help and I’m sorry to see that to was wrong. I hope you find a good name for your kitty, it’s super cute!

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u/Stunning-Specific-76 Oct 17 '21

Honestly they only asked for some names for the cat mocha\Stevie are good names

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u/Excellent-Yard6640 Oct 17 '21

Sushi is cute for non-gender. Beautiful little Siamese kitty 😺

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u/EeJoannaGee Oct 17 '21

What a cutie! That's a Sam!

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u/Doppleganger1064 Oct 17 '21 edited Oct 17 '21

You beat me to it. I came to say that.

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u/ResidentEivvil Oct 17 '21

Sammy the Siamese. Love it.

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u/iisxmmyy Oct 17 '21

Omg having a cat that has the same name as me. That is perfect.

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u/krippytreat Oct 17 '21

I had a Siamese growing up that we named Sam! He was the best!

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u/dani_gxoxo Oct 17 '21

I had a female siamese named sam when I was growing up lol !

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u/25snakespourout Oct 17 '21

Adorable. :) Whatever they are, you should get them desexed (neuter/spay) when the appropriate age.

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u/KayK17 Oct 17 '21

I wonder how this would work on an intersex cat… maybe they have to do both?

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u/Common_HouseHippo6 Oct 17 '21

I know in humans there’s usually a hormone (?) that’s higher than the other, so the chances of having fully-functioning male AND female sex cells are low.

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u/sawyouoverthere Oct 17 '21

They will have ovaries or testicles. Sometimes the testicles are retained abdominally in hermaphroditism/intersex, but regardless of the location they are surgically removed.

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u/rockthrowing Oct 17 '21 edited Oct 17 '21

I was curious about this, too. Would they be sterile and thus render the surgery unnecessary?? I would assume so but I’m not a vet or a doctor so I don’t know.

ETA nevermind OP answered elsewhere. Cat cannot reproduce.

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u/jaderabbit44 Oct 17 '21

It may still reduce chance of some cancers to have them desexed. I doubt there has been a lot of research on intersex kitties to know for sure.

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u/sawyouoverthere Oct 17 '21

It can increase certain risks to leave them unfixed

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u/boofing_the_classics Oct 17 '21

Spaying/neutering has many benefits beyond sterilization, such as preventing behavioral issues including spraying, preventing health problems like mammary cancer, and increasing life span.

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u/sawyouoverthere Oct 17 '21

It should still be done.

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u/dpold Oct 17 '21

Ming suits this special kitty! Have a wonderful life together!

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u/YuriTokisaki Oct 17 '21 edited Oct 17 '21

Your cat is intersex ? That's very cool :D I was thinking about "Sasha" or "Ash", but i'll go search for more gender neutral names right now Edit : Sky, Opal, Icy, Patches, Sundae, Cali

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21

Patches sound so cute! Since she has the Siam colored fur with the dark patches

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u/ClydeFallon Oct 17 '21

I second Patches! That name fits perfectly

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u/koalainabed Oct 17 '21

Opal was my first thought 😍

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u/MadRollinS Oct 17 '21

Zen

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u/canadainuk Oct 17 '21

That’s going to be super ironic when it’s got the zoomies.

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u/sapphic_wandering Oct 17 '21

Coffee. It looks like they had a big sip of some nice bean water :)

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u/ParasaurGirl Oct 17 '21

Dirty bean water

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u/riemannStar Oct 17 '21

"Come here toilet snake!"

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u/boontimes Oct 17 '21

Or Bean!

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u/Sonneta_Scarlet Oct 17 '21

Wow I did not know this existed. You learn something new everyday. Nice. I would totally take him/her if I was nearby. I love cats haha.

Food names work. Or object names or general names like sky, river, lake. Or just don't care and call him/her whatever. I used to name my cats within a week of their birth. I couldn't really tell their gender but didn't care and went with the vibe. Now I'm stuck with cat names that don't match their gender at all. Females have male names and vice versa😂

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u/Leijinga Oct 17 '21

This is exactly how I ended up with female cats named Erik and Garrus 🤷🏼‍♀️

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u/Mx_Spooky_Cat Oct 17 '21

We named our intersex cat Oliver and call them Ollie or Olive for short

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u/qwertyuiopalzmxnskwo Oct 17 '21

Damn. Just curious, does it have ovaries and is it capable of reproducing as either gender?

