A pair of Alabama fans have a unique way of showing their devotion to the Crimson Tide.

Summer and Steven Steele of Andalusia, Ala., named their newborn son Krimson Tyde Steele.

"The reason we named him Krimson is that we are big Alabama fans and it is a very unique name and we loved it," Summer Steele told Alabama Media Group of the young boy, who was born on Dec. 17.

The Steeles aren't the first parents in recent years to name their son after the Crimson Tide. Several years ago J.L. and Jackie Redd of Tallassee, Ala. named their boy Crimson Tide Redd.

Summer said she and her husband have been receiving criticism for the name and that she didn't expect it to be such a big deal.

"To people speaking negatively about us naming him Krimson, it's not their child nor family member so if they have nothing nice to say they don't need to say nothing at all," Steele said.

The Steeles have two other sons, Trenton and Dawson.

As it turns out, the name Crimson, or some variation thereof, is growing in popularity in Alabama. According to an Al.com story, of the 76 girls born in the U.S. in 2012 with the name Crimson (or a variation like Krimson or Krymson), 35 were from Alabama.

But few families go all the way with Crimson Tide.

Krimson Steele isn't the first baby to have his name drawn from a sports loyalty. Earlier this year a Green Bay couple had a son born with a broken left collarbone and they named him Aaron Rodger.

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