People really need to stop naming their babies after GOT characters


It's tough when it comes to choosing a name for a human being that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. So where do you turn for inspiration? Books? The Internet? Game Of Thrones? Wait, what?

Yes that's right, British parents have now began looking to Game of Thrones for their inspiration when naming their newborns. 

According to the Office for National Statistics in England, several of the character names from Game of Thrones have been registered to babies since the release of the television series first aired in 2011.

We're really not sure how we feel about all of this. 

For the boys, 17 kids have been named Tyrion, which isn't too bad because Tyrion is definitely one of the most likeable characters and mainly because he's still alive five seasons on. 

However, some of the more unfortunate babies got the name Theon. Eek! (Or should we Reek)

The girls got even more character names, with Khaleesi being very popular as 53 babies are named after the mother of dragons. 

Arya however was the most popular GOT female baby name of all with a huge 244 babies being named after the Stark girl. 

Brienne was a new entry with 4 infants being named after the knight recently. 

Other fictional characters as also influencing the name choosing process as Anna and Elsa ranked hugely popular for girls. 


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