Why is there no real system for naming? I am really surprised and confused. Cats were SO regimented and you almost had no choice. Birth cattery -- given name -- of -- cattery where living Marhei -- Black Gold -- of 24-Kt Kats (his co-owner's cattery) Prancenpaws -- Simply Ostentatious -- of Catsastar (that is ME) Prancenpaws Nutmeg (we co-owned her -- no OF means she belonged under the breeder name until 100% transfer). Made pedigree tracking easy peasy. Is there any kind of system in the dog world? Looking at Cubby's pedigree I still have a very limited idea of who is who by the names. I can track his mom through a line that switched names a few years ago but I lose the trail as nothing is online.