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Fan Nickname / A Song of Ice and Fire

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  • "Planetos" is a popular nickname for the setting's planet, after GRRM's somewhat unoriginal naming conventions (Westeros in the west, Essos in the east, Sothoryos in the south, et cetera). David J. Peterson, the language developer for the TV show, also came up with "Terros" when he wondered if there was a name for the world (he also gave the options of Gayos or Earthos). Interestingly, the actual canon name for the world of ASOIAF is "the world" or (uncapitalized) "earth" or even "this world of ice and fire".
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  • "Raven Email" or "E-ravens" (also adopted by viewers of Game of Thrones), in reference to the oddly fast and reliable method of communication via carrier-raven. Similarly, the use of weirwood trees to see the past and present is often referred to as the "Weirwood internet", the "weirwood wide web" or "" (and more advanced Greenseer abilities are naturally the "weirless internet"). An alternative fanmade name for the "Weirwood internet" is the "Tree Matrix", since Greenseers have to literally plug themselves in.
  • Robert Baratheon has become "Bobby B".
  • Littlefinger is frequently abbreviated to simply "LF". Or people call him "Pedofinger", "Creepfinger", "Lord Twatbeard", and "Middlefinger". There's also "Littlefucker" given how he "fucks" everyone else over (and his creepy relationships with Catelyn, Lysa and Sansa...)
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  • "Jon Stu", which is often used by detractors of Jon Snow for his such qualities and how well things seem to go for him in comparison to most people in this series.
  • Catelyn's arrest of Tyrion in the first book is referred to as "the Catnapping" or "the dwarfnapping".
  • Character that get brought Back from the Dead get "Un" placed in front of their name, like "UnBeric" for Beric Dondarrion, whom Thoros of Myr resurrected several times.
  • "UnCat" or "Zombie Cat" for Catelyn after she's resurrected.
  • In certain parts of the community Ser Gregor is known as "The Mountain that Rapes". You can guess why. Later on, i.e. as of A Feast for Crows, Qyburn's experiment with Gregor was dubbed "Franken-Gregor", "Gregolem", "Gregorstein", "Qyborg" or just "UnGregor". In A Dance With Dragons it's given an official name: Ser Robert Strong.
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  • Jorah's unrequited feelings for Daenerys earned him the nicknames "Ser Friendzone", "Lord Friendzone", and "Ser Jorah of House Friendzone".
  • "Shadow babies" for Melisandre's terrifying shadow children.
  • Stannis is affectionately known as "Stannis the Mannis" by his fans, often shortened to "Stan the Man". Also, "Stanislav" which is a portmanteau of sorts for "Stan is love", itself a reference to a meme. Stannis is also a (albeit rare) real-life nickname for people named Stanislav.
    • In parts of the Russian fandom it is not uncommon to find him being referred to as "Comrade Stannis". Why? Because it sounds like "Comrade Stalin". This is used both by haters of Stannis and by his fans. It probably helps that he follows the advice of a red witch and is taking part to a war in the snow.
  • Melisandre often gets shortened to "Mel".
  • "Robbwind" or "Grey Robb", for the desecrated corpse sewn together from Robb and his direwolf's remains.
  • The Other that is killed by Sam in A Storm of Swords has become known affectionately as "Puddles", because the Others seem to "melt" when killed.
  • "Dorkstar" for Darkstar, who is seen as The Scrappy for trying too hard to evoke Evil Is Cool.
  • "Ironbabies" for the Ironborn, from people who find their adherence to their Rape, Pillage, and Burn gimmick to be overly edgy and impractical.
  • In A Dance With Dragons, Manderly's revenge scheme is generally referred to as "Delicious Frey Pie", with means exactly what it sounds like.
  • "fAegon", as in Fake Aegon for people who don't think Young Griff really is the son of Rhaegar. Jeyne Poole is sometimes similarly called "fArya" because she was forced to impersonate Arya Stark.
    • In the Russian fandom, it's not uncommon to find him being referred to as "Pseudo-Demetrius", or another alias of that historical person (such as "Aegon Otrepiev" or "Aegon of Uglich"), after a very similar character of Russian history.
