Pet Names Borrowed from Fiction (Top Ten Tuesday #8)

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I’m not really an animal person, but I do love literary characters. I even named my son after one – Christopher for Christopher Robin from Winnie-the-Pooh. If I were to have, say, a guinea pig, then I might be inclined to give it one of these names borrowed from fiction.

  1. Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables
  2. Bingley from Pride and Prejudice (Darcy doesn’t quite have the same ring to it)
  3. Lyra from His Dark Materials
  4. Gus from The Fault in Our Stars
  5. Katniss from The Hunger Games
  6. Simon from Carry On
  7. Iko from The Lunar Chronicles
  8. Manhugger from The BFG (probably not, but it’s kind of cute for a pet)
  9. Ginny from Harry Potter
  10. Piglet from Winnie-the-Pooh


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  1. I used to have a guinea pig! So I wholeheartedly approve of your choice to use guinea pigs as your hypothetical pets lol. And Piglet be the most perfect name! And Manhugger would be cute for a pet if he was really friendly, or ironic, I suppose, if he wasn’t friendly. Well I haven’t read the book, so I don’t know if that’s actually a friendly character, but as a name for a pet it sounds friendly 😛
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    1. I had many guinea pigs growing up. They’re so cute. Manhugger is actually a bad giant who eats people – one of many actually – but I thought the name would be perfect for a pet. Thanks for agreeing! Yes, I thought Piglet would be a fun “pig” name. 🙂

    1. Thanks! Your list was great too. I read it this morning, but I was feeling anti-social and didn’t really comment on any blogs. Do you ever feel that way? Sometimes I just like to read and not say anything. 🙂

      It’s so interesting how popular Ezra has become for boys. I know several babies with that name. And Clark is perfect! I loved his character. Juniper was the name of a girl in Christopher’s daycare years ago. She was kind of a pre-madonna, but I always loved the name. Great picks!

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