Mendigote means in old French beggar. I chose this name because it evoked Paris and had a very French resonance. Petite Mendigote is also the heroine of the famous and old song La complainte de la Butte; "Little Mendigote, I feel your handcuff in the palm of my hand".
The Petite Mendigote woman is a freedom-loving, daring and creative woman. She is a working-girl, a mother, a lover. She has her style and refuses to be a fashion cartoon.