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

(97 Posts)
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.

DryCounty79 Thu 16-May-13 11:24:25

Are they from Game of Thrones?

funkypigeon Thu 16-May-13 11:24:36

Are these welsh names? AFAIK it's Tirion, no? Never heard of Daenerys.

stepawayfromthescreen Thu 16-May-13 11:24:52

My neighbour is a teaching assitant and they've already had a Khaleesi and a Brienne this term

stepawayfromthescreen Thu 16-May-13 11:25:31

I like Brienne.
Khaleesi, not so much

Arya is a beautiful name.

Khal Drogo might be pushing it grin.

MoistPlinth Thu 16-May-13 11:26:51

I like alot of the GoT names, especially Daenerys but wouldn't give my child any one of the, purely because it would sound a bit odd- like naming your child Frodo or Anakin (although I actually know someone named Anakin!)

NomDeClavier Thu 16-May-13 11:28:02

Arya is already a 'real' name. Some little Daeneryses have already appeared too - in fact most of the name are variations on existing ones. Except Khaleesi. That's just nuts.

EasilyBored Thu 16-May-13 11:33:07

I know an Arya. Doesn't Khaleesi mean queen though? It's a title rather than a name?

ophelia275 Thu 16-May-13 11:35:39

Yes, sorry they are all names of characters in Game of Thrones.

ophelia275 Thu 16-May-13 11:37:16

A lot of the names do sound Welsh; Daenerys, Viserys, Varys etc. It is the "rys" ending.

Fecklessdizzy Thu 16-May-13 11:43:42

Considering my two are named after members of my favorite bands and a bloke DP fancies out of Star Trek I'm in no position to cast aspertions ... Do agree that Drogo might be pushing it a bit though grin


ariadneoliver Thu 16-May-13 11:46:10
ClaraOswald Thu 16-May-13 12:01:32

I know of at least two Arya's already.

ClaraOswald Thu 16-May-13 12:02:10

The only Tyrion I know is a little girl.

squoosh Thu 16-May-13 12:07:44

Stick with Sam and Rob.

Too geeky for words to call your kid Tyrion or Cersei.

CalpolInMyEar Thu 16-May-13 12:09:15

I said to a friend the other day that if DS's first girlfriend isn't called Katniss, Brienne, Arya, Sansa or Arwen I will be almost disappointed grin

limitedperiodonly Thu 16-May-13 12:09:28

Khaleesi is better than Regina. But I'd rather be called Janet than either of them.

limitedperiodonly Thu 16-May-13 12:11:27

I like Ygritte. But it sounds too much like a '60s sex kitten who went out with Peter Sellers for real life.

PollyPlummer Thu 16-May-13 12:12:25

Yes, lots of lovely names in ASOIAF. I don't think Drogo is pushing it. Infact I think Drogo Smith has quite a ring to it.

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Thu 16-May-13 12:12:58

I really wanted to use Arya for DD (10mo) but was vetoed by DH whose view was that as it's the only normalish name, that's the one that will become super-popular. I do still look at DD and think she would be a good Arya, but yeah, he was probably right in that if it took off big time, I'd look like a twat, and from Clara's comment, seems he might be right

peeriebear Thu 16-May-13 12:13:40

I know a brand new little Khaleesi. smile

EasilyBored Thu 16-May-13 12:14:11

I don't know how anyone could actually use Katniss on a real baby. I just look at it and all I see is CATPISS!!! Plus, her character isn't very likable in the later books.

kungfupannda Thu 16-May-13 12:14:55

I quite like Sansa.

I've always wondered if I could get away with Eowyn if we had a girl. I'm guessing probably not grin

Err.....wrong books EasilyBored grin

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??


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.

Parajse Thu 16-May-13 16:41:20

Oh dear, DD's teachers are going to be laughing at me when she starts school next term blush Hers is a real name though, promise.

