Well, this is one I haven't heard of before. Meet the Tigon. A Tigon is a combination of a female lion and a male tiger mating. It's incredibly rare because of birth defects and gene abnormalities that are much more common with this pairing as opposed to the male lion and female tiger. That is what would be called a Liger. I'm personally not sure why the Male is the one that decides the name usage but as a man, it's obviously correct.