Spilly

Why is Bran/Brandon such a common Stark name?

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Stupid theory or genius? Bran goes far back in time to stop the Night King and ensures "There must always be a Stark in Winterfell" is engrained into Stark minds to ensure his lineage leads to his birth. He is also responsible for many historical events including Bran the Builder, Brandon the Breaker, etc. 

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We see the same thing with the name Aegon in house Targaryen. I guess it's a homage to the founder of the house. 

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I think Brandon the Builder founded the Stark family and they just named their kids after him.
(Not sure though)

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On 23.08.2017 at 8:16 AM, Spilly said:

 He is also responsible for many historical events including Bran the Builder, Brandon the Breaker, etc. 

There also was a Brandon the Burner, IIRC, not to mention Brandon the Bad ...

It is quite common for Rulling Houses to keep on reusing certain names. Look at OTL examples.

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On 8/27/2017 at 10:56 AM, TMIFairy said:

There also was a Brandon the Burner, IIRC, not to mention Brandon the Bad ...

It is quite common for Rulling Houses to keep on reusing certain names. Look at OTL examples.

Yaeh, coming from a world where the current monarchs include a Carl XVI and a half dozen others who are VI or greater, with other historical examples like Ramesses XI, and all of them from monarchies that only lasted a few centuries and changed dynasties multiple times, it's hard to work up much bafflement over an 8000-year-old dynasty having a few dozen Brandons.

 

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I remember the Durrandon dynasty had a nasty habit of reusing the name Durran numerous times. I think the Durrandon had a Durran XXIV or something.

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On 23.8.2017 at 8:16 AM, Spilly said:

Stupid theory or genius? Bran goes far back in time to stop the Night King and ensures "There must always be a Stark in Winterfell" is engrained into Stark minds to ensure his lineage leads to his birth. He is also responsible for many historical events including Bran the Builder, Brandon the Breaker, etc. 

There is no Night King in the books. You are mixing it up with the show. There was a legendary figure named the Nights King in the books (supossely the 13th LC), but he is defeated long time ago and according to GRRM unlikely to have survived.

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