I can’t tell if this is the best or worst idea ever. A baby who was born this past week with a broken collarbone has been named after Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers who is recovering from his own broken collarbone. I guess it is better than being named after Vince Young, right?
According to Sporting News:
Aaron Rodger Dryer arrived Sunday afternoon at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay, just in time for the Packers game against the New York Giants. When the medical staff discovered the newborn had a broken left collarbone, same side as Aaron Rodgers’ injury, Kyle Dryer and Kristal Tyczkowski settled on a name for their third child. Dryer was the first to suggest it.
“I said, ‘That’s not a bad name,'” Tyczkowski said. “That’s when we knew.”
They dropped the “s” from Rodgers because they thought Rodger sounded better as a middle name. His parents already suspect their baby boy could someday follow his namesake onto the gridiron.
“He’ll be taking snaps,” Dryer, said Tuesday as the family returned from the hospital and settled into their home on Green Bay’s west side.
“That fit him perfectly” Moyer said of the baby. “He was meant to be Aaron Rodger.”
Aaron’s parents said they look forward to telling little Aaron how he got his name.
“I’m pretty sure he will be proud of it,” Tyczkowski said.