To the thousands of parents who named their daughters Daenerys or Khaleesi

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Comment by Ron Powell on May 20, 2019 at 5:49am

"Earlier this month it reported that Game of Thrones fans who had named their children "Khaleesi" or "Daenerys" in honour of the Mother of Dragons were unhappy with the character's descent into madness.

According to the United States’ Social Security Administration, more than 4,500 babies were named after Game of Thrones characters alone. The data found that 560 of those were named Khaleesi and 163 were named Daenerys." 

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/game-of-thrones...

Should the writers of the teleplay now be moved to redirect the dramatic trajectory of this character in response or reaction to the foolishness of children being saddled with names created in the context of fictitious drivel?

Comment by Steel Breeze on May 20, 2019 at 6:01am

ok,TV,now i get why i didnt get it....

Comment by Rodney Roe on May 20, 2019 at 6:28am

I never saw an episode of Game of Thrones. I would say that it was a series, and "it ain't over 'til' it's over". 

My wife won't watch "period pieces" or "sheer fantasy", yet she watches NCIS in its various locations, and I daresay that that i mostly fantasy.

I think that with Game of Thrones I'm just the wrong age; it seems to be what the kids are watching.

Not hours, but weeks of my life have been wasted watching T.V.  Still, what more noble thing should I have been doing?  An 80 y/o friend thinks I should be reading and "improving my mind"...   Depends on what you read, and - like Game of Thrones - you don't know what you're reading til you're through. And, improving my mind for what?

Those kids have the option of changing their names, later.  Our older daughter did because her name was too normal.

Comment by koshersalaami on May 20, 2019 at 6:32am

Mine did the same by going with her middle name. Ron, thanks for the possibly unintentional spelling correction. Corrected in title. 

Naming your kid after someone who later does bad things may not be as bad as tattooing the image on yourself of someone who later does bad things. That could be a much bigger oops. 

Comment by alsoknownas on May 20, 2019 at 7:05am

Same here Rodney.

I've never seen a minute of this stuff, nor numerous other "must see" TV serials.

Comment by Anna Herrington on May 20, 2019 at 7:33am

Not sure what I was expecting with this title, but not having watched Games of Thrones, either, I had no clue.

Kinda glad it's all over as I was with The Sopranos I never watched either but no worries, another violence-filled epic will soon come along to distract from the realities of our own power-hungry madmen.

Comment by koshersalaami on May 20, 2019 at 7:34am

It was certainly good television. Some plot deterioration late in the series once they got past the books and were relying on plot outlines from the author, mainly in terms of not developing points as well as they did in the rest of the series. Production was great - each episode was produced like a movie. They spent that kind of money per episode and it looked it. Good acting, good writing, good stories. 

Comment by Anna Herrington on May 20, 2019 at 7:37am

My son and his family, plus the other grandparents too, loved it.

I got sucked into Wild Romania on YouTube.

Comment by koshersalaami on May 20, 2019 at 7:41am

Also, great theme and fantastic visuals in the opening credits. If nothing else, you should check the credits out on YouTube, where I assume you could find them. They change a bit per episode, though, based on what sites are seen in the episode. 

I’m a bit weirded out that two long and extremely popular series wrapped the same week: Game of Thrones and Big Bang Theory. Big Bang Theory’s ending was way more satisfying. Some of Game of Thrones’ ending is puzzling. 

I’m not embarrassed to be a television watcher. There are a lot of major series I’ve never seen any of so if someone else wrote about them I wouldn’t get the references. 

Comment by Anna Herrington on May 20, 2019 at 7:57am

I lived without a TV for close to two decades but got over it and now enjoy some TV watching, too. It's gotten much better over the years... I just don't tend towards the epics or the violent type stuff that so many seem to like. I like books for that level of diving in - and prefer lighthearted escape like SNL and/or late night shows, or documentaries of lands I've never been to, or history, for screens...

Have gotten back into podcasts too now I work from home (again).

Wild Romania was beautiful and quite interesting. The only real wilderness left in all of Europe thanks to communist regimes and now they're wrecking it as fast as possible...

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