17/11/2011 16:31 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

The Name Game: New Parents Win Free Games For Life For Calling Their Baby After A Computer Game Character

The name game: New parents win free games for life for calling their baby after a computer game character Bethesda

When a couple named their new baby 'Facebook' and another chose 'Like' after the thumbs up feature online, we thought we'd heard everything.

But now Megan and Eric Kellermeyer have trumped both bonkers Facebook fans by naming their new baby, Dovahkiin, after the main character in the smash hit video game, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Bethesda software, makers of the game 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 free games for life.

While the company now admit the offer was 'something of a spoof', they now have to keep their word – and provide the family with free computer games for life.

Writing on their blog, the Megan and Eric said:

"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.

"He was 8 pounds 1/2 ounce and is 19 1/2 inches long. Our daughter Kyari is very excited to have a baby brother.

"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.

"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."

Whatever the playground implications of the choice, Little Dovahkiin is in good company with his bonkers name-sake, as the game starring the character has made $450 in just two days...

What do you reckon?
A name with a good story or a totally ridiculous way to choose one?