Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Naming of 9 part 2


A few things I didn't mention about 9's name...

9 is one of my favorite numbers... its square root is 3 which is also a favorite number of mine.

9 is also how many lives cats have (as we all know)

In Japanese, 9 is pronounced "ku" or "kyu", so in a way, it's a tribute to my beloved, Q.

My first degree was in mathematics, so to name him with a number is kind of fun and very much 'me'.  After all, Q was originally  Diff EQ, from differential equations, the class I was taking when I got Q.

A friend asked me if I wound name my next cat, "Pi", being the geek that I am, and I would have used the Greek letter, not the Roman alphabet for his name.  However, that would have been a bit too much like the artist who was formerly known as Prince...

So, there you go, the story of 9's name.


10 comments:

  1. Awww I wanna cuddle him something silly!

    He is a lovely boy :)

    I bet he purrs up a storm when he gets going...

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  2. Not only a special tribute to Q, but ingenious as well. Beautiful and clever name, much like the cat I'm sure.

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  3. 9 isn't quite... bright. But he's a sweetie and might just be a late bloomer in terms of the cleverness department.

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  4. Hi! We read about you in Siena and Chili's blog and wanted to say hello! Nice to meet you!

    Tom and Tama-Chan

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  5. The story of your name is very interesting 9! Mom shuddered when she heard the word "mathematics"...
    ; )

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  6. 9 is a very lucky boy -- as is Chani!
    Thanks for giving them such a good home!

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  7. Oh, and I know Chani is a girl! I just meant she too is lucky -- not a boy!!!

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  8. It's always fun to name a new cat, and we enjoyed hearing how you named your 2.

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  9. It's also the cat's name in the English cartoon "Frankenstein's Cat." Very cute and funny - you should check it out!

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