Parents Who Actually Name Their Children After Bethesda's 'Skyrim' Protagonist Shouldn't Be Parents writes: "Bethesda is holding a contest aimed at prospective parents: name your baby ‘Dovahkiin’ (after the fictional protagonist from the developer’s upcoming game 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim'), and be rewarded with a lifetime key to all Bethesda/Zenimax titles released on Steam. The child must be born on the game’s release date, which thankfully limits the number of children who could potentially have their lives ruined by stupid parents.

Add this to the already long list of silly, stupid and ultimately pointless things video game makers do to promote their work."

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Godmars2902797d ago

Yeah, child services should be right there before the kid is officially named to put it into foster care. Toss it to a pack of dingos. Either would likely be a better.

BeOneWithTheGun2797d ago (Edited 2797d ago )

How so? Name ur kid the messed up name, win prize, go to district court next day, file petition for name change order, change it to normal name, pay 20 bucks for new birth certificate and laugh all the way to the bank.

Mmmkay2797d ago

but calling your son Dick is ok ??

evrfighter2797d ago

I've got a baby due in the time frame of this contest.

I'd do it if it didn't sound so much like sofa-king. in this case it sounds too much like dofa-king. or doe-fa-king. .

to put it bluntly doe-f*cking.

tablav2797d ago (Edited 2797d ago )

I know plenty of people called Richard...Dick is often used at a shortened name for Richard, so yeah...

OT: This is just a publicity stunt anyway. If anyone is stupid enough to do this, it can easily be undone, as BeOneWithTheGun says.

HolyOrangeCows2797d ago

CK Louis has some rather funny thoughts on why there should be naming laws.
[NOOOOOT Safe for work]

Frankly, that's just sad that people can name their kids for contests. It shouldn't be "against the law", but I hope these parents get buried alive on Dr. Phil Jr. and the kids go to court to get the world's most awesome new names like "Max Power"

"Lots of parents probably named their kid after Keanu Reeves character in the Matrix. Now that's a true crime against humanity"
*Projectile vomiting*

MintBerryCrunch2797d ago

*looks at pic*

SPARTAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!

DelbertGrady2797d ago

Why not? Lots of parents probably named their kid after Keanu Reeves character in the Matrix. Now that's a true crime against humanity.

WildArmed2797d ago (Edited 2797d ago )

Right, I suppose it's possible to judge the parental skills of a parent by what they name their child...
it makes sooo much sense -.-

I'm just saying

FantasyStar2797d ago

I think it is. It shows the lack of insight of a parent: knowing for the rest of its life it will have this name, not knowing what problems can come with having an unorthodox name. All just for some video games?

Dragon_Hiko2797d ago

You know the kid could change his own name later in life right?

Rocket Sauce2797d ago

Yeah, after 18 years of ass kickings.

But this whole contest is just a joke, anyway...I hope...right?

Legion2797d ago (Edited 2797d ago )

So naming their child after a favorite movie star or celebrity is better?

Think of the numerous messed up names you have heard in your life time. I have heard some odd ones in my time.

Examples: Loki, Zeus(note first 2 are actually brothers), FairyTale, Star, Moon, Boy, Jesus, Shaniqua, Dick, Bob, Bertha, Cliff... just to name a few.

What you find some of those names normal...? Well then I guess the majority of people just have different opinions.

I find it no odder then some of the eastern block names I have heard in the past. And the actual meaning behind the name is strong compared to some.

This day and age... names are unique because people don't want their kids to be just the same Bill, Bob or Tom in the class room.

And if they happen to be a fan of the game then why not?

Anon19742797d ago

Yeah, I don't get the big deal. And someone names their kid "Apple" or "rainbow" isn't scrutinized at all.

Besides - Dovah is a legitimate name. Is it really that terrible? You don't think there's been babies named after LoTR characters over the years?

FantasyStar2797d ago

I agree with you but want to redirect you to my main point.

There's naming a kid for personal reasons. And there's naming a kid for monetary reasons.

AntoineDcoolette2797d ago

What's wrong with being named Jesus? There are like a million Jesus-es in Mexico. If its because you feel its odd due to its relation with Christianity do you find it odd that a bunch of people have other biblical names such as Adam, Isaac, Joseph etc as well? Do you find it to be abnormal that the most common male name in the Muslim world happens to be Mohammad (Islam's most prominent prophet). I don't understand why you think being named Jesus would be messed up.

smashman982797d ago

"there's like a million jesuses in mexico"

thats his point

Legion2797d ago (Edited 2797d ago )

What smashman said. He got the point in that name being included.

And @FantasyStar

Why again are we to lambast anyone for their reason for naming their child? Better they be named Wednesday because that was the day they were conceived??

The character name is not that popular that anyone will really recognize it anyway. Not like they are calling their kid Pacman or anything. (not that Manny Pacquio has any issue with that being his usual address)

You see more children having issues with their own names more so because they are TOO common then that they are unique.

FantasyStar2797d ago (Edited 2797d ago )

I'm a little surprised you're validating the idea of naming your child just to win a lifetime's worth of video games....because that's been my whole point.

Remember the parents that name their kid a bunch of numbers? I personally have no problem with that. Remember the guy that changed his middle name to Megatron? No problem on my end because that was his passion and nothing else. Naming you kid Neo is fine too. I don't have a problem if you name your kid Jesus because you're a devout Christian because all the things listed is a personal motive for the sake of it.

Look the issue here isn't the name. It's being given a specific name for monetary gain. Do you think it's okay parents conceive a child on a specific day with a specific name for monetary gain? Because that's what this whole issue is about.

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thebudgetgamer2797d ago

i have found i my thirty something years on earth that the parents that seem the weirdest raised perfectly normal children while the ones that look perfect raise the crazy ones.

guitarded772797d ago

This is true, but that's because the "normal" kids end up raising their weird parents.

Legion2797d ago

Think about all the names of mass murders out there.... how many have what you would say normal versus unique names?

More then likely someone named Dovahkiin is going to be a linebacker for the Greenbay Packers.

smashman982797d ago

haha u just reminded me of COCO KRISPY- the athlete

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