Christmas Movie Dog Names

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If you’re a fan of Christmas but a bit less traditional, giving your dog a name based on one of your favorite Christmas movies might be the best way to go. Not only does it help to provide them a unique identity but also says a bit more about their personality and yours for that matter, especially if you happen to go with a memorable character or easily recognizable name. With any luck, you’ll not only find a good name, but remind yourself that every time you call your dog’s name or watch your favorite movie, the two will be inextricably linked, even years after they are no longer with you — which makes a timeless Christmas gift in itself.

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Christmas Movie Dog Name Considerations

There are a lot of ways to go about picking a suitable name for your dog, so there is understandably a lot to consider. Generally speaking, personality and looks are usually the easiest way to generate ideas, although you can also keep things super simple and just give them your favorite character’s name from your favorite movie. But if you’re looking for something more apt, here are a few examples.

If you’re using looks, think about your dog’s face, haircut, markings and so on. For instance, if you have a poodle with a bit of extra curly hair on top of their head, Marv might be a great choice, as Marv Merchants from Home Alone sported a considerable bush of hair. If they are tall and lanky, both Jack, after Jack Skellington, and Arthur, after Arthur Christmas, work. If they look like Max from the Grinch, which isn’t hard to do for small brown dogs with folded ears, well, that’s easy enough.

In terms of personality, the door opens even wider, as there is no shortage of complete and utter characters from various Christmas movies. If they like to steal things, maybe give them the name Harry, Lime, or Bandit after Harry Lime, one of the “Wet Bandits” from Home Alone. If they’re a bit of a bully, giving them the name Farkus (or Barkus if you want to be extra clever), Buzz, or Grinch would be appropriate as they are all bullies from A Christmas Story, Home Alone, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas respectively. 

Whatever you choose, don’t forget to enjoy yourself by doing a bit of research watching a few of these classics. Chances are something will pop out to remind you of your dog, or even watching them might make you realize the same in reverse. 

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