The new royal baby may have been named 'Archie,' but that's not the most popular name for babies. Yet.
'Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor' may have been the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's top pick, but it was certainly not the Internet's.
More people are naming their children after their favorite characters from their favorite TV show, that is currently in its last season. Game of Thrones which had started airing in April of 2011 soon became a fan favorite and is one of the most popular shows on TV right now.
The characters of the show, both the surviving and the perished ones, have certainly made their impact in people's lives. More people are naming their kids after Game of Thrones characters now(2018) than ever before.
According to data from the US Social Security Administration, "Arya" was the 119th most popular girl's name in 2018, with 2,545 babies.
And it's not only Maisie William's character in Game of Thrones who has had children named after them.
The # of U.S. children born in 2018 who have Game of Thrones character names, per new @SocialSecurity data:Arya 2545Tyrion 58Brienne 33Jorah 30Sansa 29Catelyn 21Ellaria 17Oberyn 15Theon 14Gregor 11Sandor 10Khal 9Daenarys 8Bran 8Beric 8Bronn 7Samwell 7Myrcella 6— Joe Murphy (@joemurph) May 10, 2019
But how many of these kids will like their name in the future? While having yourself named after a pop-culture show is great, can you imagine the awkward conversation that will come when you meet someone for the first time?
Scene: 20 years from now, two young adults meeting for the first time. “That’s an interesting name, what’s the story behind it?” “Well, my parents really liked this dragon show and pot had just been made legal, so...”— Just some guy (@ptate90405) May 10, 2019
Also, if we're going for all the Game of Thrones related named, why are we leaving out the channel that premiers the show?
I DONT SEE "HOME BOX OFFICE" ON THIS LIST OF NAMES! IT IS A VERY GOOD NAME. GREAT INITIALS.— HBO (@HBO) May 10, 2019