Thank you Parise. :) Yes, the name is French and I do have some French ancestry, but I think those two things are coincidental.
I can't take credit for the make-up, it was done by a professional artist for me, for a childrens party (rather more boring than being in Cirque du Soleil, but it was still a lot of fun). :) I'll work on my "about me" page.
Thanks everyone for the lovely welcome messages! :)