Game of Thrones Names of the Week #4

Emilia

Female
Alternate Spelling: Amelia (Though this is debated as some people believe these names are too different)
Nickname: Mia; Emmy
Pronunciation: Ee-mee-lee-ah
Origin: Latin-America
Meaning: Admiring; Variation of Emily
Well-Known Emilias: Emilia (Othello, Shakespeare), Emilia Mendoza (The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer), Emilia (A Holiday Romance, Charles Dickens), Emilia Greenleaf (The Other Woman), Emilia Clarke (Actress)

Khaleesi

Female
Pronunciation: Kah-lee-see
Origin: American
Meaning: Created Name (Dothraki title for the wife of a Khal in Game of Thrones)
Note: Though there are currently no other people or characters with this name/title, it has seen a rise in popularity due to Game of Thrones
Well-Known Khaleesis: Title given to Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones

Margaery

Female
Alternate Spelling: Margery; Marjorie (seems to be most common form)
Nickname: Marge
Pronunciation: Mar-jur-ee
Origin: English
Meaning: Pearl
Well-Known Margaerys: Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin), Majorie Ferrar (The Silver Spoon, John Galsworthy), Marjorie ‘Marge’ Dursley (Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling), Marjorie Westriding Yrarier (Grass, Sheri S. Tepper), Marjorie Torrey (Children’s Author)

Ned

Male
Alternate Spelling: Nedd
Pronunciation: Ned
Origin: English
Meaning: Prosperous Protector
Well-Known Neds: Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark (Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin), Ned Nickerson (Nancy Drew, Carolyn Keene), Ned Bigby (Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide), Ned (Pushing Daisies), Ned Banks (Ghost Whisperer)

Shae

Female
Alternate Spelling: Shay; Shaye
Pronunciation: Shay
Origin: Ireland
Meaning: Hawk
Well-Known Shaes: Shae (Game of Thrones), Shay (The Uglies Series, Scott Westerfeld), Shay Mitchell (Actress), Carly Shay (iCarly), Leslie Shay (Chicago Fire)

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