Socrates’ etymological display eventually gives way to a brief account of the ‘elements’ of names and the correctness appropriate to them (421c-Id). This account completes the exposition of naturalism, and, as I hope to show, constitutes the Schwerpunkt, the centre of gravity of the Cratylus as a whole. The argument so far has been designed to lead us here, and the remainder of the dialogue will be dedicated to working out its implications-specifically, the implications of the idea that a name is an image.