In my opinion, naming cats is even more fun than naming human babies. After all, how many of us would name a baby "Oreo" or "SnowBalls" (who became 'SNo Balls after he was neutered.)
A few years ago, a number of the About.com Cats Forum regulars had an impromtu discussion on cat names, and how they were chosen. Cats were named after literary characters, movies, songs, for their looks or personality traits, after people - the list goes on and on. My Angel Kitty, Shannon, pictured here in the prime of his life, was named after Shannon Park, where my daughter found him late at night when she was a teenager (don't ask). Shannon also has (in my opinion) the distinction of being the only cat for whom a street was named. That story is related in the article, "Cat Names - What's in a Name?"
Image © Franny Syufy
How did you choose a name for your cat? From a real-life hero, a fictitious character from a book, movie or video game, perhaps a song title? Share your cat's name here in the comments, with a little information about your cat and the circumstances behind his or her name.