Wednesday, July 3, 2013

AGAIN, NOT A LOT OF JOFFREYS:  Last year, 146 American girls were named Khaleesi, in addition to 30 Kaleesi, 9 Khalessi, and 21 Daenerys.

For what it's worth, based on SSA data Leia cracked the top 1000 in 1978 and 1980, reentering the list in 2006 and rising ever since. In 2012, there were 416 babies named Leia, slightly ahead of Tori, Sandra, and Denise.


  1. I was going to comment on how you shouldn't use a title for a name but according to the data there have been at least 256 Kings since 2006, at least 457 Princes since 2000 and were at least 685 Princesses between 2000 and 2011 so what do I know. (No love at all for Queen, Duke, Duchess, Count or Countess, and Earl hasn't charted since 2006.)

    Question: Baron had 993 in 2006, but that's the only year it charted. What happened in 05/06 to lead to that burst?

  2. The Pathetic Earthling1:23 PM

    My grandfather and my uncle were Earl. I can only think of one other Earl I've ever known personally, a friend's Dad.

  3. lisased3:10 PM

    I'm guessing "Borat."

  4. Missa7:03 PM

    A now seven-year-old who apparently receives caviar skin treatments, Barron William Trump was born in early 2006.

  5. I think Khaleesi is pretty and all, but I pity those poor girls who will spend their lives spelling it.