Friday, September 3, 2010

My name

Many people assume that I am named after one of the characters from the TV show "Friends"; but that show debuted six months after I was born.

Actually, I was named after the sister of the main character in "The Catcher in the Rye"; although she spelled her name Phoebe.

The Big-Cat was reading TCITR when I decided to go live with him. The Big-Cat later explained to me that I reminded him of Phoebe Caulfield because I was sweet and funny and was a good listener. The Big-Cat spelled my name "Pheobe" instead of "Phoebe" because it made more sense.

About ten years later, I found out that one of the Big-Cat's friends had a cat also named Phoebe; and she was named after the same literary character!

I like my name and its spelling.

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