Kitten contest!

It’s been a rough couple of weeks around here as many of you know from the posts on my FB page. For those that don’t know, my father-in-law passed away last week. Obviously, it’s been very difficult. One thing about my father-in-law is that he LOVED animals. He had a dog and several cats. He had a new cat that he believed was a boy but that ‘boy’ turned out to be a girl when she delivered 5 kittens on April 1st. When we went up to Kansas City last week for the funeral, we decided to adopt one of the kittens. She is too young to leave her momma yet, so she’ll be coming to our house in the next few weeks. The problem is: trying to find her a name! We have four very independent thinkers around here and we cannot seem to agree. At first, we thought we would name her Annie, because my daughter was in the musical last fall. However, not everyone likes that name. So we have come up with: Hula (as in Rock-a-hula baby because we love all things Hawaiian!), Beatrix (as in Beatrix Potter), and Harper (for Harper Lee). Alas, we have not yet agreed. So I’m appealing to you for help!

Here’s the contest, offer as many suggestions as you would like. If we choose the name that you have suggested, I will give you a set of my books: Elvis Takes a Back Seat, Lookin’ Back, Texas, Ruby’s Slippers, Once in a Blue Moon and Facelift. If we do not choose a name that is suggested here, then I will still giveaway 5 books, one to each that I draw from those who offered suggestions here.

In the above picture, the kitten we will be bringing home is the one on the left. So go ahead: make a kitty name suggestion!

15 thoughts on “Kitten contest!

  1. Jenny

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, Leanna. I’m sure your FIL would be pleased to see you adopting one of precious kittens.

    Lily (seconding RubyKat’s suggestion above)
    Queenie Wahine
    Sweet Leilani
    Miss Moppet

    Have fun picking a name…looks like you’ve got some good ones to choose from.

  2. Christy

    Lily (another vote)

    Sorry, that’s the best I can think of! I’m more accustomed to coming up with names for dogs rather than cats, but I thought I’d give it a try. :o)

    southernsassythings at gmail dot com

  3. Leanna Ellis

    Great, Laura! Love trouble! Not that I think that sweet baby kitty is going to cause me any trouble. 🙂 Isadora is close to the name of a character in Facelift, which was nicknamed Izzie. 🙂 Great minds, eh?

  4. Sandy

    Alamea – It’s a Hawaiian name meaning precious.

    Alaula – Meaning Dawn; light of daybreak…holds special meaning considering the circumstances surrounding the time of her adoption.

    Halia – Hawaiian name meaning “Remembrance of a loved one”

    Noelani – Hawaiian name meaning heavenly girl; mist of heaven


  5. Bobbe'

    How about “Marilyn”, “Genie”, “Swanie”, “Prudence”, “Flower” or “Minnie”.


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