Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What's In A Name?

I thought it would be a good idea to say why we named our guys what we did. So, this is their story.

Wrigley: I grew up in Chicago...lived there for 22 years 11/12 months of my life before I got married and moved to New York. Even though I grew up on the south side, I have always been a devoted Cubs fan. The Cubs, of course, play at Wrigley Field...hence our first kitty being named Wrigley. Even if they are up to be sold, and the stadium gets a new name...it will always be Wrigley Field to me.

Cobalt: For some reason, I happened to bring up the periodic table of elements. I came across "Cobalt" and it just clicked. Also, my favorite NASCAR driver, Jimmie Johnson, endorses a brand of tools called Kobalt. So, it completely fit.

So, this is how Wrigley and Cobalt came to be!! Certainly sounds better than "Green Collar" and "Red Collar" which we'd been calling them since we brought them home.

32 comments:

China Cat said...

That is a terrific story about Wrigley & Cobalt. It's so nice to meet both of you!

Beezer said...

Hi! Its nice ta meet-cha!
Its really cool that we have some new kittens to join us here in the cat blogosphere. Kittens are so much fun.

Willow said...

Hi to both of you and it's nice to meet you both! I'm putting your name out at the Cat Blogosphere so every cat knows you are here now, OK?

Purrrrrrs, Willow

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Cobalt and Wrigley, it's pawesome to meet ya and get to know your mommy and daddy.

We are sooooo glad that you were adopted together. So were we!! Our big sis Casey who is Siamese didn't like us much at first, be we know she's got soft spots in her heart for us!

Welcome to the cat bloggysphere!

~Donny and Marie (and Casey too)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hi Colbalt and Wrigley ::waves paws:: welcome to da cat blogosphere. Yoor gonna like it here, der are lots of really nice kitties. It's furry nice to meet yoo!

Tigger the FBI Cat said...

G'day! Welcome and I made you a picture! You can come over and have a look at it. :)

I have two sisters at the topcatrules blog. They are Trixie and Pyewacket. We are Australian cats.

MoMo said...

Hi, nice meeting you and your family. Saw your cute faces over at Tigger's blog and so came over to visit. Like Tigger, Pye and Trixie, I am an Aussie kitty too. Come and visit!

jenianddean said...

Hi Wrigley and Cobalt!! ::waves paw:: Welcome to Cat Blogosphere! It's very nice to meet you both!

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Tara said...

Hi Stephanie and Christopher and Wrigley and Cobalt! What a couple of cuties! It will be fun to watch them grow up!

Tara and Kavan

Daisy said...

Nice to meet you Wrigley and Cobalt. I hope you have lots of fun playing in the cat blogosphere. See you soon!

Poppy Q said...

Herrow.
My name is Poppy Q and I lives in New Zealand, and unlike my other cool bloggy friends, I do not own any coolcat sunglasses.

Please come and visit me!! Nice to meet you and hear of your adventures.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Well aren't you two just too cute for your furs! So mice to meet you both! I like the name stories...stop by when you have some time between naps and say meow at me!

Millie said...

Hi Wrigley and Cobalt! Nice to meet you! I'm a tuxie too! Welcome to the blogosphere, you'll meet lots of friends here.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Paw wavies and welcome to the Blogsphere!

DEBRA said...

Hi Cobalt and Wrigley.

LOVE love love your names. HI I'm Abby and I'm a tuxie also. I'm also a Manx and I live with a tuxie sisfur (Mom thinks we look a lot alike but I'm the one with no tail!). I also have two other brofurs and one other sisfur. Come on over and I will introduce you to everyone.

Purrs
Abby

Maggy & Zoey said...

Hi from the himmies at Zoolatry... as we were once upon a time Virginians we give you two a "thumbs up" (rather tails up, forgot we don't have thumbs...).
Welcome! Come visit us at Zoolatry, we'll make a picture to welcome you...

Kaz's Cats said...

G'day Wrigley & Cobalt, It's cool to learn how you little guys got your names. Looking forward to seeing more of your adventures,

Purrs from Gypsy & Tasha

Mickey said...

Welcome to the Cat Blogosphere. There so many nice cats here,you will make lots of friends and have fun. You guys are mighty cute :)
It will be fun to watch you grow.There are a lot of kitties that just started blogging too!
Oh such fun!
Purrs Mickey

Lyra&Caesar said...

Hello from your fellow kittens Lyra and Caesar, we're glad you've got a blog too especially because we're nearly all the same age!

The Meezers said...

Hi guys!!! great names!
it's so nice to meet new friends!

please stop by and visit us when you can - meezertails.blogspot.com

Sammy and Miles

The Crew said...

What handsome little tuxie guys. They're 2 Mancats in training!

Welcome Wrigley & Cobalt. Stop over and see us.

Your fellow tuxie
Max S

PS. Our Mom grew up in Chicago too.

Chance said...

Dose arr sum gud names. Yoo too arr vewy cyoot. Welcum to da tuxie gang an da bwoggisphere.

Purrrrssssss
Chance

The Cat Realm said...

Welcome to the Cat Blogosphere, Wrigley and Cobalt! I love your names! And you are just the cutest kittens ever. Now you just have to kick your human slave/assistant/foodgiver/servant/etc. off the blog and take it over yourself!! You'll see - it will be LOTS of fun!
See you around!
Karl

Tybalt said...

It is very nice to meet you both!

Great names for both of you . . . very unusual! I can't wait to learn even more about you both.

Charlotte said...

Hi, I'm Charlotte, Welcome to the Cat Blogosphere! I'm also a newcomer to the blogging scene. Nice meeting you! Come by and say 'mieow' in between naps!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I liked learning how they got their names! Nice to meet you!

Jimmy Joe said...

Hey there, li'l buddies, welcome to the blogosphere. Have fun claiming everything as yours!
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Derby said...

Hi Wrigley and Cobalt! Hope we get to hear directly from you and not just through your mum.

We have lots of fun here on the Cat Blogosphere.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
O, kittens! i loves kittens.
you two are so cute, Wrigley and Cobalt. really enjoyed tha story of your names, too.
Look forward to reading more abouts you... come to our prayer vigil tomorrow -- deetails at the cat blogosphere.
Purrs, KC

topcatrules said...

G'day!

Pyewacket tagged you for a meme!

Gattina said...

It's interesting to read how the cat names were chosen. My grandma had 11 siblings so since I have cats I name them after them, lol ! Except of course Kim and Pookie they had already names when I got them.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

yay! *paw-waving and happy-dancing* we is glad to meet some more cubbie fans!! our mom is from berwyn, an' has been a bleacher bum for many, many, many, many *whap* *ouch! mom? whadja do THAT for????* *you put in a couple too many "manys", buster!!!* anyway, we are glad you're in the bloggiesphere, an' hope you haf many happy adventures here!

nels, ed, nitro, an' xinglu