Friday, February 15, 2013

Fun Friday Find: Celebrity Cat Names by Christina Hamilton

One of a number of things that I love about Twitter are some of the connections that I have made there.

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to connect with author Christina Hamilton and learned that she had just published a book entitled Celebrity Cat Names. I was delighted when she mailed me a copy to read and share my findings with you, my dear readers!

From Christina: CELEBRITY CAT NAMES – CAT TALES OF THE RICH & FAMOUS by Christina Hamilton

Discover the sometimes strange and bizarre names of your favourite celebrities’ cats in a book bursting with photos, stories, poignant tributes, cat quotes and poems. From Cleopatra’s Charmain to Robert Downey Jr’s Dartanian; from Thomas Hardy’s Kiddleywinkempoops to Frank Zappa’s Fightey Bitey, these true tales of famous cat lovers, past and present, will make you realise you didn’t really know them at all!

Part I of Celebrity Cat Names is a collection of Famous Cat Lovers, all listed in alphabetical order with their names, the names of their cats and a little bio about the individual and their cat. In this section I was delighted to find people such as:

Halle Berry and her cat Playdough
I learned that Halle got Playdough to help her study the movement of cats for her role as Catwoman. Halle loved the cat so much that she ended up keeping it and the cat appeared as an extra in the film.

Beyonce and her cat Master P who was named after the rapper who was the first to promote her in the early days of her career.

Robert Downey Jr. and his cats Montgomery and Dartanian who were 2 male kittens that he rescued when he found them in a bush in West Hollywood.

I had known that John Lennon loved cats but until reading Celebrity Cat Names I never knew that his love of cats was deeper than I could have imagined. Throughout his life he lived with cats and demanded that he have cats, at one point he had 10!

Having difficulty finding a name for your new cat? 

No worries! Part 2 of Celebrity Cat Names lists Cat Names A-Z
Next to each name is the name of the celebrity owner. Here are some examples:

Ashley-Regis Philbin
Cake-Warren Beatty
Dancer-Walter Cronkite

There is also a section devoted to Fictional Cats. It is also alphabetized  and has snippets of information about the cats in this section. It features cats such as:

  • Felix
  • Figaro
  • Garfield

Celebrity Cat Names is an almost 200 page book that should be in every cat lover's library. It's fun, informative and is a handy resource that I am certain you will refer to again and again. Just think of the interesting cocktail party conversations that you will be able to start armed with all of this interesting information!

 From Christina: "The name we give our cat is personal and reflects a private part of our personality."

To purchase Celebrity Cat Names  on Blackbird Digital click here

You can also find Celebrity Cat Names on Amazon in paperback form by clicking here

To download on Kindle click here

It is also at Smashwords for other ebook formats. Click here

Like Celebrity Cat Names on Facebook here

Follow on Twitter: @Celebcatnames


  1. Oh, we are an eeney bit late....But Happy Valentine's Day, Cody, Peeps, oh, okay, and Dakota too! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  2. This sounds like a fun book. I'm still looking for the perfect cat to name Ozzy Pawsborne.

  3. Sounds like a fun book. Beyonce's cat's name had me laughing - too funny!

  4. Happy Valentines Day for yesterday.
    We hope it was a great one.
    Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. What a FUN book that must be! It's interesting to learn how/why people name their pets what they do. I know in my case my Dad already had a name picked out before they even saw me at the shelter!!!!!

    Kitty hugs, Sammy

  6. Gee I commented but don't think it "took" so I'll comment again Miss Caren....just wanted to say that it looks like a FUN book....I like hearing how/why people named their pets the way they Dad had picked out a name for ME even before they came to the shelter to adopt a cat...good thing I LOOKED like a "Sammy" huh??

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    1. Sammy your comment did "take" I used comment moderation so nothing gets posted until I approve them, I got up late and just approved them! Yep good thing you looked like a "Sammy!"

  7. Caren, I think maybe we're twins separated at! I reviewed this book today, too. As always, your review is wonderful!

    1. OMG Ingrid I don't believe it!! We MUST get OUT of each other's heads!!! lol Well, I am flattered because "Great minds....." xoxoxo also, thank you!

  8. What a fun book :-) Love the review.

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  9. Wooo Wheee! Mes gots to has a look and see if MY name is in there! After all Penelope is such a regal name!

    1. Hmmmm I don't remember if I saw a Penelope...might be but not sure! xoxo

  10. That book sounds really good! Especially that bit about Robert Downey Jr rescuing his 2 cats...can you guess Mommy LOVES him? Hee hee.

    1. My Mommy LOVES him too :)
      do you remember when he was on Ally McBeal? OMG My Mommy loved it! It was before I was born though.
      Love, Cody

  11. Playdough? Funny but cute name!

  12. That looks like a great book. And some really cute names. What fun to learn about celebs that have cats and dogs. Too neat. Take care.

    1. It really is a fun resource that I am sure I am going to refer to again and again!

  13. Thanks for another great review -- I am getting this book for sure!

  14. Some of those were super cute, but Cody and Brian are special names too!

  15. Hey Caren, I received my prize last night... thanks again for that!

    xo Sarah

    1. you are welcome! I am really sorry about how long it took for them to mail that. I am rather upset by that. So sorry.

  16. What a cool book!!!
    And how fascinating that there are some details about the kitties and their celebs!

    I had to explain to Katie that the reason she is not in the book is because SHE is the celebrity, not me.
    ; ) GG

  17. What a fun book! We're gonna make sure the mom gets that one!!

  18. That's a very original book! I'm afraid I'm never gonna be in such a book because my human is not famous. Sigh.
    Thanks for the review =^.^=


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