Jeff Boettcher wrote:OK. I'm ignorant. What's the significance of the name Galway?
My other cats Wexford, Kilkenny, Donegal are named after Irish towns. Galway is another Irish town. Wexford and Kilkenny were my 1st 2 cats (after the death of many previous cats over 30 years). I'd been in Ireland 2 weeks before I got the kittens, near Kilkenny. The town of Kilkenny beat Waterford in the soccer quarter finals. The next match was with Wexford, so thus the 2 names. These games are like the playoffs for the superbowl here. My McBrides are from Donegal and Galway. I also have family from Clare so that will be the next name after Galway, not for many years hopefully.
I legally changed my last name to McBride when I first got cancer. McBride means follower of Bridget. Bridget is the saint of hope and new beginnings, so it seemed appropriate. I had wanted my grandmother's surname since I was 8 y.o. so now I have it. There were no male McBride grandchildren so I am the last in the line to carry the name.