Well, when I first got Gerona she was a week old and I thought she was a boy (you know those baby kittens--it's always so hard to tell)! So, when she was around 2.5 weeks old I started calling her "Geronimo"
after the famous Apache Native American because of her fearless and sometimes even intimidating nature (this really fits her, as when she was around 5 weeks or so she started taking GREAT pleasure in terrifying my cousin--then 5--by standing on her back legs like a bear, claws out and leap at him to get him to run; once he started running she'd chase him throughout the house). Well, around that time I learned my little he was a she, and I didn't want to give her a complex by letting her have a boy's name, so I feminised it to "Gerona."
As for Galina, she was always such a beautiful little kitten to me with the sweetest doll-like eyes. I had a Russian doll that I thought was one of the most beautiful dolls in the world so I decided to give her a Russian name. I chose 'Galina' since it started with a 'G' and I wanted another 'G' name to go with Gerona and Galina means 'light' in Russian, which I felt was fitting because she was a light in my life when everything else seemed dark.
To this day she is still my baby girl. While Gerona has decided she likes Sami more than me (TOTAL Daddy's Girl, let me tell you), Galina is 100% Mama's Girl.
And 100% 'Russian Princess,' too!