Tuesday 17 November 2020

Top Ten Tuesday | Fictional Characters I'd Name A Pet After

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that highlights ten books that all relate to a certain topic and is  hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. 

This Weeks Topic Is...

Characters I'd Name A Pet After. I've always liked the idea of naming a pet after a character from a book or film purely because I'd rather give them an unusual name rather then something very generic. I've never actually named a pet myself though as the majority of our family pets have been rescues who already had names. If I do eventually get some pets when I'm older, these are the names I'd keep in mind. 

Fizzgig from The Dark Crystal

Me and my brother watched this classic 1982 Jim Henson film last year and we couldn't stop thinking about how awesome the name Fizzgig would be for a cat so we've officially put it on our potential name list for whenever we decide to adopt a pet. I love how unusual it is but it's also a lot of fun to say!

Artemis from Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer 

I haven't read this series but I like the sound of this name for a dog. It sounds very majestic and distinguished, as well as the fact it's the name of the greek goddess for hunting and wild nature which I think seems appropriate.

Lazlo from Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 

Another name I think would be perfect for a dog, it rolls really well off the tongue. Whenever I'm choosing names for a dog I always think about how it would sound when i'm shouting it's name in the middle of the park and I don't think this one would be too embarrassing!  

Binx from Hocus Pocus

This is already an extremely popular pet name so I don't get points for originality but ever since I first watched this film, I've wanted a black cat called Binx. I think it's just such a great, timeless pet name.

Aramis from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Once upon a time I actually had this on my list of potential baby boy names much to my mother's disagreement but I've eventually come round to the fact that it probably does sound better as a name for a pet instead. It would definitely suit a strong and brave animal.

Dodger from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens   

This choice may also have something to do with the character from Disney's Oliver & Company but I love this name for a dog. I'm picturing a very boisterous and mischevious puppy with this name!

Ripley from Alien  

I love Ellen Ripley, she's such a badass character and I think this could make a perfect name for the right feline or mongrel.

Moby from Moby Dick by Herman Melville

I know it's the name of the whale but I just think it's such a cute name for a pet and it's one that's high up on my list because it's so versatile it could work for any kind of animal.

Nymeria from Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin    

I love all the names of the direwolves but Arya's choice is just very unusual and it has a magical undertone to it. It would be very cliche to name a husky this but that's all I can picture in my head!

Finnick from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins  

Lastly, I think this would make a great dog name. It's not too unusual but there's not too many dogs with the name either. It may also have been an excuse to end on a gif of the lovely Sam Claflin, who knows?

Would you name a pet after any of these characters? What are some other character names that would be perfect for pets? Leave a comment or link your own Top Ten Tuesday's for me to check out! Happy Reading!



  1. Ooh, I love the name Ripley! It would work for so many different types of pets, too.

    My post.

  2. Artemis was on my list this week too as a pet name idea, though for a different animal.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/11/17/top-ten-tuesday-290/

  3. Lazlo makes me think snake... Not sure why!

  4. I love the names Binx and Riley for a dog! Great picks :)

  5. So many great names on here! But I had never thought about Fizzgig in that way before—it's perfect.


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