Kelly and Troy Mann of Washington are big Seattle Seahawks fans. They’re such big fans, in fact, that they decided to name their baby girl, born earlier this week, Cydnee Leigh 12th Mann.
The “12th man” in football refers to the fans in the stadium during a game. Seattle’s 12th man currently holds the world record for crowd noise at an athletic event.
The Manns said they chose their daughter’s name while watching the NFC Championship game (Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers) a couple of weeks ago.
Their two older children, ages 10 and 6, are jealous of Cydnee’s Seahawks–themed middle name, says Kelly. “Now they want 12th as their middle name too.”