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

This is a hilariously fitting topic for us because we recently adopted two kittens and named them after two of our favorite Lord of the Rings characters. Has anyone else named their pets after their literary heroes?

Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for keeping the Top Ten Tuesday tradition going! 

Pete’s Five

Sam (from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien): After we first met our kittens, we decided on the drive home that they would be named Sam (pictured above) and Frodo. Their personalities fit perfectly, and it’s fun having a pair of kittens with such iconic literary names.

Hester (from The Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve): This would have to be a pretty bitter and stubborn cat, possibly with some scars. 

Howl (from Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones): I can imagine a black longhaired cat with a flair for dramatics being named Howl.

Fang (from The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang): It’s a bit of a pun for sure, but I’d love to name a fiery kitten after the unforgettable protagonist from The Poppy War trilogy.

Ignatius (from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole):

This kitty would have to be large and self-absorbed, as well as prone to long, whiny meows.

Indiana’s Five 

Legolas (from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien): I named my first cat after this LOTR elf when I was 10 years old. It fit him perfectly, with his white and grey mane and his piercing blue eyes. 

Frodo: This is Sam’s brother and the two have such a strong bond. Frodo (pictured first) also has certain toys that we call “the ring” because he’s incredibly territorial about them and growls if anyone comes near them. 

Gandalf: I have yet to name a cat after this character but I can perfectly picture a scruffy long-haired grey cat with this name.

Gimli: I’m thinking this would be a small ginger kitten who is loyal but fierce. 

Aragorn: This one has less to do with looks and more about attitude; I’m thinking regal yet rugged. 

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