British People Are Naming Their Children After "Game Of Thrones" Characters
"Hi, my name's Khaleesi. Khaleesi Jenkins."
The Office for National Statistics just released data on the names given to babies in England and Wales in 2013. And it turns out that lots of people have taken inspiration from Game of Thrones.
It's given us some completely new names.
Of course, some GoT names were already quite popular names in their own right.
There were 25 Meeras in 2010, and 59 Yaras.
And some names haven't changed in popularity at all since the TV series.
These were exactly the same in 2010 and 2013.
And there are some names that we're slightly surprised don't feature. There were no Briennes or Ygrittes born in 2013, for instance.
(Well, there might have been one or two – the figures don't include any names if there were fewer than three children born, for privacy reasons.)
And according to the figures, there were also no kids called Eddard, Joffrey, Tywin, Cersei, Samwell, Bronn, or – tragically – Hodor. Somebody should get on that.
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