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'Game of Thrones' spawns epic baby name boom

By Stephanie Robbins, EW.com
updated 10:22 AM EDT, Thu April 10, 2014
Emilia Clarke's character on "Game of Thrones" has inspired baby names. According to 2012 data from the Social Security Administration, 146 baby girls were given the name "Khaleesi," which is what Clarke's character is sometimes called. Of course, that's not the only unique baby name Hollywood has come up with: Emilia Clarke's character on "Game of Thrones" has inspired baby names. According to 2012 data from the Social Security Administration, 146 baby girls were given the name "Khaleesi," which is what Clarke's character is sometimes called. Of course, that's not the only unique baby name Hollywood has come up with:
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Celebrity baby names: The best of the unique
Celebrity baby names: The best of the unique
Celebrity baby names: The best of the unique
Celebrity baby names: The best of the unique
Celebrity baby names: The best of the unique
Rainbow Aurora
Monroe and Moroccan
Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela ...
Blue Ivy
Apple and Moses
Jermajesty and Jaafar
Moxie Crimefighter
Kal-El
Banjo
Moon Unit
Zuma Nesta Rock
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • HBO's "Game of Thrones" is inspiring baby names
  • According to SSA data, 146 baby girls were named Khaleesi in 2012
  • That makes the name more popular than more common names like Brandy

(EW.com) -- If you thought Apple and North were bizarre baby names, it seems that HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones" has spurred Americans to name their babies some strange ones.

According to data from the Social Security Administration, in 2012, there were 146 female babies born named Khaleesi — the title given to Emilia Clarke's character in "Game of Thrones" after she marries a Dothraki leader in season 1.

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This trumps some more common female names such as Brandy (130) and Alex (128). Khaleesi's given name, Daenerys, wasn't quite as popular but still garnered 21 namesakes.

With the recent news that "Game of Thrones" was renewed for two more years, hopefully we'll get some even more bizarre names like Ygritte and Bran in the years to come.

See the original story at EW.com.

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