10 (ok maybe more) characters I’d name a cat after #TopTenTuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:

Characters I’d Name a Pet After

We don’t have pets! But if I did, I’d have a cat, so here are top ten cat names!

Count Fosco (The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins) – because he has pet rats that he’s trained…

Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride by William Goldman) – I just love the name and the book!

Merry, Pippin, Bilbo, Frodo, Samwise Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien) – really all the hobbits names make great pet names, but I’m partial to the Tooks, so I can say “Fool of a Took!”

Nicodemus, Mrs Frisby (Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh) – I loved this book when I was a kid, although it might be odd naming a cat after a rat or mouse character!

Peregrine Overmantel (The Borrowers by Mary Norton) – Another series I loved as a kid. And I always secretly loved this character’s name!

Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare) – The “King of Cats”!

Serafina Pekkala (His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman) – her name sounds like a song

Octavian (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing series by M.T. Anderson) – ok so partly because one of my favourite Animal Crossing characters is the grumpy octopus Octavian.

Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics) – well they are comics right, so they kinda count??? I love Buffy and the rest of the Scooby gang.

Flavia de Luce (The Flavia de Luce series) – The precocious solver of murders with a fondness for poisons has a good cat name, also there was even a cat-related title in this series! 


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.