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Cool Name of the Week: Arya

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Game of Thrones is back with a vengeance—and so was Arya Stark, who decided to get back her weapon from the man who stole it from her. And she definitely took it the hard way.

Arya's one of the cooler characters in Game of Thrones, a tomboyish girl who has been on the run ever since her father was beheaded. Though she's been captured several times, she's still fared far better than the rest of the Stark clan—at least so far. And her coolness probably helps explain why her name's now on the radar. Thanks to George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series, the basis for Game of Thrones, it's currently nearing the top 400. It's a Sanskrit name that means "noble."

Arya needs an equally elegant middle name. I'd pair Arya with Gray, Jane, Claire or Maeve.

What do you think of Arya? Could it be on your short list for your daughter?

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