This past December 17th, two Alabama fans welcomed their new baby boy into the world and named him after their beloved UA team. Summer and Steven Steele settled on the named Krimson Tyde, giving the baby a unique name and spelling that will be sure to set him apart throughout his life.
When asked why they went with this decision, as some may find it odd that a couple would name a child after a sports team, they responded: “The reason we named him Krimson is that we are big Alabama fans and it is a very unique name and we loved it,” Summer Steele told Alabama Media Group on Sunday.
Although not very complicated, little Krimson, who weighed in at seven pounds and five ounces has been experiencing some stomach issues and he was brought back into the doctors care.While he recovers, the family has been facing scrutiny and media attention for the name. The family was surprised by how many people were interested in hearing their story and learning more about the baby boy. Krimson isnt’ t the first child for the Steeles. They have two other boys, Trenton and Dawson, that are glad to act as big brothers.
“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 at all,” Steele said. She even took to social media, particularly Facebook to clarify that Krimson was a boy after some publications made the mistake of reporting that he was a girl. What is even more interesting about this story is that the Steeles aren’t the first set of parents to name their child after an Alabama sports team. There are 25 girls in Alabama named Crimson and six girls named Auburn born in 2012.
To see the town become so invested in the school is a great thing to witness and be a part of. UA is truly a large part of the state and the community at large.