A famous trope from holiday movies is the parent bringing a new puppy home for the children. This heartwarming image has been showcased in many films and shows. While the thought is nice, it is a bit unrealistic. Raising a pup is hard work, after all!

But let’s imagine that the family has gone through the process of meeting their new family members and they understand what it takes to raise a puppy, what are you going to name it?

Today we hope to give some inspiration if you are considering dog names related to winter.

Raising a Puppy

Again, it’s worth mentioning that just bringing a dog home to “surprise” everyone isn’t really a good idea. Ideally, your family would have met the dog they will be adopting multiple times to ensure that everyone (including other animals) will mesh well.

If you are considering a puppy, here are some items you should have as well as considerations you should make:

  • Food and water dishes
  • High-quality puppy food
  • A collar with ID
  • A leash and even a harness
  • A crate
  • Dog toys
  • Grooming products

Because a dog is a huge responsibility, you need to make sure that every member of your home is on the same page when it comes to taking care of the dog. And if it’s your very first family dog, this is even truer as your family won’t know “the routine” that a dog might have.

Dog Names Related to Winter

With the disclaimer about how much responsibility having a dog is, let’s move on to dogs’ names related to winter. Some of these names are cute, and some names might have you wishing for warmer days. The good news is that a dog is like a ray of sunshine in the home. Whatever name you choose will not change how much fun and love the dog will bring into your family’s life.

So below, we have our favorite dog names related to winter.

Winter Weather Names

Once the cold rolls in, it’s easy to get inspired by what you see around you. The freezing temperatures are much more bearable when you have a snuggle bug to keep you warm.

  • Parka
  • Snowball
  • Tundra
  • Crystal
  • Chilly
  • Ice
  • Boots
  • Avalanche

Holiday Dog Names

The names in this section come from the religious celebrations of the season. Just because some of these names are faith-based, doesn’t mean you have to be religious to enjoy them!

  • Angel
  • Carol
  • Clause
  • Elf
  • Eve
  • Prancer
  • Rudolph
  • Noel
  • Latke
  • Doughnut
  • Judah
  • Brisket

Holiday Season Names

The names in this section not specific to one holiday or the other. These names come from the feelings, sights, and smells of the holiday season. These names can be enjoyed by all.

  • Holly
  • Hope
  • Joy
  • Mint
  • Twinkle
  • Cookie
  • Brandy
  • Faith
  • Cocoa
  • Candy
  • Bell
  • Pudding

Names of Holiday Characters

Some of these names might be obvious choices, but some might be less so. Our favorite books and films can give us lots of holiday inspiration.

  • Frosty – This one is an obvious winter choice. It’s just not Christmas until Frosty the Snowman starts playing back-to-back on the TV.
  • Olaf – The newest snowman around, Olaf gained popularity from Disney’s Frozen film.
  • Sven – Sven is Olaf’s friend and makes perfect sense as your new four-legged friend’s name.
  • Elsa – With the popularity of Frozen, it makes sense to grab a female name from the film too. Elsa is one of the main characters that accidentally starts a never-ending winter in the film.
  • Balto – The name is based on a real sled dog who became a hero after finishing a treacherous journey through the Alaskan tundra.
  • Buddy – Buddy the Elf is one of the most friendly and optimistic new Christmas characters who stars in the film Elf
  • Jack – A name like Jack will keep the Jack Frost nipping at your nose and your pup nipping at your heels.
  • Max – This name comes from the Grinch’s story of trying to steal Christmas.
  • Griswold – We all know the name comes from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Winthorpe – Possibly one of the best Christmas films of all time, Winthrope takes its name from the film Trading Places.

Hopefully, this list has given you some wintertime inspiration. Pets can help us through even the darkest of days both emotionally and literally.