I always wonder how people name their pets and where the names all come from. All of my animals have an unusual name or story as to where that name came from.
First off we have Patch. Patch was only going to be a temp name for my 1st guinea pig but it kind of stuck. My friend said he looked like he had a patchwork of different colours of fur. He looks like someone ran out of fur to make one piggy and ended up being a Patch-work.
Then there is Ichigo. Named after the ginger haired main character of the manga, Bleach. Ichi is also a ginger fluff-ball so it kind of fit him. The name means Strawberry. Perfect for a red head!
My Pink Eyed White piggy is called Hope. That came about because he looked kind of like the white haired character from FF13. He is my smallest guinea pig, but he has such a massive personality.
My 4th guinea was originally called Kadaj, from FF7, but when we found out that she was actually a girl, I renamed her after the alien creature in the game, Jenova.
My hamster is called Yoda. He looks like a blonde version of Yoda!
And lastly, my rat, Lightning. Named after the main character of FF13. She is a pretty little lady, just like her namesake.