There are trendiness patterns in human names, with some names popular at one time and then unpopular at others. (For example, in the author’s school days, there were lots of Cathys, Rickys, Lindas, Gregs, Marks and Tims—names rarely bestowed in our present flood of Brittanys, Jacobs, Ambers and Matthews.)
According to a recent issue of Cat Fancy magazine, the most popular names for female cats are: Muffin, Misty, Fluffy, Patches, Samantha, Tigger, Tabitha, Missy and Pumpkin. And for the toms: Tiger, Max, Charlie, Rocky, Toby, Sam, Smokey and (oddly) Mickey. We’ll check back with the magazine in about ten years to see if a new wave of cat names has come into vogue.