Ten Characters I’d Name A Kid (Or Pet) After {Top Ten Tuesday}

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At present time, I do not have any kids or pets. I do, however, have a LIST OF NAMES I’d like to use one day for a kid or pet (whichever comes first).

Fair warning: I’m pretty shallow when it comes to names. This list contains names that I think sound nice and has NOTHING to do with whether or not I actually LIKE the character. If a villain has a pretty name, I wouldn’t mind naming someone after them. However, I would probably keep that little fact to myself then πŸ˜‰

So here’s my list of names! For fun, I did add a few personality traits.

>> Celaena <<

From:

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Character traits I’d like my hypothetical kid (or pet) to share:

badassery, tenacity, snark, love of books

>> Aelin <<

From:

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Character traits I’d like my hypothetical kid (or pet) to share:

strong will, loyalty, strategical mind

>> Ruby <<

From:

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken

Character traits I’d like my hypothetical kid (or pet) to share:

tenacity, loyalty, natural leader

>> Luna <<

From:

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The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Character traits I’d like my hypothetical kid (or pet) to share:

open-minded, quirky, friendly

>> Thalia <<

From:

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

Character traits I’d like my hypothetical kid (or pet) to share:

brave, strong, caring, determination

>> Jace <<

From:

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments series by Rick Riordan

Character traits I’d like my hypothetical kid (or pet) to share:

sassiness, loyalty, having a parabatai

>>Rhys <<

From:

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

The A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas

Character traits I’d like my hypothetical kid (or pet) to share:

sassiness, respect for women, loyalty

>> Dorian <<

From:

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Character traits I’d like my hypothetical kid (or pet) to share:

overall cinnamon-ness, love of books and dogs

>> Maven <<

From:

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

Character traits I’d like my hypothetical kid (or pet) to share:

Umm…

>> Kaden <<

From:

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

TheΒ  Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

Character traits I’d like my hypothetical kid (or pet) to share:

Honestly, I only read book one and it’s been a while ago so I don’t remember well enough. So I need a re-read and a pass for this one…

BONUS:

>> Abraxos <<

(This would obviously be a pet name. I would not be so cruel to name a kid Abraxos. But a dog, cat, or dragon? YES)

From:

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Character traits I’d like my hypothetical pet to share:

A fierce warrior spirit, combined with a cinnamon roll, flower-sniffing personality.

Any of these names on your hypothetical list as well?
What are the characters you would name a kid (or pet) after?
Would you only name them after good characters or are villains also ok if the name is pretty?

26 thoughts on “Ten Characters I’d Name A Kid (Or Pet) After {Top Ten Tuesday}

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Thanks! It’s funny because I didn’t think about character traits when I first made the list, but then I figured I’d do the exercise and it still turned out pretty good for most of them πŸ˜‰

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Yes, Luna is definitely a name that can be used for both kids and pets. And it does seem to fit perfectly for cats!
      Kaden was actually a buy in the book, but now that you mention it, it does seem to fit even better for a girl! I’m gonna go ahead and add this to my girl names list as well πŸ™‚

  1. Angela says:

    I think Luna is going to become a super popular name! My sister and her husband named their daughter Luna, because they are huge Harry Potter fans, but even if people don’t know it from that, it’s still a very pretty name!

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Yes, naming a rescue cat or dag Abraxos would feel like a perfect fit! I actually only realized after finsishing the list that about 40% of the names came from a Sarah J. Maas book, oops πŸ™‚

  2. Adalyn says:

    Sarah J. Maas has some very odd character names, but they’re all so wonderful! I love Celaena, Dorian, Rhys, Lysandra, and Elain/Elena (I just love that name in general, so pretty!) especially. I really want to name one of my future cats after Lysandra and Rhys, maybe even get them at the same time. I love the name Maven too, but defintly more for a kid than a pet. There are so many great character names though, it’s impossible to choose! My TTT: http://glitteringreads.com/2016/10/18/ten-wonderful-names-i-might-just-use-for-my-future-cats/

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Yes, Sarah J. Maas definitely has some of my favorite fictional names ever (or maybe that’s also because I love her characters so much). I could have made a top ten with only her names πŸ˜‰ I love Lysandra and Elain/Elena too!

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