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Welcome to Deep in the Meadow, a literate semi-AU Warrior cats roleplay site with a 200 word minimum. DitM features a sandbox play style, a stat system for character development, staff-run NPC accounts for events and encounters, and an overarching political landscape to help structure characters and interactions. Territories are refreshed, but will remain familiar to Warriors RPers. Play as a member of the four Clans or as a Clanless cat - and enjoy!

SITE NEWS

UPDATES - 4/21/18 New skin & new season! Still have some colors to update so don't be alarmed when you see that our tables and stuff are still not the right color (it's a process). Reminder that there is a large battle thread up between TC and WC, and TC needs their warriors to come help. You can find that here

UPDATES - 4/17/18 Accounts in the inactive group have now been deleted, but feel free to rejoin if you would like to. Follow the instructions in the last update to get your characters and threads back. Congratulations to the OTM winners! To view those, please click the OTM tab in the sidebar (Thanks to Rainbow for making them!). Graystar has led a group of his warriors into ThunderClan territory to stir up some trouble. Piedstar sent out reinforcements for Begoniaflame's small scouting patrol which has been ambushed, so get your ThunderClanners in the action here. Please be sure to read the information in Graystar's post first.

UPDATES - 3/31/18 The activity check has come and gone. If you find yourself deleted and wish to rejoin please feel free, and if you're in our inactive group you have two weeks to reclaim your accounts before they are deleted as well (please PM a staff member with the links to all your bios & threads you'd like moved back). Be sure to check your character's ages to see if they've moved up in the stat bracket, and if you are in need of a new name or ceremony please speak to your leader or request a name change & update your directories. Double check the apprentice & mentor list to see if anything has changed, too!

UPDATES - 3/24/18 After some careful deliberation given the delicate political situation in ThunderClan, Madelin and staff would like to congratulate Louie and Begoniaflame on getting ThunderClan deputy! Thanks to all those who took the time to apply. WindClan deputy will be open again in the near future, and don't forget that we still have some medicine cats looking for apprentices, too (if interested PM the medicine cats!).

UPDATES - 3/19/18 Thank you thank you to everyone who took the time to audition for RiverClan deputy. After much deliberation we congratulate Mountainfang (Mink) on getting the position! Remember ThunderClan deputy is still open for auditions, and WindClan deputy will be again in the near future! We still have some medicine cats looking for apprentices, too (if interested PM the medicine cats!).

UPDATES - 3/17/18 A big thank you to everyone who applied to and showed interest in the WindClan deputy position. After discussing the characters and proposed plots we congratulate Jackdawclaw (Yazsh) on getting the position. If you have any questions or would like help with your next audition you can send staff a PM or DM. If you missed out we encourage you to apply for RiverClan deputy before the deadline on March 19th and for ThunderClan deputy. WindClan deputy auditions will open up again in the near future, so keep an eye out!

UPDATES - 03/16/18 RiverClan deputy audition deadline is Monday March 19th! Please get auditions in before then if you're interested in trying out for the position. If you think you may need more time speak to staff asap and the deadline may be extended. Also, we have an activity check running until March 31st, so make sure and post in that ASAP!

UPDATES - 03/14/18 WindClan deputy audition deadline is Saturday March 17th! Please get auditions in before then if you're interested in trying out for the position. If you think you may need more time speak to staff asap and the deadline may be extended.

UPDATES - 03/12/18 Okay hold on to your hats my friends! We now have RiverClan and WindClan deputy open for auditions as well. Link to the high rank board to the left as well as in the news blurb below this one. Same rules apply as with TC deputy -- fill out the audition form and send it to all staff members.

UPDATES - 03/11/18 ThunderClan deputy is now open for auditions. Please be sure to read over the high rank info here. If interested in the position please fill out the audition form and send it to staff as well as Madelin. MCA positions are still open (info below). Keep your eyes open for an activity check in the near future too (and hopefully a new skin if Mink can find time to do a banner!). I should add, while not necessary, including plot ideas (even if they are far out) is very much helpful!

UPDATES - 02/28/18 Rainbow has opened a temporary WindClan MCA position and is asking that interested parties be open to them losing the position within a few months so be sure to have plot ideas as to how they lose the position (death, failing to save a patient, etc) and DM (discord) or PM them your ideas and a bit about the character if they don't already exist on the site. Both RiverClan and SkyClan MCA are now open as well, and those interested should PM/DM Madelin and Trick respectively with your ideas, bio links, or a little about the character's personality/history if they don't they don't yet exist on site.

UPDATES - 02/26/18 A nasty case of greencough has taken SkyClan's deputy, Orcasong. Thankfully, it hasn't shown signs of spreading to the rest of the clan yet. Sequoiastar has chosen Weaselwhisker as her new deputy (which will be officially announced during an upcoming meeting along with a few other exciting things for the clan). Also be on the lookout for more news about the war between ThunderClan and WindClan. Staff will likely start a sign up sheet in the next couple of days to assemble patrols once the ThunderClan meeting has progressed a bit further, so please get your cats' responses into that as well as finishing up your Gathering posts. Because of plot progression and the nature of our sandbox roleplay style, both WC and TC deputy positions may be opening up in the near future. We will open auditions and make additional announcements when that times comes, but go ahead and start thinking about exciting plots for your potential deputies and brush up on the requirements of the position, which are located here!

UPDATES - 01/30/18 A very special announcement! Please join us in congratulating Monument on her engagement!

UPDATES - 01/30/18 The activity check is over and those who did not post or speak to staff have been deleted or moved into our inactive group where they will remain for two weeks before being deleted themselves; bios are never deleted, but are instead moved into our archives. If you have been deleted and wish to rejoin please feel free, and if you find yourself in the inactive group you'll have to PM a staff member with links to your bios and threads to have those moved back. All cats have been aged so please check to see if your characters have moved into a new age bracket, or if they are old enough for a rank change (speak to your leader or update directories/names if that's the case). Be sure to check mentors & apprentices to see if anything has changed, and keep in mind staff is turning those who are not reliable with training threads away from both mentoring and receiving a mentor themselves until consistency can be shown. Our site gathering is still going on (it's just gotten started!) so be sure to check that out.

UPDATES - 01/23/18 Site gathering is up here. Please do not post until the leader of your cats clan has. Leaders have the right to deny a cat access to the gathering and will let those who cannot attend know. The gathering can count as one of your active threads for the activity check.

UPDATES - 01/19/18 An activity check is up here. It will run until Tuesday the 30th of January.

UPDATES - 01/17/18 In light of our near every-clan-wide ban/discouragement on apprentices staff wanted to address a few matters. We all know and can relate to the fact that training threads can get boring quickly, but we want to remind users that they don’t need to be the same old things over and over and over again; training threads can be fun, and the concepts that apply to being a warrior can be presented in fun and new ways. Linked are some threads that staff have themselves participated in that demonstrate a wide variety of different directions to tackle training threads from that range from puzzle solving, critical thinking, assassination attempts, games, and even role playing (patrols and the like can count as training threads too). 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. If you want to request a flash event you can ask a staff member or purchase one in the shop, and if you need help brainstorming ideas ask on our discord—we’re a collection of creative folk and we can certainly help one another out. In keeping training threads interesting and fun we hope to get more people signing up to do mentor.

In the same stroke we staff have also noticed a trend in that some sign their apprentices up for mentors, ask for training threads, but then never respond to them (or take months), and in the end end up purchasing apprentice passes for their apprentices to get their names on time. Going forward staff will request you skip signing up for a mentor (you can npc one instead) and just purchase the apprentice pass to save desperately needed mentors for those who will participate and complete training threads so we aren’t wasting mentors/time.

UPDATES - 01/16/18 Starvation Notices have officially gone out in ThunderClan. To prevent more, and to prevent those who have received them from worsening, get your cats out in patrols and hunting! WindClan, not far behind ThunderClan, is officially on notice of starvation, too. Don't be like ThunderClan and put off hunting threads until it's too late.

UPDATES - 01/10/18 Staff has made a slight rule change. You can find this change noted on Rule #17 on the rule sheet, and explained in more depth on the bio guide (specifically the 'history' post, which is linked in Rule #17). Direct any questions to staff. Please make sure to read this update.

UPDATES - 01/09/18 Update concerning clans and clanless cats claiming and challenging for territory. Read about that here. As our largest clan on site we're officially giving ThunderClan a starvation warning. No one is starving quite yet, but they have rumbling bellies and an empty fresh-kill pile more often than not. Get out hunting, and not just on your own territory, ThunderClan, or risk finding starvation and illness notifications in your PMs ;D

UPDATES - 01/02/18 Happy New Year! We have a lot going on on site in terms of clan meeting and exciting, drama-filled going ons. Three of our clans have meetings up, and while two are further along than the third they are still in need of reactions to either help wrap them up, or to help their leader in making her decision. Give them a look: WC, RC, & SC. Once some of these big plot threads wrap up you can expect our next site gathering to get underway.

UPDATES - 12/27/17 There has been a change in DitM's staffing team as Cheshire has had to step away to tackle that thing we call life. You can read about that here. The staff team wishes Cheshire all the best, and a huge thank you for all they've done for the site! In light of how busy we still are we've promoted Yazsh, who has been helping the staff team already with mod stuff and flash event posts, to a full member of the staff team. Be sure to give the ma warm welcome and have patience with them as they learn the ropes! With Cheshire leaving that means Palefeather's and Graystar's plots are at a stand still, but since they are all sorts of tied up into the future of the site staff will be taking on the roles for at least a short while to keep things moving smoothly. Please direct all those character's plot questions to us. Rest assured we'll be working with Cheshire if we have questions, and the sand box environment, to see these through! Have patience with staff as well as we figure out what threads need to be done and get a handle on how to best play these characters. Thank you!

UPDATES - 12/24/17 A few days later than the set date, all accounts in the inactive category have been deleted. If that's you, you're welcome to rejoin at any time; staff can always pull things from the archives for you if you would like to remake characters. Just be aware that you may need to change names or face claims if they have been used in your absence.

UPDATES - 12/21/17 A happy Winter Solstice! Our season on site has been changed to Leaf-Bare. The staff team wishes happy holidays for those celebrating!

UPDATES - 12/06/17 The activity check is over and the site has been aged! Those members who did not respond or check in with staff have been moved to the inactive category and will be deleted on 12/20. If you were moved to inactive, just message a staff member with links to the items you need replaced and the accounts you need moved. For those of you still with us, please check characters' ages and active threads so you can claim any new stats. Please also check mentors & apprentices in case you have gotten a new mentor/become a mentor! Finally, many of us need to update our bios, at the very least to reflect name, rank, and sometimes Clan changes. If I have to call people out by name I will ;).

UPDATES - 11/29/17 We have an activity check going on! Link is here. Members have until December 5th to post. Please speak to staff if you don't think you'll be able to post by then. We are doing it a bit differently this time around so please be sure to read the post completely.

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 Name Guide
Avie
 Posted: Aug 5 2016, 12:17 PM
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name guide
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In this guide you'll find a list (by no means comprehensive, but we try to keep it up to date) of some the prefixes and suffixes we will accept for Clan names here on DitM. We allow all the traditional prefixes as well as new ones that come about as a result of the Clans being in a new location and being exposed to different environments (i.e., the ocean and the prairie). If you want something that isn't on this list, please look up the definition as well as images and see if it both fits the image of the cat you are using as well as explains, or has a logical explanation as to the reason behind the name. Or, if you are unsure, ask staff in the cbox (on the sidebar) or send one of us a PM. We also take suggestions to new prefixes and suffixes if you can provide definition, who it would be used by, reasoning and suggestions. This list is incomplete and always being added to, edited and subject to change.

All explanations come with a definition of the word, a description of the cat it is used by, and name suggestions. Prefix explanations will give physical descriptions only; your cat does not have to conform exactly to the description, so long as it is similar. Prefixes are listed in alphabetical order; the best way to find a prefix for a given appearance is to use your browser's search (ctrl+F or cmd+F) and type "brown tabbies" or the like. The suffix explanations give the most common reason for receiving that suffix, along with some personality traits that usually go along with that suffix. These traits are merely suggestions based on the way cats with these name components often behave; by no means is your character required to conform to them in any way but the most basic definition of the suffix's meaning. To find suffixes for a particular trait or kind of cat, use ctrl+F and search: “medicine” for medicine cats, “lead” for leadership, "fight" for battle-talented cats, etc.

As a reminder kittens are never named for their eye color. They are born with their eyes closed, and when they do finally open about two weeks in their eyes are all blue/gray until closer to adulthood.

Sources include: Ailuronymy and this.


