What Mortimer Goth is called when the Sims is not in English

The pre-made Sims character Mortimer Goth is not always called Mortimer and his surname is not always Goth.

We have looked at Bella Goth, so it is only natural that Mortimer Goth is next. These two have been part of The Sims franchise since the original game first landed over two decades ago.

In case you have no idea what we are talking about, we have been looking at what some the game’s favourite Sims are called in other languages.

Because the game has been translated into so many different languages, some Sims’ names have also been translated. So Bella is not actually called Bella in the Dutch version of The Sims, for example.

And no, their names have not just been randomly translated into Simlish. Although, that is not beyond the realms of possibility seeing as the Star Wars pack had some words relating to Star Wars things made up specifically in Simlish.

But back to the Goth family. 

Mortimer has quite a back story.

The son of Gunther Goth and Cornelia Goth, Mortimer was born outside of SimCity in the Old Country. His father moved the family to SimCity when Mortimer was young. Mortimer then grew up at 13 Skyborough Boulevard in Sunset Valley.

In The Sims 4, The Goth family live at Ophelia Villa in Willow Creek. Unlike previous Sims games, there The Sims 4 makes no mention of Mortimer’s  parents Gunther or Cornelia. But that’s a story for another day.

If you’ve been following this glorious tale of languages, you will know about the variations of the Goth surname when it is translated by now. That includes the glorious Dutch variant of “van de Kerkhof” – which directly translates back into English as “from the churchyard”.

Mortimer Goth translated into other languages

LanguageThe SimsThe Sims 2The Sims 3The Sims 4
EnglishMortimer GothMortimer GothMortimer GothMortimer Goth
Brazilian PortugueseVladmir CaixãoVladmir CaixãoVladmir CaixãoVladmir Caixão
Chinese (Simplified)莫蒂默 高斯
Chinese (Traditional)摩提梅爾 高斯摩提梅爾 高斯
CzechMortimer GothMortimer GothMortimer Goth
DanishMortimer GothMortimer SpøghMortimer SpøghMortimer Spøgh
DutchChristiaan van de KerkhofChristiaan van de KerkhofChristiaan Van de KerkhofChristiaan van de Kerkhof
European PortugueseMortimer GothMortimer Goth
FinnishJanus GoottilaJanus GoottilaJanus GoottilaJanus Goottila
FrenchVladimir GothikVladimir GothikVladimir GothikVladimir Gothik
GermanWinfried von SpinnwebMortimer GruselMortimer GruselMortimer Grusel
Hebrew‘מורטימר גות (Th)‘מורטימר גות (Th)‘מורטימר גות (Th)‘מורטימר גות (Th)
HungarianMortimer Goth
ItalianMaurizio AlberghiniMaurizio AlberghiniMaurizio Alberghini
Japaneseモティマー ゴシック派モティマー ゴス
(Mortimer Goshikku-ha)(Mortimer Goth)
Korean이 상해모티머 고트모티머 고트모티머 고트
NorwegianMortimer GothMortimer GothMortimer Goth
PolishHenryk ĆwirMortimer ĆwirMortimer ĆwirMortimer Ćwir
RussianMortimer GotikaMortimer GotMortimer GotMortimer Got
(Мортимер Готика)(Мортимер Гот)(Мортимер Гот)(Мортимер Гот)
SpanishHomero LápidaHomero LápidaHomero LápidaHomero Lápida
SwedishMartin SpökhMortimer SpökhMortimer SpökhMortimer Spökh
Thaiมอร์ติเมอร์ ก็อธมอร์ไทม์เมอร์ โกธ

H/T Simsfandom for the translations.

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