This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is about names -- baby, pet, car, etc. -- derived from books, and I decided to go the animal route. I've already named one pet after a book character: our kitty, Lily, is named after the main character of "The Secret Life of Bees," which I was reading when we adopted her. And I named the pair of mongooses who frequent our backyard Neville and Luna. Below are a bunch more names that I'd love to use for a furry family member:
Two awesome characters named Sirius + a star that's part of a dog-shaped constellation = great dog name!
(Fitz for short.) Fitz is a pretty cute name for a dog, and it's nice and short. It'd be "Fitzwilliam Darcy, you naughty boy!" when he was getting in trouble.
"The Mixed-Up Files," in which two kids run away and live in the Met, is one of my favorite childhood books. I think Basil would be a fabulous dog, cat or rabbit name.
Beatrix is a gorgeous name for a human or any kind of pet, but -- perhaps not particularly creatively -- I see it especially for a bunny.
What an awesome character -- a spunky parallel-world-traveling pirate -- and a pretty name!
Felix would be short for felix felicis, the liquid luck potion. It's kind of like a much cleverer way of naming a pet Lucky! (And it has the added bonus of being the name of one of my fave TV characters, Felix from "Orphan Black.")
(Finn for short.) Oh, Finnick. Swoon! And Finn is a nice, short dog or cat name.
I love both the name of the illustrator and the main character. I see Alana as more of a cat name, but Fiona would be an all-around lovely name.
This is kind of a mouthful for a pet, so if it was for a cat or a dog I'd probably go with Izzy or Iz for short. When I was reading the trilogy, I kept thinking what a gorgeous name this is. (Ysabeau is a vampire, by the way.)
These names are a little out there for a dog, but I could see a cat named Darrow. The pair of names would be good for two rodents or reptiles.
Glory has a lot of meanings, but the first thing it makes me think of is morning glories, and then Old Glory. It'd be a beautiful name for any kind of animal from horse to hamster.
Tanzie is an adorable kid in this fun, light-hearted read. I see it as a name for a cheerful, energetic dog.
This one's a slight cheat because I've only seen the TV show ("Grantchester") and not read the book series that inspired it, but I do so love Sidney Chambers, amateur detective and unconventional vicar.
I don't remember much of anything about the book character, but I loooove this name.
Like Tanzie in "One Plus One," Bee is a precocious young girl with spunk, brains and heart, though Bee is a little more of an all-purpose name.