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Cat names that get your cat’s attention – what should I name my cat?

Cat names that get your cat’s attention – what should I name my cat?


Hi, my name is Dr. Uri Burstyn I’m a veterinarian in Vancouver BC and I’d like to welcome you to my series of practical skills for pet owners Hi, I’m here today to talk to you about cat names more specifically about what sounds make for a good cat name and Lancelot here is mostly for company And I’m gonna say that Lancelot is not an ideal cat name. Now he earned this name by… By being very noble and trying to defend our staff on occasion That’s a whole different story but he’s a very noble cat. Look at that regal bearing very handsome Regal, yes but Lancelot is not the ideal cat name why? It’s because of these ears now a cat’s ears are… tuned to hear high-pitched sounds they’re placed fairly close together on the head and Cats have evolved to hear high-pitched sounds much better than low pitched sounds because most of their prey animals, rodents, birds All communicate in a very high frequency, stuff that humans can’t hear So cats hear high frequency sounds much better than low frequency sounds and a study was done several years ago To show that cats respond to their name much better if the name terminates in a high-pitched sound So for example Lancelot ends on a low sound he’s much less likely to respond than that than if we call him Lancy Because Lancy- Lancy is a high pitched sound and he’s much- he’s gonna hear it much more clearly and respond to it much more regularly than a low pitched sound like Lancelot and this is true of any cat name and I think a lot of cat owners do this instinctively. You’ll find a lot of people, you know, they have a cat named You know fluffy They’ll say fluffy, fluffy and notice, Lancelot response to fluffy just as well as Lancy because it’s a high-pitched sound that catches his attention So, how can you use that? You can name your cat, whatever you like, but if you want to get their attention You can pronounce that name with an up pitch When I talk to Mr. Pirate I go piratey You’ll forgive my high-pitched voice When I talk to Clawdia now, Clawdia is a tough one. I love Clawdia, but I did not pick a very Sound intense- sound appropriate name for her. It’s hard to end on a high-pitched sound but honestly Clawdia comes to me anyways Whether I want it or not, so it’s not a big concern for me But that’s just something to think about when you’re trying to communicate with your cat and another place where this might come in useful is if
you’re trying to get your cat’s attention from across the room Maybe you’re trying to take photographs Maybe you want your cat to stop doing whatever it’s doing and pay attention to you one strategy would be to make a high-pitched sound say anything- something that ends on an “e” High-pitched squeaky sound they’re much more likely to turn around and look at you if you produce that sound Thank you very much for watching. Please click like and subscribe Feel free to share this video with your friends and if you want to support our good work Please check out our web store. We have some adorable “squish that cat” merchandise there for you Please give it a look and once more thank you very much for watching my videos

100 thoughts on “Cat names that get your cat’s attention – what should I name my cat?

  • The "E" sound seemed to be most effective when I named my pets (not just cats but dogs too!)😉 Like my dog when I was little was Corky and my cat was CC (short for Crazy Cat).

  • My cat's name is Thorfinn Quasar Tannenbalm, III. He doesn't ever respond to his name but he does get a lot of pussy.

  • I got a kitten when I was 11 and couldn't come up with a name for her, all the names I did think of I didn't think fit her. We decided to call her "baby kitty" until I could find a name.

    I never came up with one, so now, 5 years later, I still call this adult cat "baby kitty". It's literally her name now, it's too late to just change her name.

  • I just watched a video about H.P. Lovecraft so I know what not to name my cat.
    If ya'll didn't know his cats' name was uhhhhh…
    uhhhh…
    uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • My cats name is Roger, I can't say it without him running to me knowing I'm talking about him. And i say it low and quiet. Because he can be annoyingly needy.

  • So Void isn't a good name?

