Dis mon nom

What is your middle name? Does it carry any special meaning/significance?

Louis Catorze doesn’t have a middle name. To be honest, his full title – Sa Majesté Louis Catorze, Le Roi Soleil – is already long enough. If we were to do as our parents did and call our kid by his full name to tell him off, by the time we got to the end, we would have forgotten why he was in trouble (and given him enough time to make a swift getaway).

Outwardly, Catorze is more Prince of Darkness than Sun King. However, the human Sun King’s middle name was Dieudonné, meaning “gift of God”, which is very appropriate as that’s exactly what Catorze thinks he is. If he were to choose his own middle name, I’m pretty sure he would choose that.

Most people assume that we named him Louis, but he was already called that when he came to us. The lady who found him had thought he was a girl and named him Louise (her own middle name), and the rescue subsequently changed it to Louis. We added the “Catorze” just to be funny, and this has since led to a number of derivatives such as Le Roi, Seigneur (technically a demotion from a royal title but he doesn’t appear to have noticed) and Sa Maj. For a while I even referred to him as LXIV when writing about him online, just because it was short. However, I am not good with numbers, and discovering that LXIV was Roman for sixty-four just made things confusing.

Cat Daddy also has multiple different names for Catorze. None of them are repeatable here (nor anywhere, come to think of it), but here is a hint of the very worst one (yes, THAT one).

He hears us. He’ll come when he’s good and ready.

38 thoughts on “Dis mon nom

  1. LOL! I had a ginger tabby I called Louie after the veterinary tech taking him from my arms to spay him told me he was a neutered male, not a female. Up to that point he was “Lucy” (after Lucille Ball, since she was a ginger, too). I had to come up with a male quickly for the veterinarian’s records, so I named him after another cool cat, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. I’m sure I’ve told you this story before, but I don’t recall you telling how the same mistake of naming happened to Louis Catorze! I’m glad im not th only one not able to sex cats. LOL!

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    1. This is so funny, my daughter rushed her male cat, which she knew was a male, to the vet because he had weird spots appear up his belly under his fur… She hadn’t considered that male cats like male humans have nipples!!

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  2. I only ever use count in incredibly extremely torturous circumstances, which are generally without any human witnesses. If I say it in front of anyone then beware because it means something or someone has pushed me way too far and the touch paper has been lit for long enough for the spark to reach the explosives!!

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    1. I think Cat Daddy uses it so often that he’s completely desensitised to it. That said, he only uses it to describe two sets of individuals: government ministers and Catorze!


      1. Oh I don’t think politicians can be counts, counts have some uses after all!! Actually there’s no words to describe government ministers and politicians, after all have you seen Penny Mordaunt’s description of Gary Lineker??

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  3. lol 64… sorry 😉 I didn’t know the other Roi Soleil’s middle name was Dieudonné! Ma sister’s middle name is “aimée” (beloved), which I have always found mean for the rest of us kids in the family!

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    1. Haha! “The other Roi Soleil”! 🤣🤣🤣 What are the middle names of the other kids in the family? “Adoré(e)”? “Moins Aimé(e)”?


    1. I hit enter accidentally. He found a one day old kitten with no mother around. He gave it to us and we gave it to my sister-in-law who is good at raising young kittens. We named Lois but later learned it was a girl and became Louise.

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  4. As an AI language model, I don’t have a middle name or any personal information such as name or identity. However, if I had to choose a middle name, I might choose something related to my purpose, such as “Knowledge” or “Intelligence.”

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