This is my list I shall be leaving on the kitchen table for the housemate-who-is-not-home-often-enough-to-appreciate-this-wee-fuzzy-barrell-o-delights:
PANTALAIMON: sounds like the consensus at the moment, and ‘Pan’ or ‘Pants’ for short.
VIXEN: Thank you MK, it reminds me of a certain dog-eared book you have lent me more than once.
FEATHER: She’s light as a… also reminds me of a quality authoress born in ‘Cairo, Egypt’.
MAGENTA/COLUMBIA: From Rocky Horror. These names a bit slutty I think.
BAST: Egyptian reference. Remind me to get some jewels and dress her up.
MALI: My favourite country visited. Also a pretty name in general.
CATBUS: Strange cat-like bus, (or bus-like cat), that appeared randomly about 3/4 of the way through My Neighbour Totoro.
PORCO ROSSO: Another Miyazaki reference. Kawaii!
RONIA: From Ronia the Robber’s Daughter, by Astrid Lindgren. Not only one of the greatest kids’ books ever written, but one of the best films made as well. On a completely random note, the wonderful Hana Zetterberg who played the lead role (if you want to know who I desperately wanted to be like as a child, see this flick), never made another film, and is now a Swedish Left Party politician.