I have 4 boys, but I'll tell the story of the one that died last year and the one I've had for a while.
Goomba: Got him, didn't have a name. Was hanging with my friend, we had had a few drinks and were playing Mario Kart on the Wii. I hit a goomba on the track and yelled GOOMBA! She laughed and then was like "OMG name your fish that!" And it stuck. Sadly, he passed away last fall.
Cheep-Cheep: Got him not long after I got Goomba. I brought him home and was thinking of a name for him. Wanted to keep with the Mario Bros theme, people were suggesting Koopa or Bowser, but then I remember the flying fishes are called cheep-cheeps. So I named him that. He has been with me for over a year now, and quite the boy.
I love reading these stories! Keep them coming.
Love my Common Pet Store boys:
Cheep-Cheep | Edwin | Maximus
Welcome newest adopted boy:
~ Loki ~