The Naming of Cats

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The Naming of Cats is a troublesome issue,

It isn't only one of your vacation games;

You may think from the start I'm as distraught as a hatter

At the point when I let you know, a feline must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

Above all else, there's the name that the family utilize day by day,

For example, Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,

For example, Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey–

Every one of them reasonable regular names.

There are fancier names in the event that you think they sound better,

Some for the men of honor, some for the ladies:

For example, Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter–

Be that as it may, every one of them reasonable regular names.

In any case, I let you know, a feline needs a name that is specific,

A name that is impossible to miss, and progressively honorable,

Else how might he keep up his tail opposite,

Or on the other hand spread out his bristles, or esteem his pride?

Of names of this sort, I can give you a majority,

For example, Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,

For example, Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-

Names that never have a place with more than one feline.

In any case, well beyond there's as yet one name left finished,

What's more, that is the name that you never will figure;

The name that no human research can find

Be that as it may, THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never admit.

At the point when you see a feline in significant contemplation,

The explanation, I let you know, is consistently the equivalent:

His psyche is occupied with a riveted thought

Of the idea, of the idea, of the idea of his name:

His indescribable effable


Profound and incomprehensible particular Name.


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