Characters I Would Name a Pet After

Top Ten Characters I Would Name a Pet After

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Top Ten Tuesday

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.


  1. 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.
  2. Sherlock would be a bloodhound. (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
  3. Flavia would be a scruffy, intelligent, stubborn terrier of some sort (Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley)


  1. Nahri is definitely a cat. I looked at an Egyptian Mau but an Abyssinian looks more appropriate. (The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty)
  2. Dobby would be a hairless cat (The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling)
  3. Mrs. Whatsit would be a curious tabby cat (A Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L’Engle)
  4. Elphaba has to be a black cat with emerald green eyes (Wicked by Gregory Maguire)
  5. 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)


  1. 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)
  2. 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!

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  1. Impressive list! I love how you named them and why and where they’re all from. The closest I can get is to actual cats I had. Frodo was my black tabby and Wolfgang was somewhat renamed from Wolverine cuz of his polydactyl paws! But he was such a sweetie.

    Dobby would be a great name for a hairless cat! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Not a fan of hairless cats myself, but Dobby seems like the best name for one!! I love the idea of Elphaba too!! Chickens are awesome so don’t worry. I wish to have my own someday. I live in a bog city, but it is actually legal to have your own chickens as long as your neighbours are fine with it, same with a bee farm (and bee-lieve me I want one too, i love the furry little honey makers.) I have yet to see someone put a spider or snake on their list so far as well. Here’s mine if you’re interested. If not that’s fine as well.

  3. This is a fun topic! Douglas Adams does get the prize for the best names. Your brother-in-law also made great choices – although Reepicheep is a rather ironic name for a cat!

  4. This is a great list! I agree with all the picks, not just Sherlock the Bloodhound, but also Flavia, Nemneris, Phouka, Mrs. Whatsit… And Dobby would be a hairless cat — ROFL. Too funny! Happy TTT

  5. Oh I like Zaphod Beeblebrox for a dog. That will work sooo well! And Nahri for a cat! I have cat who is called Sirikit, she is named after the old queen of Siam. And then of course there’s Elza!

    Here’s my TTT: I was named after

  6. Love Flavia and Sherlock. Great choices. I had a lot of fun this week creating my list because I’ve had a lot of pets named for literary charactersMy TTT List

    1. I thought Zaphod might catch your eye! It’s funny that Aslan is so very regal in my mind and my brother-in-law’s cat of that name has a medical condition that makes him hilariously clumsy. But Aslan had a playful side too.

  7. Oooh, I love Elphaba for the green eyed black kitty! Dobby is hilarious for a hairless cat, and I admire your family members with Aslan and Reepicheep.

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