Baby born to University of Alabama fans, named Crimson Tide

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It may be April Fools’ Day, but this name isn’t a joke.

J.L. and Jackie Redd of Tallassee, Alabama, have named their baby boy Crimson Tide Redd in honor of the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide football team.

The young couple made an agreement before their son’s birth that J.L. could be in charge of naming the baby, wanting to use his last name, Redd, as inspiration.

J.L.’s family was “extremely excited” about the name. Jackie’s family, however, “couldn’t understand why we’d name our child after a football team.”

Crimson Tide will go by the nickname Ty.

Update, Jan. 2014: We have two more!

First, there’s Krimson Tyde Steele, born in December of 2013 to parents Summer and Steven Steele of Andalusia, Alabama.

Second, there’s 2-year-old Crimson Tide Broadhurst, son of Shane and Emily Broadhurst of Phenix City, Alabama. (They also have a 5-month-old daughter named Alliegh Bama.)

P.S. Here’s a list of names associated with the color red, just in case you’re interested. :)


Image: Adapted from New Meadowlands Stadium: Mezz Corner (cropped) by section215 under CC BY 2.0.

9 thoughts on “Baby born to University of Alabama fans, named Crimson Tide

  1. I really hope the parents of Crimson Tide will see this comment. Our 6 year old son is also named Crimson!! Now we now there are at least 2 in the world, which is very exciting. We get some strange looks, but we love his name, and it suits him. We don’t regret giving him an unusual name. His middle name is Louis.

  2. At least they didn’t name him Megatron or Optimus Prime like some Facebook people want to do when they get a million fans.

  3. My 4 year old son also has the name Crimson. His middle name is Noah. We chose the name in honor of The University of Alabama. Roll Tide !!!

  4. Just noticed that the name “Johnparker” made the SSA’s baby name list in 2007 with 7 baby boys. I’m thinking it comes from John Parker Wilson, who was playing for Alabama at that time.

  5. I named my little girl Crimsyn! I think it is a beautiful name and have had several compliments on how unusual and beautiful her name is!

  6. I like Crimson for a girl, it’s sorta like Scarlet or Hazel. Unique color-scheme name.

    Let’s hope the Crimson Tides out there grow up to love that team, it’d be ironic if they end up liking or going to college at Auburn or Georgia. I know a guy named Bryant after Bear Bryant and he loves the team…but he goes to school at Georgia.

  7. This is awesome!!!! I am a huge Michigan fan and thought about naming my baby girl Maizey Blue!!!!

  8. I just had a son and named him Crimson E’lye. His name is beautiful for a beautiful baby boy…

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