Author Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Books are a source of solace and comfort for many people.  People will return to their favorite authors like visiting old friends.  Art and literature have a powerful effect on our mindset and many people choose author inspired names for their new puppy or dog.  The author inspired themes gives dog owners an opportunity to honor their favorite books and gives them a good story to tell their friends and family when it comes to why they chose so particular of a name.

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Author Inspired Dog Name Considerations

As readers, people gravitate toward certain genres or styles of writing; but even more so, people have favorite authors who they read and re-read.  Reading your favorite author is like visiting a friend.  You are familiar with and appreciate their style of writing.  Favorite authors never cease to amaze their readers, even when re-reading their work.  Choosing an author inspired dog name is a personal decision that has significant meaning to the dog owner.  When selecting an author inspired name, dog owners must first consider their favorite authors and how their names, associations, or works might fit their new pooch's looks and personality.  Dog owners can consider their dog's origins if they are unsure which of their favorite author's names to use as inspiration for their dog.  For example, any female English breed could easily bear the name Agatha or Christie, after the famous mystery writer Agatha Christie whereas an Australian Cattle dog or Australian Terrier breed might enjoy Colleen, after Colleen McCullough, author of one of Australia's most significant literary works, The Thorn Birds.  Radcliff, Voltaire, and Poe would be excellent choices for any English, French, or American male canine, respectively as well.  Finally, the name of a dog owner's favorite author is usually where people draw their inspiration, but they can also use literary works or even the names of their author's pets.     

Male Author Inspired Dog Names

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Hemingway
A great author with an understated style
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Austen
The perfect name for any Jane Austen fan
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Fitz
After American author F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Tolkien
This name would fit a bearded and shaggy beast well
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Orwell
George Orwell was well known for his satire involving the "farm"
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Faulkner
After Nobel Prize Laureat, William Faulkner
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Poe
An excellent name for a raven colored pooch
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Edgar
Edgar Allen Poe is deeply embedded in American literature and always a favorite
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Lewis
A perfect name for a rabbit chasing dog
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Kafka
After Franz Kafka, a major literary figure of the 20th Century
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Seuss
"Go Dog Go" is a classic Dr. Seuss book
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Oscar
Consider this name if your puppy is a little Wilde
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Fyodor
After the famous Russian author Dostoevsky
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Cervantes
A perfect name for a Spanish Greyhound
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Chekhov
Call him Anton, after one of the most famous short stories in history
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Hunter
Kill two birds with one stone by naming your gun dog after Hunter Thompson
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King
A big dog name after a big name author
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Eliot
T.S. Eliot may have written a book on cats but the name is perfect for dogs too
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Conrad
A classic name inspired by Joseph Conrad
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Voltaire
A perfect name for any French breed
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Bradbury
Prepare for your dystopian future with this dog by your side
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Uldopho
Radcliffe and Austen fans alike will appreciate this name
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Radcliffe
The perfect English companion to your Italian Uldolpho
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Malory
Find the Lady of the Lake with this dog by your side
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Beckett
A reference to Samuel Beckett
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Salinger
Let this pooch lead the teenage rebellion, The Catcher in the Rye style
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Miller
This dog may not be work appropriate, like Henry Miller
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Kingsley
A name for the social and literary critic in your house, after Sir Kingsley William Amis
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Langston
For the fan of Langston Hughes's jazzy poetry
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Ahab
A name to chase down Melville's white whale

Female Author Inspired Dog Names

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Zora
After African American Folk Novelist Zora Neale Hurston
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Jane
For all the Jane Austen fans out there
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Elizabeth
One of the famed Bronte sisters
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Joyce
This dog might pick a fight and hide behind your cat, Hemingway
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Virginia
Virginia Woolf was a huge dog lover
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Maya
Respect to Maya Angelou
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Agatha
Love a good mystery like Agatha
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Christie
A reference to Agatha Christie
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Carroll
Get lost down the rabbit hole with Carroll by your side
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Harper
A name to honor the great Harper Lee
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Swift
A perfect name for a Lilliputian sized dog
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George
Give your dog a pen name, like George Eliot and who'll have a good story
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Pumpkin
A perfect name for a small, round dog
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Emily
Let Emily challenge the social constraints like Miss Dickinson
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Colleen
Honoring the forbidden love of The Thorn Birds
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Gladys
After Gladys Mitchell
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London
The dog always perseveres with Jack London
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Anne
Love Gothic vampire stories, Anne is your author
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Danticat
Honoring the literary works of Edwidge Danticat
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Louisa
This Little Woman has a lot of story in her
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Blume
Judy Blume is still relevant to young girls, 50 years later
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Pinka
Virginia Woolf's beloved Cocker Spaniel
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Fannie
For the fans of Fannie Flagg
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Camille
For the modern social and cultural critic, Camille Paglia
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Sappho
A Greek poet for 600 BCE known for her lyrical work
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Charlotte
One of three Bronte sisters
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Milan
A Czech born novelist living in exile in France
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Edna
A Pulitzer Prize poet known for her work in feminism
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Caroline
Get motivated with Caroline, after Caroline Miller
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May
A short name and reference to Louisa May Alcott

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