Would you name your newborn baby after someone from a video game? I'll be honest, some names do have a nice ring to them like Link, Squall, and Tidus. But a lot of these names sound normal and could easily fit in with all the boring Johns, Davids, and Bills of the world. But how about naming your child Dovahkiin?
Bethesda's Pete Hines announced on Bethesda Blog that parents who give birth to a baby on 11/11/11 and name him or her Dovahkiin will get some type of reward. While at first it seemed like a joke, Hines has updated his original post for people seriously considering taking him up on his challenge and reminded hopeful winners to start making babies now if they want to reach that 11/11 deadline. He's offering "a Steam key that will grant you, and presumably Dovahkiin him/herself, every ZeniMax/Bethesda game - past, present, and future - for life." There is also more "loot," but that is a surprise for now.
Dovahkiin is the name of the protagonist Bethesda's new game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim coming out on 11/11/11. The game is supposed to be huge and there is a lot of hype behind it, but would anyone really name their child that? I mean, the names I mentioned above come from video games, but they are not as obscure-sounding as Dovahkiin. Sure you get all the free Bethesda games you could want, but how long will Bethesda be making games? And what about all the bullying that will come with a name like that?
Are you brave enough to embark on this daring quest of blood, sweat, and tears? Thankfully, this quest is optional.