Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names for Pets

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This week’s topic is…

Ten Character Names I’d Use to Name a Dog, Cat, and/or other Pets


  1. My furbaby, Josephine, was named after one of my favorite characters, Jo March from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. 


2. Penelope/Poppet from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

3. Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse trilogy


4. Wilhelmina (a.k.a. Mina) from Dracula by Bram Stoker

5. Gemma from A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

6. Stark in reference to the family in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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7. Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

8. Ichabod from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving

9. Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

10. Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

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What are some character names that you would use to name your pets?

25 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names for Pets

  1. I love love love the name Josephine. In my Boy Meets World obsession days, I was determined that I was going to have a little girl, name her Josephine, and call her Feeney. LOL

    Atticus would be a great pet name!

  2. I named my family’s cat Puck, and I’ve seen this name quite a few times in lists, I didn’t even know this is such a well-loved name 😮
    I think Cricket is also a very cool name for an animal, maybe a dog or a cat or a mouse!

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