Why Spawn/Respawn, btw?

Hey all! Mom/Hatsumi here!

This hasn’t come up very often, but someone (off-stream) asked me recently why our Twitch channel is called Spawn/Respawn. We had a hell of a time trying to come up with a name for our channel that was representative of the fact that we’re a mother and son team that plays video games together, but was also catchy. Or at the very least, easy to remember. So here’s the explanation:

spawn: (transitive verb) to give rise to; to give birth to

respawn: (intransitive verb) to reappear at a fixed point in an existing video game environment after dying

So Nico is my offspring (what I spawned) or the Spawn. And I die a LOT in games, so I’m the Respawn.

Mystery solved!