Boss Rush Banter: Would You Name Your Child After a Video Game Character?

Parents have a variety of reasons of how they name their children. Some are traditionalists and pass along a family name, and others scour through a book for one that carries a significant meaning. Others just go for the bizarre for the shock value. Regardless, naming your child is a big deal–that is how they will be addressed for life (for the most part). Many of us may know a friend or person who named their child after a musician or celebrity they adore, but have you met someone who named–or considered naming–their child after a video game character? Maybe you considered it, too?

The most famous example is Robin Williams and his daughter, Zelda. They did a commercial together to promote The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which was incredibly sweet.

Commercial courtesy of Nintendo (via Zelda Universe)

Many may believe naming a child after a video game character is immature or weird, but there are some amazing options out there. We have Ezio from the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Jack–a common name but can be attributed to Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2, Nathan Drake from Uncharted, Cortana from Halo, Geralt from the Witcher, and Lara from Tomb Raider. They don’t have to be wacky and out-there like a lot of celebrity baby names like Wilde Wolf, Raddix, Dusty Rose, Birdie, Cricket and Apple.

If there is a name that speaks to the parent and carries a lot of meaning, it doesn’t matter where it originated from. As the video game industry becomes more mainstream and Millennials get older and start families, I can envision more video-game inspired baby names.

Would you ever name a kid after a video game character or know someone who has? Please share your thoughts with us on our Boss Rush Facebook Group or our Boss Rush Discord.


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