Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme, as per The Broke and the Bookish, is “Ten Characters We’d Name Our Children or Pets After”. Since, I won’t be having any more children, mine would be pets, most likely dogs.
- Atticus after Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
- Diggory from The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis
- Tumnus from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis; one of my favorite minor characters.
- Ky. This character is a very complex character in a book I am currently reading: Unblemished by Sara Ella, and he is fast becoming one of my favorites. His full name is Kyaphus, but most people call him Ky.
- Sam after Sam Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy because he is the ultimate faithful friend.
- Einstein after the best dog character EVER, Einstein from The Watchers by Dean Koontz.
- Cooper from Long Way Gone by Charles Martin.
- Rand from The Journey of the Heart Series by Colleen Coble.
- Cade from Breaker’s Reef by Terri Blackstock
- Jake from Fire and Water by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
Who’s on your list?
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Yes! Love Samwise! And I did name a character Atticus in one of my books! I’d add Scout to this list (To Kill a Mockingbird). 😁
Interesting! However these are supposed to be character names that you would name your child or a pet after, not a book character, and for me, Scout is too common in the dog name world. 🙂
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Oh ha! How did I misread that? Well, I did try to convince my husband of Scout and Atticus for our children but was shot down. I guess Samwise would be perfect for a dog, since he’s the faithful friend. 😉
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Atticus would be a great name for a dog! My dog is To Kill a Mockingbird inspired, his name is Scout : )
I think so too. I did consider putting Scout, and even Jem, on my list, and I still may consider Jem for a pet name some time, but I like the unusual, and don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the name Scout for a dog, but I’ve heard it in my area a lot, so for me, it’s too common.
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Cooper’s a great name for a dog!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/top-ten-tuesday-79/
Does that mean you’ve already named a dog Cooper? 😉
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Nope I just think it’s a great name!
A great list. I also had Samwise on my list this week.
Yes, great minds think alike! ;D
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Kelly, Finally a list I can contribute to. Since it doesn’t say literary characters I’ll bend the rule a little and include TV characters but my list includes REAL pets
1. Paddlefoot, beloved dachshund named for another dachshund on the children’s TV serial “Clutch Cargo” (DVD available )
2 Kookie, a good dog named for the comb toting parking lot valet on “77 Sunset Strip”
3.Lilith, a name with Biblical roots, but alas this cat was named for the mate of Frazier Crane on “Cheers”
4. Ophelia, finally a cat with true literary namesake, so famous I don’t even have to identify her.
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Thanks for sharing, John. I am completely unfamiliar with Paddlefoot and “Clutch Cargo”. I’ve heard of Kookie and 77 Sunset Strip but have never seen that show. I was never a big fan of Cheers, but have seen a couple of episodes and am familiar with Lilith, and of course, I know of Ophelia, from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, one of my favorites. I’m glad you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to share and have finally had that opportunity met.