When I first saw this prompt I came up against a solid wall and couldn’t think of a single character I’d like to name a pet after. In all my life, I think the only pet I’ve named after a character was my first cat when I was a kid and I very originally (cough) named her Totoro.
I was so sure that I was going to give this week a pass, but then I decided to challenge myself by having a look at my shelf to see if any names came to mind from the books staring back at me. Surprisingly, there were a few! I have two doggos in my life right now and it’s been years since I’ve had a cat, so it’s kinda funny that when I thought of these names, I actually pictured them all as names for cats? All of the characters I mention are some of my all-time favourites. Maybe one takes an animal form. Some are full of mischief. Others are very sweet and nerdy. Almost all of them have dry senses of humour and are as sarcastic as I can be IRL. Basically, they’re characters who have wormed their way into my heart and who made my reading experience that much better!
Serefin – Something Dark and Holy series
Kell or Alucard – Shades of Magic series
Guava aka Hương – The Mountains Sing
Mog aka Morrigan Crow – Nevermoor series
Herbie aka Herbert Lemon – The Legends of Eerie-on-Sea series
What do you think of these potential pet names? Yay or nay? 😂
What character names would you choose for your pets?