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Top 10 Christmassy Pet Names

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Christmas is a wonderful time of year, and if you’ve got a new pet, you’re probably wondering what to name them.

If you really want to make sure you always remember when your new cat or dog became part of the family, why not give them a name inspired by that special time when we celebrate warmth, togetherness and love?
To help you, we’ve put together a list of fantastically festive names which may get the old creative juices flowing when it comes to sitting down and finally naming your new pet.

Top 10 Christmassy Pet Names - UPDATE GRAPHIC

Tiny Tim

Take a name from the most famous Christmas story around. A really good fit for those with smaller additions to the family.


Perfect for those pets who like giving you the cold shoulder, but love you really!


Simply an awesome name! One of the 3 wise men/Kings who visited the infant Jesus – perfect for those pets with a wise or regal disposition…

Caspar (or “Kaspar”)

Not the ghost! A derivation of “Gaspar”, one of the other wise men/Kings who visited and gave gifts to Jesus after he was born in Bethlehem.

Rudolph (or “Rudy”)

Santa’s most trusty companion – so why not give your pet a name worthy of the reindeer that went down in history?


A bit of a strange one, you might think, but can you think of a more fitting name to give to your new little gift? And you can always call them “Frank” or “Frankie” for short!

Buddy (the Elf )

From the popular Christmas flick Elf, the perfect name for your adorable, innocent new friend…


One for those who can’t stand the festive season…


If your new pet is joining you over the festive period, why not name him after the ultimate gift giver and joy-bringer?

Santa’s Little Helper

The iconic greyhound from The Simpsons – a great name for a great little helper.

Your new pet will become a major part of your family this Christmas and beyond, so make sure to take the time to give them a festive name they deserve!

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