My cat is named Nimbus because she has soft, fairly long fur and she is coloured with pale grey tabby stripes on her top and has a white fluffy belly. Just like an upside down storm cloud.
"Nimbus" is a type of storm cloud from the Latin word "nimbo," also meaning storm cloud.
I had a beautiful white Turkish Angora, born 9/97 and died 1/11. He was registered as Nimbus Faed (he was deaf, and faed is deaf spelled backward).He was named for a the 'nimbus' cloud. Almost a year klater, I still mourn his passing. I did purchase another "TA" from the same breader in July this year (2011). He is also deaf. I love the breed, and cats in general.