Friday Puzzle – A Boy Named Who?

This week I’m channeling my inner Will Shortz.

Today’s puzzle is all about the romanization. There is a type of Japanese cat such that when you romanize the Japanese word, you get a common boy’s name in English. What is the cat and what is the boy’s name?

The prize if you win? One can of 100% barley malt beer – e.g. Ebisu, Suntory Malts, Asahi Premium.

Please do not post your answer in the comments. Send it to me via email or facebook. My email address is るぱんさんせい (romanized) at-mark gmail dot com.