In February, Bethesda issued a challenge expecting parents: If anyone named a child born on Skyrim's release day Dovahkiin, they would receive free Bethesda games for life.
Dovahkiin means "Dragonborn" in one of the game's fictional languages.
Megan and Eric Kellermeyer have accepted that challenge by naming their son Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer. On the couple’s webcomic, “Jade Griffin”, presumably Megan, writes, “We conceived long before hearing of [the Bethesda challenge]. 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. 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.
“It helps that we told all our friends and family and very few are opposed to the idea. My mom thought it was neat! He will have a perfectly normal and common middle name if the first name becomes too much for him, or us, or we just want to call him a nickname.”
Bethesda writes, “Be it the real world or the game worlds we create, we wish young Dovahkiin the best in all his adventures. And if Alduin ever reaches this realm, we’ll be in touch.”