Monday, 30 March 2009

Mummycat Monday...

Well today the kittens turn 6 weeks old and I have decided (with at least some help from Mummy) to give the kittens their "official names" at long last... I also have a BIG announcement to make! :)

Firstly there's the kittens names and exactly what they mean:

Boy is El Zehuti, Zehuti is one of the many names of the Egyptian god Thoth. He's a born mediator who is calm in any situation!

BG is Et Seti-Ra, from the Egyptian god of storms, Set, and his companion Ra the sun god. In addition to this SeTiRa is Hebrew for contradiction, coming from the same root as the word SeTeR, meaning hidden secret. So while both the gods little Setra is named for are depicted as male, together they become contradictory and form a female name that we like to think of as our “little bit of sunshine after the storm”. On top of this as many of you know Storm was an amazing ladycat who battled lymphoma not just once but twice! We were greatly touched by her story... Since our human family has been deeply effected in the past few years by cancer, Daddy loosing his father to it and Mummy's Mum battling it at present I thought we could do with some brightness to help keep things in purrspective! :)

LG is Enta Omri, named for a beautiful Egyptian love song meaning "You are my life" famously sung by the amazing Uum Kulthum, who at her peak could sing from the 2nd octive all the way to somewhere between the 7th and 8th octives! This seems most apt as little Enta would scream higher and louder than any kitten of mine to date, right from a few days old! ;) She is also the sweetest and most loving of little girly cats... :)

Now for the big news:
Setra will be staying with us here and coming out to shows with me and then going on to have kittens of her own when she is big enough and old enough to do so! :) Yes that's right my kitty friends, you will be able to watch Setra grow up in front of your eyes via my bloggy - now isn't that going to be fun!? :)


Tom and Tama-Chan said...

What enormously exciting news! We are just thrilled to hear that BG, Setra, will be staying with you and doubtless keeping you all on your toes!


Laila and Minchie said...

That is such wonderful news! Was it hard picking which one would get to stay?

Abby Normal and Stygia said...

We are very excited about your news! It will be fun to watch Setra grow. We are sure you find ways to challenge Setra...

Ms. C feels a strange and sweet memory when she thinks of Seti, since when her family lived in Egypt for a year when she was 12, they lived on Seti Street!

Abby & Stygia

The Meezers said...

what beautiful names and how wonderfully exciting that we will get to watch one of your babies grow up!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We got all sniffly here that you named Setra, "Little Sunshine after Storm" after our blogosphere Stormie! We so liked her! What a great tribute!

TT said...

All we can do is SMILE! The mom got a bit leaky, she said dat Setra is definitely an honorable name fer da kitty, as is the other names too.

YAY!!! Concats!!


Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Very wonderful names!! It is wonderful that Setra will be living with you, she will be so much fun to watch continuing to grow.


Daisy said...

What beautiful and exotic names you chose for your bebbehs. And I love the tribute to our friend Stormie.

How exciting that Setra will stay with you! Isis, you must be so happy! It will be fun to watch her grow up.

Lux said...

That's the coolest that Setra's going to stay with you! Love the new names!

Derby said...

Very fitting names for your little ones. Nice that BG or Setra will be staying on with you. Now it will be 2 girlcats and 2 mancats.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Lovely names! We are excited your little girl will be staying with you too!

Skeezix the Cat said...

WOWIE KAZOWIE! I can't wate to watch Setra grow up!

BTW, feel free to name any kittens yoo ever have Skeezix. I think that's Ejipshun for "gots the sqwerts."

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

How lovely that one of yoor dawters will get to stay with yoo.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Isis,those are beautiful names for beautiful kittens :)
It will be so nice for you to be keeping Setra :) Watching her grow will be a pleasure too!!
Purrs Mickey

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so glad that Setra will be able to stay with you and you can watch her grow up and have babies of her own. We love the names you picked, and especially the tribute you gave to Stormie.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Princess said...

What lovely news. I am thrilled that we can see her grow.
These are perfectly wonderful names for such beautiful kittens. I am so happy for you Isis!


Boy n Beethoven said...

Wow! Great names! And that's so awesome Setra is staying! Yay!


Charlemagne and Tamar said...

What lovely and interesting names for the kittens! And we are so happy that we're going to get to see Setra grow up with you.

We love reading about the kittens!

Charlemagne and Tamar

Castle said...

Dearest Isis...we just found your message telling us that you will be naming one of the kittens in memory of our precious Stormie! This has made our Meowmies so happy... proud that Stormie is still remembered by you after almost a year since she left us.

Meowmie said she will find some time this week to email your Meowmie for a full catch up on everything.

Lots of Love
Castle and Timmy xxx