Some cute names on here!
Mew started out as Mute because when she was born she was only one who didn't cry. Eventually she became the mouthiest, so her name changed.
I had a cat named ^Smeagol^, the love of my life, that died at 1 year old. He was named that by a friend of my husband because he was a very ugly ugly kitten. Skinny, hunched, giant bat ears, odd shaped head and a pale pink/orange colour. It is my favourite name ever. He did turn into a very handsome guy, despite him 'ugly ducking' beginnings.
Tuxedo Jeremy named because he's a long haired black/white tuxedo cat. I call him Tuxy-toes. He actually has his own theme song (dork alert)
Lemony Snicket came to us through a series of unfortunate events. I have never seen the movie, but once I heard the name I knew it was 'it'. I call her Lemon, Anemony, or if she's in a snooty mood, she will only respond to 'Ms. Snicket'.
Eggs because we had three kittens I bottle raised. Eggs, Bacon and Burnt Toast. Toast and Bacon both died, so that only left the Eggies. It's kind of a dumb name without the others, but she responded to it at a very young age, so we left it.
Smeggweiler name is a bit of a story. Smeagol, mentioned above, was a very strange and unusual cat. He had some very unique mannerisms. Jeremy said he was so weird that needed his own 'breed' so he deemed him a 'Smeggweiler' (Smeagol-Rottweiler. We have rottweilers). I was absolutely crushed after he died, as I know there will never be another like him. A year or so later, a stray cat had a litter outside at the new house we bought. One of them had some of the unusual Smeggweiler traits (but not all). Jeremy deemed him a Smeggweiler as well, and I said he had to stay and brought him inside. I didn't want to name him Smeagol, so we just decided on Smeggie, as he is a Smeggweiler.
My dogs are Fraulein (german for woman or lady), Butters came to us as Buddy, but we changed it to Butters (my favourite character from South Park. In retrospect we should have named him Tweek since he's such a spaz! Ha!
) and Sydney came with her name. She was already over 3 years and I couldn't think of anything that sounded like 'Sydney' that I liked.