Here's an interesting thought. Optimae is the Latin word for "excellent." But Optimæ is the Latin word for "freak," or more accurately "inbred."
They're pronounced almost identically. It's a strange thought, isn't it? What someone considers to be a freak, another might consider to be perfect, and they'd use the same word.
Or perhaps it relates to how royal families prefer to inbreed to keep the bloodline pure, but this causes severe genetic mutations. Many kennel clubs are the same way with so-called "purebred" dogs that have become disfigured due to decades of genetic mutation.
Or maybe it's meant to erase the idea of freakishness? It doesn't matter if you're disabled, or disfigured, or just different. You're still human, and no matter who you are, we are all excellent.
We are all Optimae.