How did I pick my cat’s names?

I adopted both of my cats at the same time last November – they even shared a cardboard carrier when moving into my home!  So of course I had to find two names that go together.

I thought about Doctor Who names first, but which pair of companions should I choose?

Ian and Barbara?

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Maybe 50 years ago.  Amy and Rory?

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Too recent.  Tegan and Turlough?

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They were never actually a couple.  That’s about when I remembered that everybody knows I’m a big Doctor Who fan, so nobody would be surprised if I named the kitties after Who characters.  Naturally, I thought about Star Wars next.

Han and Leia?

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Too obvious.  Luke and Mara?

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Now we’re getting somewhere, but people would still know where “Luke” comes from.  How about … Corran and Mirax?

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I have no problem naming my kittens after a Jedi and his smuggler wife!  And as a bonus, these names are geeky enough that most “entry level” geeks won’t figure it out.

Now if only I knew somebody with a pet named Booster