Top Ten Tuesday: Literary Character Names for Dogs

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Character Freebie (any topic you want that deals with book characters!).

I think it’s cute when pets are named after literary characters. We have two dogs (neither one named after a literary character), so we’re not looking to add a new pet to our family right now. However, if I was looking for a dog, these are some names I would consider.

1. Gatsby – Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Sherlock – Sherlock Holmes in the Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle
3. Watson – Dr. John Watson in the Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle
4. Marlowe – Philip Marlowe in the Philip Marlower series by Raymond Chandler
5. Jekyll – Dr. Henry Jekyll in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
6. Rhett – Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
7. Darcy – Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
8. Dashwood – The Dashwood family in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
9. Scout – Jean Louise “Scout” Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
10. Huckleberry – Huckleberry Finn in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellPride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane AustenTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain


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7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Literary Character Names for Dogs

  1. I love Sherlock as a dog’s name, and Rhett sounds good too! The one I am not sure of is Gatsby. It sounds so obviously from the novel to me – somehow. I would call the dog “Jay” instead 🙂

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