Jake Ralph/Jackie Rae Caldoon, aka Haystack.
Haystack -- from Stephen King's IT -- pro-wrestling-inspired nickname of my favorite character, Ben Hanscom.
Jake -- cousin's very sweet-natured Rottweiler. aka "the pony with teeth".
Ralph -- from Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr. (also known as "Ironhead", "The Man in Black", and "The Intimidator", [in]famous NASCAR racer)
Jackie -- from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, President John F. Kennedy's wife.
Rae -- homage to a favorite uncle, though spelled a bit differently... also tongue-in-cheek fun-poking at Dixie-style double first names
(e.g. Bobbie Sue, Billy Ray, etc.)
Caldoon -- faux-Scots/Irish surname, rhyming with the real name of Haystack(s) Calhoun, a big, fat, immensely-strong real-life pro wrestling competitor
also: J.R. -- homage to J.R. Ewing in the TV series "Dallas"
Xenia Maria Samos (first name is pronounced "cass-een-ya" and is Greek for "hospitality") -- beaver gal;
initials "XMS" are a reference to early-PC eXtended Memory Specification.
Russell Grey Caldoon (R-Gray, from the RayStorm/RayCrisis series of shoot-'em-ups; he's also a weather-tech/magic specialist)
Alice Katherine Reisz (aka Licorice), a black-furred, skinny Dyer Mouse...
and Deanne Victoria Reisz (aka Divinity), a white-furred, tubby sister to Licorice... both named after candies.