Our first two rescues were named because of their personalities - but we picked movie characters that we liked.
Sheldon is from the In-Laws (Sheldon Kornpet, DDS)
Lazlo is from Where the Buffalo Roam (Carl Lazlo, Esquire - a lawyer who practiced 4th amendment law in San Fran in the 60s).
Funny thing is I guess we didn't know them well enough. Lazlo should be named Sheldon, and vice versa!
The rest - well - Julius (Orange Julius) is a big orange tabby. Spooky was always a scardy-cat and gets spooked very easily. Tuxedo is a black and white - and I guess we weren't feeling very creative then. Thanksgiving turned up on - well - obvious. Magic was all black and turned into a real sweetie, but was very devilish at first (thus Black Magic). Shadow is an adult feral who is all black, and we only ever saw him just disappearing into the woods... Attila was the most difficult to trap and certainly earned (and continues to earn) his name. Munchkin weighed 1.9 pounds when she turned up - despite having her adult teeth in, so being at least 4 months old (probably 5 or so). When she went to her new home, they renamed her Annie (for little Orphan Annie). There's a grey and white male who is always slinking around - he's Moocher, the very first feral we saw living around here who was ALWAYS in the garbage cans - "Trasher." There's the really sweet female grey cat - we still haven't been able to trap her.
But she might have been a stray or something, because she let us pet her within two days of showing up. But she keeps disappearing... She's Sweetie. There's a grey tabby older male that is always gone like a shot whenever we're around - he's Fleet. There's the mom of Lazlo, Sheldon, Julius, Spooky and Tuxedo - she was just "Mommy." She disappeared after we had her spayed.
...and then there was the cat that started it all for us - a Maine Coon Stray (we didn't know that then). Like all cats, to the unfamiliar with cats and the un-knowing, she seemed ungrateful for being fed and groomed, etc. Gary started calling her Booger, and it stuck. I was new to cats and TCS and pretended like she didn't have a name at first - I was too embarrassed to say we called her "Booger." After some thought, I re-named her Rocky, because she's such a fighter (she survived a Winter on her own!). But because she's female, we spelled it "Rocki." But her new mum calls her Booger. :tounge2:
There's the new funny-faced black cat hanging around here. He doesn't have a name yet.