Baby Names are No Game: Game of Thrones Inspired Names
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.
After the rather handsome and charming Jon Snow. He may know nothing, but we know that this one's a solid choice.
Who wouldn't want to be as impressive as the Mother of Dragons?
Clever, resilient, and determined, Arya Stark is a different kind of princess.
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.”
Margaery Tyrell is a girl who knows what she wants.
While she may not be a traditional beauty, she's bold, brave, and a fierce knight.
He certainly knows how to make an entrance. While he's not exactly an admirable character, there is something about Jaime Lannister.
There's not much to admire about Ramsay Bolton, except for his name.
A fighter who is willing to take on The Mountain.
Mormont knows a thing or two about exile.
One who – in appearances – is everything a handsome, young knight should be.
Her relationship with Tyrion eventually leads to a not-so-happy ending.
He doesn't know much about his father but he finds his own way.
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.
Lena Headey portrays a seriously twisted Cersei.
Those eyebrows, right?
She carries on as Sansa Stark.
Who doesn't love her portrayal of Arya?
Rory McCann makes a rather fearsome Hound.
Carice Van Houten plays a pretty scary mother in the role of Melisandre.
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.
Who is your favorite Game of Thrones character?