  • In some circles, Jon Snow's murder is referred to as "The Ides of Marsh", because he was killed by Bowen Marsh and several of his co-conspirators in a scenario similar to the assassination of Julius Caesar.
  • Areo Hotah, called the "Camera that Rides" because he exists just to give another POV in Dorne.
  • Jon Connington's name is shortened to "JonCon" to avoid confusion with Jon Snow and the other, less prominent Jons in the series.
  • The "Unkiss", Sansa's false memory of the Hound kissing her.
  • In the same vein as the "Red Wedding", Joffrey and Maegaery's wedding is called the "Purple Wedding" after the amethysts in Sansa's hairnet, which were used to poison Joffrey's purple wine, turning his face purple in death. Other "Color" Wedding nicknames are used, though to a lesser extent:
    • The "Silver Wedding" (Daenerys/Drogo) for the horse Silver and the color of the bride's hair.
    • The "Golden Wedding" (Tyrion/Sansa) for the Lannister sigil; also called the "White Wedding", due to Tyrion and Sansa never consummating the union and the fact that nobody dies horribly.
    • The "Grey" Wedding (Ramsey/Jeyne Poole as Arya Stark) for the bride's eyes being the wrong color and the grey snow; also called the "Pink Wedding" for the Bolton sigil.
  • Some fans also refer to George R. R. Martin (the series' author) as "The Mountain that Writes" due to his considerable girth. Others refer to him as "The Mountain That Doesn't Write" for the long gaps between books.
  • The "Tower of Joy" is generally treated like a proper name to a tower and an incident there, though the phrase comes from an offhand description.
  • "Team Dragonstone" for the Power Trio of Stannis, Davos, and Melisandre. Stannis' wife Selyse and daughter Shireen are sometimes included as well.
  • Victarion Greyjoy is often shortened to "Vic" or "Vicky".
  • Randyll Tarly is sometimes referred to as Randyll "Rape Apologist" Tarly because of his horrible, misogynistic treatment of Brienne, telling her that if she gets raped it's her own fault.
  • The expected fight between Sandor and Gregor Clegane (already happened in the series) is referred to as Cleganebowl.
  • The expected fight between Ramsay Bolton and Jon Snow (already happened in the series) is referred to as Bastardbowl or Snowbowl.
  • The relationship between Cersei and Jaime Lannister is called "the Lannincest".
  • Ser Barristan Selmy is sometimes called "Ser Badasstan".
  • All of the Mereenese characters have names that are difficult to spell and pronounce that readers got fed up in remembering them and decided to all name them, "Harzoo".
  • The "Dead Ladies Club" for deceased female characters that are closely connected to major characters. Lyanna Stark, Elia Martell, Rhaella Targaryen, Joanna Lannister, and Ashara Dayne are usually the main ones but the list is flexible. Others include Lyarra Stark, Cassana Estermont, Minisa Tully, Tysha (assuming she's dead), Rhaenys Targaryen (daughter of Prince Rhaegar), and the unnamed Princess of Drone (mother of Doran, Elia, and Oberyn).
  • Related to the above, some fans have come up with a few names for Doran, Elia, and Oberyn's mother. The most popular are "Ariella Martell" (a portmanteau of Arianne and Sarella) and "Loreza Martell" (thus making Oberyn and Ellaria's daughter a Dead Guy Junior).
  • The "STAB Alliance", for the alliance that rebelled against Aerys the Mad (Stark, Tully, Arryn and Baratheon). Upgraded to the "BLAST Alliance" if considering House Lannister in the mix.
  • Referring to the tv-show, after the dramatic reveal that Jon is the legitimate son of Rhaegar Targaryen, and his name is Aegon, many fans have expressed displeasure with the name, and taken to calling him "Jaehaerys" instead. There's also those who jokingly refer to him as "Visenya", to go along with his siblings being named Aegon and Rhaenys, since many fans assume Rhaegar wanted Jon to be a daughter.
  • "Dadvos" for Ser Davos Seaworth, due to his care for his sons and other children such as Shireen Baratheon and Edric Storm (changed to Gendry in the series), to the point of disobeying Stannis to save Edric.
  • The letter that Jon Snow receives from Ramsay Bolton in his last Dance chapter is referred to as the "Pink Letter" because it was sealed with pink wax, that being the main color of House Bolton.

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