Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name a Dog After

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!  This week we’re talking about characters we’d name pets after.  I absolutely love dogs, especially big dogs.  I grew up with dogs and can’t imagine life without them.  I currently have three dogs, two Great Dane/Saint Bernard mixes and a Pug.  I’ve never named a dog after a character, but I think the idea is intriguing!  So I’ve decided to make a list of names I think would be good for dogs.  I just might end up using some of these in the future!

Names from The Hobbit

I just recently re-read The Hobbit and watched the movies, and I’ve always loved the sound of these dwarven names.  I think these would be great for big, strong dogs like a Saint Bernard, Great Dane,  Bernese Mountain Dog, Mastiff, or a Great Pyrenees.




Names from The Last Kingdom Series

Uhtred-I think this would be a good name for an Irish Wolfhound or a Great Dane because Uhtred is an imposing character with a soft spot for those he loves tucked underneath his intimidating exterior.

Gisela-I would name a noble looking dog like a Borzoi or a Siberian Husky after Uhtred’s wife.

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Names from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I would name beautiful, graceful dogs like a Greyhound or a Weimaraner after these two characters.



Names from The Hunger Games Series-I think these names would be good for Newfoundlands as they are known for being very loyal and devoted, and Finnick and Peeta certainly embody those traits.



Do you think these would be good names for dogs?  Which name is your favorite?  Have you ever named a dog/pet after a character in a book?



  1. These are great dog names, especially Finnick and Thorin. A Great Dane and Saint Bernard mix must make for a cute, but large, dog. Thanks for sharing your ideas and for visiting my blog.

    • Thank you, and you’re welcome!!

      Yes, my Saint Bernard/Great Danes are very cute, but they are very big! I love them though!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  2. Love the LOTR-inspired names. Thorin is a great name! I’d actually love to name a cat Tolkien,

  3. Nice names for different types of animals. Thanks for coming by.

  4. I love the idea of calling a dog Finnick!
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  5. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy has lots of characters that would lend themselves to names for pets. I love the idea of having a dog named Arwen. 🙂

  6. Now I really want a Mastiff named Thorin! Great list!

  7. I do like Gisela and Finnick. Both will be very nice for a cat as well!

    Thanks for stopping by our blog earlier.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    • You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed my list, and I hope you have a great week as well.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  8. Love all the LOTR-inspired names! I can definitely imagine the dogs that would match those names 🙂

  9. Those names from The Hobbit would be great for majestic dogs! Great list 🙂

  10. I like how you picked specific breeds for your names. This was a great list. Have a wonderful week.

  11. Naming your pet Thorin must instantly make them the coolest ever. It’s just impossible to have a name like that and not be cool. It would be so funny to name a goldfish some epic name :p

    • Yes, a name like Thorin is definitely cool. It would be hilarious to name a goldfish something like that though!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  12. Peeta would be a good pet name. I think it would be cute for a potbelly pig or a frisky cat.

  13. I’ve always thought Great Danes were awesome. 🙂 I like Thorin a lot. Arwen too.

    • I love Great Danes! They come with a unique set of challenges, but are definitely worth it. Thorin and Arwen are definitely a couple of my favorites from my list.

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  14. I love those Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit names. 🙂

  15. Those are great and unique pet names!

  16. I love the names from The Last Kingdom! Stiorra was my favorite name, but I feel like there were so many names that would work (although nearly all would be for big dogs).

    • Yes! The names from The Last Kingdom are awesome!! I had to narrow my choices down, but I could have used a lot more than I did. Sihtric and Finan came very close to making the list.

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  17. I love this! Especially the Last Kingdom names. I adore those books.

    I kind of want a trio of dogs named Ivar, Bjorn, and Ubba now.

    • I’m really into that series as well. Though I’ve only read the first five books so far. Ivar, Bjorn, and Ubba would be great names!

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  18. Ooooh, Gisela! It just sounds so mysterious! But I agree, definitely some nobility in there!

  19. These are a lot of fun! I can definitely see the names you pulled from The Hobit used for some big dogs.

    • Thank you! I had a lot of fun choosing names and thinking of what kind of dog they would fit.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  20. I love the idea of Arwen and Eowyn for dog names! Even though these characters aren’t siblings, I think sister pups would be ideal. Then they can be kick butt women together. <3 Great list!

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  21. Oooh, great list! I can see all of these names for dogs. Peeta would be especially cute. 🙂

  22. Thorin would make a good dog name!

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