Direwolves play an important role in the Game of Thrones story. They are not normal creatures, they are an unusually large and intelligent species of wolf. They also were thought to be extinct for hundreds of years in Westeros, until Robb Stark finds six puppies orphaned in the woods at the start of the series. Each Stark child is then given a wolf pup, and then Jon Snow receives the albino pup of the litter. Direwolves are loyal to their masters and will attack anyone who threatens them. The most important thing direwolves can do, besides be badass companions, is that they are also bonded to each Stark child. Beyond just loyalty, the bond is a magical one, where the children can warg into their animal, and the animals also share their personality traits. Here comes 6 unusual dog names
inspired by direwolves from Game Of Thrones, and they make good names for your tough puppies.
Ghost: Adopted by Jon Snow. An albino with red eyes and the runt of the litter. Ghost followed Jon to his service with the Night's Watch at the Wall and beyond. Currently at Winterfell with Jon.
Grey Wind: Adopted by Robb Stark. Accompanied the main Stark army to the South, used by King Robb as a ferocious war dog. Killed at The Twins by Frey men with crossbows during the Red Wedding. The second of the direwolf litter to have been killed.
Lady: Adopted by Sansa Stark. Lady is killed by Lord Stark in place of Nymeria for biting Joffrey, under the order of Robert Baratheon at Cersei Lannister's urging. The first of the direwolf litter to have been killed.
Nymeria: Adopted by Arya Stark. Fearing for Nymeria's life, Arya chased her away after the wolf cub attacked Prince Joffrey Baratheon to defend her owner. She is now loose somewhere in the Riverlands, the first direwolf seen that far south (other than Grey Wind) in many centuries.
Shaggy: Adopted by Rickon Stark. Easily distinguishable by black fur. Likewise fled Winterfell with Rickon. After separating from Bran's group, Rickon, Osha, and Shaggydog fled to the Last Heartb to seek refuge with the House Umber's. Shaggydog was later killed by the Umbers immediately prior to their betrayal of Rickon and alliance with Ramsay Bolton. The third of the direwolf litter to have been killed.
Summer: Adopted by Bran Stark. Fled Winterfell with Bran following the castle's Sack of Winterfell. Accompanied Bran his companions Beyond the Wall to the Cave of the three-eyed raven, where he was later mauled by Wights buying time for Bran to escape. The fourth of the direwolf litter to have been killed.