Charlie Sheen's inspiration for naming his daughter SAM has been unveiled - it was the moniker of his old cat.

The Hollywood actor and his wife Denise Richards welcomed their small bundle of joy into the world in March (04) and immediately announced that her name would be Sam.

And months later, Richards now admits that the name actually came from Sheen's feline friend.

She says, "Charlie really wanted Sam (as a name for our daughter) and I dreamed of one day naming a girl SOPHIA - something feminine - or Emma.

"She's named after the cat. We don't have the cat anymore, though."

17/11/2004 09:21