- Jan 16, 2011
The cartoon duo we now know as Tom and Jerry did not always have those names. In their first cartoon “Puss Gets the Boot,” the famous cat and mouse were named Jasper and Jinx. William Hanna and Joe Barbera didn't feel the original names “clicked,” so they tested names until one of them came up with Tom and Jerry.
I know many have picked names for their cats and ended up changing their name once they got them. Share in the comments your cat’s original name and what you now call them any why.