There’s this ridiculously cute black and white Persian who’s taken to having daily visits with Thomas and I in our backyard. We weren’t sure if he was a stray before, but after arriving in our yard few nights back smelling like a perfume shop, we realized he was an outdoor cat who probably belongs to one of our back neighbours.
Way before we had this realization – really, the second we started sighting him quite frequently, we knew we had to name him. Not only is it a lot easier to refer to a cat, or any animal really, with a name you’ve picked out than having to repeat “the black cat” then specify which black cat you meant – it’s also a lot more fun calling cats by names, and seeing if they ever respond to them! Would absolutely be happy to switch if we ever figure out who his pet parents are and what their name for him is, but until then, we’ve called him Porthos. Here’s a picture:
Picture from post The Story of The Three Musketeer Persian Cats (& an Imposter)
Stupid cute, right? What a hunk.
Porthos is a fictional character from The Three Musketeers – he’s honest, gullible, enjoys wine, and apparently really likes to eat. When we met this Porthos, he was hissing at another cat who was trying to eat the kibble we’d left out for potential strays in our neighbourhood, and whenever we’d spot him from then on, he’d always have a sort of dishevelled look about his long hair. I’ve never personally read The Three Musketeers, but when Thomas picked out the name and explained why he thought it worked, I had to immediately agree. I do think it fits.
But enough about what we named the new black and white cat in our lives, it’s time for some suggestions on what you can call yours.
Let me know your favourites from this list in the comments below – and if you can think up any more black & white cat names that really should’ve made it up here as well!
Black & White Cat Names for Both Males & Females
Names After Other Animals
Names After Black & White Things
Names After Black & White Cartoon Characters
- Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmations)
- Felix (Felix the Cat)
- Fifi La Fume (Looney Tunes)
- Pepe Le Pew (Looney Tunes)
- Snoopy (Charlie Brown)
- Sylvester (Looney Tunes)
Striped Black & White Cat Names
Spotted Black & White Cat Names
Names for Black & White Cats with Moustaches
- Albert (Einstein)
- Charlie (Chaplin)
- Eddie (Murphy)
Need More Cat Name Ideas?
Still on the hunt for the perfect name for your black and white cat? Didn’t find quite what you were looking for here, or want to double check there are no other names you may prefer?
Try browsing through more of my cat name lists. Like some of these that have nothing to do with colouring:
Your Favourite Black & White Cat Names?
Now it’s your turn to take to the comments and let me know which your favourite black & white cat names are!
Ever named a black and white cat yourself – which name did you choose? Ever met a black and white cat who had a killer name to match?
You guys have come up with some crazy amazing cat name recommendations in the past, so I’m really looking forward to seeing your thoughts on this one!