Sometimes I get a great idea in my head, only for my girlfriend or my family to look at me in disappointment and point out how stupid that idea truly is shortly after. By sometimes, I mean weekly. Family and significant others are good for keeping those of us who are a little more out there from falling completely off the edge.
If we don’t have that proper mirror to bounce ideas off of, or worse, end up with someone just like us, our kids can end up with names straight out of “Game of Thrones.” Actually, no, I’m not even that awful. Drogo might be a sweet name for your dog, but your son? Come on now.
BabyCenter.com, however, shows that plenty of people actually ARE that awful, and it has the data to back it up. Over the past couple of years, baby names such as Daeneyrs, Tyrion, Tywin, Bran, Theon, and others have surged in popularity, with Arya even cracking the top 100 overall as a runaway hit.
Weirder still is that the second most popular Game of Thrones name is “Khaleesi,” a title, mind you, not a name. More embarrassing is that it means “wife of the Khal” (Khal: a man who eats horses and is a brutal murderer) and not “Queen” like some parents seem to believe. Still, it outnumbers the character’s real name, Daenerys, almost two to one. Further, Jack Gleeson is a pretty cool guy in real life, but the character he plays, Joffrey, may as well be Hitler’s mini me. Who is naming their son after this abomination?
This is what happens when you take your fandom too far. No one is going to question it if you name your cat “Rheagar.” Your daughter, though? She’s going to have to deal with being named after a literary sex slave for generations.