Baby Named After Video Game Character

Can you imagine being named after this dude?

I’ve written about horrible baby names before, names that are against the law, even, and I’m always reticent to do so because, really, it’s all opinion, isn’t it?

But some baby names are such obviously poor choices that you’ve gotta scratch your head a little.  Hitler?  Metallica?  Come on, parents.  What is with you?  I hate nothing more than when a parent’s head is so far up their own butt that they make their kid’s name all about their own weird hobbies or whatever.  Okay, yeah, you like Metallica but hey!  Your kid might not.  In fact, if you like Metallica so much I can guarantee your kid will hate them.  So why do that?  Why inflict your crap on your kid?

Another couple has done it again.

As Yahoo reports, Little Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer was born on 11/11/11. Yep.  Dovahkiin.  As in, the hero character of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim video game. And get this.  It’s not even that Dovahkiin’s parents are super into the game.  For a publicity stunt, video game company, Bethesda, announced anyone who named their child (which had to be born on 11/11)  after the character would win free Bethesda games for life.

So Megan and Eric Kellermeyer named their son Dovahkiin.  Do you know how pissed that kid is going to be when he realizes his parents named him that so they could get free video games?

In a blog post, the parents acknowledge that fact but say they really love the name and would’ve chosen it even if Bethesda didn’t give them free games for life.


“I wanted him to have a unique name,” writes mother Megan Kellermeyer, who adds that she’s not a gamer. “I am so picky about boy names that I was having a lot of trouble finding just the right one. We’ve toyed with Dovahkiin and the ramifications of naming a child that name, and that name being based on a video game character (however awesome), and what impact that would have on him. But the more I thought of it, the more I settled on Dovahkiin, contest or no.”

Something tells me little Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer will be Tom by kindergarten.

What do you think?  Lame move or super cool?


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