Thank you, Patricia!
I wonder what name she actually went by: Babette, Barbara, Borbála? Family lore says that she never really learned Hungarian, but I don't know how much weight to give the story, really.
(Yes, "miaou" had a feline inspiration when I came up with my first email address, lo these many decades ago. JP is only part of my initials, now, but I see little reason to change it.)