If every U.S. state had a surname for bastards, like Game of Thrones, what would each state’s name be?

Written by: Randy Olson

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 There was a fun thread on reddit yesterday that asked users to come up with Game of Thrones-like surnames for every U.S. State. I went through and picked out my favorites from the thread and mapped them below.

When reading these, read it as, “You know nothing, Jon ______.”

GoT Bastard Map - US

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Randy Olson is a Computer Science graduate research assistant at Michigan State University in Dr. Chris Adami’s lab specializing in artificial intelligence, artificial life, and evolutionary computation. He runs a research blog where he writes about Python, scientific computing, evolution, and AI. Randy is an ardent advocate of open science and regularly travels the U.S. to teach researchers scientific computing skills at Software Carpentry workshops.