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May 27: Top Ten Tuesday Freebie! Pick your own topic! I decided to modify an old one–characters I’d name my pets after. (Because naming your children odd things is cruel, but your dog doesn’t care.)
1. Alexander “Tinker” Graham Bell. Elfhome; Wen Spencer. Perfect for the smart, inventive pets that get into closed cupboards and locked doors–and it’s an interesting thing to name a girl.
2. Beka Cooper. Terrier; Tamora Pierce. This would be a great dog name–for a terrier, bloodhound, or mastiff as the titles say, especially.
3. Elizabeth Bennet. Pride and Prejudice; Jane Austen. For a sassy lady who likes long walks.
4. Hazel Grace Lancaster/Augustus Waters. The Fault in Our Stars; John Green. You’d have to have a pair of these, whatever pet you named after these characters–lovebirds would be appropriate.
5. Hermione Granger. Harry Potter; J.K. Rowling. A perfect name for a long haired cat, who can give you superior looks when you mispronounce words.
6. Inigo Montoya. The Princess Bride; William Goldman. Just don’t kill his father.
7. Kerowyn. By the Sword; Mercedes Lackey. Another tough, capable, lady–probably well armed, too.
8. Miles Naismith Vorkosigan. Vorkosigan Saga; Lois McMaster Bujold. Everybody has had a pet that’s small, high energy, and a little crazy, just like Miles.
9. Sophie. Howl’s Moving Castle; Diana Wynne Jones. A capable, take no nonsense kind of pet–with a touch of magic.
10. Susan Sto Helit. Discworld; Terry Pratchett. A black and white animal would be fitting for this name, or perhaps something exotic or otherwise unusual.