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2014-08-16 06:00:52 AM  
What, no Tyrion?  I am disapointed!  I would totally name my baby Tyrion if I had to choose from GoT names.

Arya if a girl, obviously.
 
2014-08-16 06:09:00 AM  
About the only major characters on GoT who won't see children sharing their names will be Tywin and Jeoffrey.

If I had a boy, though, I could see myself naming him Jaqen. Bad-ass!
 
2014-08-16 08:14:23 AM  
I guess they won't be able to tell if anyone's named after Jon Snow.

Also, Brandon is a perfectly normal name.
 
2014-08-16 08:19:27 AM  

timswar: I guess they won't be able to tell if anyone's named after Jon Snow.

Also, Brandon is a perfectly normal name.


Not in the UK it's not...

Why no love for "Malcolm"? My grandfather was Malcolm.
 
2014-08-16 08:29:14 AM  
But there will still be plenty of lads named Ian, right?
 
2014-08-16 08:31:11 AM  

opiumpoopy: Why no love for "Malcolm"? My grandfather was Malcolm.


Malcolm is a Scottish name, isn't it?  Malcolm Canmore was a king of Scotland.
 
2014-08-16 08:40:57 AM  
HODOR!
 
2014-08-16 08:56:23 AM  

MmmmBacon: About the only major characters on GoT who won't see children sharing their names will be Tywin and Jeoffrey.

If I had a boy, though, I could see myself naming him Jaqen. Bad-ass!


A man is not sure if serious.
 
2014-08-16 09:07:58 AM  
Sandor was the name of my very first D&D character, back before Game of Thrones came out.

I remember seeing 'Sandor Clegane' in the book and thinking "Oh, so it's just random syllables for the big authors, too."

/cool story, nerd
 
2014-08-16 09:34:45 AM  

MmmmBacon: About the only major characters on GoT who won't see children sharing their names will be Tywin and Jeoffrey.

If I had a boy, though, I could see myself naming him Jaqen. Bad-ass!


Personally I liked Tywin. He's one of the smartest people in the story, although he severly underestimated Tyrion.
 
2014-08-16 09:40:10 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Personally I liked Tywin. He's one of the smartest people in the story, although he severly underestimated Tyrion.


Yah but he's also a hateful bastard.  The name itself sounds fine, but as a character he's a half step above Cerses.
 
2014-08-16 09:44:49 AM  

Ambivalence: opiumpoopy: Why no love for "Malcolm"? My grandfather was Malcolm.

Malcolm is a Scottish name, isn't it?  Malcolm Canmore was a king of Scotland.



Yes, although I understand that Malcolm X was  notin fact the tenth such king.

Scots mostly go with the Gaelic Callum/Calum instead these days.  NTTAWWT
 
2014-08-16 10:24:23 AM  
I've heard you can tell what shows were popular six years ago by checking the class roster of a kindergarten class.
 
2014-08-16 10:57:02 AM  
Bran's not so bad. There's plenty of plausible deniability there. Sandor's a little tougher, but it's a perfectly acceptable name in Hungarian; in fact, it's a derivative of Alexander. Khaleesi, though, isn't even a name in the series it comes from.

If you're going to do this, then please, do your baby a favor: put down something plausibly standard (in both derivation and spelling) on the legal paperwork, and then call them your favored brand as a nickname. You'll save them a lifetime of frustration, in more ways than one.
 
2014-08-16 11:21:18 AM  
What kind of flake names their kid Bran?
 
2014-08-16 11:40:51 AM  

Ambivalence: What, no Tyrion?  I am disapointed!  I would totally name my baby Tyrion if I had to choose from GoT names.


If you do, for the rest of your life, make sure that the bathroom door is locked when you go take a dump.
 
2014-08-16 11:46:48 AM  

Thudfark: What kind of flake names their kid Bran?


You've got no business raisin a kid if you're going to name him Bran.
 
2014-08-16 11:59:04 AM  

aimtastic: Thudfark: What kind of flake names their kid Bran?

You've got no business raisin a kid if you're going to name him Bran.


gifatron.com
 
2014-08-16 12:05:47 PM  

Thudfark: What kind of flake names their kid Bran?


The Welsh, usually. Bran (boy)and Branwyn (girl).
 
2014-08-16 12:08:11 PM  
Bran is short for Brandon and Khaleesi is title, not a name, it's like naming your kid Princess, come on people...

Though, I suppose it could be worse

pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-08-16 12:22:52 PM  

Bondith: I've heard you can tell what shows were popular six years ago by checking the class roster of a kindergarten class.


Here in Western Canada, there are a ton of 13 to 17 year old girls named Shania.  I find that funny.

