People Don’t Regret Naming Their Children After “Game Of Thrones” Characters–Children Will Let Us Know In A Few Years
The New York Post is reporting that Game Of Thrones has a lot of real life implications outside of its own fictional fantasy narrative about dragons and a throne and skeleton warriors of ice… ? (I don’t know what it’s about.) There are many people who have named their babies after GOT characters since the show’s premiere and now the parents of those babies have to live with the repercussions. Most are saying that even though they named their kid after someone who may become a murderous villain by the end of the show, they ain’t mad. You know who is mad? Their child in 10 years time.
Buckle in for some Game Of Thrones spoilers if you haven’t seen this week’s episode yet, because I’m about to blab about something allegedly important. This week, Dragon Princess and GOT darling, Daenerys Targaryen Khaleesi (I probably put those names in the wrong order), played by Emilia Clarke, turned into a crazy-ass mother-chucker and she burned a city down and killed everybody in it! Oh girl, she sounds spicy! This was shocking to many Game Of Thrones fans who found her to be a slave-freer and a fighter of oppression.
You see, many people have named their children after Daenerys. In fact, the Social Security Administration says that since 2011, 3,562 babies were named Khaleesi or Daenerys. In 2018 alone, there were 560 babies named Khaleesi. And so The Post looked into some of these parents after they learned their child’s namesake was now a murderous dragon-riding queen (which I personally think is cooler).
On Twitter, someone with a baby named Khaleesi joked that: “her baby would burn cities to the ground if she didn’t get her way.” So stay tuned for this mom to look like she can’t control her child when she’s watching lil Khaleesi absolutely wreck a Target’s stuffed animal section while calmly going: “Khaleesi, if you don’t stop throwing things in the store I won’t let you pick your Happy Meal toy.”
Another guy, 24-year-old, Nolan Geary, hadn’t watched this week’s episode yet since he was taking care of 18-month-old daughter, Khaleesi Genevieve, but he still thinks that his daughter has a cool name:
“I named her after this beautiful independent woman who’s brought freedom to all these places, and she’s turning into a goddamn tyrant. [And she gets away with it] because I bend the knee.”
Okay, it’s called: discipline. Far be it for me to sound like Steve Harvey, but lets discipline our tyrant children in 2019, okur?
28-year-old Suzy Friot also says she still loves the name:
“From the time her title Khaleesi was introduced, both my fiancé and I agreed that we loved the name. We loved how it rolled off the tongue.”
Rolled of the tongue? Maybe for people under the age of 35. And she also doesn’t care about the narrative Daenerys is going in and she’s understanding about he revenge-fuelled city burning:
“As the show progressed, we love that her character overcame many obstacles and earned respect and love as a queen, instead of being a tyrant. On top of it all, she was a beautiful, intelligent woman. She is a woman who was going to change the world… I do still love her, and understand she feels like she has been scorned by the people she trusts.”
Suzy named her daughter Khaleesi Jade, and while she still loves it, after the events of this last season she did joke maybe there was another character she could have named her kid after:
“I almost wish I had named her Arya.”
Khalessi Jade? Okay, pack it up, Olivia Jade, you are officially out of a gig forever. Apart from being on the rowing team, your name was the most interesting thing about you and this Khaleesi Jade child is way more pretentious. Pack. It. Up. Whether or not these children grow up to be murderous tyrants, or makeup moguls, at least we know one thing will be for sure: they’re gonna love Starbucks.