People Keep Naming Their Kids After "Game Of Thrones" Characters

    "Is your Khaleesi coming out to play?"

    This is an established trend. This is not a joke. People are STILL naming their kids after characters from Game of Thrones.

    The Office for National Statistics' (ONS) list of the most popular baby names in England and Wales for 2014, published Monday morning, shows that we're quite keen on naming our kids after pop culture characters.

    So last year there were FOUR babies named after Brienne of Tarth, the badass warrior played by Gwendoline Christie in the TV show.

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    And 53 families decided to call their daughter Khaleesi last year. Nine went for plain old Daenerys.

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    Most popular of the GOT names was Arya, inspired by Arya Stark, obviously. No less than 244 baby girls were named this last year.

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    And it's not just girls – there are some Westeros-inspired boys' names too.

    So there were no fewer than 18 Theons last year.

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    As well as 17 Tyrions, four Brans, and four Sandors.

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    Superhero names continue to feature in the ONS list, with Logan (AKA Wolverine from X-Men) a favourite for boys with nearly 3,000 last year.

    And Frozen has gone from sing-alongs and never-ending streams of merchandise, to influencing baby names: Elsa was chosen by 537 families last year.

    The Kardashians' assault on our culture and way of life continues, with Khloe one of several names from TV family to have increased in popularity since 2010.

    As for the most popular names overall, the winners were:

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    Thinkstock / BuzzFeed / Patrick Smith

    And in case you're after some baby inspiration, here are England's and Wales' top 20 for girls:

    1 - AMELIA

    2 - OLIVIA

    3 - ISLA

    4 - EMILY

    5 - POPPY

    6 - AVA

    7 - ISABELLA

    8 - JESSICA

    9 - LILY

    10 - SOPHIE

    11 - GRACE

    12 - SOPHIA

    13 - MIA

    14 - EVIE

    15 - RUBY

    16 - ELLA

    17 - SCARLETT

    18 - ISABELLE

    19 - CHLOE

    20 - SIENNA

    And here are the top 20 boys' names:

    1 - OLIVER

    2 - JACK

    3 - HARRY

    4 - JACOB

    5 - CHARLIE

    6 - THOMAS

    7 - GEORGE

    8 - OSCAR

    9 - JAMES

    10 - WILLIAM

    11 - NOAH

    12 - ALFIE

    13 - JOSHUA

    14 - MUHAMMAD

    15 - HENRY

    16 - LEO

    17 - ARCHIE

    18 - ETHAN

    19 - JOSEPH

    20 - FREDDIE

    Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Patrick Smith at patrick.smith@buzzfeed.com.

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