Aquaman #9 from 1963
Aqualad calls a whale and of course calls it "Moby."
However, this is probably like us calling all dolphins "Flipper" or collies "Lassie." Most modern folk have probably never even seen these television shows. Is t that what we are doing when we say the whale's name? I mean, there is no other name for a whale out there, really. "Moby" is a quick name tag to place on a whale.
Just showing how it is all over, even in the small moments.