Thursday, July 21, 2011

More cat names for Apple to consider for the next Mac OS X release

Apple uses cat names to identify its Mac OS X software releases. It’s already used Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard. The latest release – Lion – came out Wednesday.
Are they running out of cat names? Not by a long shot.
I’ve blogged several times (in jest) about other cat names that Apple could use. They include: Felix, Morris, Salem, Toonces, Hobbes and Mr. Bigglesworth. (See links at bottom.)
Here are 10 more cat names Apple could use for upcoming Mac OS X releases:

1. Rum Tum Tugger

Rum Tum Tugger is a finicky cat from the musical “Cats,” based on T.S. Eliot’s poetry book “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” And just like Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Rum Tum Tugger is never satisfied.

2. Shere Khan

Shere Khan is the powerful Bengal tiger from Walt Disney’s “The Jungle Book.”
As Disney’s largest individual shareholder, company director Jobs could use his pull to get Shere Khan as the cover cat for the next Mac OS X release. Of course, the same could be said about …

3. Figaro

Figaro is Gepetto’s cat from Disney’s “Pinocchio.”

4. Jonesy

Jonesy is Ripley’s cat from the sci-fi horror movie “Alien.” He stayed out of harm’s way and ended up being the only survivor from the spaceship Nostromo. Ripley died in the third movie.

5. Cat Cora

Celebrity chef Cat Cora can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan and look great doing it.

6. Puss in Boots

“Puss in Boots” is a French fairy tale about a cat that uses trickery and deceit to gain wealth, power and the hand of a princess in marriage for his low-born master. The character is the subject of a DreamWorks Animation movie, “Puss in Boots,” set for release in November.

7. Selina Kyle

Selina Kyle is the supervillain Catwoman from the Batman comic book and media franchise. She’s been played by Julie Newmar, Michelle Pfeiffer (pictured), Halle Berry, and soon Anne Hathaway.

8. John Cougar Mellencamp

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp used to go by John Cougar and then John Cougar Mellencamp when he first made a splash on the pop music scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

9. Cheshire Cat

The Cheshire Cat from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is known for his mischievous grin and baffling banter. He was most recently portrayed in Tim Burton’s movie “Alice in Wonderland” for Disney (pictured).

10. Cat in the Hat

“The Cat in the Hat” is one of the most popular children’s books by Dr. Seuss. It features an impish anthropomorphic cat wearing a tall, red and white-striped hat and red bow tie.

See earlier posts on the same subject:

Top 10 cat names Apple hasn’t used yet for its Mac software (Aug. 26, 2009)

More suggested Mac OS X names for Apple (Aug. 28, 2009)

Top 10 Mac OS X names Apple hasn’t used yet (Oct. 20, 2010)

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