Top Ten Tuesday

top-ten-tuesdayOctober 18: Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After

I have three cats right now who are named after Elinor Dashwood, Dorothea Brooke, and one Fitzwilliam Darcy Copperfield so I’m accustomed to searching through literature to find names.   I named a human son Benedict after Much Ado About Nothing but felt that changing the last letter from “k” to “to” was warranted.

Today what comes to mind is:

  1.  Gatsby
  2. Falstaff
  3. Mr. Suckling (from Emma)
  4.  Monmouth (See Shakespeare and William Trevor’s The Old Boys
  5. Dolly Longstaffe
  6. Signora Neroni
  7. Lady Lufton
  8. Ruth Bridge/Mrs. Gaskell’s Ruth:  I just would love a cat named Ruthie!
  9.  Lupin Pooter (From Diary of a Nobody)
  10. Little Chandler (From Joyce’s story, “A Little Cloud”)

A lot of my choices are based on the possibility of a plethora of good nicknames.  The characters I’ve selected are not particularly glorious, but they are memorable.

Author: Gubbinal

Bookish, tea-drinking cat-lady who loves great poetry and music and is in the midst of dying

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. I like Lady Lufton and though I don’t know the book, I could see this as a great cats name 🙂

    I named my last cat Sir Kai from King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table. I called him Kai for short, unless he got into trouble, which he did in his younger years! But Kai is so foreign to most people, just three letters, that everyone always asked me to repeat it!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. Lady Lufton is from Trollope’s novel, “Framley Parsonage.” Kai is a nice name, I think. I use a lot of nicknames which are monosyllabic. Thank you for reading my list.


  2. Best name read this year….must share it with you:
    Lady Dowager Snuphanuph ( snuff – enough) from Dickens’s Pickwick Papers
    ps named my cat after a general: Stormin’ Norman


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