Balinese kittens have dark noses, ears, feet and piercingly blue eyes. Their fur is as deep as it is soft. With a nature as adorable as their appearance, this is one cute kitty that is going to need a seriously special name. Today I’ll share dozens of ideas to inspire the perfect name for your pet.
Taking a cat home is one of the most special and magical things you’ll ever do. Sure, weddings are nice and the birth of your first child is kind of okay, but it doesn’t really compare, does it…?! That feeling you get when falling in love with a feline and making the decision to welcome them into your home is pretty much unrivalled. We’d do it every day if we could.
Coming Up With Ideas
It’s fun to get really creative when you are naming a pet, as long as you still pick something you’re going to want to repeat for years to come. I’ve found shorter names work well, with no more than three syllables at most. Make sure it’s a different sound to any other members of the family, and why not try to brainstorm things that are related to a topic or hobby that has meaning to you.
Male Balinese Cat Names
We’ve had a little think of some nice-sounding names for male Balinese cats and come up with a list of some of our favorites. And here they are:
When you’ve got the best looking cat on the block, he needs a name to fit. What about these names to evoke a dapper looking gentleman?
Female Balinese Cat Names
These gorgeous girls’ names span the ages, from traditional to modern.
A fully grown female Balinese truly is one of the grand dames of the cat world. Here are some striking names to suit her:
- Baby Blue
Famous cats can be found in countless books, TV shows and movies. So we’ve cobbled together a list of some of the most famous Balinese cats and Siamese cats (since they share the same striking point colors).
- Koko – From The Cat Who… series of books by author Lilian Jackson Braun
- Yum Yum – Another Siamese from The Cat Who… series
- Sagwa – Taken from the children’s book Sagwa: the Chinese Siamese Cat
- Tao – The amazing cat from the classic kids’ film The Incredible Journey
- Kit – The ‘familiar’ cat from hit witchy TV show Charmed
- Pyewacket – From the 1958 Kim Novak movie Bell, Book and Candle
- Shun Gon – From, obviously, The Aristocats!
- DC – from the movie That Darn Cat, yet another Disney film with a Siamese cat in it
- Skippyjon/Skippy – The Siamese cat hero of the Skippyjon Jones books
- Si – One of the cats in Lady and the Tramp
- Am – The other Lady and the Tramp Siamese cats
You could always substitute ‘Si’ and ‘Am’ for ‘Ba’ and ‘Li’ if you took on two Balinese kittens!
A cat as regal and sophisticated as the Balinese deserves something a little special. Balinese cats take their name from Balinese dancers.
The story goes that one of the first breeders of ‘Long-Haired Siamese’ cats (the forerunners of the Balinese breed) thought the name too long and unwieldy. She thought her cats moved ‘with the grace of Balinese dancers’, and so a new name stuck. And what better way to acknowledge your new friend’s namesakes, than with a name from Indonesia?
Here are some common – and not so common – names for people in Bali. If languages aren’t your thing, and your worried about pronunciation, one of these short names could be right for you:
If you’re after something a little more substantial, then why not consider one of these instead:
The Best Balinese Cat Names
Picking out the perfect name for your cat – Balinese or otherwise – is a very personal thing. Hopefully some of the names here have jumped out at you. If you think one could fit your cat, try it on for size. Roll it around your tongue a while, and try calling your cat the name a few times out loud. And let us know when you’ve found the right Balinese cat name for your pet!
Where did you look for inspiration? What names did you choose? Let us know in the comments section below!
Weston Benjamin says
Hi thanks for your suggestions but I’ve decided to name him Kuta after the famous beach on Bali island where I’ve been. If you only go to one place in Asia, go to Bali. It is truly magical and intoxicating and wondrous. Of course, it’s also full of tourists so go where they aren’t
Omg!! Thanks for the cat names they are all adorable but I decided to go for Whimsly just because it is sooo cute and I think it matches my cat.
I named them Sophie and Simba.
Louie and Coco, more because they are my first designer cats than Balinese inspired names.
POUNCE de Leon and we call him Pouncy😹
What about Moira? I always thought that would fit a Balinese cat. If you’ve watched Schitt’s Creek, you might know why I think that 🙃