Bethesda Rewarding Parents That Name Children "Dragonborn"

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Sounds more like some kind of drug to me.
"How's that erectile dysfunction going, Tom?"
"Oh, it's way better, now that I'm on Dovahkiin."

Valkyrie101:
Well isn't that just great. Condemning kids to years of bullying for the sake of publicity. I hate to be a killjoy, but really...?

What's up with everyone going "Oh deary me, the kid will be made fun of!" Dovahkiin is a friggin' cool name, you can be "Dovan" or "Ken" or "Dov-kin" or even "DK".

Sounds like a Russian pastry or something.

I would befriend the fuck out of somebody called Dovahkiin. It's an awesome name.

Courage Wolf

Reminds me of this. And this is better, sorry, Bethesda.

There are a number of countries that screen baby names for just such a reason. I doubt anyone will "win" this contest - and I rather hope they don't.

I can't say this is the best idea in the world, but at least Dovahkiin is an interesting-sounding name (so long as the kid says "I was named after a Viking warrior" rather than "I was named after a made-up language in a game"). Besides, we let that cat out of the bag after we let Frank Zappa name his kids Dweezil, Moon Unit and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen.

Say, what's the dragon-alphabet word for "Tentacle Bear"?

Valkyrie101:
Well isn't that just great. Condemning kids to years of bullying for the sake of publicity. I hate to be a killjoy, but really...?

This statement is wrong on many levels.
1. Dovahkiin is an awesome name.
2. Kindergarden though 4th grade would be awesome for the kid named "Dragonborn".
3. You get a secret prize!

I wish my was "Dovahkiin"...it sounds awesome. Unfortunately, I don't plan on having a child this year.

similar.squirrel:

Atmos Duality:
Hmm. As awesome as that is, I don't think I'd ever want to have the name of my child directly associated with a marketing ploy.

Kind of takes the personal joy out of that part of becoming a parent, y'know?

This. It's quite degrading, when you think about it.

It is...though phonetically, at least it sounds more interesting than my current name (which is half a step above the most generic name in history).
Still, how would you like to be that kid some 16 years later, and decide to derive the origin of your name...and then you discover you're effectively a more subtle living form of product-placement?

ok, this is it, I won't buy skyrim.
Bethesda is too fucked up in the head that they would deserve my money O.o
*rages for another 10 minutes before starting to cry for the rest of the day*

I need to go out and get a girl preggers asap!
This is our daughter Dove?
This is our son, Dave?

Hell I'd take it as my surname! It doesn't specify it has to be a first or last name does it?

I won't be having a child for years and they will still be called Dovahkiin

Dovahkiin, wow that's such a cool name

....you just KNOW someone's gonna do this. And in a few months there will be ANOTHER forum mocking the parents of Davahkiin. Poor little bastard.

Better be a full college fund and a few million in the bank...

Kid will never live it down.

"Yeah, I was named after a marketing campaign for a video game..."

I dunno, I think it's a pretty cool name (not Dragonborn, I mean Dovahkiln). Really, who'll know? It's a strong name, and can be shortened. Even so, even if one does think it's harsh (I can see why), as a middle name it wouldn't be too bad.

I know it's supposed to be a joke, but I still kinda think it's of poor taste. First off, it would be a bit difficult for a child to grow up with "Dovahkiin" as a first name, and don't even get me started on job interviews. Second, it's complicated enough to bring a child into the world without programming its conception and its birth. Even in the best of circumstances, the chances of conception are only 25% each cycle, and you should never, ever do a C-section for convenience. In the absence of complications, natural birth is always preferable as C-section involves some pretty major abdominal surgery and other risks I won't bore you with. So yeah, I really don't know how or why anyone would accept this challenge.

Also, you're welcome! ^_^

I have a friend who was born on the release date of the N64, interestingly, he is a zealous fan-boy for nintendo, thus I once joked that he was a pre-order bonus (see what I did there?)

Less than 9 months until November 11th... I have to hurry up and get someone pregnant.

That's... unresponsible parenting.
"You have a stupid name because 12 years ago there was this game contest, son."
Then it might be a case where games do lead to violence :P

A child to resent his or her parents for something involving games?Who would have thought?

Cuy'vul Dar:
It has to be on the day of the games release too? That's just being a cheap bastard.

I know, right? if you had a child, you would have to be at the hospital and all that crap and it would seriously cut into your playthroughs.

OT: you have my interest, Bethesda, but I wonder exactly......

What would be worth damning your child to a lifetime of being teased...........

I hope its an in game mount or some bad ass armor, that would be totally worth it.

That's what middle names are for folks. ;)

I guess the name could work in Scandinavian countries. Other than that...yeah it sounds awesome, but be prepared for many years of bullying. You wouldn't want to put your kid through that now would you?

This MUST be some kind of test or something, maybe THIS is how the governments are deciding who should be purged from the gene pool.

The name is awesome. The kid would earn major nerd points and since they are inheriting the earth some time in the future, he might become dictator of earth.

Truly the only award they can really promise is that your kid will be taken into care on November 12 2011

Ok, that is about 9 months from now and it takes... uhh... well, I won't be surprised at the large number of geek babies born then... Plus who would torture their child like that?

Atmos Duality:
Hmm. As awesome as that is, I don't think I'd ever want to have the name of my child directly associated with a marketing ploy.

Kind of takes the personal joy out of that part of becoming a parent, y'know?

Why not just name the kid, provide the info, win the thing, and then change the name back to whatever it was that you wanted in the first palce?

So... who wants to make a baby!

I'm free. Just sayin'...

I almost got named Forrest Draegon because my parents were into DND.

True story.

Crap, gotta hurry and find a female and impregnate her. I must have that "unknown" reward.

Whats preventing the parents from naming their kid and then just changing the name after they get their reward?

Also, does aborting a child on that day get you any special bonuses?

They could have just given out free games to parents whose children are born on 11.11.11.
Also did anyone think about a GIRL called Dovahkiin.

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