In Phantasy Star III, there was the BadM00s enemy that somehow found it's way into the Gamma World RPG my buds and I were playing at the time. It later became a character- a mutant moose with tiny wings and a really bad attitude- loosley based on the PS III enemy and IIRC Johnny Pantyhose from Ranma 1/2. Later on, it was the name of my first rock band, and somewhere in there there's an homage to the opening credits of Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail.
With everyone in my family already calling me "Moose" since I'm so much bigger than them, it just kinda fit!
BTW, that's damned fine artwork, Gracie.