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Meet Tebow Sanford Crumley



So, our 2nd son was born today, and in accordance with the agreement made early in our marriage, I’m responsible for naming our boys and Alli gets to name the girls. In an earlier post, I relayed how I’d entertained the name Kermit Roosevelt. I’d also been considering Lamont Cranston but decided “Lamont” immediately conjures images of Sanford and Son (although, that would give me license to constantly say, “Lamont, you big dummy” and “Elizabeth, I’m coming to join you Honey!”).

Like our first son, I wanted a name that communicated the quality of person I hope he grows up to be. To this end, I decided to name Son #2 after one of the finest role models of our age – Tim Tebow. If you don’t know who Tim Tebow is, don’t admit this fact to anyone. Just smile, nod your head, and pretend you’re in awe of both his athleticism and his stellar humanitarian reputation (trust me, you’ll seem smarter).

Now, I did use a family name for his middle name. Sanford, is Alli’s Dad’s middle name and makes a nice balance to his somewhat “out-there” first name. And, compared to “Buckminster Fuller”, a lot of names seem “normal”.

So, our hope for Tebow Sanford Crumley is that he lives an honorable life, following in the footsteps of the two men he’s named after; ultimately becoming a role model to others, himself.

UPDATE: A growing number of folks have pointed out that Tim Tebow plays for Florida, not Auburn. To us, Tim Tebow’s greatness transcends Gator-nation. Even if he’d never played a down of football, he’d still be a heck of a guy. His stellar on-field accomplishments are really the icing on the cake. Also, Tim Tebow lost both times he played Auburn. And, assuming Auburn and Florida don’t meet in the SEC Championship game this year (a near-certainty, given Auburn’s current competitiveness), Auburn will be THE ONLY SEC team Tim Tebow never beat. So that makes it all OK.

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  1. Congratulations Crumley family and welcome to the world Tebow Sanford! (Yes I just added that name to my browser dictionary that told me it was wrong)

    I loved the updates on Twitter today and really appreciated them. Thanks so much for sharing this special moment with Alli’s internet friends.

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  3. Congratulations! He is a cutie!

  4. Congrats from a huge GATOR Fan. You are correct in that Tim Tebow is a wonderful young man both on and off the field. He is every mother’s dream. I hope your Tebow grows up to be just like our Tebow. Again Congrats to you and Mom and enjoy. As the mother of 23 year old twin boys, I’m here to tell you that they grow up and move on way too fast.

  5. Fuller takes great pictures. Can’t wait to hold Tebow. And hug Fuller.

  6. Fuller does take some good pictures. What a beautiful baby. It hurt me to think of having one soooooooooo big. I love the picture of Fuller holding Teebow. Fuller looks as though he can’t believe all this. He is awe about it all. The picture where Fuller is coming into your room, is like he could be thinking, Mother what are you doing in that bed?

    You and Damon have a wonderful family and I praise the Lord with ya’ll.
    I wish all of you the very best. Damon you did alright with name.

    Love to all four of the Damon Crumley family,
    Aunt Nita

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  7. Well-played, sit, well played.

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  8. Congrats! He is so adorable :) I can’t wait to see loads of baby pictures!

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  9. Congratulations from a Florida Gator. I admire Tim Tebow on and off of the football field and am pleased to see you name your son Tebow. I hope you enjoy your family as much as I have enjoyed mine. I have two precious daughters, but they grow up way too fast. Enjoy every moment that you have with them and raise them right and they will always remain a big part of your life.


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  12. Congrats, guys! Can’t wait to meet him. We’ll have to arrange a Chattanooga stop next time we go to B’ham!

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  13. Congratulations! Even though I am a Nole I commend you on the name choice. Tim Tebow is a machine! How did I miss this !?!!? : )

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