Baseball baby

I earned my reputation as a baby namer! [name_f]My[/name_f] other half turned to me and said “You HAVE to read this.”

Tampa [name_u]Bay[/name_u] Rays center fielder [name_m]Kevin[/name_m] Kiermaier and his wife had a baby, [name_m]Krew[/name_m] [name_m]Jax[/name_m]. Their first son is [name_u]James[/name_u] (which is [name_m]Kevin[/name_m] Kiermaier’s middle name).

Now aforementioned other half is going down a rabbit hole of baseball baby names (one of us! one of us!), he’s flabbergasted to learn this is the second [name_m]Krew[/name_m] baby in baseball.

Unrelated to names, this baby is very big, clocking in and 9 lbs 14 oz.


James and [name_m]Krew[/name_m] is such an unmatched sibset :flushed:


Krew [name_m]Jax[/name_m] is pretty abrupt. Also, I wish it was spelled [name_m]Crew[/name_m]. I agree with the previous post about the sibset :grimacing:


Well I actually like it! [name_m]Krew[/name_m] and [name_u]James[/name_u] are different styles but they sound okay together!

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As an outside observer it seems like the common thread is that they are named after their dad, one has his middle name, the other has his same three initials :woman_shrugging:

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Yeah I like that spelling more as well. [name_f]My[/name_f] guess is that they were trying to match his dad’s initials KJK

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Wow, this is my moment, y’all.

The exact thing I thought when I saw the Kiermaier news was how [name_u]Bryce[/name_u] [name_u]Harper[/name_u]’s son is also [name_m]Krew[/name_m].

I should add that [name_m]Crew[/name_m]/Crue/Cru is a disproportionately popular name among baseball players, too. [name_u]Kyle[/name_u] [name_m]Seager[/name_m], [name_m]Jacoby[/name_m] Ellsbury, [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] DeSclafani, [name_m]Joe[/name_m] [name_u]Kelly[/name_u], and [name_m]Mitch[/name_m] Moreland each have one, I’m sure there are others I can’t dredge up in my memory because there are far too many baseball families for even me to keep track of.


What is it about [name_m]Crew[/name_m] et al that is so appealing to baseball players, I wonder? I also wonder if it’s disproportionately popular among all athletes, or just baseball/MLB?

[name_m]Krew[/name_m] [name_m]Jax[/name_m] just isn’t a combo that I think works very well. [name_m]Krew[/name_m] and [name_m]Jax[/name_m] would be great as brothers, but it just doesn’t work well in the same combo imo. [name_m]Krew[/name_m] and [name_u]James[/name_u], while being mismatched, aren’t too farfetched for brothers, I don’t think. At least they’re the same sort of length and one syllable; I think that makes them go together better than their styles do.

Upon reading other’s posts: wow, what is it about [name_m]Crew[/name_m] that baseball players love? That’s crazy that so many have a [name_m]Crew[/name_m] (or a spelling variation of).

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There’s definitely a sort of style that most baseball baby names occupy, which is probably half a product of their super masculine dads and the rest because most American ballplayers are from the [name_u]South[/name_u], it’s super interesting. I love [name_m]Crew[/name_m] personally but I think largely because I hear it so much through them, ha.

I feel like there are a few more I see a lot with baseball players – things like [name_m]Turner[/name_m], [name_m]Jax[/name_m], and [name_m]Bryson[/name_m]. There’s definitely a vibe there that I started out really not interested in but that has grown on me more than I’d like to admit. :sweat_smile:

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I am confused at the point of this thread, TBH.

A baseball player had a baby and we’re discussing the baby’s name and how baseball players names their kids


Oh, thanks!

I think [name_m]Turner[/name_m] is cute!