CAT FANCY's Most Unusual Cat Names Contest Finalists

The October CAT FANCY features the top five most unusual cat names. The 15 unique cat names here almost took top honors! See which cat you might have voted for.

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Malfunction the cat
Malfunction the cat
Malfunction
Sheryl Orren
Aliquippa, Pa.

Six years ago, I was watching a friend’s kitten for the weekend. His name was Kitty then. Six years later, I still have him. My little guy looks like his legs are on backwards because he was born with a deformity. Ask him his name, and he’ll say, "Mal."

Blarney Ruckus O'Reilly the cat
Blarney Ruckus O'Reilly the cat

Blarney Ruckus O’Reilly
Mary Feller
Oak Creek, Wis.

My cat’s name is Blarney Ruckus O’Reilly. I adopted him from a shelter a year and a half ago. I wanted him to have an Irish name that fit his personality. He creates a ruckus a lot and Blarney and O’Reilly are just cool Irish names.

Bananas Foster the cat
Bananas Foster the cat

Bananas Foster
Mary Foster
Burlington, Ky.

My cat’s name is Bananas. Bananas Foster, to be exact. He lives up to his name in every way. He is absolutely bananas with his wacky, entertaining behavior, yet is capable of being super-sweet like the sugary dessert of the same name.

Knox Kitty Citizen the cat
Knox Kitty Citizen the cat

Knox Kitty Citizen
Judy Divelbiss
Fredericktown, Ohio

Knox Kitty Citizen came into my life when I was editor of our weekly newspaper, the Knox County Citizen. Knox visited the newspaper office daily and got attention by standing in front of the computer screen and sleeping on my desk with a wrist rest for a pillow.

One O'Clock the cat
One O'Clock the cat


One O’Clock
Shirley Gustafson
Baroda, Mich.

Two years ago, I noticed this cat hanging out on my deck. One day, while petting him, I spoke aloud to him saying, “Anyone else would call you Midnight, but I’m going to call you One O’Clock. The name stuck.

Scuttlebutt the cat
Scuttlebutt the cat

Scuttlebutt
Kathryn Ralston
Succasunna, N.J.

“What’s the scuttlebutt?” is a phrase used in the Navy that means rumors. Scuttlebut was born on my boat by a feral female while the boat was parked in the backyard for winter. When I uncovered it in May, there he was. I wanted a name that somehow went with boats.

Watermelon the cat
Watermelon the cat

Watermelon
Faye Hooprich
Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Because of her unusual horizontal stripes, we chose the name Watermelon for a young, female cat who apparently lives in our neighborhood but makes frequent visits to our house where she marches in, plays with our cats’ toys, eats some of their food, ignores us humans, then saunters out.

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Stacy    Brookings, SD

8/30/2011 4:45:57 PM

Cute stories! (And cuter kitties!)
I also have some uniquely-named little ladies in my household: Cecilia June Sassypants, Lillybelle Lemondrop, and FancyTootsieFarklePants.
Thanks for the stories...and the smiles! :-)

Jessica    Douglas, GA

8/29/2011 4:58:27 PM

Well I wish i could put my kitty in the contest. His name is rare. His name is Romeo and he's named that because he's really affectionate and loves attention. He proably won't win but it would be fun to put him in it.

Chris    Troy, OH

8/16/2011 1:56:18 PM

My cats name are the talk of the town and can't believe they weren't even mentioned. ImaPsychoPath sends everyone to stitches. I realize you had many entries. Just puzzled.

M    O, KS

8/8/2011 10:43:52 PM

WISH I HAD KNOWN CAT FANCY HAD THS. HIS NAME & WHY WOULD HAVE BEEN NUMBER 1.

DON'T GET ME WRONG I ENJOYED THE OTHER KITTIES NAMES.

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