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Maya Angecoo

Check Out These Punny Literary Pet Names!

McSweeney’s, one of my favorite websites, published an article yesterday entitled More Literary Pet Names Using Puns Unworthy of Their Namesakes. Kristen Arnett and Mary Laura Philpott illustrated and published the delicious little article, and I’m obsessed.

 

While I fully recommend checking out the article or the original article for yourself, I’ve pulled seven of my favorites, just for you!

 

1. If I had a fish I’d name it Gillvia Plath.

Gilvia Plath

Image via Kristen Arnett and Mary Laura Philpott

 

2. If I had a stag I’d name it William Shakesdeer.

 

William Shakesdeer

Image via Kristen Arnett and Mary Laura Philpott

 

3. If I had a young cow I’d name it Heifer Scott Fitzgerald.

 

Heifer Scott Fitzgerald

Image via Kristen Arnett and Mary Laura Philpott

 

4. If I had a dove I’d name it Maya Angecoo.

 

Maya Angecoo

Image via Kristen Arnett and Mary Laura Philpott

 

5. If I had a tortoise I’d name it Edgar Allan Slow.

 

Edgar Allan Slow

Image via Kristen Arnett and Mary Laura Philpott

 

6. If I had a lion I’d name it Mane Austen.

Mane Austen

Image via Kristen Arnett and Mary Laura Philpott

 

And last but not least, my personal favorite:

 

7. If I had a mole I’d name it William S. Burrows.

 

William S. Burrows

Image via Kristen Arnett and Mary Laura Philpott

 

Featured Image via McSweeneys, Kristen Arnett and Mary Laura Philpott.