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 Posted: Aug 5 2016, 12:25 PM
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Prefixes
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Acorn- The fruit of an oak, consisting of a single-seeded, thick-walled nut set in a woody, cuplike base.
used by: Brown solid or brown (and white) tabby cats.
suggestions: Acorn-nose, Acornfur, Acornpelt

Adder- a small venomous Eurasian snake that has a dark zigzag pattern on its back and bears live young.
used by: Brown or dark colored tabbies.
suggestions: Adderstrike, Adderfang, Adderjaw

Agate- an ornamental stone consisting of a hard variety of chalcedony, typically banded in appearance.
used by: Brown and ginger striped tabbies, torbies and calicos with tabby markings in their fur.
suggestions: Agatefur, Agatetooth, Agatestripe

Alder- a widely distributed tree of the birch family that has toothed leaves.
used by: Brown or dark brown tabbies.
suggestions: Alderfoot, Alderclaw, Alderleaf

Amber- the honey-yellow color typical of amber (amber being fossilized tree resin, sometimes with insects or other things preserved inside).
used by: Yellow/ginger/buff tabbies, also torbies or calicoes with lots of orange or yellow, or cats that are largely solid yellow/ginger/buff (like some Abysinnians).
suggestions: Ambertail, Ambercloud, Amberheart

Ant- tiny black, brown, or red insect, usually with a sting, that lives in complex social colonies.
used by: Invariably small cats, ranging from black to dark brown to very dark ginger.
suggestions: Ant-talon, Ant-tail, Antwhisker

Antler- one of the branched horns on the head of an adult (usually male) deer, which are made of bone and are grown and cast off annually.
used by: Brown, cream, or cats with chocolate points. Brown tabbies.
suggestions: Antlerheart, Antlernose, Antlerbelly

Apple- roundish fruit, growing on trees and usually having red or green skin and crisp flesh.
used by: Ginger or golden cats, regardless of shade; less commonly red-brown cats or calicos due to the vibrant shades apples can come in.
suggestions: Appleclaw, Applefang, Appletalon

Ash- a silver-grey barked tree with compound leaves.
used by: Silver or grey cats, possibly with tabby markings. Note that while cats can be named after the other sense of ash (the remains of something that has been burned), ash would be associated with fire and could have negative connotations.
suggestions: Ashcall, Ashpelt, Ashflower

Aspen- a poplar tree with grey bark and rounded, long-stalked, coarsely toothed leaves that tremble easily.
used by: Grey cats with either dappled or tabby markings.
suggestions: Aspenstream, Aspenflower, Aspenface

Aster- a plant in the daisy family with bright flowers, usually purple, blue, or pink but sometimes white, and bright yellow centers.
used by: White cats, or any cat with a lot of white; torbies, calicos, many kinds of points, etc. Also pale blue-grey/grey cats.
suggestions: Asterpelt, Asterstripe, Asterfur

Auburn- a reddish brown color.
used by: Ginger or red cats of any pattern.
suggestions: Auburncloud, Auburnheart, Auburnface

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Badger- a heavily built, nocturnal mammal with a grey, black and white coat.
used by: Black and grey cats with some white, usually large.
suggestions: Badgerstep, Badgerclaw, Badgerfur

Bark- the tough outer protective shell around the trunk, branches and twigs of a tree or woody shrub.
used by: Brown cats of any pattern, generally, although bark is very general; there is brown bark, silver bark, grey bark -- it's often better to name a cat a little more specifically with a prefix of an actual tree.
suggestions: Barkwhisker, Barktail, Barknose

Bat- a mainly nocturnal mammal capable of sustained flight with membranous wings.
used by: Brown cats, can be mixed with red or grey, also black cats.
suggestions: Batwing, Batleaf, Batclaw

Bay- an evergreen shrub with dark green leaves and purple berries OR a broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward.
used by: Brown or grey cats (with or without white), perhaps tabbies.
suggestions: Bayfur, Bayleaf, Baythorn

Bayou- a marshy outlet of a lake or river.
used by: Most commonly long-haired neutral colored cats, especially brown and silver
suggestions: Bayoufur, Bayoutail, Bayouear

Bear- a large, heavy mammal with thick fur and a very short tail.
used by: Large cats, usually brown or black.
suggestions: Bearstep, Bearclaw, Bearpelt

Beaver- a large semiaquatic broad-tailed rodent that gnaws through trees to build dams.
used by: Darker brown cats, especially with oily coats and almost invariably large.
suggestions: Beavertooth, Beaverclaw, Beaverstep

Beech- a large tree with smooth grey bark and glossy leaves.
used by: Grey cats, perhaps with light tabby markings, though solid colors are more likely. Beech- cats are probably somewhat larger, though they don’t have to be.
suggestions: Beechtail, Beechleaf, Beechpelt

Bee- an insect of a large group to which the honeybee belongs, among others.
used by: Golden brown tabbies, possibly smaller than average but not required.
suggestions: Beestrike, Beewhisker, Beestripe

Beetle- an insect (typically) distinguished by hard forewings that protect the hindwings and abdomen
used by: Dark brown or black cats. As with many insect names, cats could be smaller than usual, but not necessarily.
suggestions: Beetlefur, Beetlestep, Beetleflower

Bent- sharply curved or having an angle.
used by: Name-change cats with injuries that cause various body parts to appear bent. Not used at birth (punishment name).
suggestions: Bent-tail, Bentfoot, Bentleg

Berry- a small roundish juicy fruit without a stone.
used by: Black, blue, or ginger/red cats.
suggestions: Berrypelt, Berrytail, Berryface

Big- of considerable size, extent, or intensity.
used by: Large cats of any pelt or eye color.
suggestions: Bigfoot, Bigtooth, Bigclaw

Birch- a slender, fast growing tree with gray, silvery, or white bark that is often peeling.
used by: Gray or silver cats, likely tabbies or with white. Possibly smaller or leaner.
suggestions: Birchtail, Birchwhisker, Birchflight

Bird- warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate with feathers, a beak, wings, and typically the ability to fly.
used by: Smaller/more delicate cats, of almost any appearance; reference specific bird prefixes for more detail.
suggestions: Birdwing, Birdflight, Birdtalon

Black- the very darkest color; opposite of white.
used by: Black cats, any size. Can also, less commonly, be used to call attention to a distinguishable black marking.
suggestions: Blackclaw, Blacktail, Blackfur

Blaze- a very large or fiercely burning fire.
used by: Ginger/red/yellow cats, probably with tabby markings. Also, calicoes or tortoiseshells with lots of bright orange/ginger patches.
suggestions: Blazefur, Blazeclaw, Blazeflower

Blizzard- a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility.
used by: White cats, possibly points. Note that white cats with blue eyes are more likely to be deaf.
suggestions: Blizzardpelt, Blizzardface, Blizzardclaw

Bloom- a flower, esp. one cultivated for its beauty.
used by: Calicoes, tortoiseshells, yellow/ginger/red tabbies, white cats, or blue cats. Most any appearance fits with this suffix, provided specific flowers are offered in the explanation.
suggestions: Bloomface, Bloomwhisker, Bloomfur

Blossom- a flower or mass of flowers on a tree or bush.
used by: See Bloom- above; many appearances are accepted provided specific reasoning is given.
suggestions: Blossomstep, Blossomwing, Blossomfang

Blue- the color between green and violet.
used by: Blue or blue-gray cats. Not used because the cat was born beside a body of water or under a clear blue sky.
suggestions: Bluetail, Bluefeather, Blueflower

Boar- a tusked Eurasian wild pig from which domestic pigs are descended. Generally squat and wide-set with thick, coarse fur. Come in a variety of colors.
used by: Brown/black tabbies or patched cats, those with thick set shoulders or extremely stocky cats.
suggestions: Boarfur, Boarwhisker, Boarfang

Bone- any of the pieces of hard, whitish tissue making up the skeleton in vertebrates.
used by: PUNISHMENT.
suggestions: N/A

Boulder- a large rock, typically worn smooth by erosion.
used by: Buff or brown cats, sometimes with tabby markings, invariably large cats (the prefix can also be used purely on a size basis).
suggestions: Boulderstep, Boulderclaw, Bouldertalon

Bracken- a tall fern with coarse lobed fronds.
used by: Brown tabbies, especially when their markings are distinctively numerous and curly; since cats can’t be green, Bracken- cats are named more after the golden-brown color of bracken in leaf-fall.
suggestions: Brackenclaw, Brackenpelt, Brackenflight

Bramble- a prickly scrambling vine or shrub, often the blackberry or something similar.
used by: Brown tabbies.
suggestions: Bramblestripe, Brambletooth, Brambleheart

Branch- a part of a tree that grows out from the trunk or a bough.
used by: Brown or grey tabbies, depending on the specific tree in mind.
suggestions: Branchstreak, Branchpelt, Branchwhisker

Breeze- a gentle wind.
used by: Often slender-framed, lighter colored cats with long or short fur.
suggestions: Breezepelt, Breezestep, Breezefeather

Briar- any number of scrambling, prickly shrubs.
used by: Brown tabbies; mostly the same as Bramble-.
suggestions: Briarheart, Briarflame, Briarnose

Bright- giving out or reflecting a lot of light; shining.
used by: White cats with patches of other colors, so long as the white is more than the other colors; also calicoes and tortoiseshells.
suggestions: Brightflower, Brightspots, Brightpelt

Brindle- a brownish or tawny color of animal fur, often with streaks of other color.
used by: Spotted cats, tortoiseshells, or brindle tabbies.
suggestions: Brindleheart, Brindleflame, Brindlewing

Brine- water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt.
used by: Uncommonly used. Used for cats with a ‘frosted’ look to their fur (lilac or blue siamese).
suggestions: Brinefur, Brinefrost, Brineback

Bristle- short, stiff hairs.
used by: Short-haired cats of any color, provided their fur is very short, wiry, coarse, etc.
suggestions: Bristlefur, Bristlepelt, Bristlestripe.

Broken- having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order.
used by: PUNISHMENT.
suggestions: N/A

Brook- a small stream (see stream).
used by: Brown, blue or silver colored cats often with white markings. Only used for small or lean cats.
suggestions: Brookfeather, Brookpelt, Brookwhisker

Brown- of a color produced by mixing red, yellow, and black, as of dark wood or rich soil; brown color or pigment.
used by: Brown cats, solid or marked of any coat length.
suggestions: Brown-nose, Brownfur, Brownfoot

Buck- a male deer; see deer.
used by: See deer; specific to cats deemed male at birth.
suggestions: Buckpelt, Buckstep, Buckfrost

Bush- a shrub or clump of shrubs with stems of moderate length or spread out into a thick clump.
used by: Brown tabbies, especially with long fur.
suggestions: Bushpelt, Bushfur, Bushtail

Buzzard- a large hawklike bird of prey with broad wings and a rounded tail, typically seen soaring in wide circles.
used by: Brown, ginger or dark, ruddy colored cats of any length fur. Ticked tabbies especially.
suggestions: Buzzardtalon, Buzzardwing, Buzzardeye

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Cardinal- a New World songbird of the bunting family, with a stout bill and typically with a conspicuous crest. The male is partly or mostly red in color.
used by: Brown, red, or ginger cats. Most often used for cats who have short, sleek fur.
suggestions: Cardinalfeather, Cardinal-leaf, Cardinalwing

Cedar- any of a number of conifers that typically yield fragrant, durable timber, in particular.
used by: Typically short haired brown, buff, silver or red-hued cats.
suggestions: Cedarfur, Cedarheart, Cedarfang

Char- 1) partially burn (an object) so as to blacken its surface. 2) a troutlike freshwater or marine fish of northern countries, widely valued as a food and game fish.
used by: 1) A punishment name; not used. 2) Most often black, gray or silver short-furred cats with white bellies. Less commonly red or ginger tabbies with white bellies.
suggestions: Charpelt, Charfur, Charjaw

Cherry- a small, round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red.
used by: Bright red, ginger or calico cats. Less commonly white when in reference to a cherry blossom.
suggestions: Cherryleaf, Cherryspot, Cherrypetal

Chicory- a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink.
used by: Usually soft or pale grey cats, but depending on the variety may be white or pale ginger/white patched.
suggestions: Chicorytail, Chicoryfeather, Chicorynose

Chinook- 1. a warm dry wind that blows down mountain sides; 2. a large North Pacific salmon that is an important commercial food fish.
used by: Red-brown cats with or without black markings or patterns.
suggestions: Chinookfur, Chinookspots, Chinookpetal

Chive- a perennial plant related to the onion and having slender leaves used as a seasoning.
used by:Brown or silver cats, often with long fur; especially slender, long-legged cats.
suggestions: Chiveleg, Chivenose, Chivewhisker

Cinder- any residue of combustion; Geology - coarse scoriae erupted by volcanoes; a live, flameless coal; ember; a small piece of partly burned coal or wood that has stopped giving off flames but still has combustible matter in it.
used by: Ginger tabbies, brown or black cats (or tabbies) especially with red hues in fur.
suggestions: Cinderpelt, Cindernose, Cinderstorm

Clay- a stiff, sticky fine-grained earth, typically yellow, red, or bluish-gray in color and often forming an impermeable layer in the soil. It can be molded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics.
used by: Buff, brown, ginger or blue colored cats with short fur.
suggestions: Clayfur, Claystep, Claystone

Cloud- a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground; make or become less clear or transparent.
used by: White, light grey, or silvery cats, possibly with tabby or white markings and sometimes with longer fur. Darker grey is possible, but would likely be more associated with prefixes like Storm-.
suggestions: Cloudstep, Cloudstrike, Cloudfoot

Clove- the dried flower bud of a tropical tree, used as a pungent aromatic spice.
used by: Chocolate brown cats, possibly reddish brown.
suggestions: Clovefoot, Clovewing, Clovebreeze

Clover- a herbaceous plant of the pea family that has dense, globular flower heads, and leaves that are typically three-lobed. Grown as an important fodder and rotational crop.
used by: White or very light ginger/golden cats, also perhaps flame points.
suggestions: Clovertail, Cloverface, Cloverwing

Condor- a large New World vulture with a bare head and mainly black plumage, living in mountainous country and spending much time soaring.
used by: Dark brown or black cats, possibly with subtle tabby markings and usually large.
suggestions: Condorpelt, Condorstrike, Condorwing

Cotton- a soft white fibrous substance that surrounds the seeds of a tropical and subtropical plant and is used as textile fiber and thread for sewing.
used by: White cats, perhaps with longer fur.
suggestions: Cottonfur, Cottonflower, Cottonfeather

Cougar- a large North American wild cat with a plain tawny to greyish coat.
used by: Tawny, light brown, or greyish brown cats, possibly with a few black or white markings. Often larger.
suggestions: Cougarstep, Cougarfang, Cougarstrike

Coyote- a wolflike wild dog native to North America.
used by: Grey or greyish brown cats, likely with white and possibly ticked. Possibly larger, but recall how lean the coyote usually looks.
suggestions: Coyotefoot, Coyotewhisker, Coyotenose