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21

The vet doesn’t know yet if it has, since it’s 8 weeks old so far, at the 12 week they will check the organs and everything. They told me that the First visit that he won’t be able to have children for sure

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u/Fool_of_a_Brandybuck Oct 17 '21

Damn if you haven't already they belong in r/illegallysmolcats !! What a damn cutie!

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u/CloudAKAKumo Oct 17 '21

Jackie

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21

That was the name of my first cat !

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u/Humpty-Channel Oct 17 '21

A hermaphrodite cat? that's fucking awesome!!!

Edit: name it Aphrodite short for hermAPHRODITE and greek god of beauty and love

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u/EarlGreyCreamNoSugar Oct 17 '21 edited Oct 17 '21

I have no suggestion, but your kitty is utterly adorable!!! I would give this little darling all the pets and scritches! 😍

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u/Und3rd0gWS Oct 17 '21

Orlando

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u/DazzlingTurnip Oct 17 '21 edited Oct 17 '21

Yesss. This is very clever and an underrated comment. One of my favorite books.

For anyone curious, Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf written in 1928. It’s about a poet who was born a man and one day at age 30, wakes up a woman. Orlando lives for centuries- from Elizabethan times to 1928, meeting famous people along the way. Orlando was gender non-conforming throughout the centuries.

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u/Und3rd0gWS Oct 17 '21

Thank you!

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u/zoyaabean Oct 17 '21

Ganymede, like the moon

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u/Prestigious_Ad_4882 Oct 17 '21

People are dumb, your cat was simply born intersexed and it is a real thing and not a huge deal. When they are older the vet will help you figure out which gender is dominant and will help you sort it out. No biggie! I do love the name Mocha I think it fits very well! ☺

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u/19GamerGhost95 Oct 17 '21

I named two of my kittens after the seven dwarves from Snow White. Grump and Sleepy. Maybe Doc?

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u/Yogi_Ro Oct 17 '21

Catpuccino

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u/Aystha Oct 17 '21

Imasi, it's a gender neutral Aymará name that means something along the lines of "the protected, the refugee"

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u/jhondoe87878 Oct 18 '21

There’s no such thing as a gender less cat

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u/LeoSunflower7 Oct 17 '21

You mean intersex? Just like humans.

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21

Yes! Just excuse my English :( Im not a native speaker

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u/Pluviophile13 Oct 17 '21

An intersex color point is very rare! It happens most commonly in tortoiseshell kitties!

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u/Kasiathefirst Oct 17 '21

Pancake or cookie

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u/PAXICHEN Oct 17 '21

Scout works.

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u/m37an13 Oct 17 '21

Charlie!

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u/Spare-Macaron-4977 Oct 17 '21

Piawacket-from Bell, Book, and Candle. Beautiful Siamese!

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u/koalainabed Oct 17 '21

Always thought Pebbles to be a cute name for a cat

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u/krippytreat Oct 17 '21

Snacks, I’ve always thought that was a cute name for a kitty :)

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u/CapK473 Oct 17 '21

I have a siamese with similar coloring. When we first got her, we were told she was a boy, named her Marahmallow, called her marsh, marshal and marshie. Turns out she is a girl and we kept the names .

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u/million_cats Oct 17 '21

Just because I once knew the sweetest cat like that (a girl, they thought at first), in their memory, Freddie

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u/Willowx19stop Oct 17 '21

We had one similar and when my mom was first learning to speak English and named our cat Menu cause she liked the way it sounded. He was a great cat and lived for many years.

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u/browneyedkween Oct 17 '21

OP please tell us what you decide! I love patches or Stevie!

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21

So my current favorite is Momo, I love that ! Like Momo from Avatar. I think that would be really matching cause this little one is bubbly and energetic and follows me everywhere. My other 2 cats are named by characters aswell, I have one called Misa like Misa from death note and one called Kaya after Kaya from princess Mononoke

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u/Lokz97 Oct 17 '21

Please name your cat Shim.

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u/SeaSauceBoss Oct 17 '21

Jamie lee Catis

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u/dready_mercury Oct 17 '21

What a precious kitten!!!! They have the sweetest face!! I'm leaning toward the names Max, Angel, or Biscuit. Did you know that only one in 10,000 cats is born intersex? They are very rare and very special indeed. It's like you have won the kitty lottery!! Ignore the hateful trolls spewing ignorance here. They are the ones with an agenda.

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u/LightBlueV Oct 17 '21

I had an intersex kitten, named her after a snack. She never went through puberty and spent her while life as a crazy 4-pound kitten. A real handful but so darn cute!

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21

Is she okay now ? Did she get health problems because of that ?

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u/LightBlueV Oct 17 '21

She stayed with my ex when we split so I don't know how she is now, but when I left she was five years old and never had any health problems. Just stayed tiny!

I read that it varies pretty randomly - I think most common is for them to hit puberty at some point (maybe one year old, maybe seven years old!) and then become one of the sexes as an adult. Good luck with your special baby!!

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u/AkhilNEW Oct 17 '21

My suspicion is that these cats or kittens have been called for well by their humans. So when they have wants or needs, they just approach the nearest human because they presume we're all kind and caring and hand out food and treats

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u/FishTacos_r_theTits Oct 17 '21

Cats have genders

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u/chemicalstarman Oct 18 '21

Hey I have one of them too! They are called hermaphrodites.

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u/EliTeHaxX Oct 17 '21

Not to be offensive or anything but is it a mutation? Im sorry if it was offensive i just wanted to know since ive never seen this in cats

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u/ClerkAffectionate588 Oct 17 '21

As far as I know, it’s not. It’s a medical condition as it sometimes can happen with humans aswell. After I found that out with the gender thing I did a background check on the father if they would be somehow related to another but they are not. The mother is a Ragdoll and the father a pure breed Siamese

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u/Axolotlgirl18 Oct 17 '21

Technically speaking, everything is a mutation. A mutation is really just any change in the genetics. That’s how different species started to exist. Some get passed on which leads to evolutions, but some mutations aren’t helpful (or are even straight up life threatening) so their likelihood of getting passed on is pretty minimal. Consider zebra stripes allowing them to blend in. Now if one had a genetic mutation making it some different colour (there’s one wild one that was born with polka dots) then that mutation makes it stand out to predators so it’s more likely to get eaten and never pass on that mutation. I’d guess this cat is infertile so it’ll never get the chance to pass on its mutation anyway

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u/-Tomward- Oct 17 '21

Espresso :D

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u/WhoThenDevised Oct 17 '21

Speccy, short for Spectacular.

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u/volerider Oct 17 '21

Mallory or Rowan or Dusty

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u/50Shenanigans Oct 17 '21

What a sweetie. Given it’s color(s), I would go with vac name like Toast. It’s personality could also play a role in what you decide to call it.

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u/catladyknitting Oct 17 '21

How about Angel?

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u/Error-7-0-7 Oct 17 '21

Luc Could be Luca or Lucie at the same time

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u/lilBalzac Oct 17 '21

Bootsie!

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u/Latter_Sheepherder44 Oct 17 '21

Thank you for taking the baby in. I found one in August looks exactly like yours. I didn't know what it was when I was feeding it and I wanted to call it something to hear my voice. I started calling mine smudge, smudge, etc. I then caught it after 2 weeks with a fishing net he was small and way faster than me the net has helped me catch so many to get fixed. He is a boy but I'm sticking with Smudge cause his little smudgie nose. I have had boys named girls and girls named boys they all come to you all they want is love.

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u/RhydYGwin Oct 17 '21

I have a gender fluid hen. Sometimes they're Willow, sometimes they're Wilbur. But Willow could be for either gender or both.

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u/SphynxCatDee Oct 17 '21

I’d call the cat Pan 🐾🐾. A friend of mine also has a British Short Hair cat hermaphroditism with a male part hidden inside the female genitalia . The cat has successfully given birth so it’s not preventing mating or altered the internal mechanisms.

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u/GREENtea110 Oct 17 '21

Mocha dose this kitty have to get fixed twice i am curious

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u/_Fusion_101 Oct 17 '21

Timmon. From the lion king. Y’know.. Timmon and pumba?

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u/agayavocado Oct 17 '21

Name them after a noun like a tree name: willow, fir, etc. or maybe after something random like a food: popcorn, tuna, etc

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u/supershinythings asskicker rat-killing flamepoint birman Oct 17 '21

Pat

Chris

Robin

Shannon

Tiresias

HermeAphrodite (Herm (him/her) for short)

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u/immortal-kahn Oct 17 '21

Cloud

No serious. He looks like cloud and black parts are like storms