Did Robin Williams Really Do That to His Kid?

In: videos by Edie Sellers

15 Jun 2011

Alright, this celebrity craze of naming babies after completely idiotic things has just gone too far.

Apple? Bronx Mowgli? Roxy Crimefighter!? I mean, sure, if you want to show how you have more money than sense while simultaneously giving your children a big fat middle finger for the rest of their lives.

And yes, those are all real names of celebrity spawn.

But is what Robin Williams says in this new Nintendo commercial really true? Did the comedian really name his daughter Zelda after the game?

Or is this commercial just a convenient way for this ad for upcoming Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that much more memorable?

Anyone got confirmation of this fact? Just curious.

Thanks for the tip, Mr. Maynard.

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4 Responses to Did Robin Williams Really Do That to His Kid?



June 15th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

He really did name his daughter after princess zelda, no joke. She’s a gamer and she has a twitter account lol. Robin Williams is surprisingly a big fan of the legend of zelda



June 16th, 2011 at 3:46 am

I guess Frank Zappa’s kids are lucky they didn’t get names from game characters. Well… Maybe not.



June 16th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Are you kidding me Edie? I would have loved it if my parents called me Link, it would have been awesome. I don’t get what the problem is. The name Zelda sound unique and interesting, Apple and Roxy Crimefighter sound retarded. For example we named our little girl Selina, as in Selina Kyle (Catwomen from Batman). Again, unique and interesting names don’t have to be retarded.



June 30th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I’ve heard Robin Williams say he named his kid after the video game princess before he pitched for Nintendo. Years before. At least “Zelda” is a real name that existed before the NES.

Regular people name their kids with kick-me names all of the time. The weirdest one I’ve heard to date was a girl named “Internet.” That girl should have graduated from High School by now.

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