Crag- a steep or rugged cliff or rock face.
used by: Lighter brown, greyish brown, reddish brown, or grey cats, possibly with tabby markings or with white, often larger.
suggestions: Cragfur, Cragclaw, Cragstone

Crane-a tall, long-legged, long-necked bird, typically with white or gray plumage and often with tail plumes and patches of bare red skin on the head. Cranes are noted for their elaborate courtship dances.
used by: Cats with white or light grey fur. Often long-haired but not always with long, elegant legs or bodies.
suggestions: Cranefur, Cranestep, Cranefeather

Cream- the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid that rises to the top when milk is left to stand and that can be eaten as an accompaniment to desserts or used as a cooking ingredient; the color of cream.
used by: White or cream colored cats, also possibly points or lightly colored Siamese. Used likely not in reference to cream you’d eat with strawberries, but the color.
suggestions: Creamstripe, Creamfur, Creamflower

Creek- a stream, brook, or minor tributary of a river.
used by: Lighter brown cats of any shade, possibly with white or with tabby markings; less commonly blue or silvery-grey cats.
suggestions: Creeknose, Creekheart, Creekstorm

Cricket- an insect related to the grasshoppers. The male produces a characteristic rhythmical chirping sound.
used by: Light brown, dark brown, or black cats, likely smaller.
suggestions: Cricketwhisker, Cricketnose, Cricketstep

Crooked- bent or twisted out of shape or out of place.
used by: 1. When given as a kit, this is a punishment name and not used. 2. Used as a name change prefix for cats whose injuries drastically change them.
suggestions: Crookedjaw, Crookedtail, Crookedleg

Crow- a large perching bird with mostly glossy black plumage, a heavy bill, and a raucous voice.
used by: Black cats.
suggestions: Crowthroat, Crow-wing, Crowflight

Currant- a shrub that produces small edible black, red, or white berries.
used by: Black, ginger, white, calico, and tortoiseshell cats
suggestions: Currantflower, Currantpatch, Currantclaw

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Daisy- a small grassland plant that has flowers with a yellow disk and white rays. It has given rise to many ornamental garden varieties.
used by: Often used for those with light colored pelts, tabby or solid.
suggestions: Daisyheart, Daisyfur, Daisynose

Dandelion- a widely distributed weed of the daisy family, with a rosette of leaves, bright yellow flowers followed by globular heads of seeds with downy tufts, and stems containing a milky latex.
used by: More often used by cats, typically ginger, with longer fur.
suggestions: Dandelionfeather, Dandeliondust, Dandeliontooth

Dapple- marked with spots or rounded patches; a patch or spot of color or light.
used by: Cats with spots or round patched markings; rarely by calicos.
suggestions: Dapplestream, Dappleleaf, Dapplestorm

Dark- a dark color or shade.
used by: Dark colored cats, especially brown, black or dark grey.
suggestions: Darkfur, Darkclaw, Darkstrike

Dawn- the first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise.
used by: Lighter colored cats or calicos.
suggestions: Dawncloud, Dawnflower, Dawnpelt

Deer- a hoofed grazing or browsing animal.
used by: Predominantly light brown or buff cats, often with lighter bellies.
suggestions: Deerstep, Deerpelt, Deerleg

Dew- tiny drops of water that form on cool surfaces at night, when atmospheric vapor condenses.
used by: Lighter colored cats, typically silvery-grey, usually ticked or lightly dappled.
suggestions: Dewspots, Dewflower, Dewnose

Dove- a stocky seed- or fruit-eating bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice. Doves are generally smaller and more delicate than pigeons, but many kinds have been given both names.
used by: White or cream colored cats, possibly points. Usually small and slender.
suggestions: Doveface, Dovepelt, Dovewhisker

Down- soft fine fluffy feathers that form the first covering of a young bird or an insulating layer below the contour feathers of an adult bird.
used by: Cats with long, fluffy, soft fur, often light colored: light grey, buff, white, cream, light brown.
suggestions: Downfur, Downfeather, Downfoot

Duck- a waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait.
used by: White cats; brown or grey cats with white and/or black markings; brown cats with ticking or tabby markings.
suggestions: Duckfur, Duckwing, Duckwhisker

Dune-a mound or ridge of sand or other loose sediment formed by the wind, especially on the sea coast or in a desert.
used by: Buff or light brown cats.
suggestions: Dunebreeze, Dunewind, Dunefur

Dusk- the darker stage of twilight.
used by: Dark grey cats, possibly ticked, with white, or with tabby markings.
suggestions: Duskpelt, Duskfoot, Dusktail

Dust- fine, dry powder consisting of tiny particles of earth or waste matter lying on the ground or on surfaces or carried in the air.
used by: Buff or light/medium brown cats, possibly ticked, tabbies, or with white.
suggestions: Dust-tail, Dust-streak, Dustflower

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Eagle- a large bird of prey with a massive hooked bill and long broad wings, renowned for its keen sight and powerful soaring flight.
used by: Almost exclusively brown and white tabbies; typically larger.
suggestions: Eagletalon, Eaglecry, Eaglewing

Ebony- heavy blackish or very dark brown timber from a mainly tropical tree.
used by: Dark, brown or black, furred cats; often without white markings.
suggestions: Ebonypelt, Ebonystone, Ebonyclaw

Elk- a red deer of a large race native to North America.
used by: Large cats with red or dark brown fur.
suggestions: Elkcry, Elkstride, Elkflight

Elm- a tall deciduous tree that typically has rough serrated leaves and propagates from root suckers.
used by: Brown tabbies, often large in size.
suggestions: Elmleg, Elmclaw, Elmfoot

Ember- a small piece of burning or glowing coal or wood in a dying fire.
used by: Bright ginger or red cats, typically tabbies with or without white; sometimes calicos with little white.
suggestions: Emberfur, Emberflame, Emberstorm

Ermine- a stoat (see stoat), especially when in its white winter coat; a stout-bodied moth that has cream or white wings with black spots, and a very hairy caterpillar.
used by: Light colored, often white or cream, cats with few or no markings.
suggestions: Erminetail, Erminefur, Erminenose

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Falcon- a diurnal bird of prey with long pointed wings and a notched beak, typically catching prey by diving on it from above.
used by: Mostly commonly light or dark grey tabbies with or without white; less commonly brown tabbies with white or white cats with gray markings.
suggestions: Falconwing, Falcontalon, Falconstrike

Fawn- a light yellowish-brown color; a young deer in its first year.
used by: Light brown or buff tabbies, sometimes solid cats with or without white markings
suggestions: Fawnspots, Fawnstep, Fawnpelt

Feather- any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs; float, move, or wave like a feather.
used by: Slender cats with long, fine fur.
suggestions: Featherbreeze, Featherstep, Featherfur

Fen- a low and marshy or frequently flooded area of land.
used by: For brown cats, especially those with long, shaggy hair.
suggestions: Fenfur, Fenpelt, Fentail

Fern- a flowerless plant that has feathery or leafy fronds and reproduces by spores released from the undersides of the fronds. Ferns have a vascular system for the transport of water and nutrients.
used by: Brown or silver tabbies with longer fur.
suggestions: Ferntail, Fernleaf, Fernfeather

Finch- a seed-eating songbird that typically has a stout bill and colorful plumage.
used by: Nearly all coat colors are acceptable as finches come in a variety of colors; cats with black ticking; black band or stripe markings; commonly small, stout or stocky of build.
suggestions: Finchfeather, Finchsong, Finchstripe

Fir- an evergreen coniferous tree with upright cones and flat needle-shaped leaves, typically arranged in two rows. Firs are an important source of timber and resins.
used by: Brown tabbies with long fur and black or darker stripes.
suggestions: Firpelt, Firwhisker, Firtail

Fire- combustion or burning, in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke.
used by: Bright ginger cats.
suggestions: Fireheart, Firefang, Firefern

Fish- a limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins and living wholly in water.
used by: Silver or neutral colored cats with spotted patterns; I would prefer you use specific species of fish rather than the generic ‘fish’ term as there are too many varieties to properly justify using ‘fish’ as a prefix where specific species can be used to justify name reasons based on appearance.
suggestions: Fishtail, Fishsplash, Fishpelt

Fissure- a long, narrow opening or line of breakage made by cracking or splitting, especially in rock or earth.
used by: Punishment name.
suggestions: N/A.

Flower- the seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are typically surrounded by a brightly colored corolla (petals) and a green calyx (sepals).
used by: Bright, colorful furred cats; calicos; tabbies; feminine cats; like fish you can use specific flower names to better describe appearance.
suggestions: Flowerpelt, Flowerpool, Flowernose

Fog- a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface that obscures or restricts visibility (to a greater extent than mist; strictly, reducing visibility to below 1 km).
used by: Typically white cats or very light grey.
suggestions: Fogstep, Fogcloud, Fogpelt

Frog- a tailless amphibian with a short squat body, moist smooth skin, and very long hind legs for leaping.
used by: Those with earth-toned fur colors; short, sleek fur.
suggestions: Froglegs, Frogleap, Frogsong

Frost- a deposit of small white ice crystals formed on the ground or other surfaces when the temperature falls below freezing.
used by: White cats; white cats with ‘dusty’ silver markings; silver or blue tabbies
suggestions: Frostfur, Frostfang, Frostgaze

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Gale- a very strong wind; a storm at sea.
used by: Gray; light gray; dark gray or black tabbies; typically those with long fur.
suggestions: Galestrike, Galeclaw, Galefur

Ginger- (chiefly of hair or fur) of a light reddish-yellow or orange-brown color.
used by: Ginger colored tabbies (with or without white); solid reddish-brown cats.
suggestions: Gingerpelt, Gingerstorm, Gingerpool

Gold/en- a deep lustrous yellow or yellow-brown color.
used by: Buff tabbies; ginger tabbies; light brown or very light red-brown cats.
suggestions: Goldfur, Goldenpelt, Goldenpoppy

Goose- a large waterbird with a long neck, short legs, webbed feet, and a short broad bill. Generally geese are larger than ducks and have longer necks and shorter bills.
used by: Light grey-brown tabbies with lighter bellies; Grey-brown solid cats with white or black markings.
suggestions: Goosefoot, Goosefeather, Goosefur

Gopher- a burrowing rodent with fur-lined pouches on the outside of the cheeks, found in North and Central America.
used by: Ginger or buff cats
suggestions: Gopherstep, Gopherclaw, Gopherflower

Granite- a very hard, granular, crystalline, igneous rock consisting mainly of quartz, mica, and feldspar and often used as a building stone.
used by: Gray, silver, or black tabbies; ticked tabbies.
suggestions: Granitepelt, Granitetooth, Graniteclaw

Grass- vegetation consisting of typically short plants with long narrow leaves, growing wild or cultivated on lawns and pasture, and as a fodder crop.
used by: those with spikey, long fur; patched colors; torties, tabbies and calicos
suggestions: Grasschaser, Grasspelt, Grasstail

Gray/Grey- Colors between that of black and white.
used by: Solid gray cats or those with tabby markings.
suggestions: Graytail, Greyflower, Grayfur

Grouse- A brown bird with dark mottled feathers, males with a distinct white chest.
used by: Brown tabbies with possibly white chests.
suggestions: Grousecall, Grousefeahter, Grousestep

Gull- a long-winged, web-footed seabird with a raucous call, typically having white plumage with a gray or black mantle.
used by: White cats; light gray or silver cats; rarely with black banded markings.
suggestions: Gullfeather, Gullcry, Gullwing


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Hail- pellets of frozen rain that fall in showers from cumulonimbus clouds.
used by: White or light grey cats, possibly with white or tabbies.
suggestions: Hailclaw, Hailcloud, Hailwhisker

Hare- a fast-running, long-eared mammal that resembles a large rabbit, having long hind legs and occurring typically in grassland or open woodland.
used by: Light brown, brown, greyish-brown, or light grey cats, likely with white or lighter colored underbellies.
suggestions: Harefoot, Hareflight, Harestreak

Hawk- a diurnal bird of prey with broad rounded wings and a long tail, typically taking prey by surprise with a short chase.
used by: Brown cats, possibly reddish-brown or grey-brown, sometimes ticked or dappled; tabbies if the stripes are subtle; mostly brown tortoiseshells.
suggestions: Hawkfeather, Hawktalon, Hawkfang

Hawthorn- a thorny shrub or tree of the rose family, with white, pink, or red blossoms and small dark red fruits (haws). Native to north temperate regions, it is commonly used for hedges.
used by: White, ginger, calico, or tortoiseshell cats
suggestions: Hawthornheart, Hawthorntail, Hawthornpelt

Haze- a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles.
used by: Light grey dappled or ticked cats, much like Fog- or Mist-.
suggestions: Hazepelt, Hazeclaw, Hazeheart

Hazel- 1. a temperate shrub or small tree with broad leaves, bearing prominent male catkins in spring and round hard-shelled edible nuts in autumn. 2. a reddish-brown or greenish-brown color.
used by: Light brown or reddish brown cats.
suggestions: Hazelfoot, Hazelfur, Hazelwhisker

Heather- purple-flowered Eurasian heath that grows abundantly on moorland and heathland. Many ornamental varieties have been developed.
used by: Pale grey or light ginger cats.
suggestions: Heatherface, Heatherstep, Heatherleaf

Heavy- of great weight; difficult to lift or move; of great density; thick or substantial.
used by: Large cats of any appearance; note this is a rather odd prefix and suffixes fit better when they correlate somehow.
suggestions: Heavyclaw, Heavystrike, Heavystep

Heron- a large fish-eating wading bird with long legs, a long S-shaped neck, and a long pointed bill.
used by: Grey, light grey, and blue cats, sometimes with black and/or white markings. Usually slender and long-legged.
suggestions: Heronleg, Heronfeather, Heronwhisker

Hickory- a chiefly North American tree of the walnut family that yields useful timber and typically bears edible nuts.
used by: Darker brown cats, sometimes tabbies.
suggestions: Hickoryleaf, Hickorynose, Hickoryclaw

