SPOILERS FOR ASOS AND TV FANSSS. (that means you, jennifer)

Re-reading A Storm of Swords to prepare for the new season coming out.

And I realized that when Sansa calls Tyrion “my lord” on their wedding night, he corrects her and says, “Tyrion. My name is Tyrion, Sansa,” he’s not just trying to create some sense of intimacy between them (which is what I read it as at first).

It’s also because Tyrion’s always being called anything that isn’t his name - he’s “Halfman,” “Imp,” and “Dwarf.” But how many people really refer to him as his given name? How many people call him slurs that serve to distance him further from the mass of humanity?

And even if Sansa isn’t calling him those things, Tyrion wants her to call her by his given name, the one that confirms his personhood.

As if that chapter wasn’t already painful enough. Twist the knife again, GRRM.

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