by Megan Angelo
Courtesy of HBO
OK, Game of Thrones fans, you better hope this show holds up. Because the hottest baby names in Westeros are now the hottest baby names in real-life America--and if GoT doesn't achieve the same level of cultural timelessness as, say, Seinfeld, we're going to have a lot of pissed middle-schoolers on our hands.
Anyway, the big headline is this: As EW reports, 146 baby girls in America in 2012 were named Khaleesi. (Only 21 were named Daenerys, which I happen to think is prettier, but I guess Khaleesi puts the baby one step closer to being the first female president.)
Scanning through the report, though, I noticed several other GoT potential effects on naming patterns:
Arya was the female baby name that made the biggest jump between 2011 and 2012--it moved up in the popularity rankings from #711 to #412. Variations like Aria and Ayla also made the top 50 mover-uppers.
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