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It's Name of Thrones for babies: Muhammad top choice

By Rozina Sabur

Game Of Thrones has inspired names for the next generation, according to website BabyCentre.

The website's top 100 baby names of 2014 showed Muhammad has risen a huge 27 places to claim the No 1 spot for boys.

Sophia was top for baby girls.

But the name Emilia was a new entry at number 53, possibly influenced by Emilia Clarke, who stars in the fantasy drama filmed here.

Parents have also been registering Clarke's character name Daenerys, as well as Tyrion - a dwarf in HBO's show - this year.

But Sarah Redshaw, managing editor for BabyCentre, said: "Parents are wary of names associated with celebrities who exhibit bad behaviour, the controversial pop singer Miley Cyrus being a prime example."

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