Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these: I spent the last couple of days watching the new series of The Crown and I have to say, I think it was my favourite one yet! Gillian Anderson and Emma Corrin were both brilliant as Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana and where the third series had a couple of episodes that I thought fell a little flat, I really enjoyed every episode of this new series. On a slight downer, it looks like Stirling might be going into a local lockdown at the end of this week, so that’s not great, I’m just hoping it won’t be for more than a couple of weeks!
Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all (my 290th, we’re on the homestretch to 300 now guys!), courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking Characters We’d Name A Pet After. I feel like a lot of fantasy names would probably make better pet names that human names as naming your pet something a little out there is less weird than your using a fantasy character’s name for your child. So here we go, some characters I’d name a pet after and which pet I’d choose:
- Arya-Game of Thrones-George RR Matin-Cat
I actually know of someone who has a dog called Arya but I think Arya would make a great cat name too. Arya actually strikes me as more of a cat in personality than a dog, independent, does what she wants when she wants etc. I’d imagine Arya would be a black cat or a black and white cat.
2. Valkyrie-Skulduggery Pleasant-Derek Landy-Dog
I think Valkyrie would be a great name for a big fluffy dog, like a German Shepherd or maybe a husky? Given that Valkyrie is from Norse mythology, and Norway is a pretty cold country, it makes sense that a dog called Valkyrie would be a big fluffy one.
3. Lila-Shades of Magic Trilogy-VE Schwab-Cat
Again, Lila’s personality just strikes me as far more cat like than dog-like. I feel like a cat called Lila would probably be some kind of oriental cat as they’re quite outgoing cats who like a lot of attention. It would also definitely have to be a cat that had heterochromia (different coloured eyes).
4. Celaena-Throne of Glass series-Sarah J Maas-Cat
Celaena would make a great cat name also, though I will admit, this one mostly comes from Shanna Alderliesten’s cat who is a gorgeous Bengal cat who also has name and it so suits her!
5. Nikolai-Grishaverse books-Leigh Bardugo-Dog
I know Nikolai in the books is described as a fox, but I think his name would make a great dog name. I’m not sure if a dog is necessarily the best fit for Nikolai’s personality, but I can’t help but picture an Irish Setter called Nikolai, they have such gorgeous red coats.
6. Kaz-Grishaverse books-Leigh Bardugo-Cat
Kaz is a black cat. 100% Kaz would be a black cat, it suits his character down to the ground and I think Kaz is a great name for a cat.
7. Tibby-The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants series-Ann Brashares-Cat
This may be slightly because my family had a cat called Tabby, which is very similar, but I think Tibby is a great name for a tabby cat.
8. Artemis-Artemis Fowl series-Eoin Colfer-Horse
I think Artemis would be a great name for a horse, in fact in general I really like the idea of naming horses after Greek gods and goddesses, and given that Artemis is the Goddess of The Hunt and horses are often used in hunting, it seems like a fitting name. I feel like Artemis would be a dapple grey mare.
9. Sherlock-Sherlock Holmes stories-Arthur Conan Doyle-Dog
Sherlock just sounds like the perfect dog name doesn’t it? I will admit, I do have a friend with dogs called Sherlock and Watson, so a little bias may have gone into this decision, but nonetheless, Sherlock is a great name for a dog.
10. Monty-Montague Siblings series-Mackenzi Lee-Dog
If I had a dog called Monty, he would definitely be a yellow labrador, Monty is one of those names that just sounds like it would fit a dog and I love labradors, having one of my own!
So there we go, those are the fictional characters I’d name pets after! I will admit my top names I’ve considered for my own future dogs (Arthur and Merlin) did not make the list, but I would definitely use any of these names for pets as well. Would you choose any of these names for a pet? What names made your list this week? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back with another Top Ten Tuesday next week, the annual Thanksgiving one. I’ll be honest, I always struggle to come up with ideas for these that I haven’t done before, Thanksgiving isn’t a thing in the UK and let’s face it, it’s hard to find things to be thankful for in 2020. I can’t really think of a bookish one for this year, so instead I’m going to talk about my Top Ten Favourite Thanksgiving TV Episodes.