My best selling tote pattern is named after my dear mother, Luella. My mother is an angel. She's somewhat meek, surprisingly adventurous, quite strong, faithful beyond comprehension, and full of grace. Those are the characteristics that inspired her name for the bag.
About four and a half years ago, my wife and I moved our 3 kids to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to be closer to family. We did so without having full time work lined up and no solid plan. Most people thought we were crazy, but a lot of people congratulated us and said they wished they could do it.
Not Rocky Balboa, but my Grandfather, Dr. Roscoe Jackson Allen, a man who embodied the qualities of the "greatest generation". He wouldn't correct you if you called him Dr. Allen, but his peers and those who knew him best called him "Rocky". He was the kind of man who didn't demand respect, instead commanded respect.