Skyler Daenerys?

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think [name_u]Skyler[/name_u] with the middle name [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] is okay, or too much? [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] would be after the Game of Thrones character on purpose. She’s my favourite character and I think the combo sounds super pretty but wanted to get thoughts. Thanks!

I think [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] is too much. I myself love GoT and [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] is a badass, amazing character, but I’m not a fan of using her name for an actual child, whether first or middle, for multiple reasons:

  • The show and the books are known for being very sexual and I, for one, wouldn’t want part of my child’s name to be instantly associated with sex by a lot of people (and in the books in particular, she’s thirteen when she marries Khal Drogo…child marriage is not a good association)
  • The incest association
  • There will inevitably be people who have absolutely no idea what Game of Thrones is/who the characters are and are probably going to think you just picked a weird sounding, weird looking name
  • What if your kid dislikes or dislikes being associated with Game of Thrones? It isn’t like naming your kid after a character with an established name, so there is absolutely no escaping the “wow, your parents named you after Game of Thrones”

Overall, I feel like there are some GoT names that are okay to use because they’re more subtly from GoT. Maybe they’re already trendy ([name_u]Arya[/name_u]), they’re already a classic ([name_m]Jon[/name_m]), or they just don’t look kinda like a keyboard smash. I understand that [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] is pretty great, but I feel like using her name as part of your child’s name is ill-advised. (Sorry.)

I know nothing about Game of Thrones, but as a name the combo flws well and sounds interesting

[name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] flows well and sounds quite nice as a combo, however, the association is indeed a strong one…

I do not watch Game of Thrones (too graphic and violent for my liking), but am highly aware of the character due to trends in the media and such. I must admit, [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] has a great, strong, whimsical sound to it (so does [name_f]Khaleesi[/name_f], admittedly), but as a name created specifically for the series, and being such a prominent character in pop culture at this time, the name [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] may well feel very trendy, very fast (especially with this new season being the last and the whole fanfare, soon enough, fading out). That said, as your intention is to use it as a middle name, and it wouldn’t come up for her too much, perhaps it’s not so bad.

Alternatively, how would you feel about perhaps using just part of [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f]’ name, lessening the chance of it feeling so trendy (so obviously tied to the series and this time in history), yet still keeping your personal association with your beloved character – [name_f]Nerys[/name_f]? [name_f]Nerys[/name_f] is of Welsh usage, and though true etymology of the name is uncertain, may stem from ner meaning “man, lord, chief; strong, courageous”, while adding the popular, usually feminine Welsh suffix -ys with intention to mean “lady”. This meaning attains to the character you wish to honor, and Welsh names typically have that same ethereal, whimsical yet strong sound to them that [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] has. If you liked the D-, you could potentially use a D- name as first and [name_f]Nerys[/name_f] in the middle to create her own name (Delilah [name_f]Nerys[/name_f]), not so tired to the series, yet still very obvious to you. [name_m]Just[/name_m] an idea. :slight_smile:

I agree with the first poster.

I agree the connotation is a bit strong. Especially since children tend to ask why you named them while quite young, and you wouldn’t want them to watch GOT. As [name_f]Sunniva[/name_f] said, [name_f]Nerys[/name_f] is a sweet name and a nod to the character. You could also go with [name_u]Danny[/name_u], as that’s a nickname [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] sometimes goes by, especially in the books

I think “too much” is a line all parents have to draw for themselves. I know people with names strongly associated with fictional and/or mythical characters - some are bothered by it, others not.

I would suggest waiting until the final episode of the show (and/or until you’ve read the final book) before using the name, in case the character becomes less appealing to you by the story’s end.

I 100% agree with this - [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f]’ character arc may twist very much, or not at all, before the show is over, and you may feel differently about using her as a namesake for your daughter. If not, there’s plenty of precedent for naming kids after well-known fictional characters (looking at you, LotR) and it really comes down to a matter of taste.

With that said, what do you think about more subtle links to the character?

