My boss has a cat named Papagena. I always thought that was a bit unusual. Plus, I always mixed it up with Patagonia, the clothing company.
As my boss and I were chatting the other day, I learned two things about Papagena. First, the name is from a character in the opera The Magic Flute. Second, my boss’ teenage daughter picked the name Papagena.
Which got me thinking.
I’m not sure my kids would ever pick a name from an opera, probably because my kids have never been to the opera! But they do watch TV. Thus, they have a different cultural reference for picking cat names.
First, here’s what the cat would be named if my 9-year-old could choose:
Second, here’s what the cat would be named if my 6-year-old could choose:
Do you have a great pet name? Why did you pick it?
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