Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin thinks it’s a fantastic idea to name one of Melbourne’s five new train stations Winterfell, after his books.
He wrote his thoughts on his blog:
I have to admit, I am bemused and rather flattered by this. The idea of a Melbourne Metro Station named Winterfell tickles my fancy… through, having been to Australia numerous times, I will assert that winter never really does comes down there.
Metro have invited the public to suggest names for five new stations to be built underneath the city. Many have suggested Game of Thrones inspired names.
"Appropriately, many people want to become 'King of CBD North' by nominating that station as Winterfell," Melbourne Metro's media team said in a statement.
Other Game of Thrones suggestions for Melbourne stations include Highgarden, King's Landing and The Eyrie.
"Most fans have stayed faithful to Westerosi geography and nominated the names King's Landing and Dorne for the new underground station at Domain," the Melbourne Metro team says.