    Ah well I'll just nickname them… A̷̡̡̢̢̡̧̧̢̧̢̡̧̧̧̨̧̧̧̨̢̨̧̨̨̛̛̩̣̜͇̣͖̻͎̲̯̙͕͓͓͍̘͚̝̻̗̬̲͓̫̻͈̘̫̦̯̪̥̭͇̱̮̙̩͎̩͚̻̟̰̲̰͔̻̤̝̬̩͖̜̫̬̳͎̞̬̟̦̮͖̼̯̠̜̯̭̲̙̜͔͙͕͓͓̥̗̪̞̮̼͙̳͕̭̺͙̙̠͉̳̰͚̹͉͔̠̠̹͔̱̦̻̪̝̦̝̰̝͈̙̗̝̲̲̞̯̮̲͉͈̳̩̼̤̲̝͚̗̫̥̙̺̙̹͉̝̣̹͙͔͙̺͇̟̱͎̯̟̬̙̘͙͎͚̪̹̤̺̬͔̟̙͈̝͙̤͙̹͕̖̗̣͍͇͔̗̳̤̙͍̫͎͍͙̭̗͚̜̼̜̼͕̙̭̘͍̺͕̯̜̣̫͍̘̞̹̘̣̲̯͓̱̟̼̲͇̭̜̮͍͉̜̞̭̽̂͆͌̈́̄̍̋̄̒̾̓̋͐̊̉͊̂͗̄̌̑̈́͒̾̂͑̿̽͆̇̎̊̄͆̅̀̇͆̌̄̍̈́̋̌̆̏̊̂̋͑̽́͆́͒̓̀͆̽̄́͋̌̾̽̽̿̄̓̉̉̓͑̀̓̑̃̓̈́̓͐͊̓̄̿̌̊̃̅͋̑͊̄̑͑̈͋̀̓͘̕̕̚͘̚͘͘͜͜͜͜͜͜͜͠͝͝͝͝͠͠ͅͅͅͅͅͅĄ̸̨̧̡̨̨̧̢̡̧̡̡̧̢̢̡̡̢̡̧̡̧̛͍͈̟̜̺̖͔̦̼̗̞̙̪̜̩̣̲͔̗̗̗̲̳̲̝͚͖̣̰͎̜̥̯̤̹̝̬͙͙͇̣̳̥̝̠̭̹̙̺̦͓͙͍̗̘̹̗̮̺̤̤̖̹̮̰̞̲͈̼͔̻̬̗̦̭̫͈̥̭̹̣̹͚̹̼̻̘̮̰͔̹̯͎̻̖͕͍̙̲̰͕̯̯̻͙̩͙̞̹̬̯̞̱̙̻̘͔̯̻̱̹̜͔̺̻̼͖̳͈̤̱̩̗͈͈̻͇͚͖̰̦̯͍̲̮͈͎͓͙̥͓̩̼̲͉̳͙̥̙͔̜̫̫̦̺̝͕͍̺̙̦̲͈̹̟̮̟͆̇̀̏͒͋̂̈͜͜͜͜͜͜͜͜͜͜ͅͅͅͅͅA̸̢̨̡̡̡̨̛̛̛̛̛͓͉̪̫̰̤͇͔̫̞̫͕̝̠̭̻̙͎̲̟̪̹͚̲͎͎̺̝̞̼̰͈̬̟̞̳̥͎̤̖͎͈̮̻͔̪͉͈̹̥͍̬͈͎̠̻͇̤̹̝̬̖͚̜̫̖͈̜͊̾͒͗̐̔͋͂͑͊̀͐̐̃͒̄͛̔̓̄̐̏̌̊͋͛̾̓̄̒̽̇̐̃̔̄̍̃̅̂̍͛̑̄̋́̊̀̏̉͐͊̄̓̈́̉̎̋̅̿̋͗͛̑̈́͋̂̓̄̽̉́͐̋́̀̀̄͛̎̒̋̄̿̾̾̊̄͒͐̉̂̒̄͋͑̈́̉̒̇̒̈́̔̀́̌͗̇̃̆͆͐̎̈̂̒̅͑́͊̑̓̊̍͛́̍̊͆͋̒͛̈́̈́̈͂͒̉̈́̀͗͑̓̉̋̃͌͂͊̽͗̿͂͌͋͊̾̃͐̀̆̈́̂͑̿͒̿̀̃̍̅̉̊̉͐͂̌͒̆̓̒̀̂̈́͛̋͒̂̓̈́͂̑͊̄̈́͘̕͘̚̚