3,500 ‘Game of Thrones’ fans named their daughters Khaleesi or Daenerys — what do they do now?

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Man, I’m really feeling some remorse for naming my pet snake Grey Worm following last weekend’s “Game of Thrones” episode in which the head Unsullied stirred up some murderous rage at King’s Landing.

Friends and family warned me, but I argued that it’s catchy, rolls right off the tongue.

All right so no one, including myself, named anyone or anything after Grey Worm. That’s just silly.

But since the HBO show’s debut in 2011, more than 3,500 girls in the United States have had either the name Khaleesi or Daenerys printed on their birth certificates, according to the Washington Post.

Daenerys is the popular character’s proper name, but Khaleesi, the equivalent of Queen in the fictional Dothraki language, is by far the more popular choice. Khaleesi ranked 549th among the most popular girls’ names in 2018, outperforming such classic names as Priscilla, Anne and Rosie.

The “GoT” monikers seemed to be good choices — until this weekend.

In the show’s penultimate episode, Daenerys took on the persona of her “Mad King” father, rode her dragon menacingly over King’s Landing, and commanded it to burn alive about a million civilians.

How do you explain that name to your preschool pals?

One Twitter user summed it up this way: “Spare a thought for all the babies out there called Daenerys & Khaleesi, who will find out in a few years that their name literally means ‘Hitler on a dragon.’”

Spare a thought for all the babies out there called Daenerys & Khaleesi, who will find out in a few years that their name literally means “Hitler on a dragon”.

— Will (@WMcHBg) May 13, 2019

Another speculated on what some parents might be doing this week. “Everyone who named their baby Daenerys/Khaleesi going to their clerk of courts in the morning for legal name changes,” she tweeted.

Everyone who named their baby Daenerys/Khaleesi going to their clerk of courts in the morning for legal name changes #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/MLU5269teB

— Lesley Wright (@lesleywright_) May 13, 2019

Many social media users had 20/20 hindsight on their side: “And that, folks, is why you should wait until you know the end of the story before naming your kids after a fictional character.”

And that, folks, is why you should wait until you know the end of the story before naming your kids after a fictional character. https://t.co/Mz59Uenr3I

— Daniel J Davis (@DanielJWrites) May 13, 2019

And there was this reaction: “Lmao @ the people who named their kids Daenerys or Khaleesi. What a bunch of absolute fools. If only they were as wise as me, father to a beautiful baby girl named Detective Pikachu.”

Lmao @ the people who named their kids Daenerys or Khaleesi. What a bunch of absolute fools. If only they were as wise as me, father to a beautiful baby girl named Detective Pikachu

— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) May 14, 2019

Daenerys became one of the show’s most popular characters over the course of its first seven seasons. She was …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

      

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