Why is your cat named “Sir Henry McSquishington Fluffybutt”?
Sir — because he is truly a spoiled prince
McSquishington — a nod to our “Scottish heritage” as well as describing his best trait: being squishy
Fluffybutt — pretty self explanatory… it’s super fluffy!
But why “Henry?”
Well, when we first got him, as a kitten, he looked like this:
And I was obsessed with Paul Newman (still am) who looked like this:
Well Paul Newman is just so handsome with his gorgeous blue eyes, and his manly-yet-impish grin, and the kitten had blue eyes too!
I suggested Henry and it fit all the requirements:
- Mom wanted a boy kitten. Check.
- Dad wanted 2 syllables, ending in an “EEEE” sound. Check.
- My sister named the last cat. (Not that that was really any reason why I picked this name, but a number of names floated around).
But wait! Shouldn’t that mean his name is “Paul”?
No silly! Henry Gondorff was Paul Newman’s character in The Sting – my favourite Paul Newman film!