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The Siamese Cat Named Chulanarin
Finally, the Valdis' seal point Siamese kitten got his name! Below are his pictures and a list of only some of the names, all meaning 'king' in Thai, on which Tony & I had previously collaborated. The winning name, which came in at the very last minute--is hanging at the end. See also the additional MS Word document & Glenn's page for more resources on giving your cat a Thai name (at the bottom of this page).
Place your mouse over the kitten's pix to see the captions. Click to see the larger versions.
|Rasha (ÃÒªÒ) -- Tony said Raja sounded too much like the New England version of his brother-in-law's name, so we go by this variation /Raa-shaa/ which is perfectly fine as well.|
|Rama (ÃÒÁÒ) -- Rama is how most Westerners pronounce Raam (right below).|
|Raam or Ram (ÃÒÁ) -- (like 'arm' but without the retroflex 'r') is the real pronunciation of this word in Thailand.|
|Chula (¨ØÌÒ) -- Choo-la or Ju-LAH will do. :-)|
|Narin (¹ÃÔ¹·Ãì) -- this is pronounced with the primary stress falling on the 2nd syllable.|
|This is our early choice--the good ol' Naris (¹ÃÔÈ)|
|This is how Chulanaris (¨ØÌ¹ÃÔÈ) is written.|
|And this is Chulanarin (¨ØÌ¹ÃÔ¹·Ãì) Not a problem. We can do this combination.|
Recently I've seen Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat--a children's animated
program on PBS--which I think is such a lovely name. So I'd like to include the name here, too. :-) In Thai, the word "sagwa"
means: "a form of poetry, a verse form, the initial word of a dialogue which is sung."