͘͘̚͘͘͘̕͘͘̕̚͘͘̕͘͜͠͝͝͝͠͠͠͝͝͝͠͠͝͝͝͠͝͠͝͝͝͠͠ͅA̷̢̡̨̧̡̡̧̢̡̢̨̢̨̡̛̛̛̛̛̛̛͈͚͔̹̩͖̹̝̮͈͚̣̝̥̘̲̰̥̥̮̝͈͚̮͎͕̲̺̩̗̭̝̗͉͚̘̜͉̮̣̰̣̙̤͎̯͎̪̱̳̤̘̘̼͓̯̹̣̻̲͎̙̟̞̠̩͎͇̰͍͓̺̙͙̠̣͍̟̯̟͉̦̟̦̝̤̺̩͇̤̙̦̤̺̖̻͉̦̹̗̹͇͎͉̤̰͋̓̎͑́̏́̃̋̑̔͛̀̽̆̇͑̅̏̃̈́͗͑̂̀͗̐͆̾̃͆̐͂́͐́͌̌̈́͌͋̊͂̾͌̍̀̀̌͊̌͋̿̌͂̒̉͐͑͂̾͊̓̅͋́̔̐̀͂̏̓͌̈́̾̔̔̆͆̊́̎́́̍̌̒̐̄̓͋̔̿̿̈́͒̐̉̐̔͗́͆͒̐͋̎͌̆͋̔̾̈́̾̋̔̀̈͊̉̉͒̈́̑̽͌̉̐̃̋͗̓͋̂̾̉̓̀̑̾͐͗̃̈̽͑͗̈́̏̊͑́̇͌̂͌̓̅͂̌̽͌̀̐̇͌̄̓̅̉͑̍͊͒͗̔̀̀͋̐̽͂̐͋̔̇̓͛͐͋̌̿̏̌͗͊͛̉̏̃̋͛̓̓͌̂̾͊̃̀́̃͋̑͋̆̇̀͐̈́̌̏͊̈́̏̽͘̕̚̕̚̚̚͘̚͘͘̕͜͜͜͜͜͠͝͝͝͠͠͠͝͠͠͝͠͝͠͠͝͝Ą̵̧̨̢̨̡̧̧̡̧̢̡̢̧̢̛̛̛̛̛̮̮͇̲̣̤̟͚̮̭̙̯̝͕̩̲̩͇̮̳͍̘̝̟̼͈͉͖̝̞̖̞̲͇̱̝̯̖̝͙̮͍̤͙̙̱̯̯̖̘̯̟͈̰͙̪͍̻̞͖̹͕̯͍̼̮͓̯͍̞͉͓̻̟̗̬͈̪̠̤͍̟͇̦͚͈͚̼̭͚̥̱̯̣̻͕̮͙̹̦̫̲̙̦̐̈́̏̿̿̀͆̿͋̇͗̒̏̌̑̔̓̿̇̎̓̉̈́͆̓̃̈́͆̈̈́͛̋͑̿̇̅͐̆̂͊̊̽͋̓̈́̌̀̒̀͆̽̓̄̒̊̉̌́̃̽̈́͑̾͗̊̅̏̇̂͌̒̅̇̆͐̑̽͌̌̈́̒͐̽̅̇͒̒̈̾̓̎̏͑̈́̆͐͗̂͒̌͑͑̔̀̐̂͂͗̎̒̌̑̊͑́̃͛̈́͛̂̑̀̊̍̐͂͗͋̉̆̎̌̇͌͒̇̂̊̊̒͊̂̆̅̋͆̂̉͂̈́̆̉̂̅́̒̋̃̉͌́́̃̃̂̄́̔̔̋͒͋̋̃̔̽̇̓̃͂̒͆͋͆̒̿͑͋͂̐̉̈̋̑̿̓̈̾̔͆͊̿̄̿̓̇͋͑͗̐̾͗̍͒̀̋́͒̿͌̋͆̎̍̓̀͂̃̓̈̐̍̃͑̽͘̕̚͘̚͘͘̚̕͘͜͜͝͝͠͠͝͝͝͝͝͝͠͝͝͝͝͝͠͝͝͝͝͝͠͝ͅͅͅA̸̡̢̡̡̢̧̢̨̢̨̨̡̧̢̨̧̧̧̨̛̛̛̛̛̛̲͙̯̪͈͉͔͇̘̥͉͙̱̖̤̮̘͙̳̫̹̗͎͈͈͈̠̰̻̦̬͉̘̭̼̠̼̱̭͖̬̪̦͕͈͚͔̩͚̠̦͉̫͔̭̤̯̟̻̻͎̙̳̟͇̫̮