I can only imagine how weird it must be for people with names widely recognized as "zoological" to name characters related to their associated animal.
Though most fascinating part about it seems that the strength of the beast connection is often arbitrary, not etymological. It's really funny how when most people hear your name, they think "cat" first instead of "lucky", just because it sounds kinda sorta like "feline" (and because of cartoon character, let's be real), yet no-one's thinking about any Arthur or Ursula as "bear" even though that's exactly what those names mean (Bernard, though? same meaning, but more likely to ring the "bear" bell).
As we're on the subject of names, I noticed how you gave most of Leslie's children gender-neutral ones