I one day wanted to draw neko. I’m no fan of furries so instead I drew humanoid nekomata.
Argue all you want about her being a furry. I don’t think of her as one. Heh.
As for her name, I know it’s not Japanese. But it’s that name that just came to me and stuck with her. :)
In Japanese folklore, the Nekomata are cats with supernatural cats with its tail split in two.