When you really love a movie or book, it is really tempting to name a pet after a character or some other aspect of the story. It can be really challenging to pick just the right name, because you want something special to your bond with the story, but that also makes a great name for a pooch, especially one that looks and acts like yours. If you love the Eragon series, you have tons of unique, clever names to choose from. We have compiled a list of our favorite dog names from the Eragon series of books and movies to help you along your name search.
Eragon Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Made famous by Bark Magazine, Saphira is a pooch who was taken out of an abusive home with drug addicts to find a new forever home. In her new home, Saphira enjoys swimming, walking, and chasing squirrels. She often plays the part of referee at home as she keeps a watchful eye on her two Pit Bull siblings as they play and romp. Saphira supported her human during a battle with thyroid cancer.
Saphira was named after a blue dragon from the Inheritance Cycle series, more commonly referred to as the Eragon series. In the series, Saphira hatches from an egg that was stolen by Jeod and Brom from Galbatorix. She is known as the last living female dragon in Alagaesia until more eggs are found at the end of the last novel.
Another famous pooch tied to the Eragon series is Frank the Border Collie. Frank is owned by actor Ed Speleers, who played Eragon in the movie version of the series. Speleers was also cast as footman Jimmy Kent in Downton Abbey, where Frank caused quite the stir. Frank got on the butler Mr. Carson's bad side when he decided to chew up Lord Grantham's carpet.
Luckily for Frank, the cook Mrs. Patmore (played by Lesley Nicol) had taken a liking to the furry little fella. Other cast members' dogs were also known for visiting the set, so Frank was in good company with Mrs. Patmore's pooches a Tibetan Terrier and Miniature Poodle, as well the Labrador who played Isis, the Earl of Grantham's pup.
A pooch named Eragon rose to Twitter fame when the author of the Eragon series, Christopher Paolini, tweeted a video of police in Virginia escorting a lost dog off of a busy highway in Chesapeake. Eragon, a Portuguese Water Dog, went missing shortly before breakfast one July morning, and his owners were very frightened that he had either been stolen when they realized that the back gate, which they never used, was left open. However, thanks to a little help from social media, Eragon's owners were able to get him back home and off of the crowded highway.
While Eragon wasn't hit by a car, he was dehydrated from the heat, and his paws were burned on the hot asphalt, leaving them red and raw. For now, Eragon is back at home being loved on by his owners, who hope that he doesn't take another jaunt along the highway anytime soon.
Eragon Inspired Dog Name Considerations
The Eragon series is full of unique names. Many of them sound like they are from another world. You may have notions about the name based on the characters from the series, so that can help you determine whether or not the names are going to be suitable for your pooch or not.
Think about the size and demeanor of your pup when selecting a name from Eragon. There are dragons, humans, elves, dwarves, and animals in the series. If you are bringing home a large dog, maybe you want to use a dragon or human name for the pooch. Small dogs may be better suited to the elf or dwarf names from the series.
You can also consider the breed of dog and their origins or appearance. Many of the names in the series come from Old Norse, German, Old English, and Russian. If you have a Norwegian Elkhound, for example, you may want to pick one of the names that comes from Norse origin. A Russian breed, such as the Caucasian Shepherd Dog might be well-suited for a Russian-based name.
Or, you may just want to pick a name from a character that you really love or a name that you really like.