Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pet names

In this post: Booking Through Thursday and Thursday Thirteen

Lu 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?)

Piano lessons were imposed on me when I was a little girl. My love for reading extended to the short background of the music or biography of the composer written on my music books. I think I enjoyed the reading part more than working on the keys. Fast forward to 2002 I bought a toy poodle and named him Mozart, that's him on the sidebar, after the composer. I use his photo as a bookmark.

My mother's dog is named Shakespeare, after you-know-who. (sorry for the HP reference). A fairy tale - addict young niece named one of our cats Snow White, and the other George, after King George.

Thursday Thirteen: Books the feature dogs

1. Odyssey by Homer features Argos
2. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov features Banga
3. Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie features Bob
4. Call of the Wild by Jack London features Buck
5. The Roly-Poly Pudding by Beatrix Potter features John Joiner
6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck features Candy's dog
7. Two Gentlemen of Verona, by Shakespeare features Crab
8. Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens features Diogenes
9. Harry Potter by JK Rowling features Fang
10. Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien features Garm
11. Ulysses by James Joyce features Garryowen
12. Adam Bede by George Eliot features Gyp
13. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens features Jip


  1. I love your list of books that feature dogs!

  2. Hmm I never really thought about it. Interesting. Happy T13!

  3. What great names! Shakespeare is too cute!

    Here's my response:

  4. A good list. I have only read a couple of those (so far).

  5. Good idea for a Thursday Thirteen! A book I read long ago that features a dog was called Nop's Trials. I remember it because it was the first book I'd ever read that was from the dog's point of view.

  6. You're right. These books do feature dogs. What was the name of the dog in Bruce Almighty?

  7. Pet names can be a lot of fun.

    Have a great TT!

  8. Bob was my favorite character in Dumb Witness. He showed a lot more humanity than most of the humans (Poirot excluded, of course).

  9. What a bunch of cute names, and you're forgiven for the HP reference.
    We have a cat, with a bookish name.



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