Monday, August 5, 2013


Just in case you're too cheap to get HBO, "khaleesi" means "queen" in the fictional language of the Dothraki from Game of Thrones. Despite being more of a title than a name, last year the word showed up on the birth certificates of 146 American baby girls whose parents apparently anticipate them to blossom into sexy dragon ladies who get nude a lot.

Considering that the novels have existed since 1996 and the name only showed up after the HBO series started, it's safe to say that once GoT is taken off the air, "Khaleesi" will go back to sounding like a stripper of mysterious ethnicity who does weird things with snakes in public. (Which isn't too far from the source material, actually.)

There’s no greater gift you can give a child than a lifetime of having to explain her dumb name came from a TV show.

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