In the new Captain Marvel film there is a cat that plays a role in the plot, named Goose.
This character is also present in the comics but is known as Chewie.
Now I don't think it is very hard to see where these names took inspiration from... Chewie from Star Wars and Goose from Top Gun. Both are a nice fit for Carol's background as a fighter pilot.
But why the change in name? Did it have something to do with the studios and naming rights; Disney owns both Marvel and Star Wars now so I don't think that should have been too much of a hassle? Was is that since the film took place between 1989 and 1995 that Top Gun was more period relevant in the film? Carol does pick up a copy of The Right Stuff in the Blockbuster store (should have been Top Gun though).
I am looking for a comment from someone on the production team (e.g. director, writer, studio exec.) for the film as to why the name was changed.