Be warned – there are heavy Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5 spoilers ahead.
Sad news for all us “Game of Thrones” fans, we’re only one episode away from the end. This also means that if you’ve been following what just went down in the latest episode, there are a lot of people with serious opinions.
Fans are divided over the ending of the episode where Daenerys makes a very sudden and rage-fueled decision to set Drogon’s flames onto the civilians of King’s Landing, even after the entire city had surrendered.
Over the seasons, we’ve witnessed Daenerys’s rise to power, coming from a young woman without power who was sold off by her brother to another man, to becoming a queen herself – a noble one with a sense of morality, who emancipates slaves and punishes those wicked. Her character is one that won over a lot of fans over the years.
She’s become quite popular, to the point that there are babies all around the world who’ve been named Daenerys or Khaleesi. But following what happened in the latest episode, parents are now wondering if perhaps they made a mistake in naming their children.
One “Game of Thrones” fan who’d named her daughter Khaleesi told The Daily Beast, “I’m kind of in shock,” following the surprise twist of character.
And they wouldn’t be the only one. According to data published recently by the Social Security Administration, there are over 500 kids in the US named Khaleesi just last year alone. And 163 newborns were named Daenerys.
Game of Thrones baby names are more popular than ever. Some numbers from kids born in 2018:— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 13, 2019
See the full list: https://t.co/O2b9d25m4X
But of course not everyone is upset over the baby name choice. Some stuck by it, like one parent who told Vulture, “I honestly think she did what she had to do.”
While another stated, “I have no regrets at all!”
Another parent who spoke with The Cutabout, even defended the King’s Landing incident saying, “I’m like, I don’t feel anything different. It’s not like she did it just ‘cause. If you watch the show, she had every right. How could you not see her side? You’re just seeing the people’s side. Those same people rooted and clapped when Ned [Stark] was killed. So it doesn’t make a difference to me. I just wish they would have put a little bit more instead of so quickly making her look like the Mad King.”
Naturally, it didn’t take Twitter long to become inundated with memes regarding the whole thing – with many people’s expectations being that parents who named their kid after the now infamous queen to come to regret it.
— Jesse Johnson (@jestertrog) May 13, 2019