Alabama couple dedicates newborn's name to favorite college team

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Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 12:42pm

What's in a name?

For one Alabama newborn, it's his family's dedication to their favorite college football team, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The love of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team runs deep in the Steele family. So deep, they named their newborn son, you guess it, Krimson Tyde.

"We all big Alabama fans and I think he'll be the next one," said father, Steven Steele.

The couple says they thought of the name as soon as they found out they were having a boy and received final approval from Krimson's older brothers, Trenton and Dawson.

"My 5-year-old and 4-year-old, they really had the main part in it. That's what they wanted to name him, so that's what we stuck with," said mother, Summer Steele.

It didn't take long before their name choice was the hot topic on social media, newscasts, and websites across the country. This ignited a firestorm of reaction.

Most of which, Krimson's parents have tried to brush off.

"Lots of people say it's a bad name. They wouldn't name him that. But, it's not their choice, it's ours. So..."

"It's not meant for them to like or have any say-so. And, plus, it's not their child."

If his cries are any indication, Krimson definitely has a set of healthy lungs to help him cheer on the Tide.

The Steele's choosing to place their focus not on the options of thousands online, but rather on the new addition to their family.

"As long as he's healthy and he gets taken care of, we're happy."
 

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