The Complete Book of Cat Names (That Your Cat Won't Answer to, Anyway) (Hardcover)
Naming a cat is the most important step in your kitten’s life—New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein can help.
Reader, beware! A cat’s name will set the tone for the rest of their personal and professional life. Recent studies from dubious cat blogs have shown that 80 percent of cat owners regret the name they gave their feline friends. The number one reason: it became too popular. Fear not. Whether the goal is a name to carry on family tradition or to find something new and different, The Complete Book of Cat Names is packed with options, along with all-new, cat-themed cartoons by Eckstein, making this crucial step in owning a pet a pleasure.
Here, you will find the most popular cat names (to avoid), bookstore cat names (Homer or Pip), cat names for foodies (S’more or Capers), James Bond villain cats (Golden Paws or Jinx), and many more. In addition, Eckstein provides handy charts for identifying a cat’s type (inside or outside, sassy or sweet). It’s the perfect gift for any cat owner.
About the Author
Bob Eckstein is an award-winning illustrator and writer for The New Yorker, New York Times, and others. He is the author of Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores, The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Cartoons, and more. He lives in New York.
This book is as much fun as a picnic basket full of Siamese kittens. It's so good that I wish I had written it. In the hands of the brilliant Bob Eckstein, this compendium of feline nomenclature is the ultimate resource for one of life's greatest challenges: what to name your cat so that it ignores you completely, no matter how many times you call it.
— R. D. Rosen, coauthor of Bad Cat, Bad Dog, and Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs
The perfect book for a cat lover. And the perfect book for a cat-hater to give to a cat lover. Littered with amusing drawings, names and cat-yarns. I am a cartoonist. And a cat person. So, you can trust me and my cat—who prefers to remain anonymous.
— Michael Shaw, host of The Cartoon Pad
Cats the world over should be grateful and indebted to Mr. Eckstein for having written this magnificent tome. But, they won’t be. They just won’t. And that sickens me.
— Nick Downes, New Yorker cartoonist
A book about cat names? The whole book? This book is hilarious. Further proof that Bob Eckstein can make anything funny, and apparently also make me want a cat.
— Marty Dundics, Chief Editor, Weekly Humorist
— Ken Krimstein, author of When I Grow Up
Definitely the best possible present for Thanksgiving, Birthday, Christmas and any other gift giving occasions world wide.
— Harry Buckle, bestselling author