Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After. I decided to to go with pets even though the topic is bittersweet for me since my 13-year old beloved Golden Retriever passed away last year. I’m still heartbroken about the loss, but I’m a huge dog person — truly can’t imagine not having one in my home — so I hope to get another dog someday, hopefully sooner than later.
I’m a cat person too though so meet Ninja. (I guess you can tell from how he got his name based on how hard it was for me to get a photo of his whole face, haha!)
Anyway, on to my list! I then to think of these names only in terms of cats and dogs since those are the only types of pets I ever own, but feel free to think of them in terms of your pet of choice 🙂
Top Ten Characters I’d Name a Pet After
1. Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird
I think it would be quite fitting to name a pet after my favorite character from my all-time favorite book. I think it would make for a great dog name. If I ever get another Golden Retriever pup, I would seriously consider naming it Scout. Come to think of it, Atticus would be a pretty cool name for a cat or dog too. Or maybe I should change Ninja’s name to Boo Radley? I’m kind of kidding on that one, but this book has some great possibilities. 🙂
2. Simon from Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
I think Simon would be a cool name for either a cat or a dog. If I had read this book before Ninja came into my life, I probably would have named him Simon.
3. Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights
Heathcliff is another of my favorite literary characters, plus I also love the Heathcliff the Cat cartoons. I actually even remember having a Heathcliff lunchbox when I was in elementary school, so needless to say, I’d be cool with naming a cat or dog after Heathcliff.
4. Minerva (after Minerva McGonagall from the Harry Potter series)
I think naming a cat Minerva would be a fabulous way to pay homage to one of my favorite characters from the Harry Potter series.
5. Sansa (after Sansa Stark from “A Song of Fire and Ice” – the Game of Thrones series)
If I get a new dog and it’s a girl, I think Sansa would be a lovely name.
6. Rhett after Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind
I have no idea why, but I always picture this as a perfect dog name for an Irish Setter. The mind works in mysterious ways…
7. Oliver from Oliver Twist
Another of my favorite characters and I could see this being a great name for a dog or cat, although I imagine we would all end up calling him Ollie for short.
8. Levi from Fangirl
I think this would be a great name for dog and, if memory serves, I think Cath even occasionally described Levi as being like a Golden Retriever.
9. Emma from Jane Austen’s Emma
I can’t decide if this would be a better name for a cat or a dog, but I love the character and the name.
10. Dickens after Charles Dickens
Yes, I’m cheating on the last one and going with a favorite author because I seem to have forgotten nearly all of the names of the characters in every book I’ve ever read. I think Dickens would be a fantastic name for a new kitten.
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