Posted by: Bernardo (bernardojr@gmail.com)
Date: Mon Jan 16 05:00:22 2006
According to a joke wikipedia site called uncyclopedia:

Red XIII A big red cat with a super-human lifespan and intelligence, his origninal name was going to be the Lion King in an attent to market Square games to children. Obviously, this was abandoned for legal reasons.

Link:
http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_VII