Among the best British Blue cat names are:
But these are just a few of our favorites. There are plenty more to choose from too! So let’s take a look:
Choosing British Blue Cat Names
Choosing your British Blue cat names is definitely more fun when you combine it with a little (breed) history lesson.
Did you know this extraordinarily beautiful and loving feline is actually the first “fancy” cat breed in the world?
With their gorgeous smoky grey-blue coat, which can be either shorthair or longhair, and sociable yet mellow nature, it is no wonder the British Blue cat is such a popular pet cat today.
In this article, you will find a selection of the best British Blue cat names divided into lots of fun and intriguing categories to spark your own naming creativity!
British Blue Cat Names
The British Blue cat is still considered to be relatively rare by the Cat Fanciers Association.
Technically, a British Blue cat hails from the British Shorthair or British Longhair cat breed. The trademark smoky gray-blue coat color is just one of many coat colors and patterns associated with the British Shorthair and Longhair cat breeds.
But while this is all very interesting, what is really amazing is that in just a handful of decades, the original British Shorthair went from a UK street cat to a show bench champion. The first show champion was a male BSH with the fanciful name of “Brynbuboo Little Monarch” – which we think sets the creative naming bar fairly high indeed!
Speaking of which, don’t worry if you can’t come up with the perfect name on your first try. Sometimes it takes some time during that initial “getting to know you” period – a period that will be preciously brief and yet so important – to land on just the right name.
Naming Advice and Tips
We would like to offer just a few handy naming tips to help make the process of choosing the perfect name even easier and less stressful:
- Before deciding to name your British Blue cat after a friend or family member, it is always thoughtful to ask their permission first.
- “Brynbuboo Little Monarch” naming awesomeness aside, you may want to pick a name that is shorter, or one that can be shortened into a catchy nickname your cat will recognize easily. Even Brynbuboo was known as Choochi off the show bench!
- If you pick an unusual cat name, just be prepared for people to ask you the story behind it….over and over and over again.
- Remember that British Blue cats can take up to three years to fully grow out of kittenhood – be sure to pick a name that will still suit when your tiny kitten is a sizable adult cat.
Best British Blue Cat Names
Some of the best British Blue cat names can be discovered by studying the breed’s equally exotic history.
In fact, for the relative rarity of the British Blue cat, they sure do keep a high profile, as this list of popular British Blue cat names highlight!
- Dusya – this British Blue cat is a bona fide Russian TV star.
- Maggie – this high-profile British Blue was catnapped from her home in London and ransomed back to her owners!
- Smokey – this British Blue cat scored a Guinness Book of World Records win for “loudest purr” with a vocal performance dubbed “deafening as a lawnmower!”
- Happy Cat – the original inspiration for the now-million-dollar site “I Can Has Cheezburger.”
- Cheshire Cat – some history buffs believe the British Shorthair cat was Lewis Carroll’s original inspiration for this famous feline.
- Puss in Boots – another legendary feline supposedly inspired by the British Shorthair cat.
- Arlene – Garfield the Cat’s British Blue girlfriend from the feature film “Garfield: The Movie”
- Harrison Wier – father of the British Shorthair cat breed.
- Church – this famous British Blue feline film star was featured in “Pet Sematary.”
- Brynbuboo Little Monarch – see a picture of the champion himself from his big win back in 1969.
Female British Blue Cat Names
These female British Blue cat names take inspiration from famous kitties and cat lovers, both ancient and modern.
- Loretta Lynn
Male British Blue Cat Names
There is something inherently regal about a British Blue cat that just makes you want to choose a suitably dashing and dapper name. Perhaps one of these male British Blue cat names will be “the one” for your new kitten!
Cool British Blue Cat Names
British Blue cats are nearly as well-known for their calm, cool and confident personalities as they are for their striking blue-grey coats. These cool British Blue cat names recognize that your feline is quite literally crème de la crème of the cat world – bona fide royalty!
- Lady Jane Grey
- Blue Man
Cute British Blue Cat Names
Is there anything in this world cuter than a fluffy, furry, grey-blue kitten? Of course there isn’t! In fact, one of the best things about choosing a British Blue cat is that your cute kitten will stay a cute kitten for just a little bit longer.
Maybe one of these cute British Blue cat names will be perfect for your bitty blue baby!
Take A Look
- Lady Luck
- Silver Queen
Funny British Blue Cat Names
Ask any British Blue cat lover what their kitty’s personality is like, and you are likely to hear descriptions centering around naps, snacks and snuggles.
These personality traits tend to persist through life, which means you can’t go wrong if one of these funny British Blue cat names turns out to be a fit!
Check Them Out:
- Blue Bear
- Hi-Ho Silver
- Silver Bell
- Dusty Miller
- Milky Way
Unique British Blue Cat Names
Just owning a British Blue cat automatically makes you unique (as well as uniquely lucky)! There can be quite a wait list for British Blue kittens at times, but as you now know, the payoff is definitely worth the wait.
This list of unique names includes inspiration from the worlds of plants, gemstones, mythology, art and astronomy.
Here Are Our Favorites:
- Mona Lisa
Tough British Blue Cat Names
Your British Blue cat may be one big marshmallow on the inside, but a fully grown adult British Blue can look mighty imposing on the outside. These cats sometimes weigh up to 20 pounds (so get ready if your British Blue is still just a tiny kitten)!
These tough British Blue cat names reference the power of nature, feline myths and legends to help you find just the right name to describe your cat’s powerhouse personality.
Let’s Take A Look
- Grey Ghost
- Li Shou
- Sun Ra
Fun Facts About British Blue Cats
The British Blue cat is now one of the most popular purebred cat breeds worldwide and hands-down the most popular breed in the UK. In the US, the British Shorthair cat is not far behind, coming in at the third most popular purebred cat.
These cats have won a worldwide fan following for so many reasons. Their trademark coats are easy to care for and maintain. They are extremely loving and attached to their owners without being overly clingy. Best of all, the British Blue cat can live up to 20 years!
However, a word to the wise: if you aspire to own one of these super-popular laid-back loves, be prepared to join a breeder’s waitlist – or better yet, try your luck with local feline rescue organizations. You might just be able to offer a relinquished British Blue cat a new forever home!
Congratulations on welcoming your new British Blue kitten or cat home to stay! We hope you have found these British Blue cat names lists helpful to inspire your own naming creativity.
When you choose your fur baby’s new name, please drop back by and share your choice – we’d love to hear about the name you picked and the story behind it!
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