Baby Names are No Game: Game of Thrones Inspired Names

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Anyone who has experienced Game of Thrones, whether through the books or the television show, knows that names are important in the world of George R.R. Martin.

Looking at character names, the names of the actors, and even a little extra inspiration from Martin's other writing can provide a great place to start when looking for a fierce and fantastic baby name.

 

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Jon

After the rather handsome and charming Jon Snow. He may know nothing, but we know that this one's a solid choice.

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Daenerys

Who wouldn't want to be as impressive as the Mother of Dragons?

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Arya

Clever, resilient, and determined, Arya Stark is a different kind of princess.

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Tyrion

He knows the power of a name. As he says regarding the mockery he has faced, “If they want to give you a name take it make it your own. Then they can't hurt you with it anymore.”

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Margaery

Margaery Tyrell is a girl who knows what she wants.

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Brienne

While she may not be a traditional beauty, she's bold, brave, and a fierce knight.

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Jaime

He certainly knows how to make an entrance. While he's not exactly an admirable character, there is something about Jaime Lannister.

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Ramsay

There's not much to admire about Ramsay Bolton, except for his name.

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Oberyn

A fighter who is willing to take on The Mountain.

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Jorah

Mormont knows a thing or two about exile.

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Loras

One who – in appearances – is everything a handsome, young knight should be.

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Shae

Her relationship with Tyrion eventually leads to a not-so-happy ending.

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Gendry

He doesn't know much about his father but he finds his own way.

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Nikolaj

It's not just the characters on the show, but the actors who play them who can inspire some great name choices, like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who takes on the role of Jaime Lannister.

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Lena

Lena Headey portrays a seriously twisted Cersei.

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Emilia

Those eyebrows, right?

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Sophie

She carries on as Sansa Stark.

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Maisie

Who doesn't love her portrayal of Arya?

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Rory

Rory McCann makes a rather fearsome Hound.

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Carice

Carice Van Houten plays a pretty scary mother in the role of Melisandre.

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Adara – The Ice Dragon

So, while it takes a while between the books – or seasons – of the series, George R.R. Martin has other books that can pass the time … even a book that you can share with the kids.

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Baby Names are No Game: Game of Thrones Inspired Names

Sara McTigue is a secret agent, cupcake chef, award winning author, photographer, and PTA mom. At least, that is how things look in her mind. When she isn’t testing the bounds of her imagination, she is a mom to three amazing and hilariously funny children, wife to a charming and handsome man, and thoroughly addicted to reading. With a BS in English Education and an MA in English Literature, words – and their ability to shape our lives and thoughts – are an everyday fascination. Af ... More

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  1. Profile photo of carl carl says:

    My daughter who was born 1/23/14 we named Khaleesi Ellarya the middle name which is a name of a girl from done but spelt differently to include Arya also. We all know where Khaleesi is from which is the the dothraki for your royal highness

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