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Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl prompts us to share “The Top Ten Characters I Would Name a Pet After” this week. This is a fun topic but could be difficult so we’ll see how I do.
- Zaphod Beeblebrox (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams)–Zaphod would be one of those completely insane but loveable mutts who makes weird expressions and who is internet gold! This is my brother-in-law’s idea but the idea is so funny to me that I had to mention it. Slartibartfast and Ford Prefect would also make excellent names. We were howling with laughter as we talked about this a couple of years ago! He and his wife have cats named Reepicheep, Aslan, and Smeagol, so they get huge points for this particular topic.
- Sherlock would be a bloodhound. (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
- Flavia would be a scruffy, intelligent, stubborn terrier of some sort (Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley)
- Nahri is definitely a cat. I looked at an Egyptian Mau but an Abyssinian looks more appropriate. (The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty)
- Dobby would be a hairless cat (The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling)
- Mrs. Whatsit would be a curious tabby cat (A Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L’Engle)
- Elphaba has to be a black cat with emerald green eyes (Wicked by Gregory Maguire)
- The Phouka is a fae little cat who comes and goes as he pleases and always stares at something no one else can see (War for the Oaks by Emma Bull)
- Artemis Fowl is a pet rooster. Get it? I know, I know! 😆 I can’t be the only person with half a dozen chicken fanatics among my family and friends (Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer)
- Nemneris would be a great name for a pet spider. Also Zelm for–*shudder*–snakes. (The Kingdom on Fire series by Jessica Cluess)
That’s my list! Have you read any of these? Do you agree with the names I chose and the pets I paired them with? Which characters did/would you choose? Link up every Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl!