Party City is shuttering stores due to a global helium shortage 4:00 p.m.
Theweek.com - Fri 10 May 20:44 GMT

Party City's future is a little up in the air amid a global helium shortage. The party supply company announced Thursday that it will shutter 45 of its 870 stores, reports USA Today. This comes as the retail giant faces a growing demand for balloons despite a…

Party City is shuttering stores due to a global helium shortage 4:00 p.m.

  Game of Thrones might not have aired any episodes in 2018, but that didn't stop its characters from continuing to inspire thousands of baby names.

  New data from the Social Security Administration shows that last year, more than 2,500 U.S. children were named after Arya Stark by parents who were probably downright thrilled with the Battle of Winterfell a few weeks ago.

  Arya was the 119th most popular female name of the year, in fact, up from 135th in 2017.

  Dozens more parents named their children after other Game of Thrones characters, though, with some of the most popular names being Tyrion, Brienne, Jorah, and Sansa, as per a list compiled by NBC News' Joe Murphy.

  This list, of course, doesn't factor in names that are already pretty common outside of Game of Thrones, like Jon, which was used 311 times.