Have you recently taken on an adorable tuxedo cat? This post is packed full of black and white cat name ideas to help you pick the perfect one.
From classic names all the way through to the very unique names for black and white cats, we have put together an extensive list to help you pick out the perfect name for your new addition.
Take a look at our list of good names for black and white cats below (and be sure to let us know which you choose!)
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Top names for black and white cats
Unisex tuxedo cat names
- Keys (Piano)
- Penn (Penn and Teller)
Female black and white cat names
- Dinah (From Alice in Wonderland – Disney cat names are always a popular choice!)
- Flower (Skunk from Bambi)
- Jess (After Postman Pat’s cat)
- Maggie (Magpie)
- Margot (After Margot Robbie who plays Harley Quinn)
- Mary Clarence
Boys names for black and white cats
- Ansel Adams
- Bustopher Jones (from Cats The Musical)
- Dom (Domino)
- Issac (Issac Newton Owned a black and white cat)
- Mr Mistoffelees
- Pepe (Le Pew)
- Tux (Tuxedo)
Names for white cats with black spots
- Jersey (Jersey Cow)
- Peppermint Butler (From Adventure Time)
- Pie (Piebald)
Paired Black and White Cat Names
- Ace and Ventura
- Cookies and Cream
- Harley Quinn and Joker
- Mason and Hamlin (Famous piano brand)
- Odile and Odette (The black and White Swans from Swan Lake)
- Rock and Roll
- Ying and Yang
Tips for helping your cat learn their name
Cats are very intelligent animals but it can take time for them to learn their name, so it is important to be patient. During the naming period be sure to only use their chosen name positively and during positive experiences such as petting and receiving treats.
Say their name gently and softly. Avoid high pitched voices, aggressive tones or shouting. A negative experience with their name could lead to them associating their name with a bad experience.
We often end up having various names for our cats. They can get shortened or over time, as we learn their personalities more, nicknames will form. However, it is important during the learning period only their full name is used (for example, if the cat is called Baymax only call them this while learning, do not interchange between Baymax, Bay, Max, etc) this will help prevent confusion.
Each time your cat responds to their name reward them! This can be with either a tasty treat or their favourite toy.
Ideally, you will not want to let your cat outside until you are confident they will respond to their name. However, to ease any concerns you may also want to look into getting your cat a GPS Cat Tracker Collar.
Fun facts about black and white cats
Black and white cats often get called ‘Tuxedo cats’ due to them often looking like they are wearing a tuxedo cat. However, this is just a nickname and not their official name.
William Shakespeare, Beethoven, and Sir Isaac Newton all had tuxedo cats.
In 1998, a tuxedo cat named Sparky inherited a 6.3 million dollars when his owner passed away making him the richest cat in the world.
Only one cat has ever made it to the top of Mount Everest and he was a black and white cat.
A tuxedo cat named Simon went to war during World War II and ended up receiving a medal for his services. His job was to protect British food supplies from pests and mice.
Naming a new cat is an exciting time but remember it is a name which will be with them for their whole lives – choose it wisely and ensure it is something you will still like 10 years down the line. If you choose one of these black and white cat names please let us know!