As a popular TV show with lots of strong characters and creatures, Game of Thrones is a series that can inspire us when we are choosing a name for our dog, as there are lot of strong male and female characters that we admire. We absorb ourselves in their world and feel like we know them, so what better way to show how much we love the show than to name our awesome family dog in true Game of Thrones style. We might want our dog to be courageous like Arya, or righteous like Ned. Regardless, of your reasons, names inspired by Game of Thrones will certainly represent strength and resourcefulness.
Game of Thrones Dog Names in Popular Culture
of Thrones rose to fame as a hit TV series in 2011, but it was originally
released as a novel, the first being published in 1996, 15 years previous to
the show, by George R.R. Martin. The fan base of this fantasy phenomenon
has grown dramatically in recent years and Martin is not afraid to kill off
your favorite character despite their popularity, so fans know not to get too
attached. Sources suggest that the novels were originally inspired by the
War of the Roses, between the Tudors and the Yorks in England from 1455 to 1487 –
a time of throne stealing and usurping!
The direwolves in Game of Thrones are strong, powerful, independent creatures of
survival, believed to be near-mythical south of Westeros. The direwolf is
symbolic as it’s on the Stark family Sigil, and they usually live further north beyond the wall in the ice and snow, as they thrive in freezing
temperatures. They are loyal and protective of their family. As the
mother-wolf is dead, the Stark children are each given a cub to care for and
name. The male direwolves are named Ghost, Grey Wind, Shaggydog, and
Summer, while the females are named Lady and Nymeria.
becomes the most well-known direwolf. Originally, the runt of pack, he is
humble, loyal and fierce. He has strong survival instincts and lives in the
mirror image of his master, Jon Snow. Jon is thought to be illegitimate, but in series 7, it comes to light that he is a secret Targaryen
prince, with a claim to the throne.
The show has
many celebrity fans including singers Ed Sheeran and Madonna. Madonna
dressed up as Daenerys Targaryen, whilst Ed Sheeran actually appeared in
episode 1 of season 7, aired in 2017, as a Lannister soldier. This was
actually a request by the Game of Thrones crew, as Maisie Williams, who plays
Arya Stark in the show is a fan of his music, so Ed was invited and offered a
role, as a surprise for her.
In August 2017,
a baby Hippo born in Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England and was named Hodor by zoo keepers. This was based on inspiration from the
character of Hodor, in the Game of Thrones series.
suggest that the show is popular due to its links to daily life, by covering
themes like war, marriage, mortality, inequalities, and religion. Some
say it’s a political drama, while others suggest it is thriller. The
truth is, that this fantasy series appeals to so many genres!
Game of Throne Dog Name Considerations
Choosing a forever-name for your new dog is difficult, but there is a lot of inspiration to be taken from Game of Thrones. Maybe your pup is beautiful and deserves a name like Daenerys, or should have a giant name like Wun Wun, to match its giant personality. If you live in King's Landing, you may want a small, pretty lap dog, like a Bichon Frise or Chihuahua, named Myrcella, inspired by the late Baratheon/Lannister princess. Regardless, a suitable name can certainly be found with a little inspiration from in and around the Seven Kingdoms.
If your pooch thrives
in the cold and is wolf-like in nature, body, or spirit, you may wish to choose
a name inspired by the Stark direwolves.
Ghost is bright white in color,
caring and loyal in nature, and loves to track, like the Samoyed breed.
Grey Wind is large and strong. This would be a great name for an Alaskan
Malamute breed. Grey Wind is resourceful and can survive harsh
conditions. Shaggydog is large and dark in color, similar to the
black and grey Tamaskan. Lady resembles a Siberian Husky, especially when
she inquisitively narrows her eyes. Nymeria is very strong-willed and
spirited. She is fearless and resembles the Kugsha breed. Finally,
Summer, is very smart and loyal. He closely resembles a Northern Inuit,
and is brown and white color. German Shepherds are said to be ancestors of the