Nintendo naming conventions are often quite silly.
Olimar and Louie's names in Pikmin are clearly based on Mario and Luigi.
Pokemon names are odd too. Ekans spelled backwards is snake. Arbok is Kobra.
If you mix up the letters in Lucas from Mother 3, you get his twin brother Claus.
Donkey Kong was not named after King Kong. Miyamoto thought the name meant stupid monkey.
Mario was named after Nintendo's Seattle landlord.
The word Nintendo means to literally make money. If you sound it out you get someone counting cash. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, NINE, TEN DOUGH.