Thursday, August 16, 2012

Aloyisius, You're Delicious

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I assigned the surname "Petrie" to our beautiful bunch,  and Mari was the chosen one who got to select the first name for this tabby fellow.

From Mari:

The beautiful tabby boy's name is an easy one for me: Aloysius Rosebud (are you horrified yet?)

Aloysius is a family name and when you said he's sweet and roly-poly AND outgoing that was an obvious choice--well, maybe except for the sweet part. 

Pronouncing that is much easier than it looks: Al-uh-WISH-us (you can call him Al). And Rosebud for two reasons--he looks like a girl (not a sled) and is a reference to the old Dick VanDyke show. Ritchie's middle name was Rosebud: from wikipedia: Richard "Ritchie" Rosebud Petrie, Rob's and Laura's son. (His middle name is an acronym for "Robert Oscar Sam Edward Benjamin Ulysses David," all members of Rob's and Laura's families.) 

 I bet you wished you'd pulled another name out of the naming pool!

Nope Mari, I'm glad I picked your name!   I LOVE your choice.  It's perfect for our pretty little boy.

Aloysius Rosebud Petrie, how do you do?

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42 comments:

  1. What a delicious dish!

    (First person to get that is permitted to smack me for bad jokes.)

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  2. Oh Aloyisius, I want to snorgle that beautiful spotty tummy. That name is perfect for such a beautiful little boy.

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  3. Such a big name for such a little guy :)
    I love the whole pedigree of the name..

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  4. You can call him Wishus for short. Sweet little face.

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  5. Best. Name. Ever. Nice work, Mari.

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  6. Oh my goodness, belly speckles. Extra delicious, Aloyisius!

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  7. It is a PERFECT name! And I almost fell off my chair when I saw the brown and spots on his belly! I think I might faint from the cute overload... :-)

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  8. With the sweetest little nose ever, this is a perfect name for this wonderful boy. Mari, that is a great pick. And I do remember the episode on Dick Van Dyke when they explained to Ritchie why his middle name was Rosebud. Oh, for the days when TV was so much better!!

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  9. i love the name it really fits his handsome face!!

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  10. So, so, so gushingly cute. You don't mail kittens, right?

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  11. He is by far the prettiest kitten I have ever seen!!! I love the name.

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  12. Oh my goodness, I love the name. I want to fly across the country and take this boy home! Laurie, you better watch! I think they're going to be pounding down your door to get to this sweet boy. (SWOON!)

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  13. He is so stunning!

    Amazing name choice Mari. Well done!

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  14. I want him. :)
    I _love_ the name, Mari! Perfect!!

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  15. How do you do? Better if me tummy got rubbed...Greetings Aloysuis! On this National Tell A Bad Joke Day

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    1. Just based upon Aloysius' expression of horror in the last photo, I'm thinking Laurie told the little guy his name. I wonder if he thinks it is just a bad joke?

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  16. Aloysius Rosebud is a kitty supermodel. He might be the most gorgeous boy kitty in history. Look at him pose for the camera.

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  17. I am absolutely in love with his belly spots.

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  18. What a wonderful name for this pretty pretty kitty! I'll call him Al, but only if you call me Betty (sorry - had to, it bein National Bad Joke Day and all!).

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    1. Love it! And now I have the song running through my head which is pleasant.

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    2. Hehe...yeah, I was shocked no one has said it yet.

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    3. Hey, no one got mine either. Either that or everyone ignored it because it was lame (this is a distinct possibility).

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    4. I'm a bit ashamed to admit I don't get yours... There goes my bad-joke-street-cred!

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    5. Dish was a take on the last name, as in Petrie/petri dish.

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    6. Ahahaha! Amazing! I hang my head in shame for not gettin it. But truly, well played.

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  19. Oh no Mari, that look is when Laurie told him how to SPELL Aloysius...

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  20. I absolutely love the Dick Van Dyke Show reference, such a great show! And I think I even remember the Rosebud episode. Great name all around!

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  21. Are we sure he's a he? He looks sort of like a tortie and white cat with three colors--black, orange and white. So doesn't that mean he's probably a she?

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  22. Others on here are much better name-choosers than I would ever be - I'd just want to call him Mr. Floofypants!

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  23. His name is delightfully offbeat, and I love the Dick Van Dyke Show reference. Well done, Mari!

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  24. What a perfect name! Reading how it can be shortened to "Al" made me laugh; it's just so fitting. Sweet little man...

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  25. That nose just begs to be beeped (okay, they ALL beg to be beeped). :)

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  26. A lovely name for a lovely boy. Good job Mari!

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  27. That kitten is ridiculous. I second the "Wishus" nickname.

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  28. What a wonderful name...for a wonderful floofy boy!

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  29. Lily and Siam's mommyAugust 16, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Isn't there sort-of a French song about Aloyisius? :o)

    Aloyisius, gentile Aloyisius
    Aloyisius, je te embraser

    Je t'aime, little chicken!

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  30. He's so cute, I' suspicious
    Aloysius, Aloyisius
    The name is so propitious
    Aloysius, Aloysius
    Other cats are envidious
    Aloysius, Aloysius
    For a home he is ambitious
    Aloysius, Aloysius!

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  31. Oh my...he is one handsome little man!

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  32. He is soooo fluffy! I want to hug him and cradle him in my arms and pet his paws and ear tufts forever!

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  33. Stumbled across his picture on pinterest. Complete doppelganger for my kitty. Down to the white nose and streak between the eyes and even the little ginger "freckle" by the nose!

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