Northern Lights Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Northern Lights is the name of the first book from Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy. Northern Lights, alongside the other two books from the trilogy, were initially published by Scholastic Point back in the mid-1990s. The first book centers around the adventures of a twelve years old girl named Lyra. Lyra hails from a parallel world in which peoples' souls exist outside of their bodies. Moreover, peoples' souls can take on the form of various animals known as daemons. Lyra's life is relatively calm and quaint until she meets a boy from our world named Will. From that point on, the two children find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens to shake the multiverse to its core.

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Northern Lights is a book for young adults that doesn't shy away from lofty subjects like organized religion, spirituality, and fate. Pullman's first book was considered very controversial back when he initially released it in 1995. Over time, Northern Lights has earned respect and reverence - with notable figures like Dr. Rowan Williams (the former Archbishop of Canterbury) praising the book for its thoughtful and measured portrayal of organizations such as the Catholic Church. If you like stories like the Da Vinci Code or The Chronicles of Narnia, then you should consider reading Northern Lights as the book is designed to challenge the perspectives of its readers. If you become a big fan of the story, then you should consider naming your dog after one of the characters or concepts from the His Dark Materials trilogy. 

The Golden Compass is the alternative name for the Northern Lights. Film production company New Line Cinema used the "Golden Compass" title for their 2007 live-action film adaptation of Northern Lights. Despite its star-studded cast and massive $180 million budget, the Golden Compass proved to be a very critically divisive film. There are just as many people who adore this film as there are people who didn't enjoy it. If you're one of the folks who loved the Golden Compass, then you should consider naming your dog after a character from the book that inspired the film. 

Male Northern Lights Inspired Dog Names

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Pantalaimon
Lyra's daemon
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Pan
Pantalaimon's nickname
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Freddie
Freddie Highmore played Pan
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Alfred
Freddie Highmore's full first name
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Damian
A name similar to Daemon
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Will
After will Parry
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William
The full version of Will
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Mark
As in Mark Ransom
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Knife
Will bears the Subtle Knife
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Kirjava
Will's daemon
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Norton
Shares characters with North
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Asriel
After Lord Asriel
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Stelmaria
Asriel's daemon
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Daniel
Daniel Craig played Lord Asriel
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Dan
A shorter version of Daniel
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Pascal
Partially inspired by Compass
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Iorek
Based on Iorek Byrnison
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Lee
Alluding to Lee Scoresby
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Ian
Ian McKellen voiced over Iorek
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Sam
After Sam Elliott
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Carlight
Carlyle + Light
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Malcolm
Inspired by Malcolm Polstead
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Doc
Malcolm had a doctorate degree
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Jordan
Taken from Jordan College
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Oxford
Lyra's and Malcolm's home
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Philip
After Philip Pullman
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Adam
The first man
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Æsahættr
Another name for the Subtle Knife
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Makhaira
Roughly means knife in Greek
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Metatron
The Authority's right hand man
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Milton
As in John Milton

Female Northern Lights Inspired Dog Names

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Lyra
After Lyra Silvertongue
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Belacqua
Lyra's actual last name
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Dakota
Dakota Blue Richards played Lyra
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Blue
After Dakota Richards' middle name
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Norte
North in Spanish
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Lizzie
As in Lizzie Brooks
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Alice
One of Lyra's other names
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Ellie
Taken from Ellie Parsons
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Marisa
After Marisa Coulter
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Dusty
After mysterious Dust
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Xaphania
The leader of the rebel angels
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Victoria
After Victoria Lund
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Angel
The name of beings composed of Dust
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Mary
Based on Dr. Mary Malone
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Lumière
French for light
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Eve
The first woman
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Eva
A name similar to Eve
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Lilith
Adam's other wife
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Lily
A shorter version of Lilith
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Phyllis
The female version of Philip
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Serafina
After Serafina Pekkala
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Queen
Serafina Pekkala was a witch queen
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Green
Eva Green played Sefarina
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Ruta
Ruta Gedmintas will play Sefarina in the BBC's TV adaptation
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Amber
After the Amber Spyglass
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Hannah
Referencing Hannah Relf
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Hanna
Another way to spell Hannah
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Dame
Hannah Relf was a female knight
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Sophia
After St Sophia's College
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Shadow
Dust was known as Shadow in Will's world

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