Seattle Seahawks Fans Name Daughter Cydnee Leigh 12th Mann
A daughter was recently born to a pair of Seattle Seahawks fans, who, in the glow of the team’s Super Bowl bid, decided to name her Cydnee Leigh 12th Mann in honor of the team’s cheering section.
Cydnee Leigh 12th Mann
On the girl’s birth certificate, 12th (not Twelfth) is listed as her middle name. “We have two other kids at home that are 10 and six and now they want 12th as their middle name too," Cydnee's mother told WPTV.
The Seahawks’ “12th Man” broke the NFL noise record during the team’s Monday Night Football matchup against the New Orleans Saints back in December. The noise, which registered at 137.6 decibels, actually triggered the seismic activity of a small earthquake. Long regarded as the loudest fans in the NFL, the Seahawks franchise honored them by retiring the jersey number 12 in December 1984.
After Cydnee Leigh’s name was announced earlier in the week, commenters on sites around the web have taken aim at her parents for chosing to give their daughter the unusual middle name.
“The parents should be arrested for stupidity. It's just too bad that stupidity isn't illegal,” said a HuffPost user, who goes by the name Sheryl S. Another user, Dan Rod, went even further, writing, “Ridiculous, poor kid. You know names are permanent. That’s not funny. Why not just go all the way and put a Seattle Seahawks tattoo on the baby’s bottom while they’re at it.”
For people on USA Today sports blog The Big Lead, the infant’s first name was just as problematic as her middle. “Hope she ends up on the pole. With a name like Cyndee she has a great head start,” said MKE_Badger. A commenter who goes by Willis wrote, “Cydnee is the real crime here. Should've gone with "Sydney Leigh XII Mann” /not at all better.”
The Seattle Seahawks will play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday Feb. 2.
– Chelsea Regan
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