Baby name story: Champ

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While Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Vanchi LaShawn “Van” Jefferson was playing in Super Bowl LVI last month, his pregnant wife Samaria suddenly went into labor (several days early).

Samaria was forced to leave SoFi Stadium mid-game — before the Rams eventually beat the Bengals, 23-20 — to go to her birthing center.

Not long after the game ended, the couple welcomed a baby boy.

They considered the names Miles and Wynn, but finally settled on Champ, which Van said was “very fitting for the type of situation we just had.”

(I discovered this story via Appellation Mountain — thanks Abby!)


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