When we first got the much beloved cat [Buttons](http://www.flickr.com/photos/remydwd/sets/263906/), there was some confusion about whether his name was *Buttons* or *Button*. The tag they etched on his collar was missing the S, but we stuck with it regardless.
When our good friend [Thom](https://vjarmy.com/thom/) first met the cat, he couldn’t remember the cat’s name, so he started guessing B names – including *Brickhouse* and *Bubbles*.
Over the years, we’ve picked up other nicknames for him on our own. *Butt-Butt* is most frequently used, only because it’s very quick and easy to say. *Mr. Kitty* and *Señor Buttones* add a bit of regal charm, while *Baby Kitty* was reserved for serious baby talk. *dj BTNS* emerged after the IIDX thing.
A few months ago, when Suw was visiting, I was amused as she started calling him *Nubbin(s)*, as well as *Mr. Nubbin(s)*. But bizarrely, we had another British houseguest this week, and he – on his own, with no mention of the previous nickname – used the same two nicknames. Is there some secret Buttons-to-Brit connection I’m not aware of?
RELATED: [Cat News](http://www.channel102.net/show.php?show=17) – Smiley Muffin is awesome.