“Thrones” Sparks Baby-Name Boom

Beyoncé and Jay Z called their baby Blue Ivy, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian chose North for their daughter and the recently ‘consciously uncoupled’ Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow opted for Apple and Moses. But there’s a new trend in town. In 2012 there were 146 girls named Khaleesi – the title Emilia Clarke’s character in “Game of Thrones” receives upon marrying a Dothraki leader in the first season, meaning ‘queen.’ Her given name of Daenerys proved less popular but was still chosen for 21 newborns.

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