Let’s talk about pet names today. Have you named any pets after a literary character? Would you in the future? What literary names stand out as the best pet names?
You know, after reading books with pets named after famous characters, like Hamlet (the cat in Losing It) and Helsing (the cat from the Night Huntress series), and Artemis (the ghostie dog protector in the Charlie Davidson series) I’m starting to think pets should be given really awesome names. Now, none of my current pets are named after anything literary, but maybe in the future! I mean, how cool would it be to name a cat Medusa? My husband already thinks cats are evil, so why not? My husband did have an iguana named Thor as a kid, so he’s into some literary/mythological names too, so maybe he’ll agree to name a future dog Loki (cause seriously dogs are cray-cray mischievous) or maybe a cat named Calypso (since they are so sneaky).
I don’t have any pets, and I haven’t started naming my plants. At least not yet. But I can seriously see the appeal of naming a pet after a favorite literary character. I’m imagining a snow-white cat named after Simon Snow. (And I’m imagining all that hair all over the place which is why I don’t have a pet!) Or a Scottish deerhound named Jamie. If you are going to have a dog, have a DOG. If Rose was still actively blogging, she’d tell all of us about her dog, Maddox. Named after Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster. Here’s a picture of Maddox!