An Alabama couple is shocked at the backlash they've experienced after naming their newborn son "Krimson Tyde."
Summer and Steven Steele, who are from the small town of Andalusia, Ala., named their son after the University of Alabama's football team, the Crimson Tide. The couple told Alabama Media Group that they are "big Alabama [football] fans."
The baby boy, Krimson Tyde Steele, was born Dec. 17, and his story quickly went viral after being posted to Twitter on Saturday. Some of the reactions weren't particularly kind:
Why? I would despise my parents if they named me Krimson Tyde
— Tyla Wicks (@ThenTylaSaid) December 31, 2013
reevaluate your life if you name your kid "krimson tyde"
— Emi♛ (@emilyheaddd) December 31, 2013
— John Buckley (@bucksbbq) December 31, 2013
Gawker Media's sports news site Deadspin even published a list of baby names on Monday that are "better than Krimson Tyde."
"I'm shocked, I didn't think people would make such a big deal about it," mom Summer Steele told Alabama Media Group.
While the couple has clearly dealt with a whole lot of nastiness over their decision, they are getting some crucial support: from a man who named his children "Crimson Tide" and "Alleigh Bama." Seriously.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly referred to the University of Alabama as Alabama University.