Hello everybody! Today, I’m taking part in Top Ten Tuesday, and I love today’s theme of characters you’d name a pet after! You’ll probably notice a bit of a theme throughout these as both my current pets have names beginning with S, and that’s a tradition I’d like to keep going till I run out of options I like basically! Onto the post!
Sirius– this is the name of the Dog Star in the Starlight Barking. He’s not actually a character I like very much, but it’d definitely be a good name if I ever had a male dog. Simba- I can’t actually think of a bookish Simba off the top of my head, though I’m pretty sure there’ll be some sort of Lion King book adaptation. If I ever get a cat, this is one of my top picks. I actually think it’d really suit a golden retriever as well though.
Stanley– my dad really wants to call a boy dog Stanley at some point after a dog he had when he was young! Only book one I can think of is Flat Stanley, which I read in primary school. I think I liked it at the time?
Stana– I’m 99.9% sure this was the name of the main character in Katherine Woodfine’s incredible story in the Winter Magic anthology. It’s a Russian name, which a favourite actress of mine actually has as well, and I think it’s so pretty.
Stella– my favourite book character I can think of called Stella is the one from Stella Etc by Karen McCombie. That series is honestly one of the reasons why I think I love books so much- TJ was one of my first ever crushes on a character and it has pretty much everything I love in both books and life.
Scarlett– this was actually one of my top choices that I wanted to call my dog Saffy! It got vetoed because it was after an episode of the Mentalist. And since I’ve just went off on such a tangent, my favourite book character with this name is Scarlett from the book of the same name by Cathy Cassidy, which was another of my absolute favourites when I was young.
Summer– this was, until just before we went to meet her, going to be Saffy’s name. It got vetoed in the end because someone said it might confuse my other dog Shimmer as it was quite similar. My favourite book Summer is Summer Tanberry from the Chocolate Box Girls.
Skye– book Skye is Summer’s twin! I’ve always thought it was a really pretty name as well.
Which book characters would you consider naming a pet after? I’d love to hear in the comments!