The 30 Most Popular Game of Thrones-Related Baby Names in America

Rory McCann, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright in Game of Thrones
Rory McCann, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright in Game of Thrones
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What's in a name? Years full of potential humiliation for your child if you decide to get a little too cutesy with their moniker. Or, if your little bundle of joy is set to be a part of the class of 2036, proof that his or her parents were serious Game of Thrones fans back in the day.

The Social Security Administration has released its annual list of the most popular baby names of 2018. While perfectly acceptable names like Emma, Olivia, Liam, and Noah topped the rankings, IndieWire reports that there was clear evidence that a lot of people are naming their kids after their favorite Game of Thrones characters. And the clear winner here is Arya Stark, who now shares a first name with 2545 kids born in 2018.

Coming in at a not-so-close second wasn't a name, but a title: Khaleesi. Daenerys and Tyrion made the list, too. But even the show's most brutal villains got some shout-outs (see: Ramsay and Gregor).

  1. Arya: 2545
  2. Khaleesi: 560
  3. Yara: 434
  4. Lyanna: 319
  5. Shae: 125
  6. Renly: 102
  7. Jory: 72
  8. Tyrion: 58
  9. Brienne: 33
  10. Jorah: 30
  11. Sansa: 29
  12. Catelyn: 21
  13. Ellaria: 17
  14. Oberyn: 15
  15. Nymeria: 15
  16. Ramsay: 15
  17. Theon: 14
  18. Aerys: 14
  19. Gregor: 11
  20. Shireen: 11
  21. Talisa: 11
  22. Sandor: 10
  23. Khal: 9
  24. Olenna: 9
  25. Rennick: 9
  26. Daenerys: 8
  27. Bran: 8
  28. Beric: 8
  29. Brynden: 8
  30. Myranda: 8

[h/t IndieWire]

The Office Star Ellie Kemper Wants to Do a Reunion Episode

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NBC - NBCUniversal Media

While rumors of The Office getting a reboot have been swirling around for years, the outlook on that happening any time soon doesn't look good. But a reunion episode might just be possible.

Ellie Kemper, who played Erin Hannon in the beloved series, recently stopped by Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen to dish about the sitcom and her thoughts on whether it might be making a return to the small screen: "I would love there to be a reboot, but I don't think there will be. So, that's a sad answer," Kemper admitted. "But maybe like a reunion episode? That would be fun."

E! News reports that Kemper isn’t the only cast member that wants to get the band back together. Jenna Fischer, who played Pam Beesly, also thinks a reunion episode would be a hit. “I think it's a great idea," Fischer said in 2018. "I would be honored to come back in any way that I'm able to.”

A key player in the series' success, however, is not so enthusiastic about the idea. Steve Carell, who played the infamous Michael Scott, doesn’t think a revival would be well-received. "The climate's different," Carell told Esquire back in 2018. "I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior. I mean, he's certainly not a model boss. A lot of what is depicted on that show is completely wrong-minded. That's the point, you know? But I just don't know how that would fly now.”

LEGO Brought a Life-Sized Iron Man Statue to Comic-Con

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*Warning: This story includes spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.*

San Diego Comic-Con is now in full swing with exclusive panels, sneak peek footage, collectors’ items, and epic installations of fan-favorite movies, comics, and characters. But this year, it's LEGO that's stealing the show with its life-size Iron Man statue.

The mind-blowing structure stands 6.5 feet tall, weighs 188 pounds, and consists of 35,119 bricks. It took LEGO Master Builders 225 hours to design and build the beloved superhero, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The statue couldn’t come at a more perfect time. With the death of Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) in Avengers: Endgame, fans have been nostalgic for Iron Man, clamoring for any reminder of the iconic character’s journey.

If you are one of the lucky fans at Comic-Con this year, be sure to check out the larger-than-life LEGO statue. If you can’t attend, you can always re-watch Avengers: Endgame to get your Tony Stark fix. The film will be available for digital download on July 30, but you can preorder it now.

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