Does a cat recognise its own name? When you give a shout, they immediately appear to you.
Even if cats can't always make sense of our words, they can certainly learn to make connections between different noises.
They can also learn to associate certain sounds with rewards like food or human attention.
The sound of their own titles elicited the strongest emotional response in the cats studied.
The home cats responded to their owners' names much more frequently than the cats in the cafe.
The sound of their human is more likely to elicit a reaction from your cat than any other voice.
Then, you should use their name and award them if they respond positively.