Someone asked: Why did my boyfriend name our cat ‘Meow’?
There is one clear winner for the reason. Your boyfriend has a sense of humour and he asked your cat what he’d like to be named. Your cat responded by meowing. End of discussion. Also your boyfriend may have thought there was a hidden benefit. When he calls your cat to come he’d call out ‘meow’, the sound that cats make, and therefore a response should be more likely.
The truth is, though, that it does not work – at all. That hidden added benefit can be dispensed with.
I have discuss this topic a bit more otherwise the post is too short. Apparently many people call their cat ‘Meow’. It seems to lack imagination and also it is not a name. I remember my ex-wife’s mother calling her cat ‘Cat’. Come on, that really does lack imagination and any intimacy.
It is interesting to note that the Chinese word for cat (spelled in English) is Māo. You can hear it said using the embedded audio player below. It sounds a bit like ‘meow’.
Is your boyfriend Chinese by any chance!? I guessed not.
Some people are meticulous on choosing a nice name for their cat. Others are not. Calling your cat ‘Kitty’ or ‘Puss’ is not the greatest. We should try and find a name which suits the cat’s personality and appearance. I tend to modify my cat’s name. Some people call their cat various names. Mark Twain liked elaborate cat names.