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Cool Name of the Week: Margaery

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Anyone else catch last night’s premiere of Game of Thrones? I’ll have a full writeup tomorrow of my favorite names from this crazy fantasy series, but my cool name of the week comes from the new princess-in-training.

Margaery proved herself in yesterday’s episode to be the Princess Diana of the Seven Kingdoms, stopping off at an orphanage in a decrepit neighborhood to provide toys and aid. Though she seemed to provoke the current queen, Cersei, with her behavior, she wouldn’t back down (perhaps another nod to recent English royal history).

I like the distinctive spelling used on Game of Thrones and in its source material, A Song of Fire and Ice. But the source of the name is clearly Margery, a variant of Margaret, which means “pearl.” Margery is sometimes given the meaning “child of light.” It’s a lesser-used variant, which hasn’t been in the top 1000 names since the late 1950s. Perhaps this unique spelling, Margaery, will help bring it back to the forefront.

It comes with most of the same nicknames as Margaret—Meg and Maggie, Marge and May. It should be paired with a short and sweet middle name—something like Belle, Anne, or Jane would be perfect.

What do you think of Margaery (or Margery)? Would it be a name you’d pick? Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for my full Game of Thrones name recap.

Photo: Pregnant woman via Ronald Summers/Shutterstock.com

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