/I have a friend who teaches high school who told me, why are you all looking at me like that?
 
2014-08-16 12:25:46 PM  

HalEmmerich: Bran is short for Brandon and Khaleesi is title, not a name, it's like naming your kid Princess, come on people...

Though, I suppose it could be worse

[pbs.twimg.com image 609x609]


I know a piece of trash who lives in the area who has a last name of "Money" and named his son "Cash".....

I also know a family who named their son Viper
/their last name is Funk
 
2014-08-16 12:26:12 PM  

mainsail: Thudfark: What kind of flake names their kid Bran?

The Welsh, usually. Bran (boy)and Branwyn (girl).


Shall I whoosh for you?
 
2014-08-16 12:36:54 PM  

opiumpoopy: Ambivalence: opiumpoopy: Why no love for "Malcolm"? My grandfather was Malcolm.

Malcolm is a Scottish name, isn't it?  Malcolm Canmore was a king of Scotland.


Yes, although I understand that Malcolm X was  notin fact the tenth such king.

Scots mostly go with the Gaelic Callum/Calum instead these days.  NTTAWWT


I missed the first nine Malcom movies... They must have been good for Hollywierd to have made a tenth.

Saw all the Rocky's though!
 
2014-08-16 12:44:40 PM  

Thudfark: mainsail: Thudfark: What kind of flake names their kid Bran?

The Welsh, usually. Bran (boy)and Branwyn (girl).

Shall I whoosh for you?


:sigh:


Yes.
Dammit.
 
2014-08-16 12:51:27 PM  
A high school friend of mine's sister named her daughter Danaerys. I suppose it shortens nicely to Dany, but it does show some nerd roots.

/why isn't Hodor a more popular name?
//he's hilarious when normal and bad-ass when posessed by Bran
///also liked the name Ygritte
 
2014-08-16 01:13:42 PM  

HalEmmerich: Bran is short for Brandon and Khaleesi is title, not a name, it's like naming your kid Princess, come on people...

Though, I suppose it could be worse

[pbs.twimg.com image 609x609]


It's pronounced "moe-NAY"

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-16 01:17:30 PM  

Burr: HalEmmerich: Bran is short for Brandon and Khaleesi is title, not a name, it's like naming your kid Princess, come on people...

Though, I suppose it could be worse

[pbs.twimg.com image 609x609]

I know a piece of trash who lives in the area who has a last name of "Money" and named his son "Cash".....


pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-08-16 01:35:11 PM  
So its okay if white people give their kids made up names? god forbid if someone names their kid Laqueesha
 
2014-08-16 01:38:15 PM  

Skyrmion: Burr: HalEmmerich: Bran is short for Brandon and Khaleesi is title, not a name, it's like naming your kid Princess, come on people...

Though, I suppose it could be worse

[pbs.twimg.com image 609x609]

I know a piece of trash who lives in the area who has a last name of "Money" and named his son "Cash".....

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x336]


So, the glasses are 'shopped, but is the $ face paint legit? Oh man...I guess he's embracing it, at least?
 
2014-08-16 01:51:57 PM  

charlesmartel11235: So its okay if white people give their kids made up names? god forbid if someone names their kid Laqueesha


It's cute and quirky when nice people do it. The kind of names you're talking about are thug names, and that's a different thing.
 
2014-08-16 02:27:24 PM  
there were 50 Khaleesis - the same that were named Peggy.

Hello, my name Khaleesi
How may I Drogo your call?
 
2014-08-16 02:31:14 PM  

HalEmmerich: Bran is short for Brandon and Khaleesi is title, not a name, it's like naming your kid Princess, come on people...


I used to live in the Philippines.  In my experience, about 1 in 5 Filipino girls under the age of 30 is named Princess.  No shiat.

mainsail: Thudfark: What kind of flake names their kid Bran?

The Welsh, usually. Bran (boy)and Branwyn (girl).


Thanks, I came into the thread to slap subby upside the head with this fact.
 
2014-08-16 02:38:51 PM  

Millennium: Bran's not so bad. There's plenty of plausible deniability there.


Sure. It could be that you named your kid after one of your favorite cereals:

mentalfloss.com
www.postfoods.com
www.ericgiguere.com
 
2014-08-16 02:47:18 PM  

timswar: I guess they won't be able to tell if anyone's named after Jon Snow.


Are you kidding???   He'll always be the dumbest kid in school.
 
2014-08-16 02:50:43 PM  
Wasn't the last trend to name your kid Katniss?
 
2014-08-16 03:04:55 PM  
Gonna be a weird family tree...
 