Hollow- having a hole or empty space inside.
used by: PUNISHMENT.
suggestions: N/A

Holly- a widely distributed shrub, typically having prickly dark green leaves, small white flowers, and red berries.
used by: Red/dark ginger cats or white cats. Like Cherry-, this can refer to the berries or the flowers.
suggestions: Hollyleaf, Hollyfoot, Hollyfang

Honey- a sweet, sticky, yellowish-brown fluid made by bees and other insects from nectar collected from flowers.
used by: Golden brown cats, sometimes tabbies but not necessarily.
suggestions: Honeyflower, Honeystripe, Honeyheart

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Ice- frozen water; a brittle, transparent crystalline solid.
used by: White cats. Note that blue eyes on a white cat are rare and these cats are more likely to be deaf.
suggestions: Iceclaw, Icenose, Icewing

Ivy- a woody evergreen Eurasian climbing plant, typically with shiny, dark green, five-pointed leaves.
used by: Dark cats, either dark grey or dark brown (even black), often a tabby.
suggestions: Ivystripe, Ivyleaf, Ivyclaw

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Jasmine- an Old World shrub or climbing plant with fragrant white flowers, popular as an ornamental.
used by: White cats, named for the jasmine plant’s flowers.
suggestions: Jasmineface, Jasminetail, Jasminecloud

Jay- a bird of the crow family with bold plumage, typically having blue feathers in the wings or tail.
used by: Light grey-brown cats, perhaps with black, grey, or white markings.
suggestions: Jaywing, Jaycall, Jayflight

Juniper- an evergreen shrub or small tree bearing berrylike cones, many with aromatic cones or foliage.
used by: Grey-blue or blue cats, sometimes with tabby markings.
suggestions: Juniperleaf, Juniperclaw, Juniperstreak

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Kestrel- a small falcon that hovers on rapidly beating wings while searching for prey on the ground; usually grey or grey-brown in color.
used by: Grey or grey-brown cats, sometimes tabbies, usually smaller than average.
suggestions: Kestrelstrike, Kestrelwing, Kestreltalon

Kite- a medium to large long-winged bird of prey that typically has a forked tail.
used by: Reddish brown cats, probably with spots or tabby stripes.
suggestions: Kitewing, Kitefeather, Kitecall

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Lake- a large body of water surrounded by land.
used by: Gray cats, possibly with tabby stripes or white areas.
suggestions: Lakefur, Lakespots, Lakepelt

Larch- a coniferous tree with bunches of deciduous bright green needles.
used by: Silvery cats with long fur
suggestions: Larchfeather, Larchwhisker, Larchfur

Lark- a songbird with streaked brown plumage and a dark crest on their chest.
used by: Brown tabbies, especially with darker stripes.
suggestions: Larksong, Larkwing, Larkflight

Lavender- an aromatic shrub with narrow leaves and blueish purple flowers.
used by: Blueish gray cats, especially those with longer or thinner fur.
suggestions: Lavenderpelt, Lavendertail, Lavendernose

Leaf- a flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and bladelike, that is attached to a stem directly or via a stalk. Leaves are the main organs of photosynthesis and transpiration.
used by: Slender, lean cats; earth-tones; calico; tortie in color.
suggestions: Leafclaw, Leafpelt, Leafpool

Leopard- a large yellow-brown cat with dark spots.
used by: Golden brown tabbies and/or with spots.
suggestions:Leopardfoot, Leopardheart, Leopardstride

Lichen- a simple slow-growing plant that typically forms a low crustlike, leaflike, or branching growth on rocks, walls, and trees.
used by: Wiry gray, ginger, or calico cats, most likely solid or with light stripes.
suggestions: Lichenpelt, Lichenclaw, Lichenstreak

Light- pale, whitish, or not deep or dark in color; illumination
used by: Any cat with light-toned fur.
suggestions: Lightfall, Lightstep, Lightbelly

Lilac- a shrub with violet, pink, or white blossoms.
used by: White, lighter gray, or cream colored cats.
suggestions: Lilacblossom, Lilacvoice, Lilacpetal

Lily- a bulbous plant with large trumpet-shaped, typically fragrant, flowers on a tall, slender stem.
used by: Light or cream colored cats, sometimes gingers, preferably slender.
suggestions: Lilypad, Lilyfoot, Lilyfrond

Lion- a large, solid golden-brown cat with a fluffy brown mane.
used by: Larger golden or ginger cats, preferably with solid pelts.
suggestions: Lioncry, Lionstrike, Lionfang

Little- below average in size.
used by: Small cats, runts of the litter, or those with peculiarly small features.
suggestions: Littlefoot, Littlecloud, Little-ear

Lizard- a reptile that typically has a long body and tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and a rough, scaly, or spiny skin.
used by: Slender brown cats, either solid or tabby.
suggestions: Lizardrock, Lizardstripe, Lizardmouth

Log- a part of the trunk or a large branch of a tree that has fallen or been cut off.
used by: Large brown cats, solid or tabby.
suggestions: Logfur, Logfall, Logflower

Long- beyond/exceeding average length.
used by: Tall and limber cats.
suggestions: Longstride, Longtail, Longbelly

Lynx- a wild cat with yellowish-brown fur (sometimes spotted), a short tail, and tufted ears.
used by: Light brown or cream colored cats, especially with long fur and/or a stumped tail.
suggestions: Lynxtail, Lynxfang, Lynxclaw

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Magpie- a long-tailed crow with boldly marked (or green) plumage and a raucous voice.
used by: Black cats with longer fur; long-furred torties (due to magpie already being a compound word, staff suggests not using this as a name. You can but we won’t like it).
suggestions: Magpiepelt, Magiepiefur, Magpiefeather

Mallow- a herbaceous plant with hairy stems, pink or purple flowers, and disk-shaped fruit. Several kinds are grown as ornamentals, and some are edible.
used by: Lighter colored cats; often with long fur; tabbies.
suggestions: Mallowfur, Mallowflower, Mallowstripe

Maple- a tree or shrub with lobed leaves, winged fruits, and colorful autumn foliage, grown as an ornamental or for its timber or syrupy sap.
used by: Brown cats; calicos; larger in size or those with long fur.
suggestions: Maplepelt, Mapleshadow, Maplepool

Marigold- a plant of the daisy family, typically with yellow, orange, or copper-brown flowers, that is widely cultivated as an ornamental.
used by: Fluffy or fuzzy cats; bright pelts; calicos; ginger tabbies.
suggestions: Marigoldpelt, Marigoldpetal, Marigoldnose

Marsh- an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times.
used by: Typically neutral colored tabbies; gray or brown with black striping.
suggestions: Marshfur, Marshpool, Marshclaw

Meadow- A meadow is a field habitat vegetated by primarily grass and other non-woody plants. Meadows have ecological importance because their open, sunny areas attract and support flora and fauna that couldn't thrive in other conditions.
used by: Calicos; torties
suggestions: Meadowpelt, Meadowspots, Meadowpatch

Mink- a small, semiaquatic, stoatlike carnivore native to North America and Eurasia.
used by: Typically brown tabbies; brown or black solid cats; short fur.
suggestions: Minkfur, Minkstep, Minktooth

Minnow- a small freshwater Eurasian cyprinoid fish that typically forms large shoals; a small fish.
used by: Smaller cats; brown silver or gray in color; solid colors or tabbies.
suggestions: Minnowpelt, Minnowtail, Minnowheart

Mint- an aromatic plant native to temperate regions of the Old World, several kinds of which are used as culinary herbs.
used by: Silver cats; silver tabbies; long fur is typical but not required.
suggestions: Mintwhisker, Mintnose, Mintfur

Mire- a stretch of swampy or boggy ground.
used by: Brown tabbies, especially with long, greasy fur.
suggestions: Mirepelt, Miretail, Mirefur

Mist/y- a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface limiting visibility, but to a lesser extent than fog; strictly, with visibility remaining above 1.5 miles (1 km).
used by:predominantly white or very light grey; might have grey markings that look ‘draped’ over.
suggestions: Mistfur, Mistypelt, Mistycloud

Mole- a small burrowing insectivorous mammal with dark velvety fur, a long muzzle, and very small eyes.
used by: Dark colored cats; tabbies or solid; short fur.
suggestions: Molepelt, Moleclaw, Molewhisker

Moose- a large deer with palmate antlers, a sloping back, and a growth of skin hanging from the neck. It is native to northern Eurasia and northern North America.
used by: Large cats; dark colored; tabbies or solid.
suggestions: Moosepelt, Moosestep, Moosefang

Morning- the period of time between midnight and noon, especially from sunrise to noon.
used by: Light colored cats; white, cream, buff
suggestions: Morningflower, Morningpelt, Morningfur

Moss- a small flowerless green plant that lacks true roots, growing in low carpets or rounded cushions in damp habitats and reproducing by means of spores released from stalked capsules.
used by: Often light brown or silvery-grey cats; short, thick fur; markings don’t matter.
suggestions: Mossear, Mosspelt, Mossfur

Moth- a chiefly nocturnal insect related to the butterflies. It lacks the clubbed antennae of butterflies and typically has a stout body, drab coloration, and wings that fold flat when resting.
used by: Neutral colored cats; tabbies; patches; dusted-like markings okay; typically small or stout bodied but not necessary.
suggestions: Mothfeather, Mothfur, Mothwing

Mountain- a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill.
used by: Large cats; often neutral coloring
suggestions: Mountainfang, Mountainclaw, Mountainheart

Mouse- a small rodent that typically has a pointed snout, relatively large ears and eyes, and a long tail.
used by: Smaller cats; light browns; tawny; solid or tabbied (with or without white).
suggestions: Mousefur, Mousetail, Mousewhisker

Mud- soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water.
used by: Dark browns or blacks; tabbies.
suggestions: Mudbelly, Mudfur, Mudfoot

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Nettle- a herbaceous plant that has jagged leaves and is covered with stinging hairs.
used by: Plain grey cats, usually without markings.
suggestions: Nettlestep, Nettlestrike, Nettlefur

Night- the time from sunset to sunrise.
used by: Black cats, perhaps with white markings but not required.
suggestions: Nightflower, Nightface, Nightheart

Nut- a fruit consisting of a hard or tough shell around an edible kernel.
used by: Black or brown cats of most any shade; usually small.
suggestions: Nutwhisker, Nutstreak, Nutfoot

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Oak- a tree that bears acorns as fruit, and typically has lobed deciduous leaves. Oaks are common in many north temperate forests.
used by: Brown or grey-brown cats, often with tabby markings. Usually larger.
suggestions: Oakheart, Oakwhisker, Oakstrike

Ocean- a very large expanse of sea, in particular, each of the main areas into which the sea is divided geographically.
used by: Grey and blue cats of any shade, invariably large and powerful, probably long-haired but not necessarily.
suggestions: Oceanclaw, Oceanfur, Oceanwave

Orca- a large toothed whale with distinctive black-and-white markings and a prominent dorsal fin. It lives in groups that cooperatively hunt fish, seals, and penguins.
used by: Black and white or dark grey and white cats, usually tuxedos. Often large but not necessarily.
suggestions: Orcapelt, Orcanose, Orcafang

Osprey- a large fish-eating bird of prey with long narrow wings and a white underside and crown, found throughout the world.
used by: Dark brown or black cats, always with white, and often dappled or ticked.
suggestions: Ospreytalon, Ospreyflight, Ospreywing

Otter- a semiaquatic fish-eating mammal of the weasel family, with an elongated body, dense fur, and webbed feet.
used by: Brown or dark brown cats, usually with short, dense, oily/sleek fur.
suggestions: Otterpelt, Otternose, Otterstrike

Owl- a nocturnal bird of prey with large forward-facing eyes surrounded by facial disks, a hooked beak, and typically a loud call.
used by: Brown cats, either dappled or with tabby markings.
suggestions: Owltalon, Owleyes, Owlspots

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Pale- light in color or having little or no color.
used by: White or light grey cats with most any markings, possibly points.
suggestions: Palepelt, Palefoot, Paleheart

Pansy- a popular cultivated viola with flowers in rich colors, with both summer- and winter-flowering varieties.
used by: White, yellow, or ginger cats with black markings; calicos and tortoiseshells.
suggestions: Pansypelt, Pansypatch, Pansypetal

Patch-a part of something marked out from the rest by a particular characteristic; a small area or small amount of something.
used by: Calicos or tortoiseshells with distinctive sections of color.
suggestions: Patchfur, Patchfoot, Patchtail

Pebble- a small stone made smooth and round by the action of water or sand.
used by: Light brown, brown, grey, or buff cats, almost always smaller than average.
suggestions: Pebblepelt, Pebbletooth, Pebbleflower

Petal- each of the segments of the corolla of a flower, which are modified leaves and are typically colored.
used by: Calicos and/or small cats.
suggestions: Petalface, Petalwhisker, Petalnose

Pheasant- a large long-tailed game bird native to Asia, the male of which typically has very showy plumage.
used by: Brown cats, either dappled or tabbies, possibly with black or white markings.
suggestions: Pheasantwing, Pheasantfur, Pheasantclaw

Pigeon- a stout seed- or fruit-eating bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice, typically having gray and white plumage.
used by: Grey cats of most any shade, usually with black and/or white markings.
suggestions: Pigeonstep, Pigeonflight, Pigeonfeather

Pine- an evergreen coniferous tree that has clusters of long needle-shaped leaves.
used by: Brown cats, often tabbies but not always.
suggestions: Pineclaw, Pinestrike, Pinewhisker

Pollen- a fine powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower or from a male cone.
used by: Buff or ginger tabbies or predominantly white cats with patches or a dusting of orange-ginger.
suggestions: Pollenfur, Pollen-nose, Pollenbreeze

