Last nights episode of Game of Thrones, “The Bells,” was nothing but straight carnage. There were many notable character deaths, and though Daenerys was not among them, she fell out of favor with fans when she made her decision to burn the innocents in Kings Landing, especially displeasing those many fans who have recently named their children Daenerys or Khaleesi.
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I wish I was making this up, but it’s true. Parents chose the name Daenerys for their babies as many as 3,500 times since the show first aired. Twitter shared their thoughts on what those people must be feeling now after Dany’s fall from grace!
Imagine naming your child after Daenerys then being reminded how that was a terrible decision as a parent… On Mother’s Day…
— Bennett White (@benwhiteVT_) May 13, 2019
Think of all the people who named their kids “Daenerys” or “Khaleesi.” Imagine naming your child after an entitled, deranged, fictional war criminal who committed genocide…
— lil dorok (@jihadiversace) May 13, 2019
Imagine naming your child Daenerys in season 5 and then this episode happens lmao
— TheOnlineMan (@goldfishcrusade) May 13, 2019
The # of U.S. children born in 2018 who have Game of Thrones character names, per new @SocialSecurity data:
— Joe Murphy (@joemurph) May 10, 2019
I think if you still love Daenerys after this episode, and if you still have a desire to name your child by her name, then I suggest you can stick with the name Dany? It’s usual, and there is no trace of reference to the mother of dragons. Or better yet, don’t do it….