uhue is simply a name stolen from a novel. It was what the culture decided to call owls. I was searching for an alternative to the english word "owl", and there it was.
Why an owl... I love walking around at night. There was a time, several years ago, when many nights were passed wandering around the hills and streets of my town. This happened quite often, and after a time patterns began to emerge. For example, every night at about three a.m. there would be a skunk foraging around the entrance to our university. The deer would be hanging out by the rugby field. Sometimes the family of owls would be squabbling up in their eucalyptus tree. I started anticipating passing by these creatures at night. They didn't care that I watched them. I was just another animal.