Daphne: What's In A Name?

Instagrammed Daphne

Today at the Tabby Cat Club, they are hosting an event called "What's In A Name?" where they are asking to know the origin of our names.  Daphne and Chloe were originally supposed to be called Elizabeth and Mary, but those names didn't really fit.  Can you imagine Daphne as a Betty?  Chloe as Mary?

Chloe & Daphne

After searching for some names that were more unique and more fitting, the focus of the name search was on Chloe's calico beauty.  Names like Callie and Cleo were bantered about, until Chloe was decided upon.  Researching for famous Chloes in duos led to discovering music for the operetta "Daphnis and Chloe."  The music wasn't very appealing, and the story didn't exactly fit (ancient Greek kids abandoned in the wilderness, raised as shepherds, almost get raped and abducted by pirates, then find love with each other), but the name Daphnis was adopted to Daphne, and that's how Daphne and Chloe got named.

Relaxing Daphne

Mo and The Purries


  1. yea...we likes Chloe N Daphne WAY better !!! we getted R names coz gram paw dude's fav o rite food oh all times wuz tuna in sauce ;)

    guess itza good thing him dinna like liver N onionz !!

  2. I think those names fit them perfectly!

  3. We really like how you went about getting the names :)
    We like Daphne. She is also very pretty :)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  4. We think these names fit much better than Betty and Mary, too! Happy Tuesday, kittehz!

  5. It's always so interesting to hear how we got our names.

    We're sorry we haven't visited in a while. Mom Paula has been recuperating from her surgery and working too hard. We think we need to hire a new mom.

    Truffle and Brulee

  6. Have a nice Tuesday!


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