`Game of Thrones` characters` monikers trending as baby names

ANI| Last Updated: Apr 19, 2014, 14:53 PM IST

London: Many real-life babies now have name corresponding to ` Game of Thrones` character names, including names such as Khaleesi and Arya.

Khaleesi - a royal title that was made-up for Emilia Clarke`s character Daenerys by author George RR Martin whose books the show is based on - is now the name of 146 babies.

The name Arya, the name of a tomboy character played by Maisie Williams, more than doubled to 131 in 2012 from 57 a year.

Baby name expert Laura Wattenberg said that plenty of authors dating back to Shakespeare had invented names that caught on with parents.