Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I'd Name a Pet After

Hey all! I'm back again with another Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish, this time we're listing our Top Ten characters to name something after. Since I don't have children (nor plans to have any in the near future) I'll stay away from that one, and I'd rather keep it broad with pets in general, rather than one specific type of pet, just to make it easier for myself. I'm going to be using mostly literary characters, but possibly TV/movie characters as well. Here we go...

1. Katniss Everdeen: The Hunger Games
I would totally name a girl cat Katniss. I might even stick with the Everdeen, or maybe switch it to Everclean or Everdream or Evermean... depending on the personality. ;)

2. Charlie Brown: The Peanuts
I've always thought Charlie Brown would make a pretty cute name for a dog... Especially a little terrier or spaniel of some sort. D'awww. :)

3. Sheldon Cooper: The Big Bang Theory
I'm sure it's been said before many times, but as antisocial and anal as Sheldon Cooper is, it would be so appropriate to name a cat after him, right? A "grumpy cat" breed would be even funnier.

4. Professor Albus Dumbledore: Harry Potter
Picture this... a floppy-eared, droopy-eyed Basset Hound comes hobbling into the room to the calls of "Dumble-D! C'm'ere boy!", or, said Basset Hound tracks mud through the house and his disgruntled human scolds "Professor Dumbledore!" *chuckles to self*

5. Marilla Cuthbert: Anne of Green Gables
Marilla is one of those characters who appears gruff and mean on the outside, but is really a big old softy. I think hers would make a great name for either a cat or a dog, particularly a big old teddy bear. :)

6. Todd Spencer: The Christy Miller series / Tod: The Fox & the Hound
The Fox and the Hound was one of my favourite movies growing up (loved the name Tod after that!) and then later on I read the Christy Miller series and fell in love with Christy's boyfriend Todd Spencer... So between the two, I think Todd would have a pretty good shot at being a name for a dog of mine (even though Tod is the fox in the movie). So, obviously, if I ever had a pet fox, it would be named Tod, however if I already had a dog named Todd, then the fox would have to be Copper, which seems like the more appropriate name assignation anyway... Sorry, bunny trail...

7. Ojo the Lucky: the Oz series
I don't recall reading any other of the Oz books, but I do remember reading The Patchwork Girl of Oz. I could not, however, remember the character names, so I had to look it up. :) Ojo is a munchkin who starts out as "Ojo the Very Unlucky" but through his adventures becomes "Ojo the Lucky." So obviously, this would make a superb name for a runt dog adopted from a shelter!

8. Mary Poppins
I think Mary Poppins is a pretty obvious name choice for a pet. At least Poppins would... or some variation thereof...

9. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Come on... you can't tell me that these wouldn't make great names for a pet duo! Particularly if one happened to be a little mischievous and the other timid...

10. Flavia de Luce: The Buckshaw Chronicles
I'm not 100% sure that I would actually give a pet this name, but I do love the name, and the character... so I just might. Also not sure if I'd use the whole thing, "Flavia de Luce," or just "Flavia."

Well, that was fun. I wasn't sure I would make it, but I pushed through and got 10. So proud o' myself. *wipes a tear* Well, until next time...