Arya Marie Dobry
Proud father Jason Dobry writes, "On June 3rd, 2008, in what was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life, I literally caught Arya Marie Dobry as she was born into this world. In all honesty, my wife "came up" with the name without having read Ice and Fire, but once I explained the character to her, we both resolved to name our daughter after her She's also reading your books and loves them... To us, your Arya means survival, wits, and strength, as well as willfulness and stubbornness. We've even taken to calling her "Arry." She's beautiful, but the occasional tempermental flare-up certainly reminds me of Arya Stark. . . Thank you for writing such beautiful and at the same time flawed (human) characters, and especially for creating Arya."
Thanks for the picture and all the kind words, Jason, and my best to your lady Courtney and daughter Arya. Here's hoping her life will be less dramatic than my Arya's has been.