Btw what is easy and not peculiar about platypus? The french one describes what it is, which is not unusual for animal names. (Especially insects and birds)
Things like tom for thomas are understandable, but some seem so farfetched. I have allways wondered how they came into existence.
Imagine this datingprofile: Jazz type, camel type, female type, looking for rock type, dromedary type, male type. haha