All my boys have name stories!
Fizzgig - ever since I discovered ferrets as a kid I wanted to name my first Fizzgig after the flaily little creature from The dark Crystal. Fizzy was my first, 23 years later - he got bestowed the name.
Scrat - we couldn’t name him at first, then he started hording things.. then we realised it was one specific toy and he would go to great lengths to try and find it each time. Much like Skrat from Ice Age. The name stuck, although with a typo.
Rolo - Rolo was a rescue ferret and had a lot of psychological issues. Originally called “Blaze” he was kept in a group of un neutered hobs, all with horrific physical injuries caused by fighting - he was the only one we were able to rehome from there (the others went to a rescue). When we got him home he had a lot of problems, he’d never been handled, had never played and was very viscous - it took over a month to introduce him to Fizzgig and Scrat after he was neutered and nearly 3 months until he was comfortable being held. He used to pace a lot and spent most of his time rolling around the bottom of the cage to begin with - a friend of ours started calling him our “Roly Poly Ferret” which got shortened to “Rolo”. The name stuck though and now I call him “My Only Rolo” - you wouldn’t give anyone your last Rolo so why on earth would you consider giving away your only one?
Nico - Ah. Nico. Nico took 4 days to name, we got him while a friend was visiting (who was our transport for picking him up) and said friend happened to bring his copy of Grand Theft Auto 4 with him. My housemate was keen on the game and it was pretty much a daily play on our TV - In the game you play a character called “Niko Bellic” who is constantly getting phonecalls from his cousin, Roman with “hey Niko you wanna go bowling?” “hey Niko you wanna go meet some ladies?” etc and a big focus of his Romans was taking Niko to “see ladies with the biiiiiig titties” (apologies for that!). Nico was obsessed with hiding inside my shirt within a day of us getting him. I’m a lady. Yeah. My ferret is named after a guy who gets pressured to look at boobs.