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Name of 'Thrones': Why Baltimore-area parents are naming their kids after characters from the HBO series

Name of 'Thrones': Why Baltimore-area parents are naming their kids after characters from the HBO series

Five years ago, shortly after giving birth to twin girls, Lauren Kucharski knew that Arya was the right choice for her spirited daughter.

“We knew we wanted the name before she was born but didn’t know which twin to give it to until they were born. She came out fighting,” said Kucharski, a 38-year-old Timonium resident who is also an avid fan of the “Game of Thrones” series on HBO.

Kucharski said she wanted to name her daughter after another strong female. (Arya’s twin is named after Maya Angelou.) The character Arya Stark stood out to Kucharski because of the heroine’s strong-willed nature and the fact that she doesn’t take no for an answer.

“She was able to carve...

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