Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Shakespeare Characters I’d Name a Pet After

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is about literary characters we would name our pets after. When I started thinking about names I’d pick, I realized more than a few were Shakespearean. So I decided to tweak the topic a little! Granted, many of Shakespeare’s characters were based on myths and historical figures, but I’ve opted to give him the credit for the sake of this TTT.

Here are the Shakespearean names that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to yell across the dog park.


  • Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • Lady Macbeth (Macbeth)
  • Macbeth (Macbeth)
  • Montague (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Falstaff (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
  • Agamemnon (Trolius and Cressida)
  • Andromache (Trolius and Cressida)
  • Ulysess (Trolius and Cressida)


Have you picked any of these names? Which ones made it to your TTT? Let me know in the comments!


17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Shakespeare Characters I’d Name a Pet After”

  1. I love your twist on this theme. So much of amazing Shakespearean names! I’d love to so many of these myself, including a couple from the Twelfth Night. Have a great reading week! Here’s a link to MY POST in case you’re interested. ❤️

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  2. I love your list of unconventional pet names. Hearing some random lady yell out “Agamemnon” at her dog would totally make my day.

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