Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Would a Cat by Any Other Name Still be as CRAZY?? (Fun Facts About Names Day)

Today is Fun Facts About Names Day and I thought it would be a great time to give you a little background about Cody's name. But first, here is some history about the day:


FROM DAYS OF THE YEAR:
What’s in a name? Fun Facts About Names Day encourages you to learn about the historical meanings and influences behind your name and the names of your friends and families. Uncover historical and religious influences, who you were named after, and see how name trends have changed over generations!

What does your name mean? Does it have religious roots? Just how old do you think your name is? What country or culture did your name come from? These are all questions you should be asking today – and of course, with a little research, you should be finding them out!


HOW DID CODY GET HIS NAME?
When I adopted Cody in 2007 his name was "Prince." His foster Mom told me she named him that because he was her favorite. When I adopted Cody he was 10 wks old. To me, he looked like a "Cody." I have always been partial to names that begin with the letter "C" (hmmm, I wonder why?) and I had known some dogs (as well as people who were named Cody and I loved the name.)
When I told Cody's foster Mom I wanted to name him Cody, she shrieked "Oh NO!! Please don't! Every Cody I have ever known has been CRAZY!!" Stubborn cuss that I am, I proceeded to name my adorable gray bundle of fur Cody, and was sure he would NOT be "CRAZY."

Cody as a Kitten Newly Adopted


I was WRONG.

The first few years of Cody's life he wasn't crazy, as time goes on, he has become crazier and crazier!!


PROOF:

1) Most cats like boxes, Cody has liked one or two, but that's it.
2) He doesn't like fish, most cats like fish!
3) He LOVES PEOPLE! 
4) He LOVES dogs, (well, specifically ONE DOG, his Sheltie brother), but he has been friendly to any other dog who has entered our home
5) He doesn't sleep on our bed, never has (and he is allowed to)
6) He has no interest in freshly laundered clothes
7) The word "no" means nothing to him most of the time.
8) Most cats don't like their paw pads or bellies rubbed, Cody LOVES it
9) Many cats play well on their own, Cody much prefers interactive play than playing on his own 
10) He doesn't mind the vacuum. (Now don't get me wrong, he doesn't LOVE it, but he doesn't hide either, he just tries to remove himself from wherever it is, but not in a fearful way).

Ok, so maybe he isn't really "crazy", he just doesn't always behave like a "normal" cat, I will cut him some slack.


I was Googling trying to find the meaning of his name and here are a few interesting facts about the name Cody, (I have only included those points that ARE like my Cody):

FROM URBAN DICTIONARY:

He's the best boyfriend a girl could ever have. He has a sense of humor, and sarcastic most of the time.. He jokes around a lot. He's a wonderful person inside and out. Attractive, no doubt. He is very faithful and always shows his sensitive side around the girl he love. They will do anything to please them. Probably the best guy you'll ever want. Cody's are the best.

"Aw, he's so sweet to her!"

"His name must be Cody!"



FROM SHE KNOWS:

People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.



Derived from the Irish Gaelic surname Mac Óda (son of Odo), a name thought to date to the 13th century. Odo is an obsolete name meaning “wealthy.”


"Wealthy" couldn't be further from the truth, but, considering his original name was "Prince" maybe if I change his name to "Prince Cody" we will hit the lottery? Might be worth a shot!


Tell us how YOU decided to name your cat (or dog or whatever) in a comment below, we can't wait to hear!
















59 comments:

  1. He sure is handsome. Who could resist that belly?

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    1. thank you!! I kiss that belly daily!!!!!! He has had a pot belly ever since he was a little guy of 10 weeks....he is so proud of his belly too, he is ALWAYS showing it! lol

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  2. I wuz named after William Barret Travis, Alamo hero.

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  3. Cody is a sweetie.
    Seems he likes to march to his own drum too ;)
    He does things his way.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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    1. oh he DEFINITELY marches to his own drum and does things HIS way, that's for sure!!

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  4. Lovely post!

    Athena doesn't mind the vacuum cleaner either and she loves having her belly and paw pads rubbed :)

    As for her name, well, I'm Greek and have always loved the name Athena and what better name for my own little cat goddess?

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    1. OMG Marie...how did I not remember you are Greek? Did I ever tell you I am COMPLETELY OBSESSED with all things Greek? (I minored in Philosophy, would have majored in it if my Dad hadn't threatened to kill me if I did lol)........and I majored in Rhetoric. I am sooo obsessed and going to Greece is on my bucket list! I think Athena and Cody sound like a pair! I agree Athena is the PURRFECT name for your "cat goddess" xoxo

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  5. Cody is purrfect. I forgot about this holiday and the March 5th is my name day. It's like a birthday Europeans celebrate. I love origins of names for humans or pets. Layla means night and maybe why I'm a night owl ;-)

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    1. I never knew that "layla" means "night" and YES I bet that IS why you are a night owl!

