Waddles was named by Aury Wallington, one of the writers for the show. She named him after her own pet pigs she owned during her childhood. She would raise a pig for 4H every year, and every year she would name the pig Waddles. She would raise, love, and care for it for months, then her family would cook and eat Waddles. The next year she would get another pig for 4H, name it waddles, kill and eat it, and so on, year after year.