by T S Eliot
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES ...
As most of us cats know, this is the start of a poem by the famous American poet T S Eliot (who wrote the Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats).
Because Oscar the Puppycat asked me how I got my name the other day, I thought you might like to know a bit more about it.
Faz (my first name) is short for Fazakerley which is a suburb of Liverpool (Fazakerley is my second name). My third name is Fazbucket (which I am called because I am always hungry and the humans think I must have a stomach that must be as big as a bucket).
My humans always name their cats after suburbs of Liverpool and there is a logic to every one of them. Fazakerley is a very pleasant but slightly ordinary suburb with no special features. When they first got me they thought I was the same but, now they know me better, they can see I am extremely intelligent and probably should have called me something which reflected this.
I plan to introduce some of my 'before' brothers and sisters to you soon and explain their names as well.
WHAT ARE YOUR THREE NAMES?