Yes, her name is from Measure for Measure. I thought a bit about it, had some conversations with friends about her character (even though I hadnt met her, she already had a reputation), and was persuaded that it should be Isabella. Why? Well, the temptation to pontificate on this and all other private matters is almost overwhelming (why does having a blog seem like I am standing in the middle of the piazza naked?)...yet, I will not be absolute. It is a great play, a dark comedy, they call it. A city in trouble, it is dissolute, laws mean nothing, bad rule. No citizens. No families. No moderation, but plenty of illicit passion and extreme chastity; and justice is bitter, harsh and cruel. "Liberty plucks justice by the nose, / The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart / Goes all decorum". Even virtue in such a setting seems rabid. In what form should moderation and love and mercy come? There is much art and statesmanship, and a disposition of natures, and a Duke of dark corners, and a famous bed trick, and a resolution in which lust becomes ethical and caring love: "Whats mine is yours, and what is yours is mine." And around Isabellas soul and mind and body the good thing revolves and resolves. And now is a just city possible, and not merely as a splendid vice.