Pokémon: #151 Mew ミュウ (Myuu) Name Trivia

A brief post on Pokémon #151, Mew! A reader emailed me asking a simple request to see what I thought about the English and Japanese names, as well as the theories (as listed on Bulbapedia) as to where the name comes from.

In Japanese, the Pokémon is named ミュウ (Myuu, or…Mew). In English, it is the same (Mew). So that gets that out of the way!

The question is why did the Japanese name it Mew? Any reason simply beyond the sound a cat makes?

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