Heck, people told me the correct honorific for a woman knight. May as well use it. I was also told "ser", but when I searched for information on it, it seemed to be unique to Game of Thrones. That may not be true, but I have to admit, "dame" actually sounds cool to me. It doesn't feel like a "ma'am" situation to me.*
* I have yet to personally know a single woman who appreciates being called "ma'am". I'm sure there are women who are fine with it or even prefer it, but the perspective that it shouldn't be used has been heavily reinforced in my personal experience.
I considered many different names for the Griffin, but I didn't like any of them as much as Tara, so Tara she is. I did try to see if anything else felt better, and places I looked for inspiration included Arthurian lore and top ranked Mixed Martial Artists. I found a lot of good names that way, but none felt as right to me.