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August 28, 2021

5 Game of Thrones Characters with Tricky Names

Saif Cheval
Saif Cheval
Marketing Lead
2
min read

Game of Thrones Names

Game of Thrones is an international phenomenon. Now going into its ninth and final season, the show follows characters in the fictional land of Westeros as they vie for control of the Iron Throne. The show is an excellent talking point, but it can be difficult to pronounce some of the characters' names. Luckily, the NameShouts team created this pronunciation guide back in 2016 to guide you through it.

1. Daenerys Targaryen

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(Photocredit: by TAnthony, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43351354)

Daenerys, like most of the Targaryen Clan, has a hard-to-pronounce name. To make everyone's life easier, her name is often shortened to "Dany". It looks like Khaleesi is going to be a lot more active this season.Learn to pronounceDaenerys Targaryenwith NameShouts.

2. Sansa Stark

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Photos by Suzi-Pratt.com[/caption]Sansa's name is often mispronounced as "Saen-zah," and it's something that the actress Sophie Turner finds frustrating. Sansa seems like a simple name to pronounce but it's easy to mess up.Learn to pronounce Sansa Stark with NameShouts.

3. Tommen Baratheon

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(Photocredit: DenP Images - http://www.flickr.com/photos/28173248@N08/4486538959/)

Queen Cersei's last surviving child, King Tommen's name is very easy to get wrong. Many people call him "Tom-meen" or "Toh-meen".Learn to pronounce Tommen Baratheon with NameShouts.

4. Cersei Lannister

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Queen Cersei's name is pronounced differently depending on who you ask. On the HBO show, she is almost always called "Cer-see". However, George R.R. Martin pronounces her name differently. NameShouts decided to go with hispronunciation.Learn to pronounce Cersei Lannisterwith NameShouts.

5. Melisandre

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Melisandre should play a big part in this season of Game of Thrones. The Red Priestess has always been powerful and is expected to reveal more surprises about herself on the first episode of this season.Learn to pronounce Melisandrewith NameShouts.Clickthis linkfor more Game of Thrones Character Pronunciations.*Big thanks to A Wiki of Ice and Fire pronunciation guide and HBO’s official pronunciation guide.

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