ShowOfHands Thu 16-May-13 16:44:47

I know somebody who has a Khaleesi. It's clearly happening already.

But what do I know, my child is named after a ninja turtle?

Bue Thu 16-May-13 17:28:24

GRRM is a genius namer, he really has a knack for it. Love how the more 'out there' names are mixed in with normal names with yoonik spellings (Margaery anyone?) and they all meld into a lovely name stew.

Jorah is another great one.

FarleyD Thu 16-May-13 18:01:21

My dd (18) is named one of those names. I didn't know there was one in Game of Thrones. In all her years, I've only ever come across one othe person with the same name, and totally coincidentally, that was the daughter of an old school friend of mine.

Circe is a name. Just not a very flattering one!

I think a nice thing about the series is the way Martin chooses names that have a ring of familiarity while still being not quite what we use.

I agree with bue that he has a real knack for it.

Gooeyhead Thu 16-May-13 18:29:49

Ahhhh so that's where Brienne is from?!! My 1 yr old DD goes to nursery; there's 2 (yes 2) Brienne's.. I thought the parents where fans of Dancing on Ice!!!

I think Brianne is a real name? Not sure.

BikeRunSki Thu 16-May-13 19:17:47

There's an Anakin at work! I have never met him, he's in a different office, but I have been his name on the email address book. I imagine him (or her? ) to be about 30 and wearing black jeans and faded black tour T shirts.

Beechview Thu 16-May-13 19:25:14

Khaleesa is a popular Arabic name.

ImAlpharius Thu 16-May-13 19:28:27

I was really taken with Eddard and still am. I like Rickon and Benjen too.

But then I had a phase of wanting to use Sparhawk or Belgarath.

Bunbaker Thu 16-May-13 19:33:36

I have never heard of those names. The won't mean anything to those of us who haven't watched/read whatever it is they come from.

Solaia Thu 16-May-13 20:38:39

I love Arya but I'm a bit concerned about the popularity thing.

DH likes Oriana (sp?) which is from some Xbox game. Fable maybe? I do quite like it though, for some reason much more so than Arianna even though they are similar.

Alayne (stone) is just pronounced a lain afaik. Sounds like Elaine. Not glamorous.

Gooeyhead Thu 16-May-13 21:18:06

LRD yes Brianne is a real name (like DoI) but these are both spelt Brienne!!! smile

Takingbackmonday Thu 16-May-13 21:19:20

I thought Alayne was a-lay-nee

SlumberingDormouse Thu 16-May-13 21:22:39

Sansa is pronounced just like 'tsantsa', which is a shrunken head. Not a good connotation! I quite like some of the others but wouldn't use them as they're too out there for me and will date badly IMHO.

blush Sorry, gooey.

Mind you, speaking of pronunciations, 'sanza' is close to 'unless', which isn't great.

UserError Thu 16-May-13 23:43:01

Pah. I don't like that pronounciation. She shall remain Ah-lay-nah in my head, and it's my head so you can't tell me I can't, so nyeh.

expatinscotland Thu 16-May-13 23:52:58

Dalla, Gilly, Olenna.

The possibilities are endless.

UserError Thu 16-May-13 23:55:08

I need another pet so I have an excuse to name it Jon Snow. That would go very well with Samwell Tarly the mental cat.

Bran was my top boy's name, but I have 2 dds so it shall be sadly unused. I didn't get it from GoT, though, I got it from the Dark is Rising books. Is that better or worse?

mrsdinklage Fri 17-May-13 00:15:41

Tyrion - hmm I like it
But why would anyone want to name their child after a character in a book grin
Joffrey - that would be seriously wrong to call a baby that shock

AudrinaAdare Fri 17-May-13 01:13:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.


I prefer Mightily Oats.

I love the name khaleesi. It sounds beautiful and exotic. Not 'gash'.

i have a James bond character, movie assassin and ninja turtle for kids...

And x men too...

