Sophie Turner announces the birth of her daughter

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We here at Watchers on the Wall don’t often report on the personal lives of Game of Thrones actors, but we’re making an exception for this one. Sophie Turner, our Queen of the North, and her husband Joe Jonas have become parents!

According to PEOPLE, Turner gave birth to a baby girl last Wednesday in Los Angeles. She and Jonas have named their daughter Willa (and much as I try to recognize that Game of Thrones alumni have lives outside of the show, it makes me smile that Wylla is also the name of the woman at Starfall who took care of Jon Snow as a baby).

“The couple is already obsessed and can’t stop gloating about their new addition,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “The couple is taking time to enjoy this special moment and have only shared the news and updates with family and friends.”

Indeed, neither Turner nor Jonas have posted about the birth on their Instagram accounts and I certainly hope the public respects their need for privacy. But, on the extraordinarily slim chance they see this post, we at Watchers on the Wall offer our congratulations to the new parents!

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    1. Congrats, and congrats to Carice, Gemma, Alfie, Iwan, Lena and every other cast and crew member who has had a kid during the series’ run.

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    2. “She and Jonas have named their daughter Willa (and much as I try to recognize that Game of Thrones alumni have lives outside of the show, it makes me smile that Wylla is also the name of the woman at Starfall who took care of Jon Snow as a baby).”

      My memory could be hazy after five months cooped up in a Sky Cell…
      In early S1, when Robert was reminiscing with Ned about their wartime adventures, didn’t Robert or Ned mention “Willa” or “Bessie” as the name of the girl Ned impregnated? I’ll have to go back and rewatch that scene.

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    3. “The couple is already obsessed and can’t stop gloating about their new addition,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “The couple is taking time to enjoy this special moment and have only shared the news and updates with family and friends.“

      Family and friends? I assume that Sophie’s friends hosting a baby shower will include her dear friend Maisie Williams.

      Her gift for Willa could be a Valyrian Steel rattle dagger…

      ————-
      Video: Seth Meyers Takes Melisandre to a Baby Shower

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5C6kG57J7Q&list=LLripo7veimnITLJV0ZmcVOg

      at 3:34 – 3:56: Valyrian steel rattle sword

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    4. Ten Bears,

      Updating 2:29 pm Comment:
      On the Kingsroad in S1e2, Ned told Robert that “Wylla” was the name of Jon’s mother:

      [Excerpt from S1e2, “The Kingsroad”]

      Robert: “Gods, this is country! I’ve half a mind to leave them all behind and keep going.”

      Ned: “I’ve half a mind to go with you.”

      Robert: “What do you say, just you and me on the Kingsroad, swords at our sides, a couple of tavern wenches to warm our beds tonight.”

      Ned: “You should have asked me 20 years ago.”

      Robert: “There were wars to fight, women to marry. We never had the chance to be young.”

      Ned: “I recall a few chances.”

      Robert: “There was that one… Oh, what was her name? That common girl of yours? Becca? With the great big tits you could bury your face in.”

      Ned: “Bessie. She was one of yours.”

      Robert: “Bessie! Thank the gods for Bessie and her tits. Yours was…Aleena? No. You told me once. Meryl? Your bastard’s mother?”

      Ned: “Wylla.”

      Robert: “That’s it. She must have been a rare wench to make Lord Eddard Stark forget his honor. You never told me what she looked like.”

      Ned: “Nor will I.”

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    5. Ten Bears,

      It’s a wildly irrelevant thing for a Sophie Turner baby thread, but Wylla in fact probably was Jon’s wet nurse, since we know he was Lyanna Stark’s son. Ned was lying to Robert in that Season 1 scene.

      Congrats to Sophie on her new baby!

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    6. Pigeon:
      Congrats, and congrats to Carice, Gemma, Alfie, Iwan, Lena and every other cast and crew member who has had a kid during the series’ run.

      Ditto. And a big big big yes on Valyrian steel rattles; Meli gives the absolute best motherhood advice in that bit. 😀

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    7. Shelle: Ditto. And a big big big yes on Valyrian steel rattles; Meli gives the absolute best motherhood advice in that bit. 😀

      That skit cracks me up every time. 😄

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    8. Pigeon:
      Congrats, and congrats to Carice, Gemma, Alfie, Iwan, Lena and every other cast and crew member who has had a kid during the series’ run.

      You’ve said it better than I could, Pigeon. I endorse your sentiments.

      Thinking of GoT/ASOIAF as pertains to the name Wylla, wasn’t Lord Manderley’s granddaughter, who has some characteristics in common with show Lyanna Mormont, called Wylla?

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    9. Since there’s been a lull in the comments section, here’s a musician dedication to Sansa Stark, fka the Little Bird, and nka The Queen in the North.

      🎶 … “So, shed those downy feathers and fly 🕊
      A little bit.
      “🎶

      “Georgy Girl” (1967), The Seekers

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsIbfYEizLk

      🎶Hey there, Georgy girl,
      Dreamin’ of the someone you could be,
      Life is a reality,
      You can’t always run away.

      Don’t be so scared of changing
      And rearranging yourself.
      It’s time for jumping down from the shelf,
      A little bit…”
      🎶

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