I just read this little post on EW that linked to the newest update on popular baby names. Apparently, parents are naming their kids after their favorite characters in books, tv shows, and movies. Pretty soon the world will be teaming with Sookies, Bellas, and Renesmes. *Shudder* If you actually name your child Renesme, I’m sorry but I can’t be your friend.
I do not plan to have kids, but I always notice cool names when I am reading and think, “Hmmm, that would make a good name for a pet.” I have my two cats right now, but in the future I hope to have another hamster, a dog and maybe two more cats. I am obviously not opposed to using fictional character names since I have a cat named Hermione and had a hamster named Buffy (may she rest in peace).
Here are some of the names I am holding onto for the future.
Jacob Remus for a dog (from Twilight and Harry Potter)
Toot and Puddle for two cats (from the Holly Hobby picture books)
Rochester or Chester for short for a hamster (from Jane Eyre)
Dug for a dog (from Up)
Temp for a hamster or cat (from Gregor the Overlander)
Some of these names are kind of out there, but I figure that I am allowed a little more freedom with my pets than people are with their kids. (Seriously, if you name your kid Renesme, they WILL hate you.)
What fictional names would you use for your children/pets?