Hello fellow bookworms!
It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for another Top Ten Tuesday post!
What is TTT? TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Check out their blog for more info and to see upcoming themes.
This week’s theme is…
October 18: Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc.
I decided to spin this to “bookish pet names.” Not going to lie, I have SO many posts to catch up on, so this is going to be a quick post and above all RANDOM…
» Mr. Rochester, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all times, so it is only fitting that I would name a pet after one of the main characters, Mr. Rochester. I actually can’t take credit for the idea to name a pet Mr. Rochester, as it was the name of a cat in Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham.
» Ernest Hemingway
I’m not sure why, but I think Ernest Hemingway would make the purrrfect (see what I did there?) name for a cat. You could call him Ernie for short.
» Angelou (Maya Angelou)
Angelou sounds like a Italian man’s name, so what better name for an Italian Greyhound?
» Louisa (Louisa May Alcott)
If Louisa isn’t the name for a white fluffy cat, I don’t know what is. You could call her Lou for short 🙂
» Gatsby, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bonus points if you named your cat “Catsby” as a spin off of Gatsby… Oh how I love a good pun.
» Huckleberry, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Obviously you would shorten this to “Huck.” I think Huck is a wonderful name for a hunting dog.
» Gandalf, The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
If you have a long haired white/greyish dog, why wouldn’t you name it Gandolf? What would its nickname be though… Gandy?
» Scout, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Scout is the best puppy name EVER.
» Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
As much as I love Heathcliff, he is a bit of an asshole. Cats are assholes. There you go.
What bookish names do you think make good pet names?
*Feel free to link to your own TTT post!