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Mon Jun 30, 2014, 07:55 AM

Sweden: Game of Thrones sparks Swede baby name trend


The hit show has inspired swarms of new parents in Sweden to name their babies after characters featured in the HBO series according to new statistics.

Top of the list is Arya, the tomboy of the house of Stark, with the name cropping up on 38 birth certificates since June 2011.

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The figures have been released by Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån) and record the list of names over a four year period between 2009 - 2013.

Whilst Arya was the runaway favourite the next most popular names were Sandor (20) Jaime (12) Theon (10) with the good-hearted Khaleesei inspiring five parents to name their daughter after her according to figures published in Aftonbladet.

http://www.thelocal.se/20140629/game-of-thrones-sparks-swedish-baby-name-craze

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