Over a lunch-time text conversation, she and I were discussing Lord of the Rings, being lit-nerds, and people's eye-rolling at our hilarious sentiment:
me: Yesterday, I told my family that it would be wonderful to name a dog "Strider" - they just laughed at me =/ =)
lh: That is a perfect name! I still want to have two cats named Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson...
me: Gaaaah! I'd probably instantly fall for a man with a dog named Pilot =')
Oh goodness... I was tearing up with delight. Love that girl, and love those names!
Other literary pet-names??