Pond- a small body of still water formed naturally or by hollowing or embanking.
used by: Light grey, light brown, or blue colored cats with most any markings.
suggestions: Pondfoot, Pondheart, Pondfur

Poppy- a herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap, and rounded seed capsules. Many poppies contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine.
used by: Red or ginger cats, possibly with white/black or with tabby markings.
suggestions: Poppypetal, Poppyface, Poppyclaw

Ptarmigan- a northern grouse of mountainous and Arctic regions, with feathered legs and feet and plumage that typically changes to white in winter.
used by: Brown tabbies, most commonly; brown and white cats; less commonly white cats with few brown markings
suggestions: Ptarmiganfeather, Ptarmiganpelt, Ptarmiganflight

Puddle- a small pool of liquid, especially of rainwater on the ground.
used by: Silver, grey, blue, or light brown cats, possibly with white, dappled, ticked, or tabbies.
suggestions: Puddlestep, Puddlesplash, Puddlestorm

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Quail- a small, short-tailed Old World game bird resembling a small partridge, typically having brown camouflaged plumage.
used by: Brown tabbies, usually with distinctive dark stripes, and perhaps with white, likely on the underbelly.
suggestions: Quailfeather, Quailheart, Quailstep

Quill- any of the main wing or tail feathers of a bird.
used by: Cats with feathery looking (i.e., soft, longer, fluffy) fur of most any coloration.
suggestions: Quillclaw, Quillnose, Quillwhisker

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Rabbit- a burrowing, gregarious, plant-eating mammal with long ears, long hind legs, and a short tail.
used by: Light brown or greyish-brown cats, usually with white or ticked and often lean.
suggestions: Rabbitears, Rabbitfoot, Rabbitheart

Raccoon- a grayish-brown American mammal that has a foxlike face with a black mask and a ringed tail.
used by: Grey-brown cats with black markings, particularly around the face and tail, possibly ticked or with white.
suggestions: Raccoonfang, Raccoonmask, Raccoontail

Rain- moisture condensed from the atmosphere that falls visibly in separate drops.
used by: Silvery-grey or grey cats of various shades, often tabbies or with white.
suggestions: Rainheart, Rainflower, Rainstripe

Raven- a large heavily built crow with mainly black plumage, feeding chiefly on carrion.
used by: Black cats, usually large.
suggestions: Ravenfeather, Ravenwing, Ravencall

Red- of a color at the end of the spectrum next to orange and opposite violet, as of blood, fire, or rubies.
used by: Red or ginger cats, whether solid colored, tabbies, or with white.
suggestions: Redfur, Redstone, Redclaw

Reed- a tall, slender-leaved plant of the grass family that grows in water or on marshy ground.
used by: Golden brown cats, sometimes ticked or tabbies but not always. Invariably slender.
suggestions: Reedstripe, Reedwhisker, Reednose

Ripple- a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by an object dropping into it or a slight breeze.
used by: Tabbies with distinctive markings, often silvery-grey or grey like many water prefixes, but not necessarily.
suggestions: Ripplestreak, Rippleflower, Ripplestrike

River- a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream. (Not used in RiverClan and seldom in other Clans.)
used by: Grey, silver, blue, or light brown cats, often tabbies, usually larger.
suggestions: Riverclaw, Riverbreeze, Rivertooth

Robin- a large New World thrush that typically has a reddish breast.
used by: Reddish-brown cats or calicoes/tortoiseshells with large amounts of brown and red/ginger, particularly on the chest or underbelly.
suggestions: Robinfeather, Robinwing, Robinsong

Rock- the solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil or oceans.
used by: Brown or grey cats of most any shade, possibly tabbies or with white. Typically larger, though not necessarily.
suggestions: Rockclaw, Rockstorm, Rockpelt

Rook- a gregarious Eurasian crow with black plumage and a bare face, nesting in colonies in treetops.
used by: Black cats.
suggestions: Rookwing, Rookfeather, Rookwhisker

Root- the part of a plant that attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers.
used by: Brown cats, especially tabbies.
suggestions: Rootstripe, Rootstep, Rootfoot

Rose- a prickly bush or shrub that typically bears red, pink, yellow, or white fragrant flowers, native to north temperate regions.
used by: Ginger, yellow, or white cats; may have tabby markings.
suggestions: Rosepetal, Roseflower, Rosethorn

Rowan- a mountain ash, in particular the European Sorbus aucuparia.
used by: Dark red or reddish-brown cats, after the rowan’s red berries and red autumn leaves.
suggestions: Rowanberry, Rowanleaf, Rowanwhisker

Russet- reddish brown in color.
used by: Reddish-brown cats of any pattern; ticked, tabby, with white, etc.
suggestions: Russetfur, Russetclaw, Russetflower


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Sable- black (although sable fur is dark brown.)
used by: Black or dark brown cats.
suggestions: Sablepelt, Sableclaw, Sabletail

Sage- either of two bushy North American plants with silvery-gray leaves.
used by: Silvery-grey cats of any pattern or markings.
suggestions: Sageleaf, Sagestripe, Sageflame

Salamander- a newtlike amphibian that typically has bright markings.
used by: Earth-toned cats with bold spotted, ticked or striped markings.
suggestions: Salamanderwhisker, Salamanderpelt, Salamanderspots

Salmon- a large edible fish that is a popular game fish, much prized for its pink flesh. Salmon mature in the sea but migrate to freshwater streams to spawn.
used by: Silvery-grey, grey, or dark grey cats, usually with white underbellies.
suggestions: Salmonfur, Salmon-nose, Salmonclaw

Sand- a loose granular substance, typically pale yellowish brown, resulting from the erosion of siliceous and other rocks and forming a major constituent of beaches, riverbeds, the seabed, and deserts.
used by: Buff or golden-brown cats, sometimes ticked, tabbies, or with white.
suggestions: Sandstep, Sandpelt, Sandwhisker

Sea- the expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth's surface and surrounds its landmasses.
used by: Blue, grey, or even light brown cats, often with a “frosted” appearance (much like Brine-). Usually larger.
suggestions: Seastripe, Seafoot, Seastorm

Sedge- a grasslike plant with triangular stems and inconspicuous flowers, growing typically in wet ground. Sedges are widely distributed throughout temperate and cold regions.
used by: Black or brown cats.
suggestions: Sedgeheart, Sedgeberry, Sedgestrike

Seed- a flowering plant's unit of reproduction, capable of developing into another such plant.
used by: Black or brown cats, almost always smaller.
suggestions: Seedfoot, Seedpelt, Seedwhisker

Shade- comparative darkness and coolness caused by shelter from direct sunlight.
used by: Dark grey cats, often dappled, ticked, or tabbies.
suggestions: Shadestripe, Shadeclaw, Shadeheart

Shadow- a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface. (Never used in ShadowClan, and only rarely in the other Clans).
used by: Dark grey or black cats.
suggestions: Shadowflower, Shadowstream, Shadowstripe

Shale- soft, finely stratified sedimentary rock that formed from consolidated mud or clay and can be split easily into fragile slabs.
used by: Grey, light brown, reddish-brown, or blue cats, usually solid colored.
suggestions: Shalefang, Shalepelt, Shalestrike

Shell- 1. the hard protective outer case of a mollusk or crustacean; 2. the outer case of a nut kernel or seed; 3. the carapace of a tortoise, turtle, or terrapin; 4. the wing cases of a beetle.
used by: Earth-toned cats.
suggestions: Shellback, Shellfur, Shellfang

Short- measuring a small distance from end to end.
used by: 1. Small, short cats of any appearance; 2. Name changes, when correlating with the suffix (i.e., Short-tail).
suggestions: Short-tail, Shortbranch, Shortflower

Shrew- a small mouselike insectivorous mammal with a long pointed snout and tiny eyes.
used by: Light brown, brown, greyish-brown, or grey cats, usually solid colored. Almost invariably small.
suggestions: Shrewstep, Shrewtail, Shrew-whisker

Shrub- a woody plant that is smaller than a tree and has several main stems arising at or near the ground.
used by: Brown tabbies, especially with longer fur (much like Bush-).
suggestions: Shrubpelt, Shrubstripe, Shrubfang

Silver- a shiny gray-white color or appearance like that of silver.
used by: Silver or silvery-grey cats with any markings.
suggestions: Silverstripe, Silverpelt, Silverstorm

Skink- a smooth-bodied lizard with short or absent limbs, typically burrowing in sandy ground, and occurring throughout tropical and temperate regions.
used by: Typically brown or earthy colored cats with the presence of bold black spots, ticking or stripes. Often short-furred.
suggestions: Skinkpelt, Skinktail, Skinkgaze

Skunk- a cat-sized American mammal of the weasel family, with distinctive black-and-white-striped fur. When threatened it squirts a fine spray of foul-smelling irritant liquid from its anal glands toward its attacker.
used by: Black cats with white markings.
suggestions: Skunkflower, Skunkstep, Skunktail

Sky- the region of the atmosphere and outer space seen from the earth. (Never used in SkyClan, and rarely in the other Clans).
used by: Blue or light grey cats, possibly with white.
suggestions: Skyfoot, Skystream, Skypelt

Slate- a fine-grained gray, green, or bluish metamorphic rock easily split into smooth, flat pieces.
used by: Grey or blue cats, usually solid colored.
suggestions: Slatefur, Slateclaw, Slatepelt

Sleet- a form of precipitation consisting of ice pellets, often mixed with rain or snow.
used by: White or light grey cats, much like Hail-.
suggestions: Sleetstripe, Sleetstrike, Sleetflower

Slug- a tough-skinned terrestrial mollusk that typically lacks a shell and secretes a film of mucus for protection. It can be a serious plant pest.
used by: Black or brown cats, especially with greasy fur.
suggestions: Slugfur, Slugclaw, Slugwhisker

Small- little; not big.
used by: Small cats of any appearance.
suggestions: Smallfoot, Smallflower, Smallstripe

Smew- a small migratory merganser of northern Eurasia, the male of which has white plumage with a crest and fine black markings.
used by: White cats with silver, grey or black markings; less commonly light grey cats with brown-red markings.
suggestions: Smewfeather, Smewfur, Smewdive

Smoke- a visible suspension of carbon or other particles in air, typically one emitted from a burning substance.
used by: Grey cats of any shade, often tabbies or with white.
suggestions: Smokeclaw, Smokefur, Smokenose

Snail- a mollusk with a single spiral shell into which the whole body can be withdrawn.
used by: Brown or grey-brown tabbies.
suggestions: Snailwhisker, Snail-leaf, Snailfoot

Snake- a long limbless reptile that has no eyelids, a short tail, and jaws that are capable of considerable extension. Some snakes have a venomous bite.
used by: Light brown, brown, or black cats, often with tabby markings and almost always slender; most of the time, it’s better to use a more specific prefix, as with Bird- or Flower-, since Snake- is so general.
suggestions: Snaketail, Snakeheart, Snakeleaf

Snow- atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer.
used by: White cats.
suggestions: Snowfur, Snowfleet, Snowlily

Soot- a black powdery or flaky substance consisting largely of amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter.
used by: Dark grey or black cats.
suggestions: Sootfur, Sootface, Sootshadow

Sorrel- a European plant of the dock family, with arrow-shaped leaves that are used in salads and cooking for their acidic flavor; light reddish-brown coat.
used by: Neutral colored cats; typically a brown, red-brown or torbie
suggestions: Sorrelpelt, Sorrelstrike, Sorrelthorn

Sparrow- a small finchlike Old World bird related to the weaverbirds, typically with brown and gray plumage.
used by: Brown or grey tabbies; white markings okay.
suggestions: Sparrowfeather, Sparrowsong, Sparrowchirp

Speckle- mark with a large number of small spots or patches of color.
used by: Any color or pelt length; those with speckled patterns; ticking.
suggestions: Specklefur, Speckleberry, Specklepatch

Spider- an eight-legged predatory arachnid with an unsegmented body consisting of a fused head and thorax and a rounded abdomen. Spiders have fangs that inject poison into their prey, and most kinds spin webs in which to capture insects; form a pattern suggestive of a spider or its web.
used by: Dark colored cats; solid black is typical; can have long legs.
suggestions: Spiderlegs, Spiderfang, Spiderfur

Splash- a bright patch of color.
used by: Solid-colored cats with patches of color; patches can be tabbied; calicos.
suggestions: Splashfur, Splashflower, Splashpelt

Spotted- marked or decorated with spots.
used by: Cats of any color with spotted markings.
suggestions: Spottedfur, Spottedback, Spottedpetal

Squirrel- an agile tree-dwelling rodent with a bushy tail, typically feeding on nuts and seeds.
used by: Red-brown, brown or grey cats; tabbies common; with or without white; can have thick, bushy tails in comparison to the rest of their fur.
suggestions: Squirreltail, Squirrelflight, Squirrelnose

Stag- a male deer (see deer).
used by: Brown, red-brown or buff colored-cats; typically large.
suggestions: Stagfur, Stagstep, Stagfoot

Stone- the hard, solid, nonmetallic mineral matter of which rock is made, especially as a building material.
used by: Brown, dark grey, light grey and silvery cats; solid or tabby.
suggestions: Stonefur, Stoneclaw, Stoneheart

Storm- a disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow.
used by: Dark grey or mostly dark grey cats; typically long fur.
suggestions: Stormfur, Stormspots, Stormwatcher

Stream- a small, narrow river.
used by: Small grey, blue-grey or predominantly white cats with tabby markings.
suggestions: Streamfur, Streamtail, Streampelt

Stripe/d- a long narrow band or strip, typically of the same width throughout its length, differing in color or texture from the surface on either side of it; marked with stripes.
used by: Cats with striped markings.
suggestions: Stripefur, Stripepelt, Stripedclaw

Sun- the star around which the earth orbits.
used by: Ginger cats; white cats with ginger markings.
suggestions: Sunspots, Sunfur, Sunchaser

