So, my dog’s name is Zenith. I’ve had a lot of reactions to that name over the years: Xena? No, Zenith. Ze-what? Zenith. Like, the TV brand? Um, no. The truth is, she’s named after Zenith SunSoar from The Wayfarer Redemption series by Sara Douglass. My youngest cat, River – short for RiverStar – is named after RiverStar SunSoar from the same series. And I’ve thought about naming a future male pet Drago, short for DragonStar…you guessed it, SunSoar. I would love to name a future pet Buruu!
I also have other animals named after fictional characters. A dachshund named Loki – Marvel comics/movies. A black cat named Luna – Sailor Moon. (I totally want a white male to name Artemis!!) A tabby named Gizmo – Gremlins. The only animal I currently own that’s not named after a fictional character is Oreo, who is black and white. (Creative, right? …Shut up, I was a teenager.)
Am I the only person who does this? Share some of your bookish/fictional pet names with me!