As for famous ferrets, I really know of only two. (If there are more, I can’t think of them right at the moment.) The two famous ferrets I know of appear in the movie The Beastmaster (1982). The two ferrets – who had fairly large parts and played them well – were named Podo and Kodo in the movie. What their ferret names were in real life I have no idea though.
Also, I’ve talked to several people who have named their ferrets after famous people.
For instance, this past week, I was at a hospital where my friends were having a baby, and I was showing their two-year-old pictures of my fuzzy babies. The nurses in the room also saw the pictures – and the ferret talk began. One nurse told me that her friend had two male ferrets, and their names were . . . Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. Another nurse said she has two ferrets, a male and a female, and she named them Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
I would like to get two more ferrets, a male and a female. And if I do, I want to name them Bones and Booth because I am a HUGE fan of the Bones series. I’m also a big MASH fan, so Hawkeye and Hot Lips are on my list of famous ferret names as well.
But there is sad news for whoever was searching for ferret names in The Lord of the Rings. There are no ferrets in the movie or the book. I suspect someone was thinking of the move The Beastmaster. The main human actor was Marc Singer, but Podo and Kodo played major parts too.
If you all know of any more famous fuzzy actors, I would love to hear about them. I might consider their names when I do get more fuzzy kids. But for now I think Bones and Booth are the top of my list for famous ferret names.