If you’re a Cubs fan, you’ll be pleased to know that a Cub-loving couple with the surname Fields recently named their baby boy Wrigley.
Wrigley Alexander Fields was welcomed by parents Paul and Teri Fields of Michigan City, Indiana on September 12. His name pays tribute to the Wrigley Fields ballpark, where the Chicago Cubs have played since the early 1900s.
Here’s a quote from the article:
Cubs spokeswoman Katelyn Thrall said the name may be a first. The team has no record of other children named Wrigley, although there have been some children names Zambrano and Ryne after Cubs stars Carlos Zambrano and Ryne Sandberg.
Wrigley Fields was named for William Wrigley, Jr. of Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum fame. His surname can be traced back to two Old English words meaning “river bend” and “clearing” — essentially, “clearing by the river bend.”
The name Wrigley might be a little daring for most parents, but I have no doubt that ballpark baby names like Camden, Chase, Miller, and Turner have been bestowed before.
I hope the Cubs let the Fields family attend a free game or two before the season ends!