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101 Literary-Inspired Dog Names

As a bibliophile, I constantly seek wisdom from literature. Naturally, brainstorming dog names led me to stand in front of my bookshelf, jotting down memorable characters as I recalled familiar narratives. From the tragically lost Sebastian Flyte, to the handsome Mr. Darcy, from the unbelievably brave Caddie Compson to the lovable Francie Nolan, the options for literary-inspired names are endless. Below is a (far from complete) list of noteworthy characters: 1. Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice 2. Jane, Jane Eyre 3. Gatsby, The Great Gatsby 4. Lolita, Lolita 5. Spade, The Maltese Falcon 6. Antonia, My Antonia 7. Zuckerman, My Life as a Man 8. Dantes, The Count of Monte Christo 9. Pippi, Pippi Longstocking 10. Éowyn, The Lord of the Rings 11. Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany's 12. Aureliano, One Hundred Years of Solitude 13. Caddie, The Sound and the Fury 14. Samsa, The Metamorphosis 15. Garp, The World According to Garp 16. Celie, The Color Purple 17. Jekyll, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 18. Elinor, Sense and Sensibility 19. Holden, The Catcher in the Rye 20. Rhett, Gone With the Wind 21. Blanche, A Streetcar Named Desire 22. Moriarty, On the Road 23. Portia, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 24. Santiago, The Old Man and the Sea 25. Archer, The Age of Innocence Mia with glasses 26. Sherlock, A Study in Scarlet 27. Ursula, Women in Love 28. Sebastian, Brideshead Revisited 29. Edna, The Awakening 30. Quixote, Don Quixote 31. Mary Lou, On the Road 32. Adela, Passage to India 33. Atticus, To Kill a Mockingbird 34. Penelope, The Odyssey 35. McMurphy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 36. Pip, Great Expectations 37. Wentworth, Persuasion 38. Zhivago, Dr. Zhivago 39. Charlotte, Charlotte's Web 40. Hester, The Scarlet Letter 41. Williston, The Last Gentleman 42. Lily, The House of Mirth 43. Babbitt, Babbitt 44. Juliet, Romeo and Juliet 45. Dorian, The Picture of Dorian Gray 46. Caspar, The Portrait of a Lady 47. Daisy, The Great Gatsby 48. Scarlett, Gone with the Wind 49. Jewel, As I Lay Dying 50. Alice, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland 51. Bendrix, The End of the Affair readingdog 52. Dabney, Delta Wedding 53. Kurtz, Heart of Darkness 54. Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe 55. Chatterly, Lady Chatterley's Lover 56. Ahab, Moby-Dick 57. Isabella, Northanger Abbey 58. Emerson, A Room With a View 59. Marlowe, The Big Sleep 60. Anne, Anne of Green Gables 61. Emma, Madame Bovary 62. Macbeth, Macbeth 63. Francie, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 64. Amory, This Side of Paradise 65. Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment 66. Dedalus, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man 67. Stark, All the King's Men 68. Huckleberry, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 69. Becky, Vanity Fair 70. Tess, Tess of the d'Urbervilles 71. Gwendolen, The Importance of Being Earnest 72. Florentino, Love in the Time of Cholera 73. Pevensie, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 74. Marcel, Remembrance of Things Past 75. Van Helsing, Dracula 76. Phoebe, The Catcher in the Rye 77. Ichabod, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 78. Jo, Little Women 79. Copperfield, David Copperfield 80. Karenina, Anna Karenina 81. Valjean, Les Misérables 82. Oliver, Oliver Twist 83. Pilgrim, Slaughterhouse-Five 84. Joad, The Grapes of Wrath 85. Yossarian, Catch-22 86. Janie, Their Eyes Were Watching God 87. Jean, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 88. Gandalf, The Hobbit 89. Binx, The Moviegoer 90. Scout, To Kill A Mockingbird 91. Hazel, Wise Blood 92. Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights 93. Brett, The Sun Also Rises 94. Ramsay, To the Lighthouse 95. Frankie, The Member of the Wedding 96. Dalloway, Mrs. Dalloway 97. Casaubon, Middlemarch 98. Stryver, A Tale of Two Cities 99. Ryder, Brideshead Revisited 100. Maribelle, Sweet Bird of Youth 101. Rodion, Crime & Punishment Featured image via Huffington Post

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