You’re not the only one bad with names.
Face it, Game of Thrones reads and watches like a complicated family tree of incest and illegitimate spawn, and having hundreds of supporting characters doesn't help. Throw medieval politics into the mix, and the only people who can keep track of everything are probably blessed with idetic memories. Yes, like Sherlock.
Unfortunately, we're not all geniuses, including the characters themselves, especially without medieval Facebook and Google to help them along. Here’s a more realistic rendition of what goes on in Game of Thrones to help you feel better about the need to refresh your memory each season.