As I may have mentioned earlier, there were times I regretted naming the kitten I got as a Christmas present from my wife Merry Christmas.Vanya got his name as Mini Me wanted him named after the character from The Umbrella Academy... only then she found out that Vanya is a boy. All the explanations from her Russian teacher and I that Vanya is a perfectly great boys name and the baby version of Ivan didn't work. In the end I just put my foot down firmly and said we started with Vanya and we are carrying on or she would have changed it so something soppy like Shadow or Midnight. I go with the Terry Pratchett system of cat names - never name them anything that you aren't willing to shout loudly at 3am while banging a pan with a spoon.
She was my first cat.