Ten Characters that I would Name My Pet After
I name most of my pets after characters! I didn’t name all of my current pets, some of them came to me with names. The ones I did name are Opie (Sons of Anarchy) and Nemo (Finding Nemo). I also had a dog named Rocky (The Rock) and I had one named Spike (Buffy).
Usually I stick with names from television or movies, but that’s only because those are the characters my husband and I both had in common. He’s not a big reader. In my head I’ve always thought of character names for my pets though, so this list is an easy one!
This is in no particular order.
#1. Sevro from the Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown
Because he was badass and fierce. One of my the best sidekicks in fiction.
#2. Manchee from Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
Yes, he’s already a pet dog, but he was also one of the biggest personalities in A Knife of Never Letting Go. I loved him so much.
#3. Oberon from Iron Druid by Kevin Hearne
Yeah yeah, another dog. The funniest dog in fiction.
Frankly, I just think it would be an adorable name for a pet.
#5. Fraser from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I wouldn’t want to name a pet after Jamie or Claire directly, but I’ll definitely steal their surname.
#6. Dobby from Harry Potter by JK Rowling
My daughter pointed out how cute Dobby would be for a pet. I can’t get it out of my head.
#7. Jesper from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I loved all these characters, so it’s really just about how cute I think the name would be on a pet.
#8. Raffe from Angelfall by Susan Ee
This one is threefold. I know it’ll be for Raffe, but people will think I’m saying Raph for Raphael. That’s fine too. He’s my favorite Ninja Turtle and one of my favorite characters from Kate Daniels.
#9. Puck from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Awesome character, awesome name. It’d be cute on a bird.
#10. Finnikin (Finn) from Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta
I couldn’t conclude this list without including my other favorite author, and of all her characters, I think Finnikin makes the cutest pet name.
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