Monday, 17 September 2007

A Meme on Monday

Greetings.

I have been tagged by Kellie the Orange Cat to inform the world exactly How I Got My Name.

Well, there are two versions of events I can put to you. The first, and my preferred version, goes like this:

The Gods looked down on the earth one warm spring morning, enjoying the sunshine and the sound of the larks. They each agreed that nature is beautiful in its entirety but admitted that you can never, ever have too many beautiful things. " Nothing", said the God of Beauty "is as stunning as a chocolate point Royal Siamese Prince. Let's send him to earth so that he can flit gracefully from place to place with his Siamese brothers".

"Wait," said the God of names, "What shall we call this Royal Prince? It simply must be a name that befits his status on earth and also in Heaven". "Well" replied the God of Beauty, "His name should begin with His Royal Highness, of course..." On hearing my cue, I promptly began yowwwllling in my loudest Siamese voice. The Gods bowed before me before saying " Yao-Lin..what a perfect name for a perfect prince". And that is how I got my name.

The other, more mundane version is this: the name came to the human allegedly 'off the top of her head' and she was really excited to have found such an onomatopoetic name and went around telling everyone how she had thought up this fabulously Siamese name. Then she was reminded that Yao-Lin is actually the name of Gabrielle's maid on Desperate Housewives. Sheepish, she returned home to cook me steak.

So there you have it - two versions of events. Either way, I like my name and I have to admit that I most certainly live up to it!

Now, I should like to tag: Latte, Kaze & Chase and Luxor.



Yours, Yowwwlllliiiing


HRH Yao-Lin

21 comments:

Jimmy Joe said...

I think that the Gods probably whispered your name in your female slave's ear, but she was too slow to realize that it was them.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Dragonheart said...

I like the first version better too, Yao-lin, but regardless of how you obtained your name, it is a wonderful name that is very musical and certainly suits you. :)

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Well the first one makes the most sense to me! Cool, we will do ours now!

Latte

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

I like your version better. I simply will not believe you were named for a lowly maid on a TV show.
His Royal Highness is the most important part of your name of course!

Daisy said...

I am pretty sure that the first story is correct and true story.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

I like the first version best, it suits your Royal status.

I agree with Mr. Hendrix, the thought that you were named after a lowly maid just makes me cringe.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

We have always thought your name is very original and nothing that your female would have come up with herself. The first version is definitely the correct one.

Tara said...

Clearly, the yowling version is the correct one!
Tara

Mickey said...

Version #1

Peach Man said...

Your name definitely comes from the gods. Humans just think they are smart and come up good names. At least your human realized that the gods are chinese! she could have be dumber and named you sumthing stupid like "al".

Henry Helton said...

I think that it is obvious that you got your name from the first version. Just makes sense that the Gods gave it to you.

The Meezers said...

yeah, but in the 2nd version you gotted steak, so that's prolly the better version, right?

The Furry Fighter said...

i reckon the Gods version suits you more Yaol-Lin! :) only beings of such high eminence could possibly bestow your name upon you! xxx

lordjaders said...

I liked yourrr firrrst verrrsion of yourrr name, I prrromise I won't rrrepeat the second verrrsion to anyone...

My name is Jade--as in a prrrecious gem the Chinese used to encrrrust the sarrrcophogus of theirrr grrreat emperrrorrrs because it was believed to give everrr lasting life.

Boy, werrre they wrrrong. Now arrrcheologists uncoverrr theirrr rrremains and put them in museums forrr display.

Purrrs to you, Yourrr Highness,

Lord Jaders

Cheysuli said...

I believe in the gods version. You see, as the Right Paw of Bast I am privy to such conversations...

Samantha & Tigger said...

Of course, the first version of how you got your name is the right one and we like the way Yao-lin sounds!
Your FL furiends,

Ramses said...

Oh it's a good name alright! Purrsonally I like the first version of the name story best, honestly these humans think they know everything - how could they know a cats true name unless they bothered to ask it nicely?! I didn't tell a human my real name until I came to live with my Mummy when I was already nearly 2 1/2 yrs old!

Parker said...

Yup, the first version. I'd stick to that one...

Lux said...

Your name is perfect. I think it was the gods, and I'm pretty much always right!

Oops, I was already tagged, as you know. But thanks for tagging me anyway!

Chairman Mao said...

I love how you got your name -- the furst vershun espeshully! You have a purr-fect Royal Meezer name!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

yes, we think the first version must be correct. however, the second version makes us laugh a whole lot.