Swallow- any of numerous small widely distributed oscine birds (family Hirundinidae, the swallow family) that have a short bill, long pointed wings, and often a deeply forked tail and that feed on insects caught on the wing.
used by: Dark pelted cats with short, sleek fur; often have lighter bellies; torties okay.
suggestions: Swallowflight, Swallowsong, Swallowsight

Swamp- an area of low-lying, uncultivated ground where water collects; a bog or marsh.
used by: Dark brown or grey tabbies; white markings okay.
suggestions: Swampfur, Swampclaw, Swampstripe

Swan- a large waterbird with a long flexible neck, short legs, webbed feet, a broad bill, and typically all-white plumage.
used by: White cats; typically with long fur but not necessary.
suggestions: Swansong, Swanfeather, Swanfur

Swift- a swift-flying insectivorous bird with long slender wings and a superficial resemblance to a swallow, spending most of its life on the wing.
used by: Dark brown or black cats; sometimes tuxedo cats; white markings okay. Often small or slender with short, sleek fur.
suggestions: Swiftwing, Swiftpelt, Swiftfeather

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Tall- of great or more than average height, especially (with reference to an object) relative to width.
used by: Long-legged cats of any appearance.
suggestions: Tallflower, Tallpoppy, Tallwave

Tansy- a plant of the daisy family with yellow flat-topped buttonlike flower heads and aromatic leaves, formerly used in cooking and medicine.
used by: Yellow or golden cats, sometimes with tabby markings or with white.
suggestions: Tansyleaf, Tansyclaw, Tansypetal

Tawny- of an orange-brown or yellowish-brown color.
used by: Golden brown cats of any pattern or markings.
suggestions: Tawnyflower, Tawnystripe, Tawnyfoot

Tempest- a violent windy storm; often with rain, hail or snow; commonly associated with storms at sea.
used by: Grey or black cats; markings okay.
suggestions: Tempestcloud, Tempestwave, Tempestpelt

Tern- a seabird related to the gulls, typically smaller and more slender, with long pointed wings and a forked tail.
used by: Grey and white cats, sometimes with black markings.
suggestions: Ternstep, Ternheart, Ternwing

Thicket- a dense group of bushes or trees.
used by: Brown cats, typically tabbies and particularly with unruly fur.
suggestions: Thicketclaw, Thicketwhisker, Thicketfur

Thistle- a widely distributed herbaceous plant of the daisy family, which typically has a prickly stem and leaves and rounded heads of purple flowers.
used by: Light grey or blue colored cats.
suggestions: Thistlepelt, Thistlethorn, Thistle-leaf

Thorn- a stiff, sharp-pointed, straight or curved woody projection on the stem or other part of a plant.
used by: Brown, buff, red-brown cats; tabbies or solid.
suggestions: Thornbark, Thornclaw, Thornfur.

Thrush- a small or medium-sized songbird, typically having a brown back, spotted breast, and loud song.
used by: Any color of coat; ticked or tabbied markings.
suggestions: Thrushsong, Thrushwing, Thrushfeather

Thunder- a loud rumbling or crashing noise heard after a lightning flash due to the expansion of rapidly heated air. (Never used in ThunderClan; seldom used in other Clans).
used by: Typically associated with dark grey solid cats or tabbies with long fur (like that of the storm clouds that are present when it thunders); large cats.
suggestions: Thundercloud, Thunderfang, Thunderstrike

Tiger- a very large solitary cat with a yellow-brown coat striped with black, native to the forests of Asia but becoming increasingly rare.
used by: Ginger or red-brown tabbies with black stripes.
suggestions: Tigerheart, Tigerclaw, Tigerfang

Tiny- very small.
used by: Cats smaller than the average norm; doesn’t need to be slender but often is; short cats.
suggestions: Tinyflower, Tinystep, Tinybird

Toad- a tailless amphibian with a short stout body and short legs, typically having dry warty skin that can exude poison.
used by: Brown tabbies most commonly; neutral colored fur; large, stout bodied cats.
suggestions: Toadcall, Toadbelly, Toadlegs

Tree- a woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground.
used by: Brown tabbies; large study bodied cats. As with several other general prefixes, more specific species are typically more descriptive.
suggestions: Treeleg, Treefoot, Treeclaw

Trout- a chiefly freshwater fish of the salmon family, found in both Eurasia and North America and highly valued as food and game.
used by: Red-brown, brown and dark colored tabbies.
suggestions: Troutbelly, Troutjaw, Trout-tooth

Tulip- a bulbous spring-flowering plant of the lily family, with boldly colored cup-shaped flowers.
used by: Calicos; brightly colored cats.
suggestions: Tulip-petal, Tulip-pelt, Tulipnose

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Velvet- soft downy skin that covers a deer's antler while it is growing.
used by: Typically darker colored cats with short, soft fur.
suggestions: Velvetfur, Velvetnose, Velvetwhisker

Venom- a poisonous substance secreted by animals such as snakes, spiders, and scorpions and typically injected into prey or aggressors by biting or stinging.
used by: Punishment name; not used.
suggestions: N/A

Vervain- a widely distributed herbaceous plant with small blue, white, or purple flowers and a long history of use as a magical and medicinal herb.
used by: Blue or white cats
suggestions: Vervainface, Vervainflame Vervaintail

Vine- a climbing or trailing woody-stemmed plant of the grape family.
used by: Brown tabbies or ruddy-red colored cats; often with thin legs or tails; long, curling fur.
suggestions: Vineleap, Vinestripe, Vinewhisker

Vole- a small burrowing mouselike rodent with a rounded muzzle.
used by: Brown cats; reddish brown, grey brown, dark brown, light brown. Likely with a lighter colored underbelly and likely smaller than average.
suggestions: Volestep, Voletooth, Volenose

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Walnut- the large, wrinkled, edible seed of a deciduous tree, consisting of two halves contained within a hard shell inside a green fruit; also, the tree that produces the walnut, with dark bark and compound leaves.
used by: Dark brown cats, possibly tabbies.
suggestions: Walnutleaf, Walnutfur, Walnutfang

Warbler- any of a number of small insectivorous songbirds that typically have a warbling song.
used by: As warblers come in many colors, almost any color is possible. Most common are golden, ginger and calico.
suggestions: Warblerwing, Warblerstep, Warblersong

Water- a colorless, odorless, tasteless, transparent liquid forming seas, rivers, lakes, oceans, and rain, as well as the basis for fluids in living organisms.
used by: Seriously, if you can come up for a reason as to why a mother would name her kit ‘water-’ let us know. Until then we are not allowing it to be used.
suggestions: N/A

Wave- a long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore.
used by: Grey, blue-grey or white cats with long, often unruly or thick fur. Typically larger in size; powerful, strong etc.
suggestions: Waveheart, Wavefur, Wavestrike

Weasel- a small, slender, carnivorous mammal related to, but usually smaller than, the stoat.
used by: Brown cats, often slender or lean.
suggestions: Weaselfang, Weaselstep, Weaselfoot

Whimbrel- a small migratory curlew of northern Eurasia and northern Canada, with a striped crown and a trilling call.
suggestions: Whimbrelfeather, Whimbrelcall, Whimbrelflower

White- a combination of all colors into pure light; the opposite of black.
used by: White cats, possibly points but more usually just plain white cats.
suggestions: Whitecloud, Whiteheart, Whiteflame

Wild- uncontrolled or unrestrained; living in the natural environment without being domesticated or cultivated.
used by: Calicoes or tortoiseshells, usually; any cat with especially wild-looking patterning, e.g., bold or bright.
suggestions: Wildheart, Wildclaw, Wildfur

Willow- a tree or shrub that usually grows near water, bears catkins, and has narrow leaves.
used by: Silver, grey or grey-brown cats, almost invariably lighter grey or silver.
suggestions: Willowbreeze, Willowleaf, Willowheart

Wind- the perceptible, natural movement of air, usually a current blowing from a given direction. (Never used in WindClan; seldom used in the other Clans).
used by: Agile, slender bodied cats with short fur; light grey, white or grey in color.
suggestions: Windfur, Windpelt, Windfoot

Wolf- a wild carnivorous animal of the dog family, living and hunting in packs.
used by: Grey-brown, reddish-brown, light brown, or grey cats, often with black and/or white markings. Usually larger than average.
suggestions: Wolfnose, Wolfstep, Wolf-flower

Wolverine- a heavily built, short-legged carnivorous mammal with a shaggy dark coat and a bushy tail.
used by: Dark brown cats, usually large and bulky.
suggestions: Wolverinestep, Wolverineclaw, Wolverinefang

Wood- the hard fibrous material that makes up the trunk and branches of trees or shrubs.
used by: Brown tabbies or solid black/brown/red hued cats. Typically larger or stout bodied cats.
suggestions: Woodpelt, Woodclaw, Woodfur

Worm- any of a number of creeping or burrowing invertebrates with long, slender, soft bodies and no limbs.
used by: Uncommonly used; reddish-brown to light brown-grey cats; this can vary by what worm it may be named after; cats with sleek fur or hairless. I want users to exercise caution when using this name it is a tough one to explain properly.
suggestions: Wormtail, Wormfur, Wormwhisker

Wren- a small, short winged, brownish songbird found chiefly in the New World.
used by: Brown tabbies, invariably small.
suggestions: Wrenwing, Wrenfeather, Wrenface

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Yarrow- a Eurasian plant of the daisy family, with feathery leaves and small white, yellow, or pink flowers.
used by: White or golden cats, probably slender.
suggestions: Yarrowtail, Yarrowleaf, Yarrowfoot

Yew- several varieties of coniferous trees with highly poisonous red berries.
used by: Brown cats.
suggestions: Yewclaw, Yewflower, Yewstream


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-back in cats, the general vicinity of the spine.
used by: Cats who have distinctive markings down their backs, likely some kinds of stripes. Like the other general suffixes, -back is versatile because it doesn't denote any one skill or personality type, and is therefore highly adaptable.
suggestions: Eagleback, Ridgeback, Brambleback

-barb a small, sharp point projecting in reverse direction from the tip, as on a porcupine quill or a bee sting; A short, sharp, reflexed bristle or hairlike projection.
used by: Cats known to have a sharp (or stinging) tongue or a gift with words; to accentuate a prefix (i.e. such as Beetlebarb)
suggestions: Beetlebarb, Lilybarb, Antlerbarb

-bark 1. the sharp explosive cry of certain animals, especially a dog, fox, or seal; 2. the tough, protective outer sheath of the trunk, branches, and twigs of a tree or woody shrub.
used by: 1. Cats who are very opinionated, nosey or bold; 2. Cats with loud, distinct voices; 3. Cats who are rather guarded with their personality; quiet or otherwise stoic and humble. The first definition is often the one used.
suggestions: Sealbark, Otterbark, Foxbark

-bat a mainly nocturnal mammal capable of sustained flight, with membranous wings that extend between the fingers and connecting the forelimbs to the body and the hindlimbs to the tail.
used by: Careful and cautious cats who are agile and quick on their feet. May be good at working in groups or social.
suggestions: Littlebat, Brownbat, Cloverbat

-beak the bill of a bird
used by: A talkative cat; often paired with bird prefixes
suggestions: Robinbeak, Squidbeak, Thistlebeak

-bear 1. support; take responsibility for 2. a large, heavy, mammal that walks on the soles of its feet, with thick fur and a very short tail. Bears are related to the dog family, but most species are omnivorous.
used by: 1. Cats who commonly take on supportive roles 2. stoic; care-giving type cats or those with a great sense of responsibility 3. (animal definition) Large, bulky cats; cats with powerful blows that may be brone to bouts of aggression or fiercely protective
suggestions: Sootbear, Tawnybear, Sunbear.

-belly the front part of the trunk below the ribs, containing the stomach and bowels.
used by: Cats with distinct markings on the belly, when used as a correlating suffix (i.e., goes with the prefix). It can also be used for emotional cats or open and jovial ones.
suggestions: Spiderbelly, Hawkbelly, Flamebelly

-berry a small roundish juicy fruit without a stone.
used by: 1. Small cats with often sweet personalities. 2. Cats with bright colors in their pelts.
suggestions: Smallberry, Brightberry, Littleberry

-bird warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate with feathers, a beak, wings, and typically the ability to fly.
used by: Cats who are quick, agile or graceful. Especially common in smaller or sleek cats if not used to denote a skill or trait.
suggestions: Littlebird, Snowbird, Firebird

-bite use the teeth to cut into something in order to eat it.
used by: Cats with a characteristically strong bite, both in hunting and fighting or as an alternative for -fang.
suggestions: Wolfbite, Lionbite, Ivybite

-blossom a flower or mass of flowers on a tree or bush.
used by: 1. Small, feminine or even fragile cats. It tends to be given to females (biological or otherwise).; 2. Those with nurturing personalities, good for those who like to mother; 3. Uncommonly used describe the pelt, typically calicos or torties with bright colors.
suggestions: Littleblossom, Morningblossom, Honeyblossom.

