A few years back I used to do posts like this all the time on Of Wonderland and so I thought it was probably time to bring it over to here as well. So down below I’ve got a bunch of literary-inspired names for your cats, or dogs, or whatever! So without further ado…
Alina or Olina
I couldn’t decide between these two names which was cuter, so I just decided to put them both in. Alina might be kind of familiar to use because it’s from Shadow and Bone and with the TV series, it’s definitely popular again. Olina, however, is from the Tainted Accords series by Kelly St Clare, which has recently become one of my favourite series.
Rincewind is, of course, from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and it’s the perfect name for a mischievous little kitten. Rincewind is a bit of a useless magician, so if your kitty is also always getting intro trouble then that’s perfect too.
I think any name from mythology is cute for a kitten, but since Song of Achilles is having a bit of a revival thanks to BookTok, why not use that? Maybe your kitten is really brave, or maybe you just really like the name.
One of my favourite middle-grade series is the Tilly and the Book Wanderers series from Anna James. They are absolutely adorable and a great series for booklovers both young and old. As you might have guessed, Tilly is the main character of the series—she’s adventurous, smart and sweet.
Sasha/Sascha is one of my favourite names at the moment. It’s just a really cute name—I’ve been using it for my Sims, but it would be adorable for a cat as well. Sascha comes from Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh, which is the first book in her huge Psy-Changeling series, if you wanted to I’m sure you could find another name to go along with it.
Okay, this one isn’t technically literary but it was inspired by Cleopatra. Of course, there are many books about her and her life so you could definitely count it. I think Cleopatra is a cute name for a sleek, sly kitty.
Ozma and Crow
I’m grouping these two together as they both come from the Faeries of Oz series by Candace Robison and Amber R. Duell. Again, there are plenty of names you could use from this series, or from the original Wizard of Oz series by L. Frank Baum, of course. But Crow and Ozma are two of my personal favourites. If you’re interested in this series, I’ve got a post here about why you should read it!
Dallas and Roarke
Another duo—this time from J.D Robb’s In Death series. I’m only at the very beginning of the series, so right now these are the two central characters (please no spoilers!). I think they’d make really cute names for some kitty siblings.
And there we are! What literary names do you have for your pets (or children, or Sims or whatever!)