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  6. Oh those two photos of Cody are so ADORABLE.....I can't imagine him having any other name - he looks like a CODY! It's always interesting to learn about names but you were RIGHT ON in calling your guy Cody no matter what the name means.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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    1. Awww thank you so much Pam!!! I think he is a CODY too! xoxo

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  7. Bert was Pickles when we got him. He got his name because Bert has always been a naughty boy and it suits him well. Miss Sophie is named after a British TV character, a very proper old lady. Sophie is just that, very proper.

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  8. I know one thing fur sure Cody, you are crazy loved!

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  9. I think "Cody" is perfect for your sweet boy! Paisley was named Myrtle when we adopted her. That name really didn't suit her :)

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    1. Thank you I do too! I sooo agree with you that "Myrtle" doesn't suit Paisley AT ALL!!! Ugh! Who would name a kitty "Myrtle??"

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  10. I love the story of Cody's name. Schooner is named after a bar in Key West, and Choppy is named after a street in New Orleans.

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    1. Thank you!! You know what, I NEVER, EVER, EVER would have thought that Schooner was named after a bar and Choppy was named after a street, I thought they were both named after things that had to do with boating! LOVED learning this!

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  11. Cody doesn't play those typical-cat games! Angel was named for my recently deceased father, Manny's and Chili Bruce's names are riffs off of their Michigan Humane Society names of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Patty O'Malley named himself, I swear, and The Hubby and I disagree whether she's Sweetie or Ladycat; I usually call her Goodgirl.

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    1. Nope he definitely doesn't! I LOVE how you named your kitties especially Angel :)

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  12. Mom decided to keep my name, Minchie, as she really liked it. Laila Ali is named after the beautiful ex-boxer and daughter of Mohammed Ali. She was her favorite dancer on Dancing With the Stars at the time.

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    1. I LOVE Laila Ali but I have to admit I would have NEVER thought that your kitty was named after her! Love it!

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  13. When I saw the post title I was going to ask about "Cody". First thought was "Buffalo Bill" Cody! Just put a cowboy hat on him.

    felinecafe.net

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    1. it's funny you mentioned that because I almost mentioned Buffalo Bill Cody because he was listed when I was looking up the meaning of Cody's name :)

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  14. Lovely pictures ! Pixie was named because of her cute playful face, and because "Pixie" in English sounds better than "Elfe" in French ; Zorro is Zorro because of his black fur and face. Purrs

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    1. thank you! Oh we sooo agree with you about Pixie!! We totally agree! And of course Zorro is the PURRFECT name for such a handsome black panther!

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  15. We have a neighbor dog name Cody. He is a mix between a Newfoundland and Great Pyrenees. His fur is silky and OMCs he never never no never barks...just menanders up to me when I'm walking, puts his nose on my hand and the rubbing commences.
    Hugs Madi and mom

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    1. Awww that is the sweetest! I used to occasionally dog sit a Corgi when I was single and living in Cleveland, he was adorable and his name was Cody and I think that is when I fell in love with the name. He was such a good dog!

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  16. dood...what a total lee awesum post two day !! we N joyed reedin thiz

    dude; who waz gizmo; bee came "dude" when de food servizz gurlz neffew started callin him "dude"...de neffew waza toddler at de time...it stuck♥

    boomer N dai$y who lived{s} at de food servizz gurlz parentz houz getted ther namez frum boomerang billie's biker bar in south padre { they wented ther a looooong time ago } N dai$y iz frum de novel Great Gatsby

    me...tuna...and sauce...

    de food serviss gurl named uz that afturr we waz adopted coz gram paw dude's fave o rite food on de planet waz

    tuna IN sauce...

    sew we bee came

    tuna N sauce ♥♥♥

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    1. Ha!!! I LOVE it!! I knew that you would be super creative with how you came to name your kitties! Love it!

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  17. Cody is absolutely purr-fect just the way he is! Crazy or not!

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  18. I always thought you had a Western theme going with Cody and Dakota!
    Rufus the Red was originally named Ely after the street he was trapped on during a TN(but not)R operation. We knew almost immediately upon his arrival, that he was a Rufus. Sometimes that happens.
    We tried out a few names when we got kitten Mickey... Louie and Ravi, but nothing worked. My husband's father worked for Disney when he was a young animator. We decided on Mickey Mouser in his honor.
    xxoo

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    1. You aren't alone! A lot of people thought I was looking for a Western theme and nope, not at all. Cody was adopted in July of 2007, Dakota arrived in October of 2007. Dakota's name was originally "Tanner" which I didn't think suited him one bit. I actually googled names I already liked when I named him Dakota. I googled Dakota and found out it means "trusted friend" in American Indian and it was a done deal! Love how so many of you named your kitties after streets (I would never have thought of that!), love how Mickey Mouser got his name, so cute!

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  19. Such an adorable kitten and so handsome now. Nice to learn more about how he got his name.

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    1. thanks so much! He truly was an adorable kitten......the day he arrived he strutted around here completely fearless.....he just acted like he owned the place from day one....he's still like that!

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  20. He may be crazy but he's also one cool cat! Mudpie was named Gemma at the shelter. I wanted to continue with chocolate-related names for my torties and was leaning towards Mocha but then in googling chocolate desserts I stumbled on mud pies and the name sounded so adorable (just like her) that Mudpie it was. And she answered to the name from day 1 like she loved it too!

