We live on Colfax Avenue...named for Schuyler Colfax (VP of the USA) who was from South Bend! Mummy being a big ol' history nerd thought that was a lovely name...hey, wait...that means that I'm named after a boy! What the.....??
My mom's a nerd too. She named me Cesare (Chez-uh-ray) after the main guy in Machiavelli's Prince. He was the illegitimate son of a pope and a great conqueror. She thought it would be funny to name me after such a fierce person since I'm so cute and cuddly. My mom has a pretty warped sense of humor.
I'm named after the heroine in "Spirited Away," her favorite movie by Shirow Miyazaki. She wanted to name me Deunan after the heroine in "Appleseed," but her roommate said no. Now mom's glad I'm Chihiro, because Deunan later on only has one eye! Mom likes special needs kitties, so whenever she gets a kitty with one eye, that kitty will be Deunan.