Some ‘Game of Thrones’ Super Fans Might Be Regretting This Choice After “The Bells”

'Game of Thrones' has made some serious impressions on its fans in Season 8, but this one could last a lifetime.

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Game of Thrones has been one hell of a bloodbath so far in Season 8, and with only one episode to go it's unlikely the series finale will be any different. While "The Long Night" was highly anticipated by fans who expected plenty of characters to kick the bucket, "The Bells" proved to be catastrophically deadly as well. After the episode aired, it left a lot of fans with one big regret.

*Season 8, Episode 5 spoilers below*

The most shocking moment came when Daenerys Targaryen slaughtered tens of thousands of innocent people in King's Landing, despite a proposed plan to spare them if the city's bells rang. When the Lannister forces surrended without Cersei's permission, Daenerys ignored the bells and set alight massive portions of the city while riding atop Drogon. 

In 2018, it was revealed that thousands of children in the United States were named after Game of Thrones characters, with many choosing to name their daughters Khaleesi in honor of Daenerys, who was given the alias when she became a Dothraki queen in Season 1. So now a bunch of parents have kids named after the woman who committed one of the series' most ruthlessly murderous moments.

Looking through the latest Social Security baby-name data released today, Khaleesi is now a more popular girls' name than Gloria, Anne or Julie. (And yet, no one is using Khaleesi's real name, Daenerys.)

— Nick Turner (@NewsyNick) May 10, 2019

Girls named Khaleesi* in the United States:

2011: 28
2012: 147
2013: 243
2014: 369
2015: 341
2016: 373
2017: 467
2018: 560
Total: 2,528

*Does not include mis-spellings
Source: SSA

— Christopher Ingraham🦗 (@_cingraham) May 13, 2019

Now check out some of the best reactions to the unfortunate revelation:

The face of the parents who named their baby girls "Khaleesi":

#GameOfthrones #GOT #Khaleesi

— Miguel Dominguez (@MiguelDomMR) May 13, 2019

time for the parents of the 568 children who were named Khaleesi or Daenarys last year to read the morning recaps of last night's Game of Thrones, but first, a big sip of coffee

— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) May 13, 2019

Sad person at the dog park today: “come over here, uh... *whispers* Khaleesi...”

a passerby drops their iced coffee in shock

— Nick Morrow (@NRMorrow) May 13, 2019

Everyone who named their baby Daenerys/Khaleesi going to their clerk of courts in the morning for legal name changes #GameOfThrones

— Lesley Wright (@lesleywright_) May 13, 2019

The face of all the parents that named their kid Daenerys, Dany, or Khaleesi #GameofThrones

— Jesse Johnson (@jestertrog) May 13, 2019

all the women who named their babies “Khaleesi” right now: #GameofThrones

— nic 🦌 (@violetsblubussy) May 13, 2019

think about all the parents who named their child khaleesi or #Daenerys hahahaha #GamefThrones

— cute nose demon from berserk (@batlordi) May 13, 2019

all the women who named their babies “Khaleesi” right now:

— Juan (@scarymoneys) May 13, 2019

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