Over the weekend Art and I were talking baby names. We ran through the usual sources, family, favorite authors, but eventually we kept coming back to one distinct theme: gaming. I'm fascinated with the idea of paying homage to the games I love, but I'm still on the fence about whether or not it would be right to name a child after what amounts, ultimately, to a pop culture reference.
The most famous example of gaming naming (ooh I rhymed!) of course is Zelda Williams, daughter of actor Robin Williams. Depak Chopra's son renamed himself Gotham since everyone was mispronouncing his name anyway -- and then proceeded to begin a career in comics. There was even a child named Dovahkiin, after the Dragonborn protagonist in Skyrim. Of course that came with a lifetime of free games from Bethesda, so that might have been more of a marketing ploy than a real naming choice.
So with baby names on the brain, I figured this would be a perfect question to pose to the Game Geex: What name would you choose from gaming for a baby? And a secondary question: Would you name a child after a video game character at all?