Another week, another Top Ten Tuesday, a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic today is all about characters’ names, so I’m going with characters I’d name a pet after. Fun fact: I actually named my cat Theo after seeing the name on the spine of a book, although it referred to Vincent van Gogh’s brother and not a fictional character. Maybe for a future pet I’ll consider any of these. Let’s check them out!
1. Valek (Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder) | I loved him as a character, how mysterious he was and I adored whenever he showed his caring side.
2. Nimona (Nimona by Noelle Stevenson) | She was a very complex and funny character with a cool superpower and awesome name!
3. Gatsby (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald) | I enjoyed analyzing The Great Gatsby in university so much and I understand that Gatsby is not as great as the title says, but his name is just perfect for a cat! Especially since the word for cat in Spanish is gato.
4. Moony / Dobby (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling) | I was the biggest Remus Lupin fan when I first read the books and I love the nickname Moony. As for Dobby, I just think it’s a cute name.
5. Gollum (The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien) | Gollum has always been my favorite part to watch in the films and to read in The Hobbit. I think his character is amazing and the name is cool too, so win-win.
6. Khaleesi (A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin) | Though not the biggest fan of the show or the book series, I have to admit Daenerys can be bad-ass. I liked her the first few seasons I watched, though I can’t say I’d still like her now. I adore the sound of her name, so I wouldn’t mind naming a pet after her.
7. Mitza (The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict) | Although Mileva Marić was a real person, I had to include her in this list. She was Albert Einstein’s first wife and a woman of science, who accomplished a lot for all the injustices she must have endured. Mitza is her nickname and I love it.
8. Ari / Dante (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz) | These are both cute names for pets and the characters were sweet and complex. I love how the book didn’t even take the names too seriously, it was so funny.
9. Mister Kindly (Nevernight by Jay Kristoff) | I haven’t finished this book yet, but it’s the name of the shadow cat. He keeps throwing witty remarks here and there and I have a feeling I’m going to love him as a character.
10. Minoo (The Engelsfors Trilogy by Sara B. Elfgren & Mats Strandberg) | I related to her at times and at others I wanted to scream at her, so let’s just say I have a complicated relationship with her character. That’s why I appreciate her so much. She felt real. I adored the name as soon as I learned how to pronounce thanks to the film!