Top 10 Tuesday — Characters and Cats

18 Oct

Do you have a favorite character you would name your dog, cat or child after? Well that’s the theme of this week’s Top 10 Tuesday! My future daughter-in-love just got a cute Boston Terrier puppy she named Yossarian — after the main character in her favorite book, Catch-22. At my house, we have named animals after TV, literary, and Biblical characters. We had a doberman named Mr. Spock (it was the ears!), a feisty Jack Russell named Higgins from Magnum PI, and a beloved cat named Jezebel who was nothing like her namesake. My sweet little orange tabby is named Stella and I have to tell you I have fun calling her! 😉

This week I decided to take character names from my most recent reads and find cats to match them, because what good is being a crazy book lady without adding a bit of cat insanity to the mix! To find out what other bloggers are naming their pets and their kids, click HERE.




Top 10 Cat Character Names

Arianna is a blue-eyed, platinum blond beauty from Cindy Woodsmall‘s The Amish of Summer Grove series. She is as sweet as she is pretty.


Brother Thomas has been a favorite character of mine throughout the 9-book series, The Hawk And The Dove, by Penelope Wilcock. You just have to name a cat after this faithful monk!


Charlie Lionheart is the name of the main character in Joanne Bischoff‘s novel, The Lady And The Lionheart. Isn’t that just the best name for a sweet orange tabby?!


Finn is the sweet and hunky former Navy SEAL in Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon. Is it too ironic to name a cat Finn?


My husband and I love listening to Agatha Christie audiobooks featuring Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. This very proper black and white kitten would be the perfect Hercule.


Inspector Jago from Mike Hollow‘s Blitz Detective series has seen a lot in his life — from the trenches of WWI to the bombing of London in WWII. Here’s a cat who has been around!


Mama Bliss is from Mike Nappa‘s novel The Raven. Mama was world weary as she sought to make up for the wrongs in her family’s life.


Nicolette (Nicki to her friends) is a fresh, young PI who speaks her mind. She is also is very curious! She is the main character in Mary Ellis‘ book, Midnight on The Mississippi.


The Raven is the title character from Mike Nappa‘s novel of the same name. He is a deception artist, but gets into lots of trouble with the Ukranian mob in Atlanta. Here’s a jet black kitten to match that name.


Last, but certainly not least there is Vandergriff from Amy Matayos‘ rom-com, The Thirteenth Chance. This cocky kitten matches the cocky baseball player he is named after.







8 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Characters and Cats”

  1. _giovannard October 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

    Finn sounds like a good name for a cat! Too bad I’m allergic! Great Top Ten 😀 My Top Ten Tuesday!

    • rbclibrary October 18, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

      Aw too bad about the allergies. Maybe I should have included a hairless cat. 😉

      • _giovannard October 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

        Hahaha those kind of scare me! 😐

      • rbclibrary October 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

        My daughter thinks they are great. My husband has a client with one. Interesting is the word. 😉

  2. Danielle Hammelef October 18, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    These photos are so cute! You got lots of awws from me.

    • rbclibrary October 18, 2016 at 2:25 pm #


  3. Sue W. October 21, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    Hercules is a strong match and I adore the calico you named Nicolette

    • rbclibrary October 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

      Thanks Sue! This was a fun post to put together.

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