Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Characters I'd Name a Pet After

Hey, everyone!

It's Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and The Bookish! Today's topic is all about character names we'd use for kids/pets/cards/whatever you fancy. Since I don't want a child in the immediate future, I'm going with names I'd use for pets.

I currently have three dogs and one cat: Nola (dachshund), Pike (toy aussie), Layla (Mastiff) and Salem (cat). Pike, the only boy, is actually named after a character from Robert Crais' Elvis Cole mystery books.

Because I'm completely crazy, dog obsessed (it is part of my job, so there's that excuse) and dying for pup #4, I'm seriously excited for this week's theme! 

In no real order....

10. Fraser from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I love this name, and feel it's pretty gender neutral. It's at the top of NextDog list.

9. Fallon from November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Even though the character is a woman, I'd still use it for either gender. 

8. Archer from Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan

Love this for a boy. I think it flows well with the other dogs' names, too. 

7. Alex from Burying Water by K.A. Tucker

I'm one of those weird people that really likes human names for pets, and would use this for boy or girl. 

6. Miles from Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

I'm not sure if I'd actually use this, since one of my brothers has the same middle name, but I do love it for a boy. 

5. Calla from Nocte by Courtney Cole

Cute, short girl name. A bonus is that is has the A ending my other two girls have. 

4. Mercy from Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

This would be so fun and spunky for a girl.

3. Hemingway, after the novelist 

This would be for either. 

2. Merit from Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill

For a girl. 

1. Kate from Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews

Girl, of course!



  1. I love this! Fallon and Miles for sure. I love Mercy and Merit too!
    You need another cat. ;) I love the name Salem!!

  2. I love Miles for a dog. Calla is so pretty I would name a baby that but works for a dog too :)

  3. Good name choices :) And ahhh your fur babies are adorable :)

  4. Interesting question and some great choices. I would have to think on this one.

  5. Any future pets I get will probably be named after a character. :)

  6. I'm partial to Finn. Though, I can't think of any book right now with that character name other than The Great Expectations. Lol.

  7. These are great. I need pets just to name them after characters I love