Game Of Thrones Popularity Sees Shift In Dog Naming
Picking a name for your pet can be tricky! You have to feel confident shouting it across a field when they have run off. We all remember Fenton! It also has to be agreed by partners and children too, who all want to have their say.
Often we turn to cultural references to guide us in our dog naming quest.
It would appear that many Game of Thrones fans have been inspired to name their dogs after characters in the series. The most popular names come from the Stark’s dire wolves; Ghost, Shaggydog, Greywold, Lady and Nyeria, and make up around 60% of Game Of Thrones inspired dogs names! Other popular names form the series include Sansa,Tyrion, Tywin and Arya.
Unfortunately some fans have taken their love of the series too far and have purchased Huskies without planning how they will fit in to their lives. Rescue centres up and down the country have seen a huge spike in the number of huskies looking to be rehomed since Game of Thrones started.
We would advise to take inspiration from TV and films in naming your pet but to seriously consider whether you can take on a new pet in the first place. A dog is for life not just for season 7.
How did you pick your dog’s name? Was it after a character in a TV series or Film?