EggsMichelle Fri 17-May-13 04:45:13

DH wanted to call our DS Lanister (Lan for short as we have a long last name) I'm still torn about it for future child naming, not sure if its too "out there".

sashh Fri 17-May-13 07:29:16

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

Every time I see John Snow on the news I want to say "You know nothing Jon Snow".

ComposHat Fri 17-May-13 07:34:58

I have no frame of reference here : what are these names based on, a bad hand in scrabble?

Lovecat Fri 17-May-13 07:40:36

Until very recently I worked in the children's ward for a local hospital. We didn't get any babies with GOT names, but we did have 2 separate babies come in called Justin (first name) Bieber (middle name) Smith/Jones. And a fair few older boys called Keanu.

<lowers tone>

jamdonut Fri 17-May-13 07:51:43

My youngest is Euan. I stopped short of Ieuan,(which my welsh grandparents would have loved). So I have taken the anglicised spelling of a scottish name confused!

ClaraOswald Fri 17-May-13 10:59:27

There are a lot of fab names out there in fiction.

PaganMum1 Thu 28-Nov-13 13:46:56

Sorry to reanimate this thread- I was Googling something and came across it. I just wanted to say that I am expecting my 3rd son and he will be called Tyrion Phoenix, not named after GOT character but after the son of the Norse God Tyr, which Tuesday is named after (Tyr's Day),coincidentally his due date is Tuesday 18th Feb!! Check it out on Wiki- a much more interesting explaination- yes I know I will have to explain it to those who presume he is named after the character but I prefer to name him after a Norse God's son than a Nymphomaniac Dwarf...!!

judytheobscure Thu 28-Nov-13 13:55:24

I like the name Tyrion and I also have a bit of crush on the GOT character blush

Tonnes. I'm hoping it'll blow over before I have a child, I'd love to use the name Arya, it's one of the few Persian names that I really love and can be passed off as British too, but I wouldn't want the whole "Oh! After Ayra Stark?" Cool association, but no.

Dammit, old thread!

JustMe65 Thu 28-Nov-13 14:29:28

Brienne is a pretty name .. Nearest one to that which I once considered for my DD was Brianna,, many years ago now.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 28-Nov-13 14:36:46

One of my DS's old teachers was called Joffrey. Everyone called him Joff.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 28-Nov-13 14:37:51

So, if you get caught out by a zombie thread, does it mean you will turn? <wibbles>

I really don't like Daeneryses but love Khalisse. blush

I don't like Sansa either, but then perhaps its the association as I really don't like the character.

LeBearPolar Thu 28-Nov-13 14:48:48

I would have fun naming pets after GoT characters: I quite fancy Bronn for a big sturdy guard dog.

HelgatheHairy Thu 28-Nov-13 16:04:17

I have a baby(15 weeks) Aria, inspired by GOT but spelt slightly differently. We also met a 1 year old Arya. This is in slightly rural Ireland so the names are really gaining popularity.

moanymandy Thu 28-Nov-13 16:31:33

I know of someone who has just had a baby sansa.

I had a ds in the end so I'm saving Arya for any potential dd as I loves it!

BitchyFestiveFace Thu 28-Nov-13 17:57:02

DH wanted to call our DS Lanister (Lan for short as we have a long last name) I'm still torn about it for future child naming

What about Lann - real name (I think?) but still has a GoT connection (Lann the Clever, supposed ancestor of the Lannisters).

picnicbasketcase Thu 28-Nov-13 18:50:48

I think there are lots of lovely sounding names in the GoT universe but that's where the majority should stay. It's just naff to use names purely because they're in a massive hit tv show - it's obvious that it's where you got them from and they will date very quickly. I've said it before but it's like having a generation of kids called Scott and Charlene.

Khaleesi though - sounds lovely but it's a made-up title, not a name.

picnicbasketcase Thu 28-Nov-13 18:53:01

...and I didn't realise this was an old thread either blush

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