Thursday, 31 December 2009

Naming Names on New Year's Eve

The Fab Four: The cuddle and play lady who is apparently called #1 told us that today is the last day of the year in which we were born. What is year? and born? Anyway, she says that it is a good time to tell all of our friends about our names!

We have to explain a few things first: In France, all pedigree cats and dogs born in the same year are supposed to have names starting with the same letter of the alphabet. The letter for 2009 is "E" so all our names start with that letter. Also, all kitties in Uncle U's lineages have traditionally been given place names as their official names. And as you already know, #1 has a "thing" about Japan, where she lived for 20 years, so we all get Japanese names!

So, keeping all that in mind... Ta Da........

Ehime is the only girl in this litter and she certainly knows how to hold her own. She is pretty intrepid, and was the first one out of the "box" when a door was put in!

Ebisu is a real sweetie and very easy-going. He has already mastered the "silent miaow" when he wants to be picked up and played with.

Echigo is a bit of a daredevil, hence his nickname of "GoGo-Chan"! He was initially the second smallest of the litter but is now the biggest!

Little Eifuku is the lightest of the litter, although that is hardly an issue in a litter of pretty heavy kittens! He is a great observer, always looking at everything, and loves to wrestle!


  1. they are all lovely names befitting a bunch of very lovely kitties!!!!

    happy new year to all in the poupounette clan!!!!


  2. That is a wonderful selection of names for four beautiful kittens!

    Happy New Year to all The Poupounettes!

    Clive and all the gang!

  3. We have to start learning Japanese....

    ViVi Chinese Shar Peï

  4. Great names. We're looking forward to your 2010-adventures!

    Happy New Year to all of you from Cliff & Olivia.

  5. My goodness. Things are different in France for sure. But it is a most clever notion (unless, of course you get stuck with the letter X).


  6. What lovely names! we're not sure we can remember them all, but we will try! You're all such cuties!

  7. Fabulous four was given each
    a fine and peaceful name.

    They shall get good luck from their own name.

    2010年 おめでとう ♪


  8. Little darlings, what wonderful names you have! We are very pleased to officially meet you:)

  9. We love the names, and also the individual photos of the Fab Four. Happy New Year's eve!

  10. Tama-Chan your kittens are lovely and we loves their names. ~A,S,S, F

  11. I've been so busy with my move that I haven't been able to visit your blog in a while. So much has happened since my last visit! Those are all lovely names and such beautiful kittens! Congrats!

  12. The naming of cats is an important matter, and you all got great names! Happy New Year!

  13. What khool names!

    Thanks fur the explanation and insight into their purrrrsonalities!

    Happy ALMOST 2010!

    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy!

  14. Great introductions! I'm missing them!

  15. You are all lovely! And such marvelous E names...

  16. WOW they are all lovely and the names fit each little kitty purrfectly.

    Happy New Year to all
    from amigos and san

  17. HI BABIES! you are all so beautiful and haf such beautiful names!!!!

  18. Such beautiful kittens, with such distinguised names!

  19. Oh my gosh! Mom squealed when she saw little Ehime-chan's name. That's where she lived in Japan :D

    So happy to meet you all. Happy New Year to you!

    9 and Chani

    and our word verification today is "empurs" Very appropriate, yes? :D

  20. Meowm is squealing! If we lived near you, we bet we would be having a new brother or sister. You are all cute little babies!

  21. Your names are just fabulous! But not nearly fabulous enough for your beauty!

    We wish all of the-Chans, Tommy and #1 a Purrfectly healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year!

  22. Beautiful names for beautiful babies.. HAPPY NEW YEAR.. Love GJ xx

  23. 。☆。*。☆。
    Happy Noo Year!

    What wonderful bootiful kits yoo all are!

  24. Happy New Year to all my lovely French friends. Will you save me a kiss at midnight, TC?

  25. Happy 2010 to all of you and we are so happy to formally meet the Fab Four! Hime-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gogo-Chan and Fuku-Chan - we look forward to reading more about your adventures!

    Charlemagne and Tamar

  26. Your #1 has given you great names with lovely meanings. I am sure you will up to them.

    Your friends,

  27. How special is that naming process - we love all the names and their meanings and their appropriateness to the kitties. All the best to the Fab Four.

    We fell way behind in our blog reading this week with the holidays and lots of company. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

    Happy New Year to you and wishes from us to you for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  28. Sylviane & Jean-Léo1 January 2010 at 08:07

    Superbe !!!
    Bonne année à tous les chatons.... sans oublier le reste de la famille à 2 pattes et à 4 pattes.

  29. The cuteness is so strong in these four, just like their mummy!!

    Happy mew year to you all!

  30. Wot beautiful names ~ and wot a great way to start the noo year!

    Happy New Year to yoo all.

  31. Those are lovely names for the Fab Four. Their portraits are beautiful! It's wonderful that their personalities are already shining through.

  32. Oh my...we are just now getting caught up...what adorable names. We are over the edge with GoGo-Chan!! How cute is that?

  33. Beautiful! Happy new year to all of you.

    Cathy, Abby, & Stygia

  34. Happy New Year all!!! Wonderful names, so purrfect for you sweeties!!

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