I have a long history of naming pokemon after people/characters. Can you guess who my Roseila-soon-to-be-Roserade is named after? [It's Holiday after Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's]
Quagsire is one of my favourite pokemon ever. I've used one in every game they've been catchable in since GS. My current one is called Odhran; one of my favourite names ever. I first heard it when I met a kid called Odhran Hayes-Brennan; I think he has an amazing name. I'm a bit jealous, even still. So I named a pokemon after him.