Top Ten Characters I Would Name a Cat After

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I LOVE this topic! I am a total cat person, and there are so many book characters that I would name a cat after.

As a personal side note, my cat is named Muzgle, which is partially a nod to “Muggle” from Harry Potter. You can see pictures of her begrudgingly posing with books on my bookstagram.

1. Katsa (from Graceling by Kristen Cashore)

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I mean, c’mon. You just have to. She’s a badass warrior AND her name literally has “cat” in it.

2. Kendrick (from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater)

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I was going to say Puck or Sean, but then I thought of naming a cat “Kendrick” and I decided that I’m kind of in love with the idea.

3. Ink (from The Twixt series by Dawn Metcalf)

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This is one of those series that is just weird enough that I like it. While it isn’t one of my all-time favorites, I love the world-building, and I would totally name my cat after the super-mysterious love interest.

4. Adina (from Beauty Queens by Libba Bray)

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Adina is literally the queen of sarcasm. Since most cats basically have her personality, naming a cat after her would be both appropriate and catchy.

5. Lara Jean (from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han)

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This would have to be a really classy, polite cat to live up to Lara Jean’s name. This cat would be the one that seems to always fall asleep in an Instagramable pose.

6. Sarene (from Elantris by Brandon Sanderson)

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Sarene is brilliant, strategic, and a little bit ruthless. All characteristics of cats 😉

7. Vin (from Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson)

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Vin is literally described as a mix between a noblewoman and a cat. She is one of my favorite main characters ever, and if you haven’t read Mistborn yet, go read it already so that you understand her awesomeness.

8. Steris (from The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson)

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It’s possible that I have to admit that all of Brandon Sanderson’s female characters are part cat. I started out this Mistborn sequel series hating Steris’s guts, but she grew on me to the point that I would totally name a cat after her.

9. Gansey (from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater)

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How could I make this list without Gansey? This would totally be the cat that insists on lying in the middle of whatever book you’re reading or whatever homework you’re doing to “help.”

10. Shazi (from The Wrath and the Dawn by Rene Ahdieh)

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I don’t know how I got to #10 on this list without remembering Shazi! This cat would have a really loud “meow” and would definitely be an outside cat.


Well, I feel like a Crazy Cat Lady now.

What do you think of these names? Have you read any of these books?

19 thoughts on “Top Ten Characters I Would Name a Cat After

  1. Great picks for this week. I love Gansey, he’s my second favourite character in The Raven Cycle series (the first being Ronan) and I could so see a cat named after him, especially like you said one that chose to lay over whatever book you were trying to read! 😀
    Also that description for Shazi’s cat is just perfect, it definitely fits her character and the name as well! 😀

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  2. Okay, okay – so my favourites are totally Katsa and Shazi. But I also think Ink would make a pretty adorable name . . . although that might be because it sounds a little something like “Tink”. Seriously, though, what’s the point in getting pets if you’re not going to give them absolutely fabulous names. I think if I got a cat called Shazi I’d have to get one called Khalid, too haha

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  3. Aah this is such a cool post! I can definitely see all of these as cat names — I particularly loved Gansey, Lara Jean, and Shazi. (I would totally name each of my cats after characters in The Raven Cycle. THAT IS THE HOPE AND THE DREAM. Although that’s also a lot of cats haha…)

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