Today is Donald Duck’s birthday, so we thought we’d commemorate it by inviting a bunch of his oldest chums over to Nameberry to celebrate, characters like Mickey and Goofy and Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar. And though these cartoon creatures may not be the most appropriate of namesakes, their names are still worth considering.
Toby Tortoise appears along with Max Hare in the 1936 Oscar-winning short The Tortoise and the Hare. The downtrodden looking Toby, of course, wins the race against the overly confident Max. Actor Tobey Maguire has restored some testosterone to Toby—which has long been unisex—and the more formal Tobias is rising in popularity.