M: Why was her name Puss?
Me: Well, it probably was a nickname. I can probably find out what her real name was. (Little foreseeing where this might lead, I googled it.) Oh, see, her real name was Virginia.
M: Virginia? Why did they name her Virginia? What kind of name is that?
Me: Well, maybe they named her after the state.
M: Why is the state called Virginia?
Me: It was named in honor of the first Queen Elizabeth.
M seems satisfied with this answer. I relax. Then A opens her mouth.
A: Was her name Virginia?
A: Well, what does Virginia have to do with Elizabeth if it wasn’t her name?”
Me: (Cough to buy time). Shewascalledthevirginqueenbecauseshenevermarriedwhichwasunusual. Keep working!