Last year 146 sets of parents named their baby girls Khaleesi after the "Game of Thrones" character, despite the fact that the moniker is the character's title, not her name. The character's name is actually Daenerys Targaryen of House Targaryen, but when she was sold into marriage to a Dothraki Khal, she became his queen, Khaleesi.
But that's not all. The Dothraki Khaleesi is also the rightful queen of the seven kingdoms of Westeros -- depending on who you talk to, of course. The right to the throne is hotly contested by Westerosi across all seven kingdoms. But the character who now calls herself Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons claims the Iron Throne as her birthright. She's a powerful woman and a force to be reckoned with, if the season four premier is any indication.
I guess it's kind of cool to name your daughter after a Mother of Dragons. Maybe she'll grow up to be as strong and beautiful as her namesake. But then again, I might have thought twice about naming my kid after any of the GoT players because if there's one thing GoT fans have learned, it's not to get too attached to a character -- as soon as you do, they will surely die.
I'll see you next week,