Mickey Mouse would be Mortimer Mouse if Walt's wife, Lillian, hadn't convinced him to change it.
On aged, yellowed paper, there are a few pencil sketches of a rodent-looking character, complete in suspenders and shoes. It was on a train ride home from one of life's bumps that Walt created this character, first named Mortimer . . . and now known the world over as Mickey Mouse. These are the earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse.