Dr. Cleveland Evans isn’t a gamer. Nevertheless, he recently wrote an insightful article for The Omaha World-Herald about baby names that have been inspired by video game characters, such as:
- Kain, a male character from the Legacy of Kain series.
- Rinoa, a female character from Final Fantasy VIII.
- Kairi, a female character from Kingdom Hearts.
- Raiden, a male character from Mortal Kombat.
I’ve seen Raiden used as a baby name several times. Too bad it’s impossible to tell which Raidens were named after the character and which were simply given a variant of Aidan, or Jayden, or Caden…
Have you met any babies with these names before? If so, do you know if their parents are gamers?