This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
“Do you have any pet that has a name inspired by your readings?
If not, what would you pick if you DID?
Do any of your friends have book-based names for their pets? (Or their children?)”
I do not have a pet. If I had one it would have to be a cat as I am a cat person. I think I would name it after Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights or Pip from Great Expectations.
I don’t know of anyone giving their children book based names. I have heard that one of my mom’s great uncles fell in love with his wife because her name was the same as one of his favourite literary heroines.
I really like Heathcliff and Pip for pet names. Check out my BTT here
Both of those are great names! I especially love Pip!
Here’s my response: http://blueeggbooks.blogspot.com/2012/05/booking-through-thursday_24.html
Thanks! I feel Pip would sound cute as a kitten name.
My cat’s name is Kitty Bob–he is not named after a book-but I may name a book after him
Would love to read a book called The Adventures of Kitty Bob! 🙂
That’s a beautiful story about your mom’s great uncle. And great name choice. Here’s my BTT
Thanks! I have heard that everyone at that time laughed behind his back and thought he was being foolishly romantic. But they had a successful marriage so it didn’t matter. 🙂
Heathcliffe would be a great name. In fact, there used to be a kid’s cartoon series about a cat called Heathcliffe. It was great! Here’s mine: Small Blonde Hippy
Hey I had totally forgotten about Heathcliffe the cat! Thanks for reminding me! I guess subconsciously I was thinking of him when I wrote this post.
Planning pet names is fun too. Good luck with getting a cat some day.
We do have a cat, and he certainly has a literary name.
Thanks! I used to love the pet cats at my grandma’s house. They didn’t have literary names but they sure were cute! 🙂