For Fun Facts about Names Day, we’re sharing how we got our names.
Pierre: I was part of a litter of kittens who lived under a tarp in a boat that was stored on a trailer. The owner of the boat had no idea we were even in there. One day, he hooked the trailer up to his car and drove off with the boat, and we were on board! Our mother wasn’t on board with us, though, and no one could find us. Lucky for us, we were taken in by a small rescue and had a wonderful foster who raised us until we were big enough to be adopted. She gave us all nautical names because we were found in a boat, and I was named Pier. When I was adopted, the name Pier sounded confusing, so I was renamed something that still honored my foster Mom’s original name for me: Pierre.
Ashton: It’s probably hard for humans to remember back that far, but in the summer of 2011, you were all having to listen to news about the Casey Anthony trial. I was born that summer to feral parents, probably within a mile of the courthouse. Of course, I wasn’t watching the news or anything, but after the head peep rescued me from the highway median, Aunt Orvis suggested naming me Ashton after one of the attorneys in the trial that had gone on all summer so close to where I was found. Please don’t remind Newton I was named after a boy. He has teased me about it most of my life.
Newton: You two have such long stories about your names! Mine is short: I’m named Newton because I’m a force of nature. Usually a naughty force of nature!
How did you get your name?