Colder Names!

Hey all!
I am working on plotline for a new story idea and unfortunately I cannot come up with the names of my characters! I need some serious help here! 

The setting is a colder more Arctic feel to it and I'm really interested in making their names reflective of them. I usually have a feeling about names and if I can't come up with one that gives me this feeling then I throw them out immediately. These names don't have to be the nicest names in the whole world since the names I come up with (especially for dogs) are a bit all over the place.
If you need any help understanding my style, I have 4 dogs - they are Peter, River, Vanilla, and Maggie (Short for Magnolia for me, Margaret for my BIL, Magot for my brother, and a Maggie Smith reference for my mom).
Names I love are Ingrid, Leo,  Daniel, Ivy, Robyn, Julie, Florence....

I really need help finding names with a colder feel to them!


August 21, 2016 7:38 PM

Behind the Name offers (by meaning): Crystal, Isolde; Isa, Ijsbrand, Frediano.

I'll add (by sound or "feel"): Frieda, Astrid, Freya; Siegfried, Gottfried.

But "a colder feel" is probably highly subjective, so I don't know if I've gotten anywhere close.

August 21, 2016 8:19 PM

By colder I'm trying to get at a more Northern kind of vibe! Something someone in cold northern countries would be a fan of! 
I love the name Frieda and Isa! Those are both so pretty! 

August 21, 2016 8:45 PM

Aurora for the aurora borealis?

August 21, 2016 9:07 PM

So pretty! There's a musician who goes by that name who has made some very beautiful music! Such a whimsical name

August 22, 2016 5:56 PM

What kind of northern countries or cultures are you thinking of? There are many diverse peoples in and near the Arctic Circle. For example, there's Scandinavian countries, northern Russia (Siberia), Inuit peoples,...

Based on your liking for Ingrid and Frida, I'd suggest more Nordic/Scandinavian names. Aurora does not originate as a Scandinavian name, but it is used in several Scandinavian countries.

Lumi is a feminine Finnish name that means "snow." Here's a whole website dedicated to Nordic names that might help you.

August 26, 2016 8:46 PM

I agree with RosieLea. It would depend on which particular cultures you have in mind, but if you want a "cold" feel to your story, I suggest looking first at Scandinavian, northern Russian, and other "northern" cultures.

August 26, 2016 11:26 PM

Caspian, Atlas, Wilder, Gray, Cole, Everest, Everett, Atticus, Bear, Denali, Aspen, Wolf, Cypress, Sage, Jack, Nikolai, Perrin

Aurora, Clara, Celeste, Alice, Blythe, Zoe, Estelle, Iris, Carys, Juliet, Colette, Pippa, Nova, Linnea, Violet, Sylvie, Mira, Tess, Luna


A "cold" feeling name can be pretty subjective, but I looked around some lists and all of these somehow feel cold to me. I think they tend toward short-and-sweet on the girl's side with lots of soft s sounds on both. "Crispness", maybe?

:) Good luck!