150 Names to Bestow Upon Your Very Complicated, Spooky Black Cat

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I can see it now: After recognizing your spiritual alignment with their calm and independent auras, you’ve decided it’s high time to welcome a cat into your life. Naturally, you make your way to Pinterest (as you do when working through all important decisions) and suddenly stop, enamored by a gorgeous black cat in an eclectic living room almost identical to your own. You know this is the one: To hell with the superstitions. You see this cat for who they really are. Also, if you're anywhere close to Halloween—or you just see it as *your* holiday because it absolutely matches your vibes—it's absolutely thematic as hell. It's like having Halloween, except all year round with a gorge familiar by your side.

We also know that names are a very important part of our identities. I mean, they’re basically omens that determine the ~trajectory of our lives~! So, as a soon-t0-be parent to a black cat, a group of furbabes that has been plagued by unjust accusations of bad luck and negativity, the naming process is incredibly serious. Do you really want to keep your black cat stuck in this cycle? I think not! That’s why I’ve prepared 150 near-perfect names for you to choose from.

Now, if you just can’t bear to veer away from the classics, I guess you can browse the What You See Is What You Get section. But my personal favorite? The Old Hollywood Divas. Or, actually, maybe the Dark Academics. IDK, you’re naming the cat, not me! Let me know which one you pick, okay?

For the cat mom who has seen every black-cat-centric movie:

  1. Padfoot

  2. Moby

  3. Drogo

  4. Sabrina

  5. Winnie

  6. Ice

  7. Thackery

  8. Olin

  9. Binx

  10. Aggie

  11. Marnie

  12. Gwen

  13. Kalabar

  14. Harriet

  15. Cam

  16. Alex

  17. Ingram

  18. Lynette

  19. Hansen

  20. Malachi

  21. Dimitri

  22. Duffy

  23. Houdini

  24. Ramsley

  25. Gracey

  26. Leota

  27. Ezra

For the “what you see is what you get” black cat:

  1. Noir

  2. Prince

  3. Panther

  4. Pebble

  5. Moon

  6. Shadow

  7. Wednesday

  8. Luna

  9. Salem

  10. Widow

  11. Midnight

  12. Storm

  13. Thunder

  14. Raven

  15. Inky

  16. Ash

  17. Jet

  18. Spooky

  19. Echo

  20. Sunday

  21. Onyx

For the black cat who is spiritually a dog:

  1. Rue

  2. Bailey

  3. Charlie

  4. Rocky

  5. Toby

  6. Cooper

  7. Harley

  8. Bear

  9. Teddy

  10. Lucy

  11. Sadie

  12. Lola

  13. Ginger

  14. Roxy

  15. Ruby

  16. Milo

  17. Bruno

  18. Romeo

  19. Missy

  20. Holly

  21. Pepper

For the cat parent who reads their own tarot:

  1. Eclipse

  2. Leo

  3. Nova

  4. Phase

  5. Solstice

  6. Star

  7. Phoenix

  8. Comet

  9. Jupiter

  10. Mercury

  11. Pluto

  12. Aries

  13. Libra

  14. Atlas

  15. Archer

  16. Crescent

  17. Juno

  18. Ophelia

  19. Nash

  20. Celeste

For dark academia black cats:

  1. Agnes

  2. Anemone

  3. Carmen

  4. Carmelo

  5. Claude

  6. Esther

  7. Edison

  8. Frances

  9. Florence

  10. Baptiste

  11. Francisco

  12. Magdaline

  13. Margo

  14. Maude

  15. Milton

  16. Oliver

  17. Percy

  18. Violet

  19. Tillie

  20. Klaus


For the owner who cleans the apartment to classical music:

  1. Chord

  2. Major

  3. Riff

  4. Allegra

  5. Aria

  6. Cadence

  7. Harmony

  8. Madrigal

  9. Melody

  10. Piper

  11. Viola

  12. Adagio

  13. Jazz

  14. Lyric

  15. Sonnet

  16. Carol

  17. Dorian

  18. Aida

  19. Demi

  20. Fife

For the old Hollywood diva black cat:

  1. Cleopatra

  2. Harlow

  3. Greta

  4. Bette

  5. Ingrid

  6. Marlene

  7. Billie

  8. Josephine

  9. Tallulah

  10. Lana

  11. Orson

  12. Gene

  13. Audrey

  14. June

  15. Marilyn

  16. Errol

  17. Marlon

  18. Clifton

  19. Dean

  20. Emil

  21. Rex

Are there any gorge, black-cat-worthy names we left off? Let us know!!

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