Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Naming of Kittens Part 2

As I mentioned in this post it's sometimes hard to name our foster kittens.
After our 5 boys left we got a set of two sisters to watch over.

They were very friendly right from the start but no names came immediately to mind.
Their fur is a light calico underneath with tabby stripes over the top. (Calibbys? Tablicos?)
These are some of the most elegant looking kittens we have had.

We considered naming them for the two sisters from Parent Trap but their names were Sharon and Susan and we have the name Susan reserved for a 3 boy/3 girl litter in the future. (Can anyone guess the TV show?)

Next we thought about the two sisters that sang the song "Sisters" in White Christmas.
"Lord help the Mister, who comes between me and my Sister. And Lord help the Sister, who comes between me and my Man!"
The names of those two characters are Betty and Judy which weren't right either. The names of the two actress are Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, not much better.

The second night in our house we had the girls running around in the bathroom. We brought out our Tub'O'Kitten Toys and gave them their choice. They both instantly grabbed a tiny Koosh Ball and started playing Football with them. (That's Soccer for our American Readers).
We realized they should be named after the heroines of Bend It Like Beckham.
A quick glance showed the two characters were "Jules" and "Jes" which are too similar so we named them after the actresses.

The larger of the two sisters is Keira Knightley. Keira is now best known as "Elizabeth Swan" in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Our Keira is a tough little girl who takes no back talk from the boys in the other litter, wrestling and jumping on them during combined play times.

The smaller sister is Parminder Nagra. Parminder has gone on the star on ER as Dr. Neela Rasgotra.
Our Parminder's nose is actually half light and half dark like in the picture, it's not an optical illusion. She is always eating but is staying small, a very dainty little lady.

These kittens will be with us at least through Memorial Day weekend and will probably be the last that will need to live inside out bedroom suite.
It should be warm enough to set up the Kitty Kondos in the garage by then, and our permanent cats will be happy to be able to sleep with us again.

1 comment:

moml said...

Those two are beautiful. No I can not have another cat.. and neither can you or MB. I hope they can stay
until Memorial Day - it will be fun to see them!!
Brilliant Names. I need to watch that movie again.