Duh Aficionado Magazine: 146 Human Children Named “Khaleesi”
Adults, upon conceiving a child and then carrying that child all the way to term, a child they will spend the rest of their lives caring for and raising as best they can, are then deciding, together, that a good idea for naming their baby who is an actual human being and will spend the rest of her life with this name, being identified this way in public but also searching for some deeper sense of self-understanding, is Khaleesi, aka the Mother of Dragons, from Game of fucking Thrones. OBVIOUSLY. No, of course they do. They’re adults! From TheSun.UK:
Game of Thrones is putting its stamp on the next generation – after 146 baby girls have been named Khaleesi in the US. The name means “queen” in the Dothraki language – made up by the author of the books, George R.R. Martin – and is one of character Daenerys Targaryan’s titles. The moniker is clearly gaining popularity among fans of the hit TV show based on the books, after its usage has jumped 450 per cent since 2011. It was completely unknown the year before.
This is very annoying! Especially since her name isn’t even Khaleesi, it’s Daenerys. People should name their babies Daenerys. That’s a nice name. At the very least, I feel like these poor children whose lives have already been destined to failure by their goober parents could plausibly deny that Daenerys comes from Game of Thrones. “My parents are from Uzbekistan” or something. I don’t know. (No offense to our Uzbek monsters!) This is a legit gross bummer though. Name your baby Apple if you’re going to be an asshole about it. “And if it’s a boy: Riddick.” Unacceptable.