Parents win free games for life for naming their baby after a computer character

Unusual baby name.An American couple have won free games for life for naming their newborn son after the protagonist of hit computer game, The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim.

Megan and Eric Kellermeyer welcomed their baby, Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer, into the world on 11/11/11.

Dovahkiin's parents who are huge fans of the computer game won the life-long prize that coincided with the release of the latest Skyrim game. 

The makers of the game, Bethesda Software, announced back in February that anyone who had a child on the game's launch date, 11/11/11, and named him or her 'Dovahkiin' would win every  ZeniMax/Bethesda game - past, present and future - for life.

So avid gamers Megan and Eric did just that.

When we heard that parents had chosen ‘Facebook’ and ‘Like’ for their children we thought baby names couldn’t get any crazier.

But they have managed to trump those unique names.

The couple posted entries on their blog explaining that they would have chosen the name even if the contest didn’t exist.

Megan wrote: “I wanted him to have a unique name. I am so picky about boy names that I was having a lot of trouble finding just the right one. 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. But the more I thought of it, the more I settled on Dovahkiin, contest or no.”

On the day after Dovahkiin was born the couple announced: "Mama and baby are doing perfect. The Doctor said it was a perfect delivery. Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer was born at 6:08pm on 11/11/11."

Mentioning the naming contest they wrote: “We conceived long before hearing of it. But it's been a tough year and I wanted to do something special for my son. My daughter has a unique name. I wanted him to have a unique name as well.”

Bethesda now admits the offer was in jest, but they will keep to their word and provide the family with free computer games for life.

Little Dovahkiin may have an unusual name but at least he has great story to tell about how he got it.

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