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Game of Thrones's Khaleesi vs. Singer Kelis: How to Tell Them Apart | Game of Thrones, Kelis

Game of Thrones's Khaleesi vs. Singer Kelis: How to Tell Them Apart

Originally posted 05/30/2014 04:05PM

Thanks to the popularity of Game of Thrones, more people are naming their babies after Daenerys Targaryen than ever before. In 2013, more than twice as many parents chose to name their baby girls "Khaleesi" than chose its soundalike "Kelis," according to data from the Social Security Administration.

Which got us thinking: In ten years or so, parents are going to have a very hard time determining whether their children's new friends are named after a dragon queen from a fantasy series or a female rapper who was once married to Nas. So, future parents, here's a refresher on Kelis vs. Khaleesi. (And yes, we know "Khaleesi" is only a title. We'll have no complaining from book readers on this point.)

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Make Kelis's Luscious Coconut Cream Pie | Kelis

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Make Kelis's Luscious Coconut Cream Pie

Originally posted 05/17/2011 03:05PM

Hear the name Kelis and you might start craving a milkshake – thanks to her huge 2003 hit song.

In fact, the pop singer's name should really stir up visions of more substantial food since she's a topnotch cook who was recently a guest judge on Top Chef. And she's a trained chef, too.

Back in 2008, Kelis took a break from her music career to attend the prestigious culinary school Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. "It was amazing," she tells PEOPLE. "It's the best thing I've done for myself in a long time."

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Nas to Pay Kelis $40,000 in Monthly Support | Kelis

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Nas to Pay Kelis $40,000 in Monthly Support

Originally posted 07/24/2009 07:30AM

A day after Kelis gave birth to their son, rapper Nas was ordered by a Los Angeles judge Thursday to pay his soon-to-be ex-wife $40,000 in monthly support, court documents show.

For now, the "Milkshake" singer will receive $30,471 in spousal support per month, while the estranged couple's son, Knight, will receive $9,027, according to court records.

L.A. Superior Court Judge Louis Meisinger also ordered Nas to pay $45,000 for Kelis's attorney fees and other costs.

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Kelis and Nas Welcome a Boy | Kelis

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Kelis and Nas Welcome a Baby Boy

Originally posted 07/23/2009 11:30AM

It’s a boy for Kelis and Nas!

The "Milkshake" singer gave birth to son Knight Jones around 9 p.m. Wednesday in New York City. The baby weighed in at 7 lbs., 8 oz.

Kelis, 29, delivered naturally with her mother and sister by her side after about 31 hours of labor, according to her rep. "The beautiful baby boy and his mother are doing wonderful," she said in a statement.

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Divorce from Kelis Turns Nas-ty | Kelis

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Divorce from Kelis Turns Nas-ty

Originally posted 05/20/2009 08:00PM

Hip-hop artist Nas has filed a response to Kelis's divorce filing, asking a court to deny her any spousal support, court documents filed in Los Angeles show.

Kelis, 29, the "Milkshake" singer who's pregnant with their first child due in July, filed for divorce from Nas, 35, last month. Both sides are seeking joint custody of the unborn child.

Although the couple went public with their marriage with a ceremony in 2005, the pair was secretly married at a courthouse in 2003, a source confirms.

Filed Under: Divorced, Kelis, Nas
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'Milkshake' Singer Kelis Files for Divorce | Kelis

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'Milkshake' Singer Kelis Files for Divorce

Originally posted 04/30/2009 09:10PM

Kelis, the singer of the provocative "Milkshake" song who is seven months pregnant with rapper Nas's son, has filed for divorce from the musician, her rep tells PEOPLE.

"We request the media to respect her privacy during this very difficult time," the rep says. Nas, 35, and Kelis, 29, met in 2002 at an MTV Video Music Awards after-party and were married in 2005 in Atlanta. – Ken Lee and Tiffany McGee

Filed Under: Divorced, Kelis, Nas

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