Shanti is a Tibetan word meaning peace. I first ran across it when I was trying to think of a name for a Siamese feline who used to live with me. On one internet list I used my real name, Leslie. Then on another, just recently, I tried to use Shanti, but found I was the 19th of the name in that particular group. I'm not terribly fond of being anything 19, but there you have it. I was glad to be able to use it with the mudcat group, without the numerical designation. Being an avid Celtophile, I sometimes use my current feline roommate's name, with her permission, of course...Grania.