It’s true that I wouldn’t have written the first book had my sister and mother been alive. It was my way of continuing our conversation. It’s also this Jewish thing of naming and remembering people, and I think there is a sense of keeping that side of life going.
There they are, my fifty men and women Naming me the fifty poems finished! Take them, Love, the book and me together. Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.Robert Browning
Our minds are susceptible to the influence of external voices, telling us what we require to be satisfied, voices that may drown our the faint sounds emitted from our souls, and distract us from the careful, arduous task of accurately Naming our priorities.Alain de Botton
In the Court of Chancery, I think we are obliged to cut the knot as to the question of time, by Naming some time.
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.