Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name a Pet After

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What a fun topic! I also decided to include the species I’d use the name for, and I tried to cover as many different types of pets as possible.

The titles in parentheses will tell you where I found these names if any of them are unfamiliar to you.

a white maltese puppy sitting in a field of grass1. Cujo (Cujo by Stephen King)

I think it would be amusing to give this name to a small, friendly dog.

2. Bunnicula (Bunnicula by James Howe)

For a rabbit, of course!

3. Aragorn (Lord of the Rings)

Honestly, this would work well for any species.

4. Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Okay, so sparrows aren’t generally kept as pets. I’ll bet a budgie, finch, or canary would be well-suited for this sort of moniker.

5. Simba (Lion King)

A big, fluffy cat might appreciate this name.

6. Rocky (the film Rocky)

I’d bet there are lizards, turtles, and other cold-blooded pets out there who would fit this name perfectly.

7. Tinker Bell (Peter Pan)

A spider or large, intimidating dog named Tinker Bell would be delightful.

two bunnies eating daisies while sitting on a tree stump8. Elsa and Anna (Frozen)

The vast majority of rabbits are happiest when they live in bonded pairs (or larger groups). If I had two or more rabbits, I’d pick names for them that matched the same theme.

9. Moana (Moana)

This seems like a nice name for a fish, turtle, or other aquatic pet.

10. Remy (Ratatouille)

Last but not least, we can’t forget rats, mice, hamsters, and similar furry friends. Remy seems like a great name for them.

88 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name a Pet After

  1. Hi there Lydia!! I am jumping up and down here of excitement!! I was named after Elsa!! Okay, we spell it with a ‘z’, just to make sure people don’t get confused with the connotation.

    Love the name Cujo for a small friendly dog. I should have told my parents in law that name when they got their Maltese last year. Neither would ever have known it comes from a Stephen King novel…!

    Here’s my I was named after

  2. This is such a fun topic! I wish I had participated. You had some great ideas. I think Simba is the name I’ve seen the most often for pets.

    PS – I nominated you for a blogger award. The link attached to my name on this comment has more information. ☀️

  3. Great list! I love finding pet names that work for a group of pets. We’ve often ended up with multiple cat siblings (my parents have a barn, and haven’t been able to catch the barn cat mom to get her spayed… therefore annual kittens) and it’s always fun to find theme names for them.

  4. This was a fun list! Cujo for a small dog. Buniculla, man I forgot about that story. Read it as a little one. Simba is also great, lion King is the best Disney ever!! Rocky also seems like a really cool name.

  5. HAHA oh I really LOL’d with Tinker Bell! I would LOVE to name a massive scary looking beastie Tinker Bell — and then have it be a real sweetie despite its menacing appearance. YES! I want this to happen 😂 Fab list and reasonings, Lydia! Also, thank you for the much-needed laugh ❤️

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