2014-08-16 03:20:37 PM  
Maybe "Bran" is actually supposed to be "Brian".  "Sandor" may be short for "Alexander" (and "Alex"
is too common).  I can't comment on "Khaleesi" except it's probably Indian or Pakistani.
 
2014-08-16 04:34:39 PM  
Sandor is a Hungarian name, so that lends it some legitimacy. It might just confuse people about the kid's ethnic background.
 
2014-08-16 05:11:44 PM  

timswar: I guess they won't be able to tell if anyone's named after Jon Snow.

Also, Brandon is a perfectly normal name.


I had a Jonathon Snow last year. Almost every time he would ask me a question, I would say, "You know nothing Jon Snow," then laugh a little. I had to explain to him and my fellow teachers, and he appreciated what he saw as an in joke between us since my students should be too young to read or watch SoIaF.
 
2014-08-16 05:18:41 PM  

Vangor: timswar: I guess they won't be able to tell if anyone's named after Jon Snow.

Also, Brandon is a perfectly normal name.

I had a Jonathon Snow last year. Almost every time he would ask me a question, I would say, "You know nothing Jon Snow," then laugh a little. I had to explain to him and my fellow teachers, and he appreciated what he saw as an in joke between us since my students should be too young to read or watch SoIaF.


When he misbehaves in class to you catch yourself thinking, "oh you little bastard"
 
2014-08-16 05:32:55 PM  

StrikitRich: But there will still be plenty of lads named Ian, right?


Was always jealous of an Ian I knew in secondary school whose name was 6 letters total with no middle name. Given the number of times you had to write your name that was a huge saving added up over your years.
 
2014-08-16 07:22:18 PM  
I'm of the opinion that it isn't any of my damn business what other people name their kids, but it gets my goat when people seem to think "Khaleesi" is a name not a title.

Of course, "Leroy" is a perfectly cromulent name, and it is derived from a title (le roi, the king)
 
2014-08-16 08:05:10 PM  
GADDAMIT Khaleesi is a title not a name!

/it makes me nerd rage when people refer to Daenerys as Khaleesi.
 
2014-08-16 09:01:24 PM  

perilsensitive: /it makes me nerd rage when people refer to Daenerys as Khaleesi.


This is the easiest way to discern show watchers from series readers. I use Game of Thrones to refer to the books anymore because A Song of Ice and Fire is a little cumbersome and everyone understands me either way. But with Daenarys versus Khaleesi, outside of Viserys few people referred to her directly as Daenarys in the show, opting instead for Khaleesi; when people do, this is usually amidst a mass of honorifics as Daenarys of the House Targaryen or Daenarys Stormborn. However, in the book, she is frequently referred to as Dany.
 
2014-08-16 10:35:50 PM  

Burr: HalEmmerich: Bran is short for Brandon and Khaleesi is title, not a name, it's like naming your kid Princess, come on people...

Though, I suppose it could be worse

[pbs.twimg.com image 609x609]

I know a piece of trash who lives in the area who has a last name of "Money" and named his son "Cash".....

I also know a family who named their son Viper
/their last name is Funk


My friend was dating a woman who named her son Spike.
Not a nickname, actual name was Spike.
 
2014-08-16 10:46:07 PM  

timswar: I guess they won't be able to tell if anyone's named after Jon Snow.

Also, Brandon is a perfectly normal name.


So is Sandor, if you're Hungarian.
 
2014-08-16 11:10:03 PM  

Vangor: perilsensitive: /it makes me nerd rage when people refer to Daenerys as Khaleesi.

This is the easiest way to discern show watchers from series readers. I use Game of Thrones to refer to the books anymore because A Song of Ice and Fire is a little cumbersome and everyone understands me either way. But with Daenarys versus Khaleesi, outside of Viserys few people referred to her directly as Daenarys in the show, opting instead for Khaleesi; when people do, this is usually amidst a mass of honorifics as Daenarys of the House Targaryen or Daenarys Stormborn. However, in the book, she is frequently referred to as Dany.


I'd watched two seasons of the show before reading the books and still figured out that her given name wasn't Khaleesi. Given that her husband was a Khal and she says at one point that she's not a queen but a Khaleesi, it seemed fairly obvious. I really don't like it as a name, but I don't like naming kids Princess or Prince either. I do like Sansa (the name and the character) but since Sansa is also a line of electronics it's best avoided.

Oddly, I do know someone named Tirian -- after the Narnia character, not the GoT one, but spoken aloud they sound identical. He's gotten more than one double-take over the past few years when introducing himself.
 
2014-08-17 12:24:20 AM  

Cpl.D: What, no little Bobby Tables?


It was dropped from the list.
 
2014-08-17 04:34:12 AM  
I think I'll name my next kid Grey Worm.
 
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