04/04/2013 07:00 pm ET | Updated Jun 04, 2013

How To Remember The Names Of The 'Game Of Thrones' Characters

Forget the giants and smoke demons and dragons (actually, never forget the dragons) -- the main way you know "Game of Thrones" isn't set in our world is by the characters' names: There are no Daeneryses, Cerseis, and Theons in your kids' schools! (Well, not yet, anyway.) After two full seasons (and five books), these exotic names might seem like Danielle, Sally, and Phil to seasoned fans, but what of the struggling newbie? Sure, there are some normalish names like Robb and Catelyn that are easy to wrap your head around, but for every Jaime there are what seem to be 50 Melisandres.

Read more on Vulture