Every week The Broke and the Bookish conjure up a new Top Ten list for us book bloggers to write about. This week is all about literary pets – and I’ve loved coming up with my potential names! I have a bad case of planning everything light-years ahead of time and so there are at least two pets on this list will become my first animal friends. The boy and I are still arguing about Austen the cat but a Westie called Watson is definitely on the horizon (and so is Austen really…)
I’ve paired each name with the type of dog or cat I envisage them to be – there’s only one that was predetermined and that’s Henry. He’s been taken directly from Dick King Smith’s The Invisible Dog, a title I adored as a child.
This has definitely been my favourite TTT so I hope you enjoy it!
Watson (left) = John Henry Watson (Sherlock Holmes series)
Pippi (top centre) = Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Longstocking series)
Scout (bottom centre) = Jean Louise “Scout” Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)
Darcy (centre) = Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
Henry (right) = Henry the harlequin great dane (The Invisible Dog)
Manderley (left) = home of the De Winters (Rebecca)
Pevensie (centre) = The Pevensie children (The Chronicles of Narnia)
Austen (top centre) = Jane Austen
Atticus (bottom centre) = Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)
Jekyll (right)= Dr Jekyll (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde)
I hope you had as much fun with your lists as I did with mine! What literary name would you choose for your dog or cat?