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August 28th, 2014, 04:58
a lifetime's worth of Bethesda games.

Sorry if this has already been posted.

I think it's dumb.
It's potentially going to attract unwanted attention to the kid.
He'll probably get bullied, teased, etc.

Anyway, I think that there's a better way to show humanity your appreaciation of pc games than to impose it to your progeny.
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August 28th, 2014, 07:05
People make up names all the time.

People will call him Dovak, he'll be fine
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August 28th, 2014, 10:42
What if the kid never shows any interest for Skyrim?

Oh and I just wish I meet him. I'd ask if he was bugged.
Poor kid.

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I think the parent's are being thoughtless/oppurtunistic - true, Dovakhiin may have faded from public memory by the time he's old enpoug to know where it came from ("yeah darling, you're named for a PC game character"), but I do think your name is important. I'd hate to be named that way. Incidentally, my oldest childhood friend named his daughter "Cenedra Blue" after the David Eddings character….I was not impressed, but he's my friend so I didn't go on about it, and she's turned out OK. And it is a melodic kind of name.
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August 28th, 2014, 11:43
In Norway we can't name our children whatever we want. Maybe the rules are to strict (I'm sure some of us - not i - thinks so). But it does protect against the more extreme choices.

I think sometimes parents are too short-sighted (correct English?) when making choices like this for children. The chosen name, while appearing to be funny and cute when the children are small, is also the name they'll be stuck with (unless they change it) for their adult life. We don't own our children, we borrow them for 20-25% of their lifetime, and they should be respected as indivivuals.

BTW: We run into some funny situations due to immigration. As far as I know "Musa" is a common name in Turkey. However, in Norwegian it's a 4-lettered word for the vagina.

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As far as I know "Musa" is a common name in Turkey. However, in Norwegian it's a 4-lettered word for the vagina.
Also a word that means warrior:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275083/

btw shame on you if you didn't watch the vagina, um , warrior movie.

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That kid is going to fus roh DA his/her parents

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BTW: We run into some funny situations due to immigration. As far as I know "Musa" is a common name in Turkey. However, in Norwegian it's a 4-lettered word for the vagina.
That's radical - thanks for the information.

Did a bit of search, and Musa is the Arabic word for the name Moses.
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August 28th, 2014, 15:26
Kid will be fine; in 10 years' time, he and his classmates won't know jack about Skyrim. Additionally, non-conformist names generally lead to non-conformist people - so good on him!
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August 28th, 2014, 19:32
While you can't name your kid however you wish here as well, there still are some names around that are … well … interesting, to say the least.

And while I would have loved to be named after a video game (character), there were none back in the days, and my parents never appreciated them much. Pinball machines, mmmkay, so perhaps I might have been named Rancho, Zodiac or Messalina. All of them rather unfortunate IMO, but not worse than my actual name, either …

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August 29th, 2014, 02:23
Naming a child Dovahkiin is going a bit far in my opinion, as it just seems more like a stunt than anything else. That being said, it's nowhere near as bad as some of the names celebrities give their children..
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August 29th, 2014, 08:31
I have no problem with that name.

I've seen far worse like someone calling their kid hashtag or Facebook.
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August 29th, 2014, 21:14
Here the first name can be changed later on, for a price. So it's no catastrophe.

The thing is I'm having a hard time understanding that a video game (and books, movies) has enough impact on people that they do this.
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August 31st, 2014, 04:59
Meh, its not a big deal. My real name is Toff but no one in the US knows what the official meaning is. Neither did my parents. I even grew up In hickville and my nickname back then was Tuff.
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I think the parent's are being thoughtless/oppurtunistic - true, Dovakhiin may have faded from public memory by the time he's old enpoug to know where it came from ("yeah darling, you're named for a PC game character"), but I do think your name is important. I'd hate to be named that way. Incidentally, my oldest childhood friend named his daughter "Cenedra Blue" after the David Eddings character….I was not impressed, but he's my friend so I didn't go on about it, and she's turned out OK. And it is a melodic kind of name.
Oh boy at least name after a Silmarillion character. Who cares about David Eddings?
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I remember being somewhere, and a woman was yelling out at her child to come over to her. The kid's name? Tylenol.

There was another one named Dirty Bump, but I'd hope that was an (unfortunate) nickname.

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September 1st, 2014, 18:16
I don't see a problem with this at all. Children have been named after all sorts of characters from books etc. A lot of peoples sir names were based on their trade year ago.

Shame they didn't pick a better game but oh well.
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