̰̲̖͖̬̣̖͙̯̭͓̦͎̩̹̰̻̫͓̪̞͉̜͙̟̱͙͖͎͍̱͇̰̘̱̥͙͖̘̜̬̩̰̣̙͖̦͔͖̮̻̰̖̻̥̘̺̖̟̫̠͎̩̩͚̫͓̘̥͔͍̣͍̳͙͎̹͖̤̲͇̦͉̩͈̼͔̖̮̝̟͙̦̠̝̟̗̤͈̲͇̥̭̗̩͙̪̺͉̮̮̞̺͖̫̭̦̞̩̤̝̤̭̳͍͔̦̻͖̣͇͙̖̥̯̟͎̰͓̮̣̩͔͖̯̬̲̗͙̯̘̳̫̦̠̳̣̩̬̥͔̫̯͍̲͔͇̯̦̼̳̙̱͛̀̀͂̎̅̓͋̂͑̒̇̂̊̑̀̉̿̑̋͒́̈́͂̽̎͆̽͊̉̀̃̊̾͑̎̀̒͂͑̇̊̐̽̍̈͑͌̉͊͌͛̆̋̄̽͆́͑̓̈́̎͆̐̌̈́̑̎̈́̈̇̈́̆̏͂͒̔́̓̄̉̅̌̿̽͒̉̄̃̍̌̒̌̎̔̉̐̅̈́̔͋͒̄̈̂̅̿͌͆̓̈́͋̂̽̐̍̐̾̿̏̋͐̔͒̇͐̽̀̀̾̊̏͛́̾̅̆͂̅̒̈́̓̓͂́̀̍́͊̏̓̓̃́̔͂͗͗̇̐̊̍́̿͛̍́́̾͗͐͂͂̀̃̏̂̍̽̐͊̍͐̿̊̇̊͊̎̿̐̄̂̔̔̉̃̈́̀̕̕̚͘͘̚̚̕̚̚̕̕̕͘̕͘̚͘͘̚͜͜͜͜͜͜͠͝͠͝͝͝͠͝͠͝͠͝͝͝ͅͅͅͅͅͅͅͅͅA̵̢̢̧̢̧̨̧̛̛̛͖͓̫̬͇͍̹̬̯̮̰̥̫͎̦͇̻͖͓̬͇̳̟̰̳̣̞͕̳̘̤̳̝͙̬̬̲̹͚̘̖̱̩̯̖̫̯̥̫͙̺̹͖̥̞̰̝̣͎͍̗͖̻̳̗͓̝̯̠̳̺̣̻̟̖̩̹̣̲͖̲̯͈̲̠̗̜̦̫̝̓̈́́͆̑̉̀̋̀͛̓̈̄̔̈͌̅̀̒͛̔̐̀̉͂͗͂̓̈́̎͆͑͌̐̆̂͒̇͒͊́̂͐́́̽̍͛̂̀̒̌̏̀͛̈́͂͛̍́͋̒̌̀͋̏̔̊̈́̄̓̾̔͌̃̌́̿̌̀̏̈́̊̌̅̈͛̍́̅̎͌̎̕̚̕̚͘̚̕͜͠͝͠͝͝͠͠ͅA̷̡̡̨̧̡̨̡̡̨̨̢̡̢̧̨̢̢̢̨̨̨̧̢̧̧̧̧̛̛̛̛͉̜̩̩̟̭̟͍̬̝̙̮̫̰̦̮͉͙̻͚̠̪̦͕̞͇̟̯̘̻͚̜̭̞̤̦̦̞̯̫̟̰͔͔͕͖̦̗̥̠̩̗͈̟͙̮̰̣̩̺̼̪͚͉͔͉͉͇̙̰̼͇̲̖̻̣̞̥̜̹̥̝̭̺̺͕̘͕̪̣̼̺̜͖͔̠̤̲͍̤̰͍͉̹͕̯͙̦̥̞̘̩̹̞̬̼͚̤̦͚͖͓̪̦̲̼̼͓̥̙͎̼̩̣͕̱̣̳̳͇͖͙̜͙͍̬̻͈̠̙̪̞̹̬̬͉̺͖̩͙̦̤̠̝̥̥̣̱͔͈͔͕̝̻̝͖͔̤̪͇͉̤̮̝̰̠̘̳̟͔̱̮̻̞̝͉͔͎̦̹͈͚̙̙̰̎͐͊̌̾͊̾͒̌͐̆͌͒͂̿̐̌͒́̑̄̈́̑͗́͑̆́̑͗͐̃͊͊̑̑̅͂͐́̀̔́̑͌̀́́̈́̿̓̓̔̓