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Alabama College Football Fans Name Their Son ‘Krimson Tyde’ And The Internet Goes Nuts

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As someone who doesn’t really get into sports, the truly rabid, superfans baffle me. And I think it’s safe to categorize Summer and Steven Steele as superfans. Why? because, to honor their deep love for the college football team the Alabama Crimson Tide, they named their newborn son “Krimson Tyde.” Yes, that is the correct spelling.

The Internet, being, well, the Internet, went nuts on the couple after they posted a birth announcement about their adorable, seven pound five ounce new baby to Twitter. According to Summer:

“The reason we named him Krimson is that we are big Alabama fans, and it is a very unique name and we loved it.”

Now, I’m not particularly a fan of these “unique” names that keep popping up, but come on people. Here is just a taste of the vitriol.

Krimson Tyde

We all know what this means…

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As annoying and upsetting as these comments (and the literal hundreds of others) are, little Krimson’s parents are taking the high road. In an interview with AL.com, Summer said:

“To people speaking negatively about us naming him Krimson, it’s not their child nor family member so if they have nothing nice to say they don’t need to say nothing nothing at all.”

I get it, it’s not a name most people would choose for their kid. And yes, it might be setting the poor kid up for a hard time as he gets older. But here’s the thing: it’s none of our damn business. I don’t think that everyone and their mother has a right to say awful shit to someone online just because they chose to post a birth announcement. Period. Are people going to do it anyway? Of course, but just because you can doesn’t mean you aren’t still an asshole.


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  • EnglishSarah

    I guess in America “Crimson tide” is not a euphemism for your monthly flow….. so fingers crossed the poor boy doesn’t travel hahahahahaha

    • Ashley

      I (American) definitely always thought it sounded like one…

    • Bethany Ramos

      Nope, I think it still is. Poor guy!

    • Tinyfaeri

      No, it is in the US, too. I’ve been thinking all week that it’s such an unfortunate name for a fan base, never mind a child.

    • momma425

      I was totally going to say that.
      This poor girl is in for many years of embarrassing period jokes.

    • Momma425

      Omg, I misread that. Baby is a boy— even worse. :(

  • Ashley

    Two thoughts:

    1. I just don’t get the point of the unique spelling. It’s already a unique name, and it’s a specific reference. Why spell it that way? Do they think it looks more like a person’s name that way? Just confused over here.

    2. It’ll be kind of a bummer if the kid turns out to not give a shit about Football.

    • whiteroses

      This was my exact reaction.

    • keelhaulrose

      This kid is going to rebel by going to Auburn.

  • Tinyfaeri

    You can name your kid whatever you want. You can also have a blank tic-tac-toe board tattooed on your [insert body part here], but if it’s visible you probably shouldn’t be surprised if you have random strangers walk up and ask if they can play.

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      That is such a perfect analogy.

  • RayneofCastamere

    On the other hand, he’s got a huge advantage when the kaiju rise and humanity needs people to fight them.

    Anyone else think he sounds like a Jaeger from Pacific Rim?

  • Gangle

    How unfortunate to name your child after a euphemism for menstruation. I am all for parents giving their kids unique names if they want, but not at the expense of the kid. I went to school with a kid named ‘Sean’. His last name was Ramm. No, he did not think it was cool or funny.

    • Rachel Sea

      I don’t get it.

    • Gangle

      Sean Ramm. Shorn ram. And yes, the parents chose the name because it was funny.

    • Justme

      I still don’t get it. Maybe it’s a regional thing?

    • Gangle

      ok. A ram is a male sheep. When a sheeps wool gets too long, you shear it. a sheep that has just had its wool cut is shorn… never mind…

  • Ginny

    All I can think of is my period. I honestly can’t believe they didn’t think of that reference when they gave their kid such a terrible name.