Black cats:Blackie, Blackjack, Midnight or Jet


White cats:

Vanilla Jack Frost, Bianca, Snowman,

Snowflower, Snowball, or snowhite



Red, yellow or orange cats

Marmalade, Citrus, Saffron, Sienna, Cinnamon,

Gingerbread or Honey



Brown catsNutmeg, Tobacco, Kahlua, Mocha, Cocoa, or Toast


Blue or gray catsBluebird, Indigo, Charcoal, Ashes or Shadow


Tiger cats/Tabby catsStripes, Tiger Lily, Bars or Zebra


Cats different colored feetBootsie, Socks, Galoshes, Slippers, or Mittens, 


Cats with bright eyesStardust, Twinkle or Sparkle


Cats with an eye patchPatches, Pirate, Captain Hook or Long John


Calico catsMuffin Mottle, Pansy, Marigold or Iris


Funny walkWaddles or Grasshopper


Gentle PurrRhum-Rhum


Loud PurrHarley, Kawasaki or Honda


Gallant catsKing Arthur, Sir Galahad, Sir Perceval or Sir Lancelot


Childhood HerosRobin Hood, Ben-Hur, Superman, David or Moses


Aristocats

Cleopatra, Anastasia, Tatiana, Mary, Queen of Scotts, Charles and Diana, 

Victoria and Albert or Solomon



Literary Inspired:

Lord Byron, T.S. Eliot, Homer, Keats, Madeline, Angelina Ballerina

Pippi Longstocking or Edgar Allan Poe



Sex Symbols

Brad and Angelina, Sophia, Jezebel, Valentino, Rock Hudson

Gable, Newman, Brook or Bo



Sensible Female catsMargaret-Mary, Martha, Mavis or Edith


Sensible Male catsMax, Monty, Joe, George, Harry or Jim


Mischievous cats

Nero, Bathsheba, Brimstone, Tinkerbell, Rumpelstilskin or Wormwood



Tough cats

Genghis Khat, Nebuchadnezzar, Peter the Great, William the Conqueror

Macbeth, or Barabbas



After Flowers

Lotus, Rose, Buttercup, Milkweed, Oleander, Primrose, Daffodil, Poppy

Pansy, Honeysuckle or Magnolia



After the Vegetable Garden

Asparagus, Beansprout, Alfalfa, Chickpea, Cabbage, Okra, Lemon

Strawberry, quince or Succotash



After Spices

Peppermint, Dill, Marjoram, Cumin, Ginger, Clove, Oregano, Tarragon,

Chervil, Fennel or Basil




The Supermarket

Sardine, Jell-O, Farina, Macaroni, Libby, Chunky, Kosher, Pepperide, Ronzoni,

Pillsbury or Bounty



After the Automobile

Tailpipe, Muffler, Trade In, Choke, Carburetor, Hubcap, Alfa Romeo, Porshe, Edsel, 

Triumph, Spokes, or Whitewall



The Movies

Yoda, Pussy Galore, Rhett Butler, Ashley Wilkes, Melanine, Scarlett O' Hara, Aunt Pity Pat

Funnyface, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Tracey and Hepburn, Davis and Crawford, 

Butch Cassidy, Sundance, Serpico, Tootsie, Georgie Girl, Angelina and Brad, Bogard and Bacall,  Dietrich, Tarzan and Jane, Silkwood, Little Miss Sunshine, High Fidelity and Boris and Rocky



Sports

Rookie, Shortstop, Umpire, Babe Ruth, Valenzuela, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Reggie Jackson, Hank Aaron, Lefty O'Doul, O.J. Simpson, Joe Willie Namath, Jim Brown, Vince Ferragamo,

Brett Favre, Michael Jordon, Doctor J, The Iceman, Doctor Dunk, Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Billie Jean,

Navratilova, McEnroe, Arthur Ashe or Bjorn Borg



After a Place

Harlem, Brooklyn, Broadway, Chelsea, Sutton, Lombard, Castro, Sacramento, Denver, Nashville,

Chattanooga, Memphis, Knoxville, Madison, Reno, Wichita, Topeka, Bismarck, Alabama, Mississippi, Montanta, Georgia, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Bengal, Bombay, Tangier, Marrakesh, Dundee, Dusseldorf,

Morocco, Singapore, Baghdad, Istanbul, Caracas, Rio, Kiev, Venezuela, Berlin, Barcelona, Budapest,

Venice, Acapulco, Patagonia, Saint Tropez or Sardina



After The Starry Heavens

Orion, Sagittarius, Virgo, Hercules, Cassiopeia, Capricornus, Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter,

Mars, Venus, Mercury, Zeta, Antares, Altair, Beta Centauri, Capella, Vea, Canopus, or Sirius


How do you go about naming your new exotic, himalayan or persian kitten or cat?  Before you jump in with wild abandonment, consider that you will be explaining your feline friends name to everyone you introduce them to, till death do you part!  It's amazing how many people apologize for their pets name.  When considering a new name for your kitten/cat think about:   color, personality, their walk, or their purr.  Do they have a patch under their eye?  Do they have a stripe on their back?  Maybe you have a favorite literary character, a childhood hero, a patron saint, or a favorite movie star?  Is your cat gallant, or funny?  If you adopted a female and a male kitten the same age, then a name like Ricky and Lucy might be appropriate!  Get your naming inspiration form the opera, music, art, Shakespeare, theater, dance or philosophy.


Here is a brief list to get you started:

Cat Names

A Love4paws Cattery

I also found a really helpful cat naming website: