'Name of Thrones' Video Spoofs the High Stakes of Baby Naming
Baby-naming pressure is one thing that just won't die in this spot-on parody of the edge-of-your-seat fantasy series.
Anyone who has watched even five minutes of the HBO series "Game of Thrones" knows it isn't for the faint of heart. And neither is choosing a baby name, according to a new rap parody from Mama Mafia and Awestruck called "Name of Thrones."
I wouldn't say picking a name for your baby is quite as high stakes as winning control over the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Still, no pregnant woman would deny that it seems everyone from your grandmother to the grocery store clerk has an opinion when it comes to what you should name your baby. Maybe a celebrity-inspired moniker! No, choose a family name! It can all feel a bit overwhelming, to say the least.
In the video, women try to exert their influence on a expectant friend during a baby shower, suggesting names from Blanket, after Michael Jackson's son, to Bear Blu, which was Alicia Silverstone's pick for her little boy.
You can see the mom-to-be getting more and more stressed out, as her friends, adorned in "Game of Thrones"-inspired costumes, ramp up the pressure. Maybe she should pick a baby name based on the show, like Tyrion! Shifting gears, perhaps a stripper name is more appropriate. Peaches? Vaseline? Surely these suggestions are worth considering!
From Twinkie, to Gasoline, there is no shortage of "gentle suggestions" from the shower attendees, who actually start fighting with one another over whose idea is best. But aren't they forgetting one thing? Like, what name the guest of honor likes for her soon-to-be-born baby.
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You'll have to watch the video to see what happens when the friends get so wrapped up in baby name warfare that they ignore the pregnant lady they are supposed to be celebrating.
Did you, or do you feel pressure from friends, family, and random strangers when it came to naming your baby?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.