[name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_f]Dany[/name_f]/[name_u]Dani[/name_u]
[name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_u]Storm[/name_u]/Stormborn
[name_u]Skyler[/name_u] Rhaella ([name_f]Daenerys[/name_f]’ mother)
[name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_f]Regina[/name_f] (regina is the direct Latin translation of queen)
[name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_u]Reign[/name_u]/[name_f]Reina[/name_f]/[name_f]Raina[/name_f]

Personally, I think [name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_f]Regina[/name_f] would be a stunning choice for you - it encapsulates the strength, resilience, and grace of [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f]’ character without the weight of either the pop-culture phenomenon or her more sinister attributes.

Listen i have met 3 baby Khalessi’s in the last 4 years honestly i think [name_u]Skyler[/name_u] Daenrys is stunning. It gives [name_u]Skyler[/name_u] a breath of fresh air.

I say go for it

[SUB]It’s not my favourite. [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] is too tied to Game of Thrones. I find it would be really unavoidable to not have comparisons/jokes made. Plus, its kind of hard to spell. Im sure even fans of the show misspell it all the time. That being said, it is the middle and how many people honestly ever know someone’s middle. The only people’s middle names I knew were close friends and family. As for [name_u]Skyler[/name_u], its not terrible but not my cup of tea either. I dont like a lot of unisex names. And I prefer it spelled [name_u]Skylar[/name_u] as well. [/SUB]

Another thing, the series is not over yet and this is not a spoiler but something that many people has suspected, she might turn into something worse soon and maybe at the end of the series she is not someone you want to be associated with

I think [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] has a pretty sound and makes an interesting middle name. [name_u]Skyler[/name_u] seems very trendy to me and isn’t my personal style but if you love it, use it.

I love GoT, and [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] is my favourite character (obviously, as my picture shows lol), so I say go for it. My bro in law’s friend has a daughter called [name_f]Khaleesi[/name_f], and he wanted to name my niece [name_u]Arya[/name_u] if my sister would allow it. The show is huge, even the books are huge, she’s not going to be the only one named after a GoT character. It completely depends on how you view [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] as a character and whether you’ll be OK with explaining her to your daughter.

Completely agree with all of this! I am a huge GOT nerd but I think you would come to regret using the name [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f].

At the same time, I definitely understand wanting to name your daughter after a badass female character. What about a more subtle nod, like [name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_f]Dany[/name_f]?

Or you could choose a middle name that means fire:
[name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_f]Azar[/name_f]
[name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_f]Shula[/name_f]
[name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_u]Blaze[/name_u]
[name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_m]Inigo[/name_m]
[name_u]Skyler[/name_u] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]

Or a middle name that means red, since the Targaryen sigil is a red dragon?
Skyler Crimson
Skyler Scarlett
Skyler Garnet
Skyler Ruby

Or a middle name that means strength and courage? There’s lots of those. I would think about other aspects of Daenerys’ personality, family history, or story to try to find something that references her in a more subtle way.

M…eh… either choose a different first name or change the middle name. I love the books but the show sucks so much especially when they pushed incest down on people when the books trying to show why it is problematic + Daenery stopped being relevant after [name_u]Red[/name_u] Waste sorry. Other ASOIAF names for you

• Aelinor ([name_u]Penrose[/name_u])
• [name_f]Alerie[/name_f] (Hightower)
• Alicent (Hightower)
• Allyria ([name_m]Dayne[/name_m])
• Ashara ([name_m]Dayne[/name_m])
• [name_f]Beth[/name_f] (Cassel)
• Cassana (Estermont)
• Cassela (Vaith)
• [name_u]Dacey[/name_u] (Mormont)
• Daena (Targaryen)
• Daeryssa
• [name_u]Danny[/name_u] ([name_m]Flint[/name_m])
• Darlessa (Marbrand)
• [name_u]Elia[/name_u] ([name_m]Martell[/name_m])
• Emphyria ([name_m]Vance[/name_m])
• Lyessa ([name_m]Flint[/name_m])
• Lynesse (Hightower)
• Minisa (Whent)
• Missandei
• [name_f]Myrcella[/name_f] (Baratheon)
• Myrielle (Lannister)
• Nymeria
• [name_f]Rhea[/name_f] ([name_u]Royce[/name_u])
• Tyene (Sand)
• [name_u]Val[/name_u]
• Visenya (Targaryen)
• Viserra (Targaryen)
• [name_f]Wenda[/name_f] (the White [name_f]Fawn[/name_f])
• [name_f]Willow[/name_f] (Heddle)
• Wylla (Manderly)