Just got my fourth Birman kitten the other day. The first one, with the clever moniker "Birmy", I got back in 1998 and has passed away. The second, "Bandit", I got in 2003 and currently lives with my brother and his family. The third, affectionately named after the Iron Maiden mascot, I got last year and is pictured above. Just picked up Eddie's little brother this week and I'll post pictures soon. Birman breeders name kittens based on the year - 2008 is the letter F. So get ready for Lil Frankie, named after the awesome Manhattan restaurant and lead character in the song 'Franky Teardrop'.