Top 10 Tuesdays: Characters I’d Name a Pet After

This is another of those prompts that I feel like I don’t have the creativity for! It doesn’t really help that I’ve never had any pets other than goldfish, and I gave them very generic names. I think four out of the five goldfish I had (not all at once, I’d replace it each time it died) were named Lightning, and I can’t even remember what the last one was called. Even my stuffed animals got very generic names — I have a brown dog, for example, that I very creatively called Brownie, and a stuffed rabbit called Bunny. I would like to have a dog at some point in the future, but I’m also very grossed out by the idea of picking up after one so I don’t know if it would actually happen. I’m also pretty sure I’m allergic to cats. I’ve never been tested, but I’ve had reactions to other people’s cats, so I doubt I’d be getting one. It was really hard for me to think of book characters that I’d want to name a pet after!

Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

1) Merlin from The Once and Future King by T.H. White (this is the one name I’ve always wanted for a dog)

2) Maverick from The Hate U Give by Angie Carter (also for a dog)

3) Grimshaw from Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia (definitely a cat)

4) Nova from the Renegades series by Marissa Meyer (either cat or dog)

5) Finnick from the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (either cat or dog, but somehow leaning toward cat)

6) Luna from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (either cat or dog, but leaning toward dog)

7) Gansey from the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater (probably a cat)

8) Sparrow from Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (for some reason I’m thinking cat, but definitely not a bird)

9) Pepper from Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (for a black-and-white dog or cat, maybe a Dalmatian)

10) Athena and Artemis from Slayer by Kiersten White (if I had a pair of dogs or cats)


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