The Name Game

As most of you know, Frankie is sponsoring this Name Game and he wants us to tell how we got our names.

Mine is actually pretty boring.  When my Mom found me at the Shelter, the staff there had given me the name  Sasha, but my Mom just didn't feel like it suited me at all. So while I was off having my operashun, she was thinking about a new name for me.  When I got home, she said, HELLO STELLA, do you like your new name?  She said Stella is the Italian word for Star and that I was gonna be her star girl.  I loved the name and I still do.  I am happy to be Stella and happy to be my Mom's star!

We also have our cat, a muted tortie, who used to be named Allison.  Since my Mom thinks cats should have exotic names, Allison had to go.  She renamed her Ali Zophia.  Then, just recently, her furry good friend, Khyra, renamed her Zkhat.  We all liked that, and now we call her Zkhat all the time.

So there you have it, our names and how we got them!



Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Great names if I say so myself!

Woo are SOOOOO a Stella and so NOT a Sasha -

Just like I was NOT a Whitney -

As fur Zkhat...purrrrrfekht!

Mom often thinks of a Helen Reddy version of a song fur woo too - Stella By Starlight -


Happy FoURth of WOO-ly!

Whitney & Tallulah ;-)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh yes, definitely a Stella, a stellar Stella at that:) And Zkhat - or Ali Z. - all the same to us. Mom sort of likes the sound of Ali Zophia.

Hope you are enjoying the long weekend too.

Oh yes, definitely a Stella, a stellar Stella at that:) And Zkhat - or Ali Z. - all the same to us. Mom sort of likes the sound of Ali Zophia.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

You're definitely a Stellah (that's massachusettsian, "r's" don't exist there) kind of girl!

There is one and only one ZKhat!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We love your names!!! They are beautiful and suit you just fine!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Stella is soooo much better for you than Sasha.
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Mr. Pip said...

Stella is a lovely name. My papa is Italian so I think I tell him that Stella means star in Italian - should impress him and get me a few extra treats!

Your pal, Pip

Stella said...

From Jo:

When I was a little girl, maybe 4 or 5 (1942-43) I often had to share my room and a bed with my Mom's younger sisters. Because of this, I learned songs like Stella by Starlight, Body and Soul, Lullabye of Broadway, and many others, at a very early age. I can still sing most of them, and do sing Stella by Starlight to my girlie. Thanks for making me think of it and I put two versions on my Play List. Nice to pass these around, Whitney and Tallulah!

Huffle Mawson said...

I don't know... I kind of liked Ali Z. I wouldn't trust Khyra around cats if I were you :)

I love the name Stella because that is my official name too!

Mango said...

You must have transmitted your real name to your human through the tela patsies. Thank goodness. I would hate to see her calling you the wrong thing all the time.


Raising Addie said...

Stella is a great name!

You don't look like a Sasha to us.

Have a great holiday!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Dory and the Mama said...

We just love how you got your name Stella...you are definitely a star in our book!!

We also love Zkhat!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent names and we liked the stories. This has been fun learning everyone's name origin.

Sue said...

Ali Zophia or Zkhat. Funny how with cats it doesn't really matter much what you call them, they don't pay any attention to you anyway.

I had one cat who would meow every time you said his name. I could carry on a conversation and as long as I threw his name in every now and then, he'd answer.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello stella and zkhat its dennis the vizsla dog hay i agree yoo ar more a stella then a sasha!!! and i also like zkhat it sownds like a rapper naym is ali zophia going to go for a career chayndj??? ok bye

Bobby said...


Anonymous said...

Oh, Stella, you are Most DEFINITELY a STAR! Your mom picked just the right name for you! And I luvs Ali Zophia's/Zkhat's names. They fit her just pawfectly, too.

Wiggles & Wags,

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing the stories of your names!
Happy Independence Day!
Kisses and hugs

Piappies World said...

Hello Stella,

Happy 4th of July!

We so like your name Stella. And we see how much of a Star you are to your mom and to us as well. Adn Zhkat is such a cool name! Interesting name stories. Thanks for sharing!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Tanuki Maxx said...

Superb story! Stella you are!


Ludo van Doggy said...

You is a Stella to me! I like Ali-Zophia's name cos it very unusual and pretty.

~lickies, Ludo

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Stella
Nothing about you is boring, and certainly not your lovely name!
Toodle pip!
(Who is named after Bertie Wooster. Or is that WFTer?!)

AC said...

Love name stories! Stella, your name suits you perfectly.

KB said...

We love Ali Zophia's name. I always wondered where it came from.

And Stella, well, I think that she was made to be a Stella!!!!

I hope that you had a good weekend!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What lovely names you all have.. Stella you definitely are not a Sasha..
We love Zkhat Ali Z.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Cerberus said...

Hi Stella! I don't think your name-story is boring. It is a lovely name! I have a small friend also called Stella. She also studies in my therapy-dog-class. That name seems to suit both of you. And it was sure lucky that the human you rescued understood that your name was Stella, not Sacha. It is not funny when people dont understand what your real name is.
Kisses /Cerberus the Cool