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.