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Should she not be known as Cersei Baratheon? Lysa Arryn is not called Lysa Tully and neither is Catelyn Stark. When you marry in the Seven Kingdoms you take on the name of the House you marry into. Her alligiance should also be House Baratheon. Since that is the House she now belongs to. LordofOnions (Talk) 00:36, May 25, 2011 (UTC)

In the books, there are multiple female characters who identify themselves by their birth House name, not their married name, enough to suggest that keeping your birth name or adopting your married name is either a matter of choice or depends on the hierarchy of power. Notably, Lysa and Catelyn married into more powerful families and accepted their names, whilst Cersei married into a less powerful family and refused to take their name (Cersei is never called 'Cersei Baratheon' in the novels). The allegiance tag also refers to the character's actual allegiance, not their public one. Cersei is first and foremost a Lannister and never thinks of herself as a Baratheon at all, and after Robert's death essentially rejects the association (and only maintains it as much as possible with her children as it provides them with their claim to the throne).--Werthead 20:51, July 4, 2011 (UTC)
Actually, no. If naming conventions are similar to many medieval European ones (which is the pattern that the book follows), women who marry into a royal household do not take on the name of the household. The idea is that you cannot become royalty by marriage, you can only be born into royalty. Cersei could never be queen in her own right, she can only be Queen-Consort or Queen-Regent. It's confusing in the series, because many of the previous examples of Westerosi queens were Targaryens before their marriages due to the Targaryen practice of marrying siblings to one another. But just look at Margaery Tyrell, who even when she was married to Renly was still considered and known as a Tyrell. Another example that we get in the books, but have yet to see in the series is Elia Martell, Prince Rhaegar Targaryen's wife, who is also never known by her husband's name. Stannis's wife is also only ever referred to as Lady Selyse or Selyse Florent, and Jeyne Westerling, the book version of Talisa, is never referred to as Stark. I cannot for the life of me remember if Talisa is ever called Stark after her marriage to Robb in the show by other characters, as I can only remember characters referring to her as Lady Talisa or "My Queen." All of these women are now members of the households that they married into but that does not legally make their last name's their husband's. 66.30.119.54 11:26, October 25, 2013 (UTC)tarryho 11:17, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
Not the place for such discussion, but the "Talisa" fiasco was so poorly thought out that our general attitude has been "screw it". It's not just that they made a change, but that it wasn't even thought out that well. It simply doesn't make sense for her to be from Volantis, as opposed to Myr. Moreover they just picked a "common" Volantene name, "Maegyr", when in fact that's like saying "this character is from America, so let's pick a common American name, like....Obama". I don't think the writers ever thought out if she is part of the "Maegyr" family of triarchs or not. It's silly; when asked why "Volantis" in particular, they basically said "we'd been reading A Dance with Dragons....as Westeros.org's video reviews have pointed out, if their intent was to start introducing Volantis early....they failed. We know nothing about Volantis that we didn't before. Volantene nobility don't even look olive-skinned like that, they're Valyrians and look sort of like Daenerys - while the Myrish are notoriously olive-skinned. Nor did her backstory synch up (Volantene nobility are so segregated that they'd *never* encounter a drowning slave). All of this would have been solved by making her Myrish. But those are just the factual problems - the greater problem is that they chose to insert a cliched love story into a story not written as a love story - it's about Robb's honor, feeling he needed to marry a girl he had sex with even if it was political suicide. They took a story about "Robb's failure is honor" and tried to force it into "Robb's failure is love". And you know you've got problems when the book author was so disgusted with these changes that he begged them to at least change her name because she really wasn't "Jeyne Westerling" anymore.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 14:16, October 25, 2013 (UTC)

Shouldent her dead son be put into the family connections and Tree? remember how she tells Caytlyn about that boy she lost to a fever? i think it was her only legitimate son to robertNoc noc... whos their? Darknesssss 03:12, May 16, 2012 (UTC)

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Just gonna say: I hate her. With every fibre of my being. I hope that what we fans think G.R.R.M. is planning for her in Winds of Winter actually happens. It'll be just the death she deserves. Nice and poetic. Draevan13 (talk) 23:25, August 30, 2012 (UTC)

I don't think she dies. She is too big a character. I think GRRM will make her death slow, if she dies. For the Gods now, she deserve it. But I have a love/hate relationship to her. But if she should die, should Arya kill her.--Mesmermann (talk) 23:58, August 30, 2012 (UTC)
Remember that talk pages are to talk about the article contents, design, etc. To voice your opinons about the characters themselves... or the books for that matter, use your own User Blogs. And avoid spoilers.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 01:15, August 31, 2012 (UTC)
The best thing GRRM included into the wreck that is Cersei: for all of her self-justification that "I did everything I've done for my children!"....she basically just doted on Joffrey for seventeen years. She has no relationship with Myrcella and Tommen. They show the internal dynamics of the Stark family, but we don't see the inside of the Lannister family that much....and you kind of *assume* Cersei must have some sort of relationship with Myrcella and Tommen, but they're just cardboard cutout characters in the fantasy life she has for herself in which Joffrey is a great king. More than anything that can potentially happen to Cersei in a later book, that just clinches it: the one justification she clung to, no matter how ridiculous, is utterly hollow; she doted on and *defended* Joffrey the homicidal maniac, but ignored her two normal children. I hope/think that the TV series will give Myrcella and Tommen more scenes.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 01:19, September 1, 2012 (UTC)

Cersei and Robert's stillborn sonEdit

Cersei's first son that died in fever was he Robert or Jamies son?--Anonymous

It wasn't in the books, but they present it in the TV series as actually being Robert's son; "the seed is strong" and it had black hair like Robert (i.e. its a dominant trait, thus all of Robert's bastard children have black hair, even when like Gendry their mother had blonde hair). The idea is that it was their first child, born in the first year of their marriage, and that in the first year or so that they were married Cersei honestly made some attempt for their marriage to work...well, if not "love" then at least a presentable arranged marriage. But she quickly grew very bitter, and it wasn't long before she went back to sleeping with Jaime.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 18:26, October 25, 2012 (UTC)

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