Sofia was formed during a week long whisky bender during the half term of October 2006. I'd drunk a rather large amount of a particularly good bottle of Oban, and since I couldn't remember my trial details from 2005, she was born.
Inspiration came partially from the Freelancer server that I had been playing on for 2 years prior, although I had been RPing a male character there. Sofia was a bit of a slip up on the naming front in truth, and although I came very close to having her trashed by a not so good friend of mine (any more) and becoming a Khanid female by the name of Sasha Vespit, I rescued her, bringing me to where I am today.
Luckily my naming conventions since then have been met with a little bit more...sense. If I got the chance to change Sofia's name, I might actually go back to the name of an alt I had for a while: Arvala Ishanoya. The name has since been taken by yet another Khanid female™, created by my own hand during the "welp ur banned" episode of mid 2008, and is no longer under my control.
There's Estray Lassils, who is a nod to Iain M. Banks, Sol Ahonen, who is actually a rather normal Civire gentleman and Jessica Ovarde, the Jin-Mei female CEO of VERDA who constantly reminds me just how long I have been playing this damn game. The latest addition to the group is Thebe Pemba, a sunglasses wielding Brutor male of considerable ruggish good looks who likes to shoot the big guns.
A veritable family spread across 3 accounts, and then there's Ralarina, but she isn't truly mine.