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The house I live in has two resident pets: a chinchilla named Matthias and a cat named Boo.
Both of these names came from books. Matthias comes from the Redwall Series by Brian Jacques, which by the way, you should read if you haven't. Boo, of course comes from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
The literary pet names phenomena turned out to be a happy coincidence, but we've decided to keep it going. The next cat to come in to our house will be named Scout, especially if it's a girl.
And personally, I've always thought Bartleby would be a great name for a turtle.
Do any of your pet's names come from books? Share them in the comments section.