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

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about characters I’d name a child/pet/car/etc after. I decided to go with pets, because I have actually named pets after characters. And (surprising no one) I’ve decided to go with all characters from Harry Potter. Because I am a huge fan, and it’s been a while since I’ve done any HP posts. (Also, since I just got home from spending seven hours helping my grandmother check her email – not an exaggeration – and don’t want to look at a computer screen anymore, this will be a short post.)

  1. Hermione. She’s a badass, and one of my favorite characters. I like that the name is unusual, but also present in Shakespeare (A Winter’s Tale).
  2. Neville. I love Neville – he’s my book boyfriend – and I actually really like this name. P.S. If I ever got a dachshund, I’d name it Longbottom. Because it’s funny.
  3. Dobby. I did once have two African dwarf frogs named Dobby and Winky.
  4. Luna. I feel like this is a great name for pretty much any kind of animal. I’ve met both dogs and cats with this name.
  5. Ginny. I think this would just be a cute name for a cuddly little animal. (Molly would also be good.)
  6. McGonagall. McGonagall is my favorite, and I could also go with Minerva which is the name of the Roman goddess of wisdom.
  7. Dumbledore. I’ve wanted a pet rat for as long as I can remember, and for almost as long, I’ve wanted to name it Dumbledore.
  8. Fawkes. If I ever get a bird, this will be its name. I need to find a red and orange parrot asap.
  9. Hedwig. Can you keep an owl as a pet? Probably not (they don’t deserve to be caged). But I love Hedwig. I cried more about her death than anyone else in the entire series.
  10. Crookshanks. So I actually did have an orange cat named Crookshanks, and then I moved away to college and my mom renamed him because she couldn’t pronounce it.

Have you named any animals after characters? Let me know in the comments!

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12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Characters I’d Name a Pet After

  1. Oh I love Harry Potter so if I ever got a pet I would definitely name him after one of the Harry Potter characters, and oh I would LOVE to have an owl as a pet. They’re my favourite animals but like you said they don’t really belong in cages in people’s homes do they?
    I do have a dog, he’s named Tommy though because we adopted him after he finished racing (he’s a retired greyhound) and that was his name before. Not a book or TV character unfortunately but he’s an adorable dog! 😀
    Great picks for this week Stephanie! 😀

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  2. I had such a hard time narrowing down which HP names to use for my list! In the end I went with Sirius and Felix (after felix felicis). I love Dumbledore for a rat!

    We have two mongooses (mongeese?) who frequent our backyard and I unofficially named them Luna and Neville. Just last week we saw a baby mongoose (presumably belonging to Luna and Neville) and it needs a name too. Maybe Scorpius?

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