What Parents of Babies Named Khaleesi Think Of The Latest GoT Episode

Potential spoilers below. Stop reading unless you want to blame me for ruining something, even though you were given fair warning.

From Buzzfeed News:

Moms who named their baby daughter Khaleesi are shrugging off the character’s dark turn in Episode 5 of the final season of Game of Thrones, saying it doesn’t affect how they feel about the name.

In Season 8 Episode 5, which aired Sunday night, Daenerys Targaryen, aka Khaleesi, decided to burn thousands of innocent civilians who were trying to surrender.

The move, to put it mildly, went against her character thus far in the show. Her character, in fact, has been so popular that hundreds of babies have been named after her since the show began airing in 2011.

Channy is mom to an 11-month-old Khaleesi. She said the episode was “intense” but she wasn’t upset with the storyline.

“She’s going for what she wants,” Channy said.

Neither was Nikki Sotto, mom to Khaleesi Lila. She said the episode didn’t change her opinion of the name at all, adding she and her husband picked it because they like the meaning: “queen.”

Sotto did say that she was “yelling at the TV the whole time” she watched the episode.

“What girl hasn’t overreacted when they see their whole world crumbling around them?” she said. “I feel for her. I’m just bummed Jon and her have to be related. I wanted them to live happily ever after.”

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