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Thread: Literary names for dogs?
July 21st, 2013 11:43 PM #6Junior Member
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July 22nd, 2013 07:28 PM #8Senior Member
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It is not a usable name, but let me recommend a book -- Flush a Biography by Virginia Woolf about Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel is charming. If you like dogs AND literature this is a must-read. I recommend even to people who are not into literature because it is light and beguiling. (Especially for Woolf!)
How about Dashiell -- Dash? Dash was Queen Victoria's beloved Cavalier.
Jasper was the dog in Rebecca who led the narrator to the haunted boathouse.
Sam -- from Sam Spade (for those of us who consider Hammett a solid writer)
Bronte (I think of this as a girl's name.)
Charles (innumerable possible sources) Chas or Charlie
William (Shakespeare et al)
Bram (This is a favorite of mine!)
Sonnet (definitely a girl's name, I think)
Ernest (The Importance of Being as well as Hemmingway)
If you consider forms, authors, and characters, the possibilities are endless. But after all that, I have to say, I like Gatsby!
P.S. I had an Ophelia, and I adored the name. I like it, and as it is for a dog, you can forget the teasing potential. I also had a Celinda, the name of a character in Nightmare Abbey (highly recommended) who was drawn from Mary Shelley.
August 3rd, 2013 02:21 PM #10
I really like the name Scout for a dog. After To Kill A Mockingbird, of course. I think it's adorable.♂ Seth Austin, Elliott Joseph, Kai Richard, Gabriel Wayne ♂
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