Middle name for Vesper the kitten!

I’ve just acquired a little grey tuxedo cat who looks a lot like this (thanks, google images). I’m pretty set on Vesper for her first name, as the meaning of “evening star” feels fitting for a grey lady with golden eyes! But now she needs a MN.

I’m Jewish and she came to me right before Rosh Hashanah, so I would love a name that fits that theme. Apples, honey, and pomegranates are associated with the holiday, and it is the new year so anything about newness or new beginnings could work. I’ve thought of Vesper Pomeline and Vesper Eulalia (which is a subtle nod to Elul, the Hebrew month that precedes the holiday).

I’m also considering Lux, which is Latin for “light,” so Vesper Lux would mean “light of the evening star”. It’s a bit on the nose, but I don’t mind going cheesy for pet names!

What do you think of my options? Please throw other ideas my way!

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i really like just the simple vesper honey (it’s strong and sweet) but vesper lux is adorable too !

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I love [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Eulalia[/name_f] and [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Lux[/name_u]!

Other suggestions…

  • [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] Amela (this is a weird personal association but Amela always makes me think of apples and honey, because mela is apple in Italian and the similar miel is honey is Spanish)
  • [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Alba[/name_f] (‘dawn’ = new beginning)
  • [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Dawn[/name_f] (new beginning)
  • [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Neo[/name_u] (new)
  • [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Dagny[/name_u] (new day)
  • [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Neoma[/name_f] (new moon)
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I just want to say that you got this!

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I love [name_u]Vesper[/name_u], yes I’m biased, and I love the sound of [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Lux[/name_u], and congrats on your furbaby!

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[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Delilah[/name_f]
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Nova[/name_u]
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Luna[/name_f]
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Galaxy[/name_u]
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Reign[/name_u]

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[name_m]Ah[/name_m]! I’ve never “met” a real [name_u]Vesper[/name_u]! I love your name :slight_smile: and I love your name style too, [name_u]Julien[/name_u] [name_m]Alphonse[/name_m] just might be a perfect combo!

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Aw thank you! :blush:

Ooo I love your thinking behind Amela! How do you pronounce it? I could see it being like [name_f]Amelia[/name_f], or “ah-MAY-la” like “mela” would be said in Italian.

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[name_f]Delilah[/name_f] makes me think of the song [name_u]Freddie[/name_u] [name_u]Mercury[/name_u] wrote for his cat, which is very fitting! Great ideas, thank you so much!

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I say it like ah-MEH-la where the ‘meh’ is very close to the ‘may’ sound!

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[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Lux[/name_u] gets my vote!

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[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Bee[/name_f] (since bees make honey)
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Mélisande[/name_f] (honeybee)
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Oriana[/name_f] (dawn)
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Camille[/name_u] (young)
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] (young)
[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f] (kind of has the ‘Apple’ sound in it?)

There’s also a list on nameberry of names relating to dawn or new beginnings.

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[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Pomeline[/name_f] and [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Lux[/name_u] are beautiful!!

[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Renee[/name_f], [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Melina[/name_f], [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Pamela[/name_f], and [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Avalon[/name_f] came to mind!

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These are great, thank you! I can’t believe I didn’t think of [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]! I’ll go find that list too :blush:

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This was my immediate thought!

[name_f]Pomme[/name_f] (French) = apple :apple:

[name_u]Mel[/name_u] (Latin) = honey :honey_pot:

And [name_f]Pomeline[/name_f] has so many sounds in common with pomegranate too. [name_u]Perfect[/name_u]!

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Ohhh my goodness, I didn’t put the “mel” piece together! As much as I love the sound of [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Lux[/name_u], this might be the perfect choice.

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[name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_u]Jace[/name_u]

Thanks so much, everyone! I’ve decided on [name_u]Vesper[/name_u] [name_f]Pomeline[/name_f] :apple: :smile_cat:

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