-breeze a gentle wind.
used by: Often slender or small bodied cats who are quick, fleet-footed runners or sprinters.
suggestions: Littlebreeze, Silverbreeze, Sandbreeze

-bug a harmful microorganism, typically a bacterium; a small insect.
used by: A smaller cat; cats with chatty or insistent personalities that clan mates may call annoying. These cats aren't likely to give up once they set their minds to something.
suggestions: Littlebug, Bluebug, Thistlebug

-bur/burr a prickly seed case or flower head that clings to animals and clothes.
used by: Often small cats (but not always) who are good at tracking; cats who do not run from challenges/fears/pressure; loyal cats.
suggestions: Owlbur, Minkbur, Thistlebur

-call (of an animal, especially a bird) make its characteristic cry; the characteristic sound made by a particular animal.
used by: 1. A cat skilled at using their voice, a diplomat; 2. A cat with a very distinct voice; loud. Often follows an animal prefix.
suggestions: Batcall, Duckcall, Foxcall

-chase/r pursue in order to catch or catch up with; the act of pursuing; one who pursues.
used by: Speedy cats who are skilled at hunting quick prey that often requires pursuit and agility to catch.
suggestions: Breezechaser, Wrenchase, Wolfchase

-chirp (typically of a small bird or an insect) utter a short, sharp, high-pitched sound.
used by: 1. Loud, often opinionated or nosey cats; 2. Cats with high-pitched, distinct voices. Often follows a bird prefix.
suggestions: Robinchirp, Cricketchirp, Jaychirp

-claw a curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals.
used by: Cats with talent in fighting, as claws are a cat's most used weapon. -claw cats can be aggressive or stubborn/tenacious, and are often more reckless.
suggestions: Stoneclaw, Redclaw, Pineclaw

-cloud a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground.
used by: Cats with laid-back, soft personalities. Generally passive and patient, good with social interactions. Often a small cat (timid) or a large one (unthreatened) with thick, long fur. Could be a dreamer.
suggestions: Whitecloud, Littlecloud, Sparrowcloud

-cry(of a bird or other animal) make a loud characteristic call.
used by: 1. A cat skilled at using their voice, a diplomat; 2. A cat with a very distinct voice; loud. Often follows an animal prefix.
suggestions: Batcry, Eaglecry, Falconcry

-dance move in a quick and lively way.
used by: 1. Cats who are very precise, or otherwise graceful in their movements; 2. A quick, lively or spirited cats whose movements and speed reflect their energy and overall personality. Goes best with bird related prefixes.
suggestions: Herondance, Raindance, Swallowdance

-dash to run or travel somewhere in a great hurry
used by: A very fast cat, either in personality or speed
suggestions: Rabbitdash, Brightdash, Martendash

-drop a small round or pear-shaped portion of liquid that hangs or falls or adheres to a surface; a vertical fall; to let/make something fall vertically.
used by: Cats who are adeptly skilled at attacking or hunting from above, often from trees or cliffs. This would be far more common in ThunderClan or SkyClan than any others but, due to the slight negativity of the name (i.e. falling, perhaps to one's death) it is very uncommon.
suggestions: Cougardrop, Raindrop (no seriously, don’t use that), Sundrop

-eagle elates to several species of large birds of prey that are dominant hunters and have excellent eyesight.
used by: 1. Cats who take initiative and are driven achievers. They are often ambitious, have a hard time taking breaks or going slow, and have high charisma. 2. Powerful cats or those skilled in hunting.
suggestions: Blackeagle, Spottedeagle, Frosteagle

-ear the organ of hearing and balance in humans and other mammals, esp. the outside of this.
used by: 1. Cats with excellent hearing 2. To denote abnormally large ears if lacking in any skill to put a name to. 3. Name changes, when an ear or both ears are lost or shredded severely enough to seriously impair function.
suggestions: Batear, Rippedear, One-ear

-eye/s organ of sight, in cats almost always colored yellow, green, blue, or some variant thereof.
used by: 1. Cats with excellent sight, usually in conjunction with a prefix (Eagle-eye, etc.) 2. Name changes, when one or both eyes are damaged enough to seriously impair function.
suggestions: Hawkeye, One-eye, White-eye

-face the front part of the head, from forehead to chin.
used by: Especially attractive cats. Any gender, no other special talents that have a name put to them (i.e., not particularly good at hunting or fighting). Likely to be strong cats with good genes, would likely have healthy kits too. Can be vain, self-centered, and might go to lengths to preserve looks (such as avoiding the possibility of scars, therefore might be thought cowardly).
suggestions: Meadowface, Daisyface, Patchface

-falcon a diurnal bird of prey with long pointed wings and a notched beak, typically catching prey by diving on it from above.
used by: A cat with exceptional sight; tactical cats, or those with high perception or keen observational skills.
suggestions: Whitefalcon, Spottedfalcon, Smallfalcon

-fall move downward, typically rapidly and freely without control, from a higher to a lower level.
used by: Cats who are adeptly skilled at attacking or hunting from above, often from trees or cliffs. This would be far more common in ThunderClan or SkyClan than any others but, due to the slight negativity of the name (i.e. falling, perhaps to one's death) it is very uncommon.
suggestions: Falconfall, Skyfall, Whitefall

-fang a large, sharp tooth, e.g. a canine tooth.
used by: -fang cats can be reasonably good at either hunting or fighting or both. It bridges between average suffixes like -pelt and -fur and talented suffixes like -claw and -whisker, usually denoting a cat who is skilled more than others in several areas but not specialized enough for a -claw or a -whisker or a -nose. Often middle ground, any gender, size, and personality, though often more confident and charismatic (as they are pretty good at lots of stuff).
suggestions: Tigerfang, Bramblefang, Sparrowfang

-feather component of a bird's plumage, comprised of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs.
used by: Cats who are light and airy in personality (like -cloud), cats who are swift (like -foot), or cats whose long fur resembles feathers. Usually small cats, but not always. Often correlates with a bird prefix, but again, not always.
suggestions: Sparrowfeather, Robinfeather, Birchfeather

-fern a flowerless plant that has feathery or leafy fronds and reproduces by spores released from the undersides of the fronds. Ferns have a vascular system for the transport of water and nutrients.
used by: Cats with tabby stripes (to be used in context with the prefix); resilient cats.
suggestions: Littlefern, Darkfern, Tigerfern

-fin a flattened appendage on various parts of the body of many aquatic vertebrates and some invertebrates, including fish and cetaceans, used for propelling.
used by: For exceptional swimmers or used in correlation to a prefix.
suggestions: Bassfin, Yellowfin, Troutfin

-fire combustion or burning, in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke.
used by: A cat who is passionate in all things or with a fiery, determined personality; once they start something they are hard to sway or stop.
suggestions: Brightfire, Poppyfire, Foxfire

-flame hot glowing body of ignited gas that is generated by something on fire.
used by: A cat who has a bright spirit that warms those around them. Generally friendly, talkative and well-liked members of the clan.
suggestions: Tinyflame, Brightflame, Cinderflame

-fleet fast and nimble in movement.
used by: Cats who are quick, agile and sure-footed.
suggestions: Snowfleet, Rabbitfleet, Foxfleet

-flight act or process of flying through the air.
used by: Cats who are very fast (like -foot) or occasionally who have flighty personalities. Used more in groups with open territories than in places with dense vegetation. Like -feather, -flight is a bird suffix and goes well with bird prefixes. Note that this suffix would NOT be given to cats because they are cowardly or run away; this may be an incidental trait, but no leader would punish a cat with a warrior name given for that reason.
suggestions: Wrenflight, Kestrelflight, Mouseflight

-flower the seed-bearing part of a plant, containing reproductive organs and typically surrounded by sepals and petals.
used by: Cats who are good at raising kits. Often a female (or biologically female) suffix, mostly for cats who would make good mothers. Likely to be more attractive and feminine, but not always. Always nurturing, but can describe any personality.
suggestions: Dawnflower, Iceflower, Goldenflower

-foot the lower extremity of the leg below the ankle, on which someone stands or walks.
used by: Cats who are very fast. May be timid or seen as cowardly, likely to have excellent reflexes and therefore might be more jumpy.
suggestions: Sandfoot, Tidefoot, Snakefoot

-fox a small to medium-sized scavenging canid that is highly adaptable and can live in almost any environment. They have a reputation for being clever thieves.
used by: Versatile cats who are skilled in multiple areas, much like fur- and pelt-. These cats may also be manipulative and smooth talkers, but that's not necessary. May denote cleverness, intelligence, or cats good with critical-thinking.
suggestions: Silverfox, Aspenfox, Fennelfox

-frost a deposit of small white ice crystals formed on the ground or other surfaces when the temperature falls below freezing.
used by: 1. Cats with no stand-out skill or personality trait, often used to describe the pelt (i.e. a frosted appearance of the fur); 2. Cats with stoic, stern or otherwise aloof personalities. This isn’t to say they are cold, mean or cruel in any fashion. Cats with this suffix are often calculating and logical and can sometimes lack in social graces (though not always).
suggestions: Hawkfrost, Whitefrost, Cloudfrost

-fur short, fine, soft hair.
used by: Cats who have no particular defining traits (at least not ones there are names to represent). They are skilled but in most areas as opposed to just one, often times no more skilled than most cats in the clan. This is one of the most versatile suffixes, since it's general and could go with any cat.
suggestions: Mousefur, Rockfur, Breezefur

-gale a very strong wind, often accompanied by rain or lightning.
used by: Similar to -storm, but likely forging the unpredictability in exchange for a steadier, if not just as feisty, temperament. Could also note speed or agility.
suggestions: Sheepgale, Sandgale, Brightgale

-gaze to look steadily and intently, especially in admiration, surprise, or thought.
used by: Cats who are watchful or otherwise focused; steady or unwavering cats.
suggestions: Liongaze, Embergaze, Frostgaze

-grace simple elegance or refinement of movement.
used by: Cats who are particularly graceful; they move fluidly and seemingly effortlessly. Are perhaps better at dodging and avoiding attacks than they are at fighting. This is an uncommon suffix; suffixes like -dance, -feather or -bird would be much more common.
suggestions: Swangrace, Briargrace, Swiftgrace

-hawk 1. a diurnal bird of prey with broad rounded wings and a long tail, typically taking prey by surprise with a short chase. 2. a person who advocates an aggressive or warlike policy, especially in foreign affairs.
used by: 1. Sight oriented cats or good ambush hunters. 2. Tactical or perceptive cats.
suggestions: Nighthawk, Littlehawk, Brighthawk

-heart the organ that pumps blood through the body; the center of something.
used by: Cats with a strong sense of self, almost always idealistic. Can be any gender and any size. -heart does not indicate a good cat, rather a cat who is set on a defined system of morality; whether this system is right or wrong is beside the point. Often outspoken, self-confident, charismatic, compassionate, talkative and loyal to their clan. Most definitely single-minded in their beliefs, sometimes perceived as busybodies.
suggestions: Fireheart, Duneheart, Dustheart

-horn a hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, found in pairs on the heads of cattle, sheep, goats, giraffes, etc., and consisting of a core of bone encased in keratinized skin.
used by: 1. Cats who keep their heads in a crisis; dependable or strong cats. 2. Hard-headed or head-strong cats.
suggestions: Blackhorn, Brackenhorn, Longhorn

-jaw the upper and lower bony structures in vertebrates forming the mouth and holding the teeth.
used by: 1. Cats with some sort of distinctive jaw; 2. Cats with powerful bites as the jaw is the structure that applies force for teeth to bite; 3. Less commonly for cats whose greatest talent is their way with words or those who are well known for their endless chatter (i.e. they talk more than they work); 4. Used as a name-change suffix for cats whose jaws have been damaged. These cats' speech is probably affected by their injury.
suggestions: Crookedjaw, Wolfjaw, Waspjaw

-jay relates to several species of birds in the corvid family that are known for their intelligence, mimicry, and vibrant colorations.
used by: Intelligent and social cats who are particularly chatty and clever. They may be talented politicians and skilled at manipulation and diplomacy, or they might be awkward nerds who are very vocal about their ideas. br> suggestions: Whitejay, Juniperjay, Poppyjay

-leaf the flattened part of higher plants, attached to a stem or stalk, usually green and bladelike.
used by: 1. Exceptionally talented medicine cats. Have an interest from a young age, never any doubt as to their path, precise, measured, and very intelligent -- considered something of a prodigy. Would likely have little to no knowledge of hunting or fighting and could well be socially awkward, serious, and/or arrogant. Their craft probably takes over all else, making them a valuable resource but leaving other areas lacking. 2. Also, can denote femininity, much like -flower.
suggestions: Spottedleaf, Goldenleaf, Greyleaf

-leap jump or spring a long way, to a great height, or with great force; a forceful jump or quick movement.
used by: Cats who are talented in leaping. This would probably not be used in SkyClan as all cats are generally skillful in leaping.
suggestions: Frogleap, Tigerleap, Foxleap

-leg one of the limbs that an animal uses to move themselves, a hind limb in primates such as humans.
used by: Cats who are very fast. An alternative to -foot, -flight and similar suffixes. Additionally, for cats with long legs or distinctive markings on their legs.
suggestions: Spiderleg, Spottedleg, Craneleg

-leopard a big cat with relatively short legs, a long body, and small rosettes. In clan mythology LeopardClan was known for being swift-footed, skilled hunters, and excellent climbers.
used by: Cats who are agile, adept hunters, and quick on their feet. As a result they are some of the best climbers, and work well individually rather than in a group. As the big cats are legends in the clans these suffixes should be uncommonly used.
suggestions: Lilyleopard, Spottedleopard, Goldenlopard

-lily a bulbous plant with large trumpet-shaped, typically fragrant, flowers on a tall, slender stem.
used by: 1. Cats with bright or colorful pelts or markings. Lilies come in a variety of colors and can have numerous different designs and patterns on the petals (spots, stripes, points); 2. Similar to -flower or -blossom; can be used describe a cat with strong mothering or nurturing traits or skills.
suggestions: Whitelily, Tigerlily, Morninglily

-lion the second largest cat in the world that lives in a tight group, known as a pride, and splits its duties down gender lines. In clan mythology LionClan was known for being strong, courageous, and with manes like the sun.
used by: Cats who are physically strong, particularly brave, and larger than life. The tend to be prideful, and gravitate towards authority positions in groups. As the big cats are legends in the clans these suffixes should be uncommonly used.
suggestions: Goldenlion, Morninglion, Sandlion

-nose the part above the mouth on the face of an animal, containing nostrils and used for breathing or smelling.
used by: Cats with exceptional senses, therefore good at tracking and likely at hunting. Not used for cats with distinctive noses, as that would require a correlating prefix and the cat wouldn't be named for such a small feature as their nose as a kit. -nose cats are likely to be good in social situations, good at interpreting others' speech and actions, and possibly good at telling when someone is lying. They might be curious and friendly. They might also have good memories, so this suffix is a common one for medicine cats.
suggestions: Hawknose, Icenose, Petalnose

