Naming a child after a video game character lead to ridicule if the name is goofy enough. But, it really depends on that specific name. Naming a kid Skelator, for instance, is asking for trouble. Why parents do this kind of thing is beyond me. They show no logical thought doing this kind of thing.
Children with unusual names are often ridiculed by others growing up. Sometimes this ridicule can lead to emotional problems that might turn into larger problems later in life. Therefore, naming a child after a video game character is likely to lead to ridicule. Yes, the parents have the right to name their child anything they want. However, parents should use better judgement when selecting a name for their child.
Naming a child after a video game character will no doubt lead to ridicule as the child grows up. Children will pick on anything they find unusual or strange. In this case, the parents are setting up the child for difficulty by choosing a name from a video game character.
No, naming a child after a video game character does not necessarily sign them off to a lifetime of ridicule. By the time the child is of school-going age, the likelihood of their peers relating the name to the video game is extremely slim. There are too many video games released on a yearly basis for any one of them to be relevant five to ten years down the road. The only people who might draw the comparison between the name and the video game will be the parent's peers. It would be pretty pathetic for the parents of the child's peers to be the ones to ridicule them.