She Nicknamed Her Black Cat ‘Lucy’ but Then the Neighbor Called Her Racist Because Her Daughter’s Name Was Lucy

A Woman’s Black Cat Was Named Lucifer, and Nicknamed Lucy, but Her Neighbor Called Her Racist and Insisted She Change it Because Her Daughter’s Name Was Lucy

A woman had recently moved into a new apartment with her boyfriend and their 2-year-old black cat named Lucifer. However, despite the cute and fluffy nature of Lucifer the cat, the couple would soon discover that their new neighbors would not be too happy with its name. 

Nicknaming Lucifer 

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Whilst the couple had named their cat Lucifer, they had also given it nicknames. Sometimes they called it Lucy, and sometimes Lulu. 

A Friendly Gesture

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Shortly after settling in, the couple’s seemingly friendly new neighbors came by with welcome gifts. During this visit, they coincidentally discovered that one of the neighbor’s 7-year-old daughters was also named Lucy.

The Request for a Name Change

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To the couple’s surprise, the mother of the neighbor’s family, who hadn’t visited their place previously, knocked on their door with a somewhat unusual request. She asked the woman to change their cat’s name because it was offensive to her for two reasons.

Religious Sensitivity

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The first problem was that the neighboring family was Christian. The name “Lucifer,” which was also nicknamed “Lucy,” was offensive to her due to its association with the devil.

An Unexpected Link

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The second reason for the neighboring woman’s complaint was far more bizarre. She claimed that the cat being black, like her daughter, was somehow racist. The coincidence of their names and the cat’s color seemed to bother her.

Declining the Request

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The woman thought this request was ridiculous. “My cat was named even before we moved in, so it was just a coincidence that their names were similar”, she explained. “What’s more, my cat is a strictly indoor cat and nobody would probably hear me calling him “Lucy” or “Lucifer” outside our apartment. In fact, nobody would have known that we owned a cat unless they popped by.”

Politely Declining

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Finding the neighbor’s request laughable, the woman politely declined. She pointed out that unless they visited the home, there was no way that they would hear the name ‘Lucifer’ or even ‘Lucy’, so it was a non-problem.

Her Insistence 

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However, the neighboring woman did not accept this line of reasoning. She became increasingly upset and insisted that the couple reconsidered and renamed their cat.

The Boyfriend’s Suggestion

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The woman’s boyfriend was not phased by this conundrum. “He said that changing Lucifer’s name is not a big deal”, she explained. “He also suggested that we could even lie to her that we have already changed his name, as it’s not like she’s going to hear it anyway.”

Standing Firm

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However, the woman still disagreed, solely based on principle. “Why should I change my cat’s name or lie about him changing his name when it is really none of her business?”, she challenged. “I don’t want to give in to her over such silly reasons.”

Telling the Internet

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The woman decided to head online to describe the incident, curious as to what internet dwellers would think. To her relief, everyone agreed that there was no need to rename the cat. “You are entirely correct that it’s none of your neighbor’s business what your cat’s name is”, someone agreed. “They will basically never interact with the cat, so why should you change it?”

Crazy Neighbors

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Naturally, the woman’s readers felt that her neighbor was insane. “Your neighbors are crazy if they think they get to tell you what to name your cat”, another commenter wrote. “You live your life. If everyone in your household is fine with the name, the name is fine.”

Rename the Kid 

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The comment section took a humorous turn when a reader offered a suggestion. “Tell them to change their kid’s name”, they wrote.

“Nah, that’s just plainly stupid”, responded another reader. “They should sacrifice the kid to make the cat stronger. The power of 10 combined lives of Lucifer will curse every Christian that’s speaking about it and they will never rest easy again.”

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