Bethesda challenged fans of its games to name their child Dovahkiin. And what do you know, someone did.
Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer, born 11/11/11 at 6:08 p.m. PT.
Back in February, Bethesda threw down a challenge to fans of its games considering procreation: anyone whose child was born on “Skyrim Day” (11/11/11) and named “Dovakhiin” would get a special, then-unknown prize. The challenge was later updated with the promise of a Steam key that would grant little Dovahkiin and his parents every ZeniMax/Bethesda game — past, present and future — for life.
Quite a prize, I’m sure you’ll agree, but will it be enough to make up for the reactions little Dovahkiin would get at school — whether that’s blind terror or relentless teasing?
For parents Megan and Eric Kellermeyer, aka webcomic producers Jade Griffin and Trevor Black, the prospect of free Bethesda games for life was enough to doom their child to having a strange name for all eternity — or at least until he’s old enough to change it himself. Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer was born on 11/11/11 at 6:08 p.m. Pacific Time and will likely — hopefully? — spend his formative years being known as “Tom.”
Congratulations to the Kellermeyers, then — and don’t say Bethesda didn’t warn you when little Dovahkiin suddenly discovers the Way of the Voice at 3 a.m. on a work night.