Do you have any pet that has a name inspired by your readings?
If not, what would you pick if you DID?
Do any of your friends have book-based names for their pets? (Or their children?)
My family dog’s name is Charlemagne Alaric Jack West (…I was ten!), but my mom really was the one who picked out Charlemagne. So no, not really. A lot of the names I am hyper-attached to tend to come out of other media, for whatever reason (for instance, my computer’s name is Demora Pasha, after Sulu’s daughter and a possible nickname for Chekov), although I’ve been getting very fond of Gilraen as of late. But I tend to only name inanimate objects that; my inability to bestow names on living creatures aside, naming someone after someone or something else is a very powerful thing. I’m a namesake (County Clare, Ireland), and that’s a much different thing than being named Claire arbitrarily. I can only imagine what it’s like when you’re named after a (hopefully) fully realized character.
As for other people naming pets and children after book characters… I do know of a girl named Eowyn, but I don’t think I’ve ever met her.