Baby named for ‘Skyrim’ video game

Free video games for life is quite a treasure.

You think the pigeons in Centennial Park are bad? (Bethesda Softworks)

You think the pigeons in Centennial Park are bad? (Bethesda Softworks)

Especially when the game company offering the freebies is the maker of Skyrim (aka Elder Scrolls V), the latest in a series of award winning roleplaying adventure games.

Bethesda Softworks threw down a challenge early this year that they probably assumed no woman would take part in — simply have a child born 11/11/11 (the day of Skyrim’s release) and name it “Dovahkiin” (that means Dragonborn in dragon lingo) to win.

Quest complete.

The game company officially congratulated Megan and Eric Kellermeyer for their part in bringing baby Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer into this world bereft of magic (Xanadu does not count).

“Be it the real world or the game worlds we create, we wish young Dovahkiin the best in all his adventures,” Bethesda wrote on the company blog. They’ve even got a pic of the tyke surrounded in Skyrim loot.

The challenge came with a disclaimer of pure legend:

“Any reward for completing this quest will not ultimately justify the potential teasing your child could — and probably will — endure over its lifespan. Bethesda Softworks is not responsible for your parenting. You may gain experience points for completing this quest, but you will not care at 3 am on a work night. Completion of this quest may also result in decreased desire to play video games and/or function as a human being. Consult with your friends before embarking on this quest; while it may not start in prison, it probably ends there.”

The prison joke is a reference to how Elder Scrolls games usually begin. The main character is stuck in prison and somehow escapes to become a hero. I should know … my dark elf mage escaped death row and is currently torching zombies in Dustman’s Cairn!

11 comments Add your comment


November 17th, 2011
6:21 pm

Awesome game, for more info about it check out
They even have good price offers.


November 17th, 2011
6:33 pm



November 17th, 2011
6:42 pm


November 17th, 2011
6:59 pm


November 17th, 2011
7:43 pm

Kinda feel bad for the kid, oh well parents fault.


November 17th, 2011
8:55 pm

Not that bad of a name.

Evil J

November 17th, 2011
9:24 pm

They could call him Kiiny


November 17th, 2011
11:38 pm

Awesome name. Awesome, fun idea. I like it.

Doodily Doo

November 18th, 2011
9:00 am

Like most people today, only thinking of themselves.


November 18th, 2011
9:12 am

Having a kid just for the sake of a game??? These are the reasons why are world are in the crappy situations its in. Because of this I doubt ill ever get into the elder scrolls series. What were the developers thinking???


November 24th, 2011
9:38 pm

It’s brilliant, really. Unless Bethesda states that the name has to be the childs name for a set amount of time, they should have 90 days or so to legally change it for free.