Robin Williams is in a brand new advert for Zelda and he has a special little secret for us about his daughter; he has named her Zelda! But is this an amazing homage to nerd culture? Or is it just illogical and stupid?
Robin Williams is so cool :)
I saw this one the advert, pretty cool advert :) and a awesome game! Even though played it along time ago. As for the updated version you can play a hi res zelda similar to Zelda OOT 3DS on the PC or even in a cel shaded wind waker style. Its very cool!
Yes. he is cool. Capitalizing off this name however, is not.
Agreed, Mrs. Doubtfire is still one of my favorite films even today
jumanji was better!
Bicentenial Man was amazing
Isn't it kinda freaky him and his daughter holding hands staring at each other in a dark room, like some freaky Library room...wheres the Mom?, didnt this dude have a weird mind in his 1980's Stand Up Routines hed curse more than a sailor
Is it just me or does Robin Williams look like Karl Marx with that beard? Still Awesome advert is awesome!
I hear his beard is so powerful it can cure death itself!
Even Chuck Norris cant beat that beard.
I wonder if he's preparing for a role as Santa! :D (On topic) whats wrong with being called "Zelda"? sounds fine to me.
Nothing is wrong with the name in and of itself. It's the reasoning BEHIND that choice that people take issue. To put it another way.... Say one of your friends has a son. He tells you he's going to name the son Luke. You think, "Congratulations!" Say one of your friends has a son. He tells you he's going to name the son Luke, after a relative or important friend. You think, "That's nice. Congratulations!" Say one of your friends has a son. He tells you he's going to name the son Luke, because Star Wars is like the bestest movie of all time!!!! You think, "What a ****ing moron." Get it now?
THIS! Thank you! This is exactly what I was trying to say.
So what? You can name your son after a relative because...? Because you liked the relative, right? Or you can name your son after a book character or a film character because you liked the character. It's not a big deal. If the name, Luke, is a good name either way, then it doesn't matter. Edit: There's a lot of other video games out there that Robin Williams may have loved at the time, and the characters of those games may have had odd names. Williams obviously wasn't stupid enough to name his daughter Peach after the princess in Super Mario.
You're probably going to have a good laugh when you hear this but my little brothers name is "Luke" and its partly because of "star wars" My parents are in no way star wars fanatics, I think my dad just liked the name. But yeah I agree with your point, Naming a child after something you happen to be a huge fanboy of isn't the smartest thing to do, But I don't think it hurts if you happen to hear or see a name you like whilst watching or reading something, and then decide that you mite like to call your son or daughter that name because you like the name itself. For example if a parent decided to call their daughter Alice after Alice's adventures in wonderland, Because they like the name and the book/movie is a children's classic would that be a bad idea?.
That's what I'll call my daughter if I ever have one. A daughter that I know about anyway.
You're just asking for someone to shank her with a giant sword.
cue* one winged angel....
I think the advert is really good. It's just right and I love Robin Williams. I think this site needs to stop over thinking things and just enjoy it for what it is.
i couldnt have said it better Dannehkins. i thought it was very warm and charming advert. made me wish i had a child of my own to buy a 3DS for. maybe ill buy one for my inner child..good exuse to get one, no? i love you nintendo! may you always be a childs first video games console/handheld.
Her name really is zelda...
its all true i found it on wikipedia thats a unique name. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeld a_Williams
Awww, that's cute. :)
"You're both pretty magical" That made me go "aaaaaaaw." Also, this article is pretty bitchy tbh. They're seriously asking if it was "right" for Robin Williams to call his kid Zelda? FFS it's his kid. He and his wife can call her whatever they like! (and Zelda isn't a name that Nintendo made up, anyway.)
But it's a name that will obviously draw comparisons. Being named after a well-known anything (person, character whatever) can plague you. She would automatically be associated with games but she might not even liek them. I'm not having a go at him for doing it, I think it's awesome. I'm just wondering about the ramifications. Like we can all agree that people called "Snoop" or "Diddy" are just stupid.
note to the author of this article...you have no soul.
Ow... well that makes me sad :( I love the advert, it makes me smile everytime. I just thought I'd go a bit deeper in the article, rather than just post the video. Read the article, or just enjoy the advert, it's up to you :)
Do we really need an article like this? Slow news day? Also those making fun of Williams calling his daughter "magical" (not here but I read comments on youtube)... obviously they don't have kids... When you have children they are your world. They mean everything to you (well... that is unless you are Casey Anthony).
Aslong as it isn't something lame then its ok.
I don't really like Robin Williams, but he is awesome in Death to Smoochy, One hour photo, and INSOMNIA. this mershal is pretty cool. HAVE to show it to some of my Zelda fanatic friends.
Im going to call my kid kratos...
i hope the trend doesnt start for parents to name there kid after game characters link pit samus sonic mario luigi imagine that family lol
as sweet as this is, why does anyone care?
He could have named her, "Mother Brain", for all I care. For being Robin Williams daughter, she is cute! Loved the ad!
He better hope she doesn't get kidnapped...
While naming her Zelda requires zero brain power and no emotion at all nothing's wrong with it. What's wrong is Nintendo using it as an excuse to name drop and hope it will make sales increase.
Yeah, but it appears these loyalists don't care and are ready to jump and dangle from his balls just because he named his daughter after a video game character (of one of their feverishly favorite games). Like this hasn't ever been been done before....jeeez. Stop drink'n the koolaid kids.
Why are people getting bent out of shape because he named her after a video game character?? this is old news as he's done talk shows and has talked about it for years. Video games are undoubtedly a major influence in the entertainment world just as music, movies, and books are and people don't have a problem pulling names from those... If she were named Laura and said it was due to Laura Croft would people still complain? Probably not, since Laura is a common name and why have a kid with a common name? Hey at least he's not going around naming his kid after a fruit like Apple (guenith paltrow's kid). So if nintendo takes pride in this and decides to pay robin and his daughter who could probably use the money for college or something than it's all good to me...p.s. If I have a daughter some day, Samus will be on the list of possibilities. :p
on a side note- robin williams in that beard looks just like saddam hussein when he got captured. (google it)
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