Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by the folks at the Broke and the Bookish. Each week has a different theme where participants try to come up with ten things to fit the theme.
This week is Ten Characters I’d Name a Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After. I chose to do one about pets. Disclaimer, I’ve never own any pets. I might have a fish or two before, but I don’t I actually owned them. My parents were the ones to feed them and change the water, etc. Not sure I’m ready to be responsible for another life. I have trouble handling my own.
Also, most of the names on this list are from fantasy works. I don’t think those are the kind of names you would want to name a child. If you are named after fantasy character, or knows of anyone who is, let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your story and experience with it. I heard that there were a lot of Khaleesis in the wake of Game of Thrones. Might change my mind about it. In any case, these are some characters I would name my pet after.
Kaladin and Sylphrena (Stormlight Archive)
Kal and Syl are a human-spren duo in the Stormlight Archive. Their names are both have a nice look and sound to them. I would definitely name two pet siblings, like cats or dogs, after them.
Palom and Porom (Final Fantasy IV)
Palom and Porom are twin mages from the game Final Fantasy IV. I would also name two pet siblings after them. I’m thinking two hamsters with opposing colors. Like one would be brown with white spots and the other one would be white with brown spots.
Lopen (Stormlight Archive)
Lopen is a character from the Stormlight Archive. He’s a one armed Herdazian with many cousins. I’d name an amputee rabbit after him, because he’s one-armed, plus Lopen sounds kinda like leaping meets hopping.
Dobby (Harry Potter)
I’d name a Sphynx cat after Dobby. I mean just look at them.
Hermione (Harry Potter)
I love the name Hermione. It’s definitely something I would consider naming a child after. Technically Hermione is a name from Greek mythology, so I guess it isn’t necessarily a fantasy name. As for pets, it’ll probably be a brown/ginger Maine Coon cat or some other bushy cat.
Ancalagon the Black (Silmarillion)
Ancalagon the Black is the most bad ass dragon in Tolkien’s Legendarium. I would name a black Rottweiler Ancalagon the Black. I imagine a scenario where there’s a few home invaders threatening my house and I would be like “sic ‘em, Ancalagon!” and feel like a badass dark lord doing that. Or a falcon. That sounds even more bad ass.
Rhaegar Targaryen (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Rhaegar is one of my favorite names in A Song of Ice and Fire. I used to think it was pronounced Yaegar, like the drink, I don’t know why, but the right way to pronounce is more awesome. Not sure what kind of pet I would name as Rhaegar. Maybe a Golden Retriever? Not exactly the same hair color, but close enough.
Luthien Tinuviel (Silmarillion)
Luthien Tinuviel is another name I love a lot. Sounds nice, looks nice. This is the name I’d most likely consider naming a child after. Probably a middle name at most though. As for a pet, I’d name a nightingale after Luthien. Tinuviel means nightingale after all.
Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass)
Celaena Sardothein is another name I love. Any variations of Selene or Selena for that matter. I’ve always loved that name since reading the Great Hunt (Wheel of Time #2) and watching Underworld. Not sure what kind of pet I would name after her. Maybe a black cat. Sneaky, little assassins of mice.
Elayne (Wheel of Time)
Speaking of Wheel of Time… I think Elayne is the best name from the series to name a child. I mean Mat is technically okay too, except that it’s short for Matrim. As for the name as a pet’s name. A baby lion, maybe? She is the Queen of Andor, whose sigil is a lion. Though I’m not sure lion would be good pets, seeing as they might eat you and everything.
Those are some names I would considering naming pets. What kind of names would you choose for your pets? Would you name your kids after fantasy characters? Let me know in the comments down below.