Mr.Squinty - His original name was prongs as I had three brothers and called them Padfoot, Moony and Prongs. However as rescues they were only 5 weeks old and he still had squinty eyes so I gave him the nickname. It caught though and he chose to ignore Prongs and comes to Mr.Squinty
Padfoot - See above.
Dandelion - Came with his brother and he was such a pansy that he needed a name to fit the bill!
Burdock - Goes with dandelion and he's fairly butch
Brie - White as anything! She's a siamese roan so looks PEW, so it fit.
Bailey - Don't really have a reason other than it fit her!
Bagel! Another went through a couple of names like Flea (she was a stray who didnt have an owner so we took her in) but eventually I landed on Bagel and it stuck. Couldnt imagine calling her anything else!
I have 2 cats called Holly and Evie. Evie was already named that, and Holly was originally called Darwin, but my family didn't want her mistaken for a boy, and she was quite "prickly" when we first got her (timid little thing) so they called her Holly. Just woke up in the morning and got told that. And I used to have 2 snails called...Anfernee and Glen Coco. Cos they're cool names.
Dog's called trixie, and au contrare to what everyone says, it's not because she can do "tricks" I just liked the name
I was walking past a shop once and the lady in the doorway goes, trixie, come over here! And i was like who is she, how does she know my dog and not me.. so my dog reacted and waddled over just as her friend was coming out... turns out her name was trixie as well
I think it's better to call animals with non-human names
I used to have
A gerbil called Furball
A guinea pig called Badger (she was white with a black head and bum, with a single white strip up her forehead)
and a guinea pig called Sugar (she was brown and white, and she was really sweet in the way that she had huuuge eyes for a guinea pig and she squeaked really high pitched and she would snuggle into my dressing gown and fall asleep. she was also quite small.)
Cat - Holly. I don't know why, it just rhymed with my old cat's name (Molly), and sounded like Polly (which was her name before we got her).
Dog - Chester. We were low on inspiration when my brother looked at the Sat Nav in the car on the way home with him and went, "Manchester. Chester!"
Not even sure why Manchester was on the sat nav, as we live in Cambridge.