Naming your cat by Echomist

Echomist shares some methods on naming warrior cats and medicine cats.

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Hi! This is Echomist with an article about names! And how to name warriors/med. Cats. Okay, here goes!

The prefix is normally about the appearance, as it is given to a kit that has just been born. So they don’t really have a personality yet.
It can also be about a dead cat, or a significant event at their time of birth (Oakkit, Stormkit for example)
Some prefixes you could do:
White/cream pelt: Cloud, White, Snow, Ice, Light, Willow, Pebble, Hail, Sand, Frost, Shell, Dawn
Black pelt: Raven, Black, Night, Moon, Crow, Mole, Dark, Shade, Moth, Ash, Smoke, Dusk
Ginger/red pelt: Sun, Fire, Spark, Flame, Maple, Rowan, Holly, Juniper, Fox, Vixen, Amber, Scorch, Burn, Blaze, Red
Brown pelt: Pine, Birch, Tree, Brown, Acorn, Fawn, Deer, Wood, Bark, Mud, Oak, Aspen, Beech, Leaf, Thorn, Cedar, Chestnut, Cypress (I love that word), Hazel, Rowan, Nut, Owl, Hawk, Eagle, Wren, Branch, Dust, Tawny, Stag, Hound
Grey (light) pelt: Cloud, Grey, Water, Lake, Willow, Fish, Blue, Brook, Storm, Wolf, Mist, Misty, Pebble, Stone, Rock, Hail, Dove
Grey (dark) pelt: Grey, Dark, Night, Storm, Brook, Wolf, Shade, Mist, Misty, Stone, Rock, Hail, Ash, Smoke
Grey (pinkish) pelt: Heather, Blossom, Petal, Flower, Rose, Briar
Golden/yellow pelt: Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Golden, Amber, Yellow, Blossom, Bee, Tulip
Matted/scarred pelt: Ragged, Scarred, Maggot, Ripped, Shredded, Tangle, Tangled, Shred, Scar
Dappled/spotted pelt: Spot, Dappled, Spotted, Dapple, Leopard, Cheetah, Spark, Petal, Tawny
Tabby: Tiger, Striped, Stripe, Strike, Ivy, Bee, Bumble
Green eyed: Leaf, Tree, Forest, Pine, Birch, Oak, Beech, Cedar, Rowan, Cypress, Green, Bramble, Thorn, Mint, Sage, Fern, Grass, Adder, Snake
Amber/yellow eyed: Amber, Yellow, Golden, Flame, Maple, Fire, Spark, Berry
Blue eyed: Blue, Ice, Pebble, Lake, Water, Echo, Jay, Mist, Misty, Frost

You don’t need to make your suffix based on an event that has happened to your character. If it were like that Bluefur would be named Bluesquirrel (Bluestar’s Prophecy joke). But you can if you want.
Make sure you don’t name your cat Shadeshade, or Stormstorm because that would be weird.
Here is what the names mean (to me):
Pelt, fur – their fur is that colour
Spots, dapple – they have spots or a dappled pelt
Ear, foot, jaw, nose, tooth, face, leg, tail, toe – they have a distinctive ear/foot/jaw/nose/tooth/face/leg/tail/toe
Heart – they are brave
Claw – they are strong and reliable (sometimes), a good fighter, quick to surge into battle
Pool – they are calm and wise
Storm – they are loyal and witty, fast
Wind – they are swift and fast, good at hunting
Flight – they are fast and clever
Flower – they are gentle and understanding, kind
Eye, sight – they can see well
Feather – they are grumpy
Whisker – has sharp senses, hears a lot, sees a lot
Cloud – gentle and helpful, but protective and sometimes fierce
Leaf – like pool, but kinder
Blaze – a mixture of heart and claw
Wing – their prefix has something to do with a bird, or they are peaceful
Frost – slightly mysterious, sharp at times but calm and kind
Light – a happy personality, always sees the bright side of situations, makes the most of everything
Shade – mysterious, dark personality, protective of their Clan, attacks intruders willingly
Mist – kind and helpful, but sharp and sarcastic when no one listens to them
Fang – always angry. Like, always.
Shine – graceful and elegant
Fire – if anything bad happens, they will take revenge
Spark – clever and thinks fast
Dawn – happy most of the time, can be engrossed in conversation quite a lot
Dusk – smiles faintly, takes in everything about their surroundings
Stripe – fast
Song – sweet and kind, tells the best stories when they are an elder
Poppy – very good at leaping, and soft
Berry – just very kind to everyone, understanding, sympathetic, empathetic
Leap – can jump very very high
Scar – has many scars
Watcher – wise and spiritual; knows almost everything about the Clans’ history
Stream – elegant and beautiful, a good hunter
Spring – larger than life, plays about a lot
Bird – sweet, kind, loving and beautiful
Snow – serious and smart
Shadow – blends in easily
Breeze – easy-going, easy to get along with, funny
Splash – daredevil, likes the water
Sky – calm, kind, independent and fierce
Willow – like breeze, but more serious
Water – gets annoyed easily, slightly grumpy
Fall – brave and loyal, willing to sacrifice themself for their Clan
Strike – good at fighting with their forepaws
Wish – hopeful
Whisper – secretive, spies on cats sometimes
Step – loyal and shy
Talon – strong, good fighter, judging, suspicious (suspicious of others, that is!)
Pounce – a good hunter
Fern – gentle, sweet, caring and easy-going
Snout – good at scenting things

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it wasn’t too boring!
May StarClan light your path,


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crow ⦿ blackie ⦿ blackpaw/shade
crow ⦿ blackie ⦿ blackpaw/shade
September 25, 2020 6:14 am

yooo good article!
only problem i see is how would the kit have a scarred pelt at birth 😛 [the scarred pelt part in the prefix section]

September 25, 2020 5:12 pm

I was wondering that too

Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
September 25, 2020 5:35 pm

But what if they join the Clan later in their life? Or is attacked when they’re born? Idk XD

October 14, 2020 9:28 am

or maybe the same what happened to Crookedstar…his name was storm kit before but when his jaw was disabled…he became crooked kit.

September 25, 2020 2:07 pm

oooh nice

September 25, 2020 7:14 pm

Nice article

September 26, 2020 3:08 pm

I really would like the name Molewish for my new medicine cat OC, thank you for the inspiration!😸 Hope to see more posts from you!!!>﹏<

Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
September 26, 2020 6:06 pm
Reply to  Ambertail168

Oh my god that means so much to me thank you!

Stormtail (Storm)
Stormtail (Storm)
September 27, 2020 6:54 pm

I love this, and agree with a lot of what you determined from names based in Warriors and the general assumptions to go with them!

September 28, 2020 2:45 pm

Wonderful article! Helped me a lot!

Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
The Masked Tterror (Shatteredmask)
September 28, 2020 4:53 pm
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September 28, 2020 6:30 pm

I love that

September 29, 2020 11:10 pm

Love this so much! I made an OC called Diamondshadow… 😛

October 13, 2020 7:10 pm

That list of names is soooooooooo long!

October 14, 2020 9:27 am

im moonblaze!

October 14, 2020 9:29 am

oh my star clan, thank you so much!!!

Speckled leaves hiding under snow (Specklepaw/leaf)
A speckle in space (specklepaw/speckleleaf)
October 20, 2020 6:48 pm

Thanks for listing so many names!! I’m not very good at thinking of names. I’m writing a fanfic about my cat (specklepaw) and this could really help.

December 11, 2020 12:41 am

Every single time I do this, I get Blossomflower. Very repetitive.

Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
December 11, 2020 9:06 am
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