You should have acted… well… they did kind of if you get me!
Bethesda announced earlier this year that they would offer free games for life to anyone who had a child born on the 11th of November 2011. As part of the requirement for free titles, you also had to name the child “Dovahkiin” – after the lead character in Skyrim – and somebody has steped up to fulfill the prophecy.
Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer is now part of the family parented by Megan and Eric Kellermeyer. Epic? Yes! But what kind of future would that name hold for young dragonborn? The new mother wrote the following on her blog:
“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”.
She then added:
“I’ve read several posts on the site and most condemn anyone who would dare name their child such a thing, all for capitalism. Well, I really don’t play many video games (TB plays an ungodly amount though), and I would never name my child a name I found horrible or even terribly mediocre. I think we’re doing a great job with our daughter and will continue to be great parents for our son, too.”
But what about Bethesda? What do they think about the prophecy coming true?
“Be it the real world or the game worlds we create, we wish young Dovahkiin the best in all his adventures. And if Alduin ever reaches this realm, we’ll be in touch.”
We reached out to The Blades for a statement but they didn’t respond. We’d like to wish Megan, Eric and baby Dovahkiin all the best – you’re now part of the gaming family.