Best Christmas Themed Dog Names

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Christmas is just around the corner, and that means celebrating the holidays with friends and family. And for most, that includes furry family members as well. It may not surprise you to hear that Christmas is one of the busiest adoption times of the year for shelters and breeders. But sadly, after the holidays end, some shelters enter into their most active intake season, taking in pets after the holiday cheer has faded.

This Christmas season, we’re dedicated to helping more dogs find their forever homes than ever before. We agree that the holidays can be an excellent time to bring home a new furry family member; when one is fully prepared. Those who are taking a few days off from work can give their new puppy the time and attention it needs to feel happy in its new home. With the right preparation, you can make this holiday season merry for both the humans and pets in your life.

Are You Ready For A Christmas Puppy

We are in no way discouraging people from bringing home a new puppy for Christmas. We fully support adopting or bringing home a puppy from a breeder around the holidays; we just want to make sure that our readers are fully aware of the realities that go along with bringing home a puppy for Christmas. Three of the most prominent hurdles that we’re trying to help new puppy owners overcome this holiday season are puppy-proofing, basic puppy needs, and holiday safety. Each hurdle can present a serious obstacle, and if not taken care of, can result in a very not-merry Christmas. From Christmas trees to your Christmas feast, there are many inherent dangers that go along with the holiday season. As far as puppy needs go, we’re educating our readers with thorough breed profiles and comprehensive lists that will help you prepare for everything from vaccinations to selecting the right puppy food.

Once your research has been concluded, and you’ve decked the halls with all the supplies you’ll need to care for your new puppy, you can begin thinking about one of the most exciting responsibilities of bringing home a new puppy; naming! And what better way to honor the holiday season than to give your new puppy the gift of a Christmas themed name?

Our Favorite Christmas Themed Cat Names

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Christmas themed dog names. From traditional Christmas figures, to pop culture holiday trends, you’re sure to find the holiday-themed name that’s right for your new puppy. Enjoy!

  • Alpine
  • Angel
  • Antler
  • Aspen
  • Baby
  • Balthasar (one of the wise men)
  • Bell
  • Bert (From It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Beth
  • Bethlehem
  • Blessing
  • Blitzen
  • Blizzard
  • Boots
  • Brandy
  • Candle
  • Candy
  • Carol
  • Caspar (One of the wise men)
  • Charity
  • Charlie Brown
  • Cheer
  • Cinnamon
  • Clarence (From It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Claus
  • Coal
  • Comet
  • Cratchit
  • Crimson
  • Cupid
  • Dancer
  • David
  • Donner
  • Drummer (Boy)
  • Dwarf
  • Ebenezer
  • Elf
  • Emmanuel
  • Ernie (From It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Fir
  • Forest
  • Frostine
  • Frosty
  • Fudge
  • Gabriel (Christmas Angel)
  • Garland
  • George (From It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Gift
  • Glitter
  • Gloria
  • Gold
  • Goldie
  • Grinch
  • Harry (From It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Holly
  • Hope
  • Icelynn
  • Icicle
  • Igloo
  • Ivory
  • Ivy
  • Jack Frost
  • Jingle
  • Joesph
  • Joy
  • King
  • Kringle
  • Kris
  • Love
  • Lucy
  • Malachi (God’s Messenger)
  • Mary (From It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Melchior (one of the wise man)
  • Midnight
  • Mistle – for mistletoe
  • Mittens
  • Mr. Jingles
  • Myrrh
  • Naz
  • Nazareth
  • Nicholas
  • Noel
  • North
  • Nutcracker
  • Nutmeg
  • Nutty
  • Pecan
  • Prancer
  • Raron (for Little Drummer Boy)
  • Ribbon
  • Robin
  • Rosemary
  • Rudolph
  • Rudolf
  • Rudy
  • Santa
  • Scrooge
  • Shepherd
  • Sleigh
  • Snowball
  • Snowy
  • Solstice
  • Sparkle
  • Spirit
  • Star
  • Starlight
  • Stocking
  • Stormy
  • Sugar Plumb
  • Susan (from Miracle on 34th)
  • Tannen (after Tannenbaum)
  • Tinsel
  • Tiny Tim
  • Twinkle
  • Vixen
  • Vortex
  • Wenceslas (good king went out on the feast of Stephen)
  • Winter
  • Wish
  • Yule (English name meaning Born at Christmas)
  • Zuzu (From It’s a Wonderful Life)

Celebrate The Holidays with PetPlace

The holidays are just around the corner. Know that with PetPlace, you can be prepared for anything your new pup throws at you. We know that most people will likely need to meet their new puppy before deciding on a name, but by using the above-listed names to create a short-list, you can narrow down your choices ahead of time. Be prepared for all things Christmas and puppy related with PetPlace this year. Merry Christmas!

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