Ofelia's kittens

When Ofelia was expecting her kittens we had many combination of names depending on if she was having 1 male, 1 female, 2males, 2 females, 1 male and 1 female and so on.
She had 3 males and 1 female, and we decided the names after this combination - or as a matter of facts after a combination of 2 males and 1 female.

Misja Benjamin

The first Benjamin

A reservation for a male was made before the litter was born, and the new owner could choose the name of him herself. She decided his name to be Misja Benjamin. Misja, because she found it a good name for a Russian Blue, and Benjamin after her late and much beloved cat.
Her first Benjamin had got this name, because he was the last born kitten in the very last litter of this particular cat mother called Gammelmis ("Old Puss"). Colloquially Benjamin was called Missen ("Puss"), but Benjamin was his real name. Perhaps Benjamin had a Russian Blue among his forefathers.


Djingiz Ajtmatov

Djingiz was named after the Kyrgyz author Djingiz Ajtmatov (Danish transcription, in English: Chingiz Aitmatov). Kyrgyzstan didn't get a written language until the 20th century, and Djingiz Ajtmatov was the first to write novels in Kyrgyz.
Besides it refers to Djengis Khan (English: Genghis Khan), the mighty Mongolian prince (1162-1227). Djengis Khan's original name was Temudjin, but he took the name Djengis meaning "The mighty ruler", when he had united all the nomadic tribes of Mongolia under his rule. 
Our Djingiz might have liked to be the mighty ruler as well, but it wasn't quite so.


The wife of Djengis Khan was called Bourtai, so we named the little female kitten after her.
In her first home she was called Tasha, but when she at the age of 6 got a new home, she was again called Bourtai. 


Kublai Khan

The second mighty Mongolian prince was the grandson of Djengis Khan, Kublai Khan (1214-1294). Kublai Khan conquered China where he founded the Yuan dynasty.
The third male was to be called Kublai, and he was also called Kublai with his new owners.

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