to wonder how many babies will be named Tyrion, Cersei, Daenerys, Sansa etc in the next few years?

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ophelia275 Thu 16-May-13 11:21:57

I am sure there will be a fair few.

I really like the names Tyrion and Daenerys.

livinginwonderland Thu 16-May-13 12:16:55

Daenarys, Arya and Sansa are all nice. Tyrion is pretty good too.

CatelynStark Thu 16-May-13 12:17:31

What's wrong with Catelyn, then, huh? HUH??

grin

PollyPlummer Thu 16-May-13 12:19:26

Nothing Lady Catelyn. Nothing at all. <<bows to the mother of the king in the north>>

squoosh Thu 16-May-13 12:22:59

I like Bran....if only it wasn't a dog's name.

Well I would feel very sorry for any child that gets named Cersei! Given what she gets up to right from the first book, and what happens to her later on...

In fact if it was me I would be a bit scared to use any of the characters' names until GRRM finishes the series, in case of what might happen to them later. Most of them seem to either be extremely dodgy from the start, or start out good but then get seriously compromised, or die horribly somewhere down the line!

Saying that, I guess you could get away with something like Jon, perhaps, cos you could always pretend it was nothing to do with that Jon if his character met an embarrassing fate later on grin

EasilyBored Thu 16-May-13 12:25:51

Haha, I know, was just commenting on the poster above.
I do kind of like Rickon and Bran (isn't it short for Brandon?). I couldn't name a baby Tyrion just because I have dirty thoughts about Tyrion Lanister all.the.time. blush

PollyPlummer Thu 16-May-13 12:26:43

Yes that's very true Inigo, no one is safe from turning in to a complete arsehole or being brutally murdered. Unless you go for Hordor, nothing bad could happen to him.

moanymandy Thu 16-May-13 12:32:25

I am still holding out for Arya if I have a dd. Dh is not keen but I'm holding out hope!

MummytoMog Thu 16-May-13 12:48:09

I tried to talk DH into Nynaeve for DD. Sort of glad I failed, but still tempted by Miriamele.

Khaleesi is gash though. Why not call your son Imperator and have done.

Takingbackmonday Thu 16-May-13 13:18:01

My first child will be called Kingslayer grin

Takingbackmonday Thu 16-May-13 13:18:09

or Dondarrion

limitedperiodonly Thu 16-May-13 13:31:14

Kingslayer would be fantastic.

I might save it for if I ever get a chihuahua though.

WileyRoadRunner Thu 16-May-13 13:48:37

Kingslayer grin love it!

MonstersDontCry Thu 16-May-13 13:53:16

Arya was our chosen girls name. Turns out we are having a DS. I'm not going to lie, I'm disappointed we won't get to use Arya, especially as we can't decide on a boys name.

OxfordBags Thu 16-May-13 14:03:36

Lots of names are commonplace now because they were once in popular books, plays or films. Take Wendy - J M Barrie made that up, but I bet most people know a Wendy. Hayley and Samantha were made popular in 60s sci-fi films. My friend's children all have quite classic sounding names, but they're actually because of his and his wife's obsession with Buffy! Ad another friend called her daughter Lyra, after the protagonist in the His Dark Materials trilogy. I don't like Brienne as a name, but she is a kick-ass character to be named after, better than a namby-pamby princess.

Mind you, having said that, I always loved the name Juno, but the fact that there's a famous film called that put me off, even though it's a cool film and character. Anyway, had a DS, so immaterial.

ophelia275 Thu 16-May-13 14:04:33

I like Osha too.

Some of the names sound Greek like Stannis (I always picture him as a kebab shop owner, rather than a potential throne taker).

UserError Thu 16-May-13 14:16:42

My cat is named Sam, but his full name is Samwell Tarly. He's a black cat and likes his food, it seemed fitting.

I really like the name Alaynne. Don't want to do spoilers for those who've not read all the books, but it's an alias for one of the characters. How would we pronounce it though? In my head it's Ah-lay-naa.

CuppaSarah Thu 16-May-13 14:24:26

I don't like the implications of naming my child after any Lanister...

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Thu 16-May-13 14:25:18

My cat is called T-Bag, after Theodore Bagwell in Prison Break. I'm so low brow grin

limitedperiodonly Thu 16-May-13 14:28:55

T-Bag from Prison Break is one of my favourite characters. So I'll join you on the low-brow bench.

I used to love Vince in Dexter but he's not said anything truly vile for about two seasons now.

limitedperiodonly Thu 16-May-13 14:32:00

I don't like the implications of naming my child after any Lanister...

Joffrey would definitely be talked about in the staff room. Luckily I don't like it. I always liked Delilah or Jezebel but that would be bad too.

moggle Thu 16-May-13 14:37:56

We were discussing GOT baby names last night! I really like Tywin but not the character or what happens to him so probably couldn't go there (same for Theon). I think Tommen is cute as well but lots of potential still for him to go "wrong" as well (just about to start reading the most recent published book). I like Benjen too.

A lot more of them really appeal to me too .. I think it's because a lot of the names sound similar to recognisable "british" names but are a bit different, like Samwell, Edmure, Tywin, Rickon. The trick is to make one up yourself and hope to god a character doesn't pop up with that name in the last few books. A good idea which I reckon the author must also use is to combine two halves of different names. EG, Fredmund and Edrick...

squoosh Thu 16-May-13 14:45:52

Theon is a lovely name, shame that idiot sullied it somewhat with his treachery.

ClaraOswald Thu 16-May-13 15:15:16

Monsters- how about Bran? It's a legitimate name and means Raven.

expatinscotland Thu 16-May-13 15:17:24

Loras, Mance, Beric, Hosteen, loads of great boys names.

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