GOOD CAT NAMES

Only releasing these to the public because it's impossible for me to use them all in my lifetime. Full disclosure: I have never actually owned a cat, but I'm pretty sure these are appropriate.
  1. Thelonious Monk
    Influential jazz pianist/composer and man with excellent name. Good for a cat who doesn't play by the rules.
  2. Chai Latte
    They are delicious. Plus, "Chai" for short is cute and almost normal if that's what you're into.
  3. Gnocchi
    Weird little dumpling things that are periodically attempted on Chopped. Also a word that looks way more complicated than it sounds. Spelling is pretty irrelevant for a cat so this is a good opportunity to be that person without cruelly placing any ~unique~ name burden on a human child.
  4. Fats Waller
    I feel like people love giving their cats names that include "fat," and this one is a real winner. Another influential jazz great with a name fit for a fun and fat feline.
  5. Samantha Jones
    The best and baddest Sex and the City gal. I feel strongly that she would have been a cat in another life.
  6. Gloves
    Excellent alternative to the ever popular "Mittens" for more mature cats.
  7. Elvis
    Cool cat.
  8. Buffy
    For the cat who is also a vampire slayer.
  9. Dunkin
    Like the donuts. I recommend using your cats name as an opportunity to pay tribute to your heroes as I have done here.
  10. Celine Dion
    Does your cat have a powerhouse voice and excellent stage presence? This name is for you.
  11. Abraham Lincoln
    As with famous jazz musicians, many presidents have names suitable for cats. Honest Abe is a personal fav and a pretty safe choice.
  12. Susan B. Anthony
    Just feels right.
  13. Craig
    This is the name of my neighbors cat, but I had to include it. Genius.