Top Ten Tuesday

Characters I’d Name A Pet After

20201117 Pet Names

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about pet names, and well, don’t books provide excellent naming inspiration for this purpose?

Here are a few bookish characters I’d love to name a pet after!

Dog names

Shiro (Red Winter by Annette Marie)

Nox (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)

Bones (Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost)

Chauncey (The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune)

Percy (Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan)

Cat names

Azriel (A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas)

Watson (Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle)

Zoya (King of Scars duology by Leigh Bardugo)

Zwi (Steel and Stone series by Annette Marie)

Jem (The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare)

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Which character would you name a pet after?

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  1. I like Nox and Jem. πŸ™‚

    1. Short names are the best πŸ™‚

  2. Anne Bennett says:

    I think ZOYA would be a fun name for a pet. I had a lot of fun this week creating my list because I’ve had a lot of pets named for literary charactersMy TTT List

    1. Zoya would be a fun name indeed πŸ™‚

  3. I thought of Azriel too, but as Asriel from His Dark Materials… Watson is a cool idea too!

    1. Oh, Asriel is also a fun spin!

  4. I love all the more unique names you chose like Nox and Zwi. There’s something about short names.

    1. Short names are definitely my favorites too πŸ™‚

  5. Jem would be such a cute name for a pet! I named my bunny Apollo which kind of also is a character’s name. πŸ˜€

    1. Oh, I love the idea of mythology names for pets too!

  6. Patrick Prescott says:

    Good names. I had a dog named Watson.

    1. Oh, I love Watson as a pet name!

  7. Great list! Chauncey is such a good name for a dog, and I love the idea of a cat called Zoya.

    1. Thanks! I do love Chauncey and Zoya as pet names πŸ™‚

  8. Poinsettia says:

    Great picks! I like the sound of Percy for a dog. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    1. Percy would be a fun dog name indeed πŸ™‚

  9. Chauncey sounds like such a noble name, I love that for a dog!

    1. Chauncey would indeed be such a fun dog name!

  10. lydiaschoch says:

    I love the name Watson for a pet!

    My post.

    1. Watson would be a fun pet name indeed πŸ™‚

  11. I love all of those!

    1. Thanks!

      1. You’re welcome!

  12. So many great choices for pet names on this list! I actually have a friend with a dog called Watson πŸ™‚
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    1. Oh, I love that your friend has a dog named Watson! It’s such a fun pet name πŸ™‚

      1. It is! He’s a super cute dog as well, a daschund!

  13. Bones is a fun idea for a pet name! I love it!

    1. Thanks, I love Bones as a name as well πŸ™‚

      1. I just now saw it on another list! It’s a winner today.

  14. Great list!

    1. Thanks!

  15. Ooh these are all great choices!! I absolutely agree with Zoya, I think that would be a name I’d choose too (maybe a black cat with super thick fur and blue eyes, haha!)

    1. I can definitely see Zoya as a black-haired, blue-eyed cat πŸ™‚

  16. Marianne Maurer says:

    Great ideas for the pet names. My favourite is Watson for a cat. I can just see the expression in their face.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

    1. Watson does sound like a fun name for a cat πŸ™‚

  17. Chauncey is such a cute name! Well, really, all of these are good, but I would definitely see a pampered Chauncey around the house.

    1. Chauncey would totally be a pampered dog πŸ™‚

  18. I liked this list. Oh BTW (I am a bit of an aspiring writer) I am currently working on something and it has a Lycan named Bones. He usually goes by Bo though. Shiro is a really neat name too, and I can just imagine Chauncey as a bulldog. Here’s my list if you’re interested. If not that’s fine as well.

    1. Ah that’s so fun that you are writing a character names Bones (or Bo, which is also a fun name!) You’re right, I can definitely imagine Chauncey as a bulldog!

  19. I love that you broke this up by Dog and Cat names! I think Bones would be a great farm dog, out in the world defending the territory, but Chauncy should be a lap dog. XD #SorryNotSorry

    My TTT post!

    1. Haha you’re right I can totally imagine Bones and Chauncey as those type of dogs πŸ™‚

  20. Mareli Thalwitzer says:

    Azriel and Chancey for sure.

    Lovely post! So sorry I reply so late, it’s been a hectic week. Hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend.

    Elza Reads

    1. Thanks! And no worries, I’m often late with replying myself πŸ˜‰

  21. I love Zoya and Jem! But all of these would make perfect pet names. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! Zoya and Jem both already sound adorable in my mind πŸ™‚

  22. These are all so great. I especially love Azriel and Zoya. πŸ™‚

    1. Azriel and Zoya do sound like fun names πŸ™‚

  23. Great list of names.

    Nox was actually the name of my inlaws cat. Unfortunately he passed away a few years ago.

    1. Aww, I’m sorry to hear about Nox! But glad to hear the name is popular.

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