̿͐́̃̂͗͐̂̃̊́́͌͒̇̂̒̇̾̀͑̽̿̔̾̈̽̐̓̂͑̊̔̽͆́́̅̊̐́̍̀̐̄̿̎̊̏͗͑̀͊̀̉͒͑̀̓̄̂̂̈́͌͗̆̾͒̀͌̆́̽̊̂̍̈́̑̈̈́͋͛͂̃͗̌̓͑̋̅̿̉͒̄̿͗̎͋̌̅́̿̍̇́̒̂̊́̅̏̀̔̇̒͑͑̑͌̂̓̅͑͘̕͘͘̕͘̚͘͘̚̕͘͘͘͘͜͜͜͝͝͝͝͝͠͠͠͝͝͠͠͠͠ͅͅͅĄ̵̨̨̧̨̧̧̨̧̧̡̨̢̡̢̢̨̢̡̛̛̛̛̛̛̛͔̩̗͇̙̘̘̫͍̲̯̲͖̖͓̺̝̮̬̺̦͇̘̙̱̖͙̻̮̩̦̭̝̘̼͓̳̘̪̱͉͕̪̝̮̹̺͚͓̲̦̩͇͓̞͖͖̖̲͎̦̫̝̖̟̳̥̝͙̪̼̯͇̻͇͇̫͚͚͓͉̭̩̭̳̮͓̝̞̹͚̣͚̲͉͇̘̠̝̫̫͕̼̘̫̫̭̣͎̹̰̥̠̥̹̙̱̫͎̻̗͍͓̱̜̺̩͈̜̠̭̺͖͇̖͍̦̬̠̠̜͖͎͖̲̻͙̞͍͚̗̜͖̱̳͙̲̝͚̠̼̥̺̗̼͍̱̲̰͕͇̲̹̩͙̗͓͖͕̺̜͙̠̥͓̘̼̔͗̅̿̋̀͗͒̾͋̑̽̉͋̽̋̿̓͋̿͂̍͂̒̈́͛̐̒̔͒̌͑̆̽̈́́̂̓̇̀͋͆̾́͂͊̑̀̂̎̿̽̆̏̉͐̊̔̓͛̊̇̾̈́́̈͆̄͛̈́̌̽̋̌̄̈̾̒̇̉͋́̃̇͛́̒̐̓̍̇̒́͒́͑͑̂̉͑̉̎̈́̀̀̋̓̆̅̈́̽͑̆̌́̓̂͗̐̋̍̅̅͐͊́͌͆̿̈͐̐́͐̔̈́̇̌̃̉̈́͛̈́̂̈͋̄̎͐̋́̐̃̀̃̽̎́̽̐̂͐̿̃͋̍̈́͆͐̎̈͂̓͛̅͌̽͂̉͊͛͊͒̄̊̌̓͊͆̿͋͑̈̈́̆̓͊̿͋̏͒̄̓̅̊͆̈̾̉̔͗͋̚̚͘̚̚̕͘̕̚̕͘̚͘͘͜͜͠͝͠͝͝͝͝͝͠͝͠͝͝͠͠͝͠͝͠͝͠͠͝ͅͅͅͅͅA̴̧̡̧̧̡̡̡̧̢̨̧̢̨̢̨̢̧̢̡̢̫̻̫̭̦͙̫͕̼͍̘͓̩̤̱̟̮͕̩̞͚̳̣̞͔̬̼̠̯̯̼͔̩̜̘͍̯̤̟̻̪͓̦̠̫̥̼̼̘̙̼̦̠̳̙̰̟̱̼̭͖͎͈̞͈̤͓̫̹̗̤̬͔͚̱̹͇̱͙̝̻͎̠͍̣̩͓͕̟͙̟̼͙̱̤̥͙̳̘̥̻͇̰̗̩̲͔̘̖̠͖͎͓̱̙̥̖̣̝̯̤͓̲̖͕̪̹͇̱̜̦͇͈͓̙̥͚̻͓̫̮̪̭͖̻̤̩̞̟̠̳̮̩̪̼͈̼̥͈̻͈̱̤̻̣͔͈͍̱̟̼̥̭̺̠͖͕͈̩̠̼͈̞̬̙̪̝͈̜̱̳͓͈̲̺̜̳̝̮͎̝͕̜͖̜̺̰̥̩̮̺̗͚̬͉͖̹̻̱̍̐̎͂͊͑̎̂͛͑̇̒̾̋̐͒̏̋̒̀̓͋̀̆̏͆̓̂̎́̃͐͊̀̏͌͘̕̕͘͜͜͜͜͜͝͝ͅͅͅͅͅͅͅͅͅ

