When I was in college, they had VAX/VMS systems running the computers. We had four nodes - Jade, Gold, Rose, and Amber. I've always liked cats, and my first two initials are PJ, so my process name on Rose and Jade was PJ Purr. My then bf (now husband of almost 11 years) thought that my long medium brown hair looked like a lion's mane, so my process name on Gold and Amber was Lioness. So, now I combine the two. "Lioness" has always fit me tho - I've always been very protctive of what's mine - friends, family, stuff, etc.
I combined the two when I got Juno email in '96.