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.
Monday, 17 September 2007