People are always asking Sophie why her girl stuffed animal has a boy's name. How did I get my name? A long time ago, when I belonged to Candice (before she became The Writer), she used to read a comic in one of her mother's magazines. The comic was about an elephant named Ellsworth. The elephant was a boy, but Candice didn't care. She liked the name and gave it to me, even though I'm a girl.
I'm named after a city, not a comic.
Well, Winchester, I can claim a city, too. Ellsworth, Maine, is a famous old city. 6456 people live there. It was settled in 1763 and incorporated in 1860.
You call that old? Winchester, Virginia, the place I'm named after, was settled in 1729 and founded in 1750. And 23,585 people live there.
I actually have two cities. There's also Ellsworth, Kansas, population 2965. It was founded in 1864.
Your cities are getting punier. Okay, top this: I'm also named after a cathedral in England. It was built in 1093. Hah! I win!
Do I hear the creak of the cat food cabinet opening? You'd better go or you might miss a treat.