Names have always had strong associations for me: Natashas have black hair and are glamorous; Roberts have a sense of humour, and so on.
When Guido came to us from Pet Epicure, he was called Jake. But to me Jakes are blonde and have blue eyes. As Guido's soft brown eyes and coat look Italian, we called him Guido.
It's turned out to be a bit of mistake because our little Guido is turning into a small Mafiosi!
He's using his baby meow to get round restrictions like, "It's 2AM, no I am not in the mood to play" and trying out De Klaw when he wants to be picked up - not a problem usually but when I'm dealing with hot oven dishes and other dangerous goods....
What do you think? Do names influence character? Or is Guido trying out his powers of purrsuasion because we spoil him?
Here he is, grinning an evil grin because while Au and Target came to collect their treat yesterday, Guido made me bring him his share while he was lounging outside on the bench.