Khaleesi Is Old News, Is It Not?
|15 August 2013|
Well this is interesting.
In June, the Daily Dot ran an article about the Khaleesi baby name trend that included the following sentence:
Laura Wattenberg, writing for the Baby Name Wizard Blog, first called attention to this trend last month, when she posted about “Khaleesi: The Non-Name from a Non-Language.”
Why I do find this line so remarkable?
Because Wattenberg was definitely not the “first” to call attention to this trend.
By the time her post was published, the rest of us had been discussing Khaleesi for a year already.
I remember talking about the name Khaleesi in this post way back in May of 2012. (The link was posted to Reddit the next day and the influx of traffic nearly killed my site.) And I’ve seen several Khaleesi discussions pop up in other places as well.
I’ve emailed the Daily Dot about correcting the article, but in the meanwhile I wanted to mention the error here on the blog.
Because accuracy is important. At least to me.
It’s too bad nobody bothered to fact-check that article before it went live.