Breanna Nipper of De Soto said her 2-year-old Siamese cat’s name, Meeka-Mew, has its roots in the world of Pokemon.
“Growing up in the early 2000s, my husband and I had a love for Pokemon,” Nipper said. “Staring at our little ball of fluff, we needed to pick a name. I remember we started to rattle off different character names. Pikachu, being a popular character from the game, is where we initially derived her name.
“We then tied her name with the word meek, which means having a quiet, gentle and humble nature, since this perfectly described her. We threw an ‘a’ at the end to signify she was feminine. Once we got that, the Pokemon name Mew came to our minds and it just flowed together so perfectly.
“I will say she has a very unique name, but it has much meaning. When we first got her, she was very patient with our son, Noah, who was 10 months old at the time. Meeka-Mew (Meeks for short) was very gentle with him, although our little guy thought she was a toy most of the time. She was a little fluff ball to him and he could easily mistake her as a stuffed animal, which he did. He was constantly trying to pick her up to love her, but this never changed her demeanor. She would always go back to him and still be gentle with him.”
Nipper said Meeka-Mew is “a very humble cat – absolutely gorgeous with those beautiful baby blue eyes, but she is not prideful.”
Noah and Meeka-Mew remain good buddies Nipper said.
“She is our good ‘gwerl,’ as our 3-year-old son, Noah, says all the time.”
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