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    1. I am sure she does because it is an ADORABLE name!! Oh and thanks about Cody!

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  21. We think Cody fits his name purrfectly. Here’s the scoop on our names...Wally was named after the mom’s dad...Ernie was named Mister at the shelter and the mom knew that name couldn’t stay...Zoey....well, mom liked the name and that was that!

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  22. Cody may be crazy but you know you wouldn't want him any other way! Flynn used to loves his belly being tickled and his paws massaged.

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    1. you are exactly right! I wouldn't want him any other way! I love that Flynn was so similar to Cody in that way xoxo

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  23. Thank you for this post. We love knowing the origins of kitties names.

    Emma was named for Emma Watson who was playing Hermione in Harry Potter movies. When Emma was adopted, I thought Hermione will be a good name for her, but she did not look like a Hermione, so she became Emma.

    Buster was an easy choice. It was October 2010 and the San Francisco Giants was gunning for their first World Series championship after some 50+ years and they have a spectacular rookie catcher named Buster Posey. Buster kitty is orange and the Giants wear Orange and Black so easy peasy naming him.

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    1. I am loving how Emma got her name! I LOVE Emma Watson!! Ohhh I just read how Buster got his name too!! (I think that was the year the Giants beat the Tigers wasn't it???) I LOVE IT!!

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  24. My Bday hop was set up by Rosy, Arty and Jakey's mom she his it up til 3/13 at 11:50 pm Pacific time....so feel free to join in later if that is a better time for you.
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. I will try and participate on Sunday...will see......

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  25. The name Cody is perfect and I can't envision him with any other name! I love the Urban Dictionary definition. And I don't think I'd ever seen a kitten picture of him. What a cutie!!!! And he still is one, too.

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  26. Cody is certainly unique.
    Raven's name is pretty obvious - she has feathery, black fur. :-)

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  27. We love Cody's name, and it suits him well. As far as being different? It's what makes Cody, Cody! :)

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  28. Groucho our first kitty came with that name...cause he was born on Groucho Marx birthday, Oct 2...which is also our first son's B'day...and Suki also...now what does that all mean?? Who knows, MOL!
    Kitty Number two was Simba, named for one of the Lions in The Lion King, but he was no lion...he was a love bug, a puppy-cat. He fetched and did tricks.
    Suki was named for a kitty that my sister knew...actually she was Suki Layla, cause she was a very dark seal point.(Layla means dark beauty.)
    Toki was named after Tom Kitten, from Beatrice Potter. Later I met another Toki, his mom was from S Korea where Toki means little rabbit.Who knew!!
    Minko was named like this:
    Oh MY! You are so stinky and wet, you are a little stinky-minky! Which became Minko.
    Pipo is named after a kitty that an Aunt had in the Netherlands, many years ago. I always heard about him, cause he would jump into my Mom's suitcase...and she did not much care for kitties, MOL!!!

    Cody is a good name for him, for sure!

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    1. Ha about Groucho!! Love it!! I should have known Groucho was a Libra because I am too and I am CERTAINLY a GROUCH! There is a lot of Libra energy in your home! LMAO about how Minko was named! You were so creative with your names, love it!

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  29. This is a very cool day, but we don't have a story behind our names. We were named in the shelter, and Mommy liked our names so she kept them. She figured if someone took the time to name us cute names we should keep them.

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  30. Cody, you have a perfect name, it suits you.
    My name is Hisia because my human likes this name. She choose me before I have a name. As I am a pure breed cat and I live in France, my name had to begin with an "H" (the letter for 2012. I was born in 2012). Her Aby before me was called Iounnou. So she wanted a name that begin with the sound "I" (in french it sounds like your "E").
    I have a second name.It's Hetep. It's my breeder who gave it to me. Hetep was an Egyptian Princess (mother of Kheops). And I am an Egyptian Princess...
    Ronrons
    Hisia

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    1. Oh YES you ARE an Egyptian Princess and I LOVED learning about how you got your name! I never knew that "H" was the letter for 2012, that is so interesting!

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  31. I like the name Cody.....could be boy or girl, although to moi it sounds male. I was named Shoko by dad. Mom was wandering around calling me, "little one". It was enough to make a kitty gag. Shoko, dad thought meant daughter or little girl. It really means the daughter of Sho, in Japanese. Go figure!

    Loved seeing Kali on your sidebar. A much appreciated tribute to her.

    Shoko

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  32. I named my doggie Zoe ~ because it means 'life' in Greek and I always liked the name

    Love your beautiful cat ~ great photos and it helps to be 'crazy' in this mad, mad world!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. I LOVE ALL THINGS GREEK! Never knew "Zoe" means "life" in Greek and I LOVE IT!!!

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  33. Cody we think your name suits you to a C!! Heeheehee.
    And we don't think you are crazy at all! You are really well adjusted and also really, really adorable with your little mug face :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  34. We'd say Cody is "unique" not "crazy". :) Either way, he's adorable, and his name seems perfect for him!

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