This week’s BTT is:
Do you have any pet that has a name inspired by your readings?
If not, what would you pick if you DID?
Do any of your friends have book-based names for their pets? (Or their children?)
No, my pets are/were called Mandy and Mindy. Imaginative, I know. I plead the fact that I was 6 when we got them.
The Physicist decided long ago that if I am to be allowed a cat in a house in which he lives, it must be called Yoda and I must only speak to it Yoda-style (“Feed you I shall” “The fur is soft with this one” etc). So that may or may not put paid to any literary pet naming.
I would definitely name a large dog Timmy and a small one Scamper, after the dogs in Famous Five and Secret Seven respectively. I think I’d call a cat something glamorous like Estella or Antigone or Hermione, but equally it could be Ron.
As for children – being blessed/cursed with an… unusual… name myself, I’m greatly in favour of the old-fashioned, dime-a-dozen names! I love that Dead White Guys has named her boys after two well-loved literary characters; I’m not sure I’m that brave!