In families where pets live permanently and in more than one generation, nicknames are given to them easily, simply and habitually: there are certain skills, understanding of the animal, experience of communicating with it. This question looks much more complicated for those who brought home a small fluffy ball for the first time.
There are no general, officially and publicly introduced rules for naming cats and cats. According to the established practice, only breeders of purebred animals adhere to certain rules, and then - they apply only to this particular club. Therefore, if you buy a pedigree kitten in a certain club, from a certain breeder, with documents confirming the pedigree of an elite animal, then do not forget to ask the same breeder what you should call your purchase.
In clubs, it is customary that all animals of the same litter are called so that all names begin with one letter. But with which one? All breeders have their own "alphabet": someone has brought litters of different breeds into one alphabet, and, say, the Scottish Fold offspring will be called "A". And the next day a Persian cat lambed - all the names will be on "B". Other breeders have their own alphabet for each breed.
What to do if you bought a kitten at a pet store or received a gift from friends, just picked up a freezing animal on the street? Of course, how to call a Persian or a Siberian long-haired cat, a simple mongrel cat, is a matter of taste and preferences of each owner of the animal. Although a few tips can be voiced.
The name of the animal, to one degree or another, must be unique, applicable to this particular kitten. This can be a mention of character, habits, and then the nickname itself will be found.
On the Internet there is an interesting opinion on this matter. To the question "How to name a Persian" - one lady suggested calling the Persian cats by the names of the ancient Persian emperors: Sosipater, Belshazzar, Ashurbanipal or Tiglathpalasar. Of course, a matter of taste and preferences. Probably, such names of beloved pets also "have the right to be."