Why we named her Callisto

Callisto is a nymph in Greek mythology. The very short version is that after breaking a vow of virginity (Zeus seduced her), she was cast into the heavens as the constellation Ursa Major…the great bear.

Obviously important to sailors throughout the ages, in our case it happens that our grown daughters have taken to calling Steve “bear” and Ginny is short for Virginia. 

Callisto brings together the virgin and the bear and so that’s the name that came to us.