We were not the ones to name our cat. If it had been up to us, it probably would have been Gaston, and we often call him Señor Loco Pantelones. He came to us as a stray that had been living at the vet's office until they found him a good home. They called him Tom, so Tom it is.
When Tom dislocated his front leg we wrote his pirate name on the cast, Butch The Wicked. The vet loved that. Tom is a sweetie to humans, but a bully to other cats. The neighborhood dogs fear him. He is often referred to as House Muffin when he is hanging out at home. But also Fuzzy Death when he trots up the deck stairs with a creature in his mouth. Before you go all crazy on me, he does not bring us pretty song birds, but rats, mice, voles, moles, and squirrels. These creatures are not alway dead when he decides to drop them in the house and it makes for a very exciting afternoon. Or two weeks in the case of an especially crafty rat.
How was your pet named?