  • my cats names always in high pitch sound without knowing this basic knowledge. chloeeee, goldieee and noeeee.

  • We have a cat named pepper, but we call her baby kitten because she was the runt of the litter and didn’t get very big

  • Alright then. Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert von Prussia is a worse name than Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert von Plushy. Noted.

  • My cat is called jack getting a cat when their kittens and calling them something is easier because you can call them what you want because they will recognise it more as they get used to it

  • I couldn't help noticing that your name, Dr. Juri, would make a great cat name! 🙂 Thanks for the video.

  • I love your videos they are a great help thank you and please continue to do them.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • My cats name is Kessel but I squeal the word BABY at him to get him excited, cause he's my baby boy. I also call him button, bean, buddy, sweet pea, sweetie, and an plethora of other soft sounding names

  • makes so much sense. one of my cats is named dippin dot, and we usually just call her dot but when we want her attention (or if we're scolding her) we call her dorothy because we noticed it always works even though she is a cat and obviously doesnt know that dot is short for dorothy. also, now i know why kitty is such a good and not boring cat name (i have had 3 cats named kitty. i'm not the most original).

  • I wondered why My "Miss Pookii" was so affectionate to Me, and great in photos. But not so much to People who pronounce Her name incorrectly. It's "P(oo)key". Why would it be that She likes No-one but Myself?

  • I have a cat names Rigo and one called Foxy and yet Rigo reacts more to his name than Foxy does (but that's cuz Foxy doesn't care in general) 😛

  • I knew about the "eee" rule, but both of my cats were previously owned and already had names. Both seemed to know their names. Buttons would turn his head to the speaker if his name came up in normal conversation. Scout would respond to his name if it was uttered in an appropriate tone of voice, so it could have been the tone he was reacting to, but if I told him "Scout, no!" he would stop whatever mischief he was up to.

  • Using a quick, staccato voice seems to work well with my cats too. A quick "Chip Chip!" for my Chippy gets his attention almost every time.

  • My kitty’s name is Eclipse and she rarely responds to it. But when I make kissy noises she comes running to me!

  • "It's because of this ears" e gliele stiracchia. Fossi al posto del micio, partiva una zampata con artigli estratti che gli ASPORTAVO META' BRACCIO.
    Sto gatto è troppo paziente.

  • he literally looks like his animagus is a cat so he inherited some facial features from cats idk man he looks like a cat to me…. I should probably get some sleep

  • I've looked after so many homeless cats over the years that I eventually ran out of names. My current two – both males, unrelated – have no official names, simply "little fellow".

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