London, Apr.19: Many real-life babies now have name corresponding to ‘Game of Thrones’ character names, including names such as Khaleesi and Arya.
Khaleesi – a royal title that was made-up for Emilia Clarke’s character Daenerys by author George RR Martin whose books the show is based on – is now the name of 146 babies, the Mirror reported.
The name Arya, the name of a tomboy character played by Maisie Williams, more than doubled to 131 in 2012 from 57 a year.
Baby name expert Laura Wattenberg said that plenty of authors dating back to Shakespeare had invented names that caught on with parents. (ANI)