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savafan
10-09-2006, 09:04 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15168029/

BILOXI, Miss. - Leann Real promised her husband, an avid sports fan, that if they ever had a son he'd get to pick the name. ESPN Montana Real was born this week at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.

Rusty Real, of D'Iberville, chose ESPN (pronounced Espen) after the sports network and Montana after football legend Joe Montana.

Baby ESPN isn't alone.

Three others were cited in a 2005 report on tivocommunity.com about the network's 25th anniversary. They are Espn Malachi McCall in Pampa, Texas; Espn Curiel in Corpus Christi, Texas; and Espn Blondeel in Michigan.

"We were the talk of the hospital," Rusty Real said. "The nurses kept asking my wife if she was really going to let her husband name him ESPN. She said, 'Oh, yes.'"

WVRed
10-09-2006, 09:08 PM
Does Espen Knutsen(sp?) still play for the Columbus Blue Jackets?

That did kind of garner some attention awhile back.

I wonder if its a girl if they will name it HGTV or Soap?

WMR
10-09-2006, 09:08 PM
Idiots.

KronoRed
10-09-2006, 09:09 PM
Idiots.
Agreed.

paintmered
10-09-2006, 09:10 PM
Idiots.

Indeed.

That poor, poor child.

RedFanAlways1966
10-09-2006, 09:11 PM
"We were the talk of the hospital," Rusty Real said.

I am sure you were... just not in the manner you think, Rusty.

This is unReal... well it is a Real... just unthinkable! :help:

Ltlabner
10-09-2006, 09:35 PM
If they have another boy will it be named Espen2 ?

My wifes family is from around that area of Mississippi. :help:

Yachtzee
10-09-2006, 11:55 PM
"Espn, the Magazine!"

guttle11
10-10-2006, 12:04 AM
If they have another boy will it be named Espen2 ?



I'm thinking Versus Real or Golf Channel Real.

MrCinatit
10-10-2006, 07:23 AM
Might as well have named the kid Beatthecrapoutofme.

MaineRed
10-10-2006, 07:31 AM
Just imagine if the kid talks like Jeremy Schapp.

"How do you spell that"

EEEEEEEEE s PEEEEEEEEE n

dman
10-10-2006, 07:50 AM
If I have another daughter maybe I'll name her SPICE, wait, maybe I won't. Maybe Lifetime woulkd be a better choice.

Johnny Footstool
10-10-2006, 10:17 AM
I could see something like this happening 10-15 years ago, when ESPN covered real sports. But now?

This new dad must be a big fan of poker and rodeo.

Tommyjohn25
10-10-2006, 10:31 AM
Maybe I'll name my firstborn "The Ocho".

registerthis
10-10-2006, 10:38 AM
I think when parents do things like this, they should also be forced to change THEIR names. Like, the father's new name could be "Moron".

dabvu2498
10-10-2006, 11:16 AM
Appearantly child abuse is not illegal in Mississippi.

HotCorner
10-10-2006, 11:37 AM
If they have another boy will it be named Espen2 ?

My wifes family is from around that area of Mississippi. :help:

The Deuce.

cincy09
10-10-2006, 04:22 PM
what the hell is the matter with people

Matt700wlw
10-10-2006, 04:30 PM
Hi...meet my children

ESPN
ESPN2
ESPN Classic
ESPNU
FSN
and Bob

Yachtzee
10-10-2006, 05:32 PM
Of course, if it had been a girl, her name was going to be "Lifetime."

Unassisted
10-10-2006, 06:34 PM
Espen is a common name for boys in Norway. When I lived amongst the Norwegians in Wisconsin, I knew of a couple of Espens.

If little Espn gets tired of being ridiculed when he grows up, he can always move to Norway. ;)