-owl varied species of birds of prey that are generally solitary, nocturnal, with binocular vision and binaural hearing.
used by: cats who are wise for their moons and highly intuitive. They may tend to be particularly perceptive of their surroundings or possibly introverts.
suggestions: Grayowl, Orchidowl, Stoneowl

-pad the fleshy underpart of the foot.
used by: Cats with distinctive pawpads. Also possibly for the same reason as -foot, speed or to denote skill in silently stalking or sneaking.
suggestions: Leafpad, Twigpad, Berrypad

-pelt an animal's coat of fur or hair.
used by: Cats who have no particular defining traits -- not particularly skilled, no defining personality traits. They're reasonably good at everything, but not to the extent of others in the Clan. This is one of the most versatile suffixes, since it's general and could go with any cat.
suggestions: Badgerpelt, Mosspelt, Daisypelt

-petal each of the segments of the corolla of a flower, which are modified leaves and are typically colored.
used by: 1. Cats of small size or with a lean or fragile build. A suffix that can be used to express femininity; 2. To describe the pelt, patches of color can often look like flower petals.
suggestions: Tinypetal, Brightpetal, Dappledpetal

-plume a long, soft feather or arrangement of feathers.
used by: Cats with a thick, soft pelt; likely with an accompanying tail with extravagant, sweeping fur.
suggestions: Smokeplume, Crowplume, Stormplume

-pool a small area of still water, typically one formed naturally.
used by: A calm cat, who is not easily riled.
suggestions: Lilypool, Lightpool, Blackpool

-poppy a herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap, and rounded seed capsules. Many poppies contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine.
used by: Showy or vibrant cats, whether in appearance or personality.
suggestions: Firepoppy, Tigerpoppy, Rainpoppy

-rabbit small mammals with long ears, large and powerful hind legs, and a short tail.
used by: 1. family orientated, and is a common choice for permanent queens 2. fast or fleet of foot cats
suggestions: Greyrabbit, Honeyrabbit, Smallrabbit

-rain moisture condensed from the atmosphere that falls visibly in separate drops.
used by: A calmer version of -storm.
suggestions: Whiterain, Nightrain, Brightrain

-root the part of a plant that attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers; or to establish deeply and firmly.
used by: 1. Grounded, steadfast cats who are often firm on their beliefs. 2. Cats who play a supportive role (like medicine cats).
suggestions: Poppyroot, Sableroot, Sageroot

-runner a person who runs, especially in a specified way.
used by: Cats proficient in running.
suggestions: Foxrunner, Sunrunner, Cloudrunner

-shark a varied species of predatory fish that a cartilaginous skeleton, gills, and fins.
used by: Powerful hunters who have a large range of techniques and skills for catching their prey. They may also be proud cats due their proficiency, and might come off as intimidating. Uncommonly used.
suggestions: Russetshark, Smallshark, Ravenshark

-sky the region of the atmosphere and outer space seen from the earth.
used by: A cat who is a skilled climber, often spending more time in the trees than normal cats would or being especially adept at hunting in the trees or represent felines who are highly adaptable and welcome change. Cats who like moving forward, perhaps those who are innovative and enjoy making progress.
suggestions: Littlesky, Brindlesky, Swiftsky

-slash cut (something) with a violent sweeping movement, typically using a knife or sword.
used by: Cats who are talented in fighting, much like -claw. -Slash cats would likely have many of the same incidental traits as -claw cats.
suggestions: Hawkslash, Redslash, Cougarslash

-snake a long, limbless, potentially venomous reptile.
used by: Patient, stealthy cats. These cats are likely some of the best hunters among their clan for their impeccable ability to wait as long as need be for an opportunity to strike.
suggestions: Daisysnake, Sablesnake, Icesnake

-snout the projecting nose and mouth of an animal.
used by: Cats whose names have been changed in accordance with an injury (much like -jaw), cats who have distinctive muzzles (though a cat would likely not be named for their muzzle as a kit, and this option would require the prefix to match the suffix), or possibly cats with above average senses, much like -nose or -whisker. The last possibility would have a lot of the same optional likely traits as -nose or -whisker.
suggestions: Crookedsnout, Greysnout, Wolfsnout

-song a short poem or other set of words set to music or meant to be sung.
used by: Cats who are best known for their voice (i.e. smooth, low, deep, soothing, lively) or way with words; can easily get cats to listen to them or readily follow along with what they are saying;diplomatic, silver-tongued cats. Best and typically only used by those with animal (typically animals who often heard ‘singing’ i.e. birds or frogs) prefixes.
suggestions: Hawksong, Frogsong, Sparrowsong

-spider eight-legged arthropods with small fangs that inject venom. Some species make elaborate webs to catch their prey.
used by: Innovative cats who are highly inventive and enjoy problem solving. They tend to be great tacticians, and medicine cats, although they sometimes lose touch of reality and come off as flighty or distant.
suggestions: Mottledspider, Snowspider, Littlespider

-spine 1) a hard, needle-like anatomical structure, 2) the supporting structure more commonly known as the back
used by: 1. Supportive cats. 2. See -thorn
suggestions: Frostspine, Gingerspine, Blackspine

-spot/s small roundish mark(s), differing in color or texture from the surface around it.
used by: Cats with spots, usually when there are no other defining traits, much like -fur, -pelt, or -stripe. These cats are versatile, having no set accompanying traits or skills.
suggestions: Leopardspot, Turtlespots, Salmonspot

-stem the main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally subterranean.
used by: Supportive cats (like medicine cats); an alternative for -stripe or used in correlation with a prefix (i.e. Daisystem).
suggestions: Daisystem, Brackenstem, Lilystem

-step act of movement in walking or running.
used by: 1) This one depends on the prefix, which has to match the suffix. A cat named Badgerstep would step like a badger, a cat named Foxstep would step like a fox, a cat named Heavystep would step heavily, etc. When using this suffix, just make sure that the reasoning makes sense, especially when the prefix is an adjective like heavy -- how would the mother have chosen that name for her kit? 2) Can also be used, less commonly, for cats with good footwork (i.e. agility or stalking).
suggestions: Badgerstep, Foxstep, Heavystep

-sting a small sharp-pointed organ at the end of the abdomen of bees, wasps, ants, and scorpions, capable of inflicting a painful or dangerous wound by injecting poison.
used by: A cat with a biting personality; often paired with insect prefixes.
suggestions: Beesting, Waspsting, Gingersting

-stone the hard, solid, nonmetallic mineral matter of which rock is made, especially as a building material.
used by: Cats who keep their heads in a crisis, dependable or strong.
suggestions: Greystone, Heavystone, Spottedstone

-storm violent atmospheric disturbance, featuring strong winds and usually rain, lightning, thunder, or snow.
used by: 1) Cats with mercurial personalities. They change a lot, going through highs and lows; like most people, the more violent changes happen at a younger age, and they mellow out when they grow older. -storm cats often have two types of personalities, a high energy, enthusiastic one, and a snappish, more disinterested one. By no means does a -storm cat always have these personality traits; they simply switch between extremes, and what those extremes are are really up to you. 2) Less commonly used for imposing personalities; loud, unpredictable and powerful.
suggestions: Greystorm, Brackenstorm, Briarstorm

-streak long, thin line or mark different from the surrounding surface.
used by: Cats with stripes. -Streak is basically -stripe, but a little fancier. It's also general, denoting no special skill or personality trait.
suggestions: Gingerstreak, Maplestreak, Briarstreak

-stream a small, narrow river; run or flow in a continuous current in a specified direction.
used by: 1) Agile, athletic cats with talent in swimming. -Stream cats are often slender (though not always, because larger cats have strength and endurance necessary to keep swimming and control their motion in water). These cats probably have more water-resistant pelts, and they're probably good at jumping, as well. They are also probably curious and brave (to get into the water in the first place, especially if they're not RiverClan), and have some degree of tenacity to gain skill at swimming. 2) graceful and especially pretty or attractive cats.
suggestions: Troutstream, Shellstream, Sandstream

-stride walk with long, decisive steps in a specified direction; a long, decisive step.
used by: Cats who walk in a certain way, much like -step. -Stride often correlates with the prefix, meaning that Lionstride strides like a lion, Badgerstride strides like a badger, etc. When the suffix doesn’t correlate, it denotes pride, determination, etc., coming to mean something like strut.
suggestions: Lionstride, Badgerstride, Thornstride

-strike hit forcibly and deliberately with one's hand or a weapon or other implement; a sudden, deliberate attack.
used by: Cats who hit hard in battle, having many of the same traits as -claw. -Strike can also correlate with the prefix, i.e., Adderstrike strikes like an adder, etc.
suggestions: Adderstrike, Eaglestrike, Wavestrike

-stripe a long, narrow band or strip, usually of uniform width, differing from the surface on either side of it.
used by: Cats who have no particular defining traits -- not particularly skilled, no defining personality traits. They're reasonably good at everything, but not to the extent of others in the Clan. This is one of the most versatile suffixes, since it's general and could go with any cat.
suggestions: Acornstripe, Baystripe, Cedarstripe

-swan a large, aquatic bird that is closely related to geese and fiercely protective of their children.
used by: 1) Large, strong warriors who focus on brute strength. They tend to be aggressive, and may be dogmatically loyal to their clan. 2) Cats who are graceful or elegant in their movements.
suggestions: Largeswan, Blackswan, Dappledswan

-swarm a large or dense group of insects, especially flying ones. Move somewhere in large numbers.
used by: 1) Cats who fight exceptionally fast in battle. 2) Cats who are extroverted and social.
suggestions: Redswarm, Lightningswarm, Tigerswarm

-talon a claw, especially belonging to a bird of prey.
used by: Cats who are talented in fighting, much like -claw. -Talon cats share many of the -claw traits. This suffix, because of its bird of prey connotation, goes especially well with prefixes that are birds of prey.
suggestions: Ospreytalon, Hawktalon, Eagletalon

-tail hindmost part of an animal, in vertebrates often a flexible extension of the backbone.
used by: Agile cats with excellent balance. Usually more slender cats, although cats who climb do need strong legs (and are therefore good at jumping, as well). Can be playful, energetic, boisterous, curious -- these traits often lead to scolding from elders, though, which can create resentment for authority in some cases and a desire to please in others.
suggestions: Mapletail, Yellowtail, Trout-tail

-thistle the thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins
used by: 1. A cat with a particularly thorny personality that still has the capacity to be sweet and parental 2. See -thorn below
suggestions: Littlethistle, Brownthistle, Owlthistle

-thorn a stiff, sharp-pointed, straight or curved woody projection on the stem or other part of a plant.
used by: 1. A cat with witty, intelligent and sarcastic personality traits. Often having a sharp tongue but are highly perceptive.
suggestions: Thistlethorn, Littlethorn, Blackthorn

-tiger the largest cat species, most notable for their black stripes and ginger pelts. In clan mythology TigerClan was known for being fierce night hunters whose stripes were given to them because of their devotion to the night and because of their jealous, thieving leader.
used by: Generally large cats who focus on stealth, are particularly good at hunting at night, and are notably tactical. They tend to work best individually, are commonly adept swimmers, and are intimidating. As the big cats are legends in the clan these suffixes should be uncommonly used.
suggestions: Bluetiger, Tawnytiger, Rosetiger

-tooth hard, bony-coated enamel structure in the mouth of vertebrates used for chewing and biting.
used by: Cats whose names have been changed in accordance with an injury (a tooth being knocked out would not be enough, but one being twisted into or out of the mouth somehow and noticeably changing their appearance, speech and eating might), or cats with much the same skills and traits as -fang cats.
suggestions: Twistedtooth, Foxtooth, Thorntooth

-wasp a social winged insect that has a narrow waist and a sting. It constructs a paper nest from wood pulp and raises the larvae on a diet of insects.
used by: 1. Social or extroverted cats. 2. To accentuate a prefix. 3. Cats with sharp (or stinging) tongues.
suggestions: Brightwasp, Poppywasp, Yellow-wasp

-watcher a person who observes something attentively or regularly.
used by: Cats with keen observation skills; typically very perceptive (not a commonly used prefix).
suggestions: Rainwatcher, Breezewatcher, Nightwatcher

-wave a long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore.
used by: 1. Cats with long, curling pelts with no stand-out talent 2. Powerful cats; can be overwhelming, much like a wave, and good at getting others to go along with them.
suggestions: Stormwave, Cloudwave, Brightwave

-whisker long projecting hair or bristle growing from the face or snout of many mammals.
used by: Cats with strong senses. They are typically extremely good hunters. Usually observant, perceptive, and patient. Their perception (and often also intuition) can be useful in medicine cat or leader roles, and can lend itself to a manipulative personality or an empathetic one.
suggestions: Oakwhisker, Tigerwhisker, Longwhisker

-wind the perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction.
used by: Sleek furred, often agile cats. Lighter pelt colors most common. Can also be associated with cats with unpredictable, spontaneous personalities.
suggestions: Sleekwind, Longwind, Littlewind

-wing appendage that enables some animals to fly.
used by: Cats who are very agile, often ones who can jump well or catch birds.. The -wing suffix represents mostly the same thing as -tail, and their coincidental traits would be much the same. Obviously, bird suffixes go best with bird prefixes, but not always.
suggestions: Owlwing, Crow-wing, Brackenwing

-wolf highly adaptive canine predators that live in packs and are inherently social.
used by: Group-orientated cats who work well in teams, are extremely loyal to their clan and ancestors, and are extroverted. They tend to be followers, rather than leaders, and have lawful alignments.
suggestions: Redwolf, Iriswolf, Mountainwolf


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