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Patch's Poll: Most Popular Cat Names Of 2011

Take our poll and post a photo of your cat!

According to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co (VPI) and Petfinder.com, a roundup of the most popular pet names in 2011 saw a new top name for cats, although the trend to use traditionally human names continues.

The top 5 cat names in 2011 were Bella (new winner), Max, Chloe, Oliver and Lucy. Rounding out the top 10 were Shadow, Smokey, Tiger, Charlie and Tigger.

So while human names rule the roost for dogs, there are still lots of traditional "animal" names in the cat world.

Take our poll, add your cat's name in the comments if it did not make the list, and most importantly, post a photo of that kitty!

Judy D, Bullock January 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Our cat's name is Butterscotch - called Scotchie
Sharon Swanepoel January 14, 2012 at 01:43 PM
I have a Tigger so at least I have one in the top 10.
Patty Burgess January 14, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Sharon, Kai is such an awesome companion! He is sweet tempered, unlike so many Siamese cats and he is so loving. Thanks for bringing him into my life! Patty
Gabe Reed January 14, 2012 at 02:07 PM
We have a Zeppo, Ziggy and Zoey.
Sharon Swanepoel January 14, 2012 at 02:14 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only 3-cat person here. I was starting to feel like the "crazy cat lady." Patty, I'm really glad Kia found his way to your house. Like Tigger, I can't imagine him surviving on the outside. Tigger is the biggest baby, sits over the heater vent at the first chill in the air and is totally bullied by the "girls."
Patty Burgess January 14, 2012 at 03:08 PM
At one time I had 22 cats but in my defense, all but 6 of them were barn cats. I always had multiple cats, anywhere from 2-6 depending on where I lives. Most cats are happier with companion cats. I'm still looking for another declawed cat as a companion for Kai. Before anyone gets mad at me, the only reason I want a declawed cat is because Kai would be defenseless against a cat with claws and I won't see him hurt. Tigger was just a lovie cat looking for the right home. Glad he found you!
Shannon January 14, 2012 at 03:27 PM
We originally had Sluggo and Nancy. Sluggo was a Maine Coon cat and ran away, but now we have Nancy (Nan-Nan) and KiKi.
Gloria January 14, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Shadow, Speedy, and Oreo
Sharon Swanepoel January 14, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Shannon, Kiki looks just like my Angel, who also is a spitfire and managed to rejuvenate my older cat too. Angel actually plays fetch and we get tired of the game long before she does. If Gordon (my husband) won't play anymore, she goes and gets stuff out of the potpourri bowl and drops it over the back of the chair to play fetch with herself. She then runs down, picks it up and takes it back up to drop off the chair again. Does anyone else have a cat that fetches? I believe it is more common than we thought.
Lisa January 14, 2012 at 04:50 PM
My cat's name is "Jaspurr" and he certainly purrs a lot! :)
Shannon January 14, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Sharon, Kiki also fetches. It's so funny to watch her. She has been doing it since we got her.
Kristen January 14, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I have 3 cats: Gus, Fletcher, and Benjamin Buford Bleu aka Bubba :)
Laura January 14, 2012 at 05:39 PM
We have Indy and Jones.
Sharon Swanepoel January 14, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Isn't that strange? They are obviously from the same family breed so it must be something in their genes. Is Kiki also super affectionate. Angel is, with the other cats as well as us - but only when it suits her.
Shannon January 14, 2012 at 06:02 PM
She IS affectionate, especially with our kids. Funny how they are so similar, yet from different moms.
Rose Exon January 14, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Our new fur angel's name is Muffin.
Faye Edmundson January 15, 2012 at 02:03 AM
We have a black male cat called Ninja Joe, Joey for short, and he's tough! And a Balinese female named Misty. When she was little, and her fur was backlighted, it looked like she was coming through the mist.
Jeffrey Allen January 15, 2012 at 04:06 AM
My cat has a name, but I just call her "cat". Sje ignores me no matter what I call her so I suppose it doesn't really matter...

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