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Gator fan who named son after Urban Meyer now wants to change it

Dec 7, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

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Four years ago, University of Florida graduate Jen Wiley named her son after her two favorite coaches. And so, Spurrier Urban Wiley was brought into the world. But now Urban Meyer has moved on to Ohio State, and Mrs. Wiley feels betrayed — so much so that she wants to change her son’s middle name. What will she change it to? You’re not going to believe this.

How about Tim … after Tim Tebow?

Wiley said anything is better than Urban.

It’s a name that reminds her of the letter the former Gator coach wrote her son shortly after his birth.

In it, Urban Meyer wrote, “I look forward to growing with you as a Gator over the years.”

Wiley’s husband isn’t on board with the change, and she said she won’t officially change her son’s name unless her husband agrees.

If he does, she’s thinking Tim after Tim Tebow, the great Gator quarterback who is becoming a star in the NFL.

I’ll bet these kinds of things never happen on Super Earth, where kids have normal names and they have a college football playoff system.

Gator fan ready to change son’s name after former coach accepts Ohio State job [BayNews9]

  1. bobwsc - Dec 7, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    compounding one mistake with another potential mistake. many think Tebow is the second coming, but many thought Tiger was as well. point being, why name a kid after someone you idolize – again – knowing they’re human and could eventually end up with a tarnished name?

  2. koufaxmitzvah - Dec 7, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    I am so happy I had the mother I did. As goofy a name as I may have, it sure as heck isn’t based on college football.

    Friggin’ going through life as Spurrier…. Thanks, Mom. I’m gonna hack some people now.

  3. goforthanddie - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Idiot parents. A child’s name isn’t a Goddamn toy. And she wants to change the MIDDLE name? That kid’s going to hate his parents by kindergarten.

  4. sasquash20 - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    What an ungrateful ****! What did he do that upset you so much? Let me guess not win you a 3rd national title. What a HAG!

  5. razorofoccam - Dec 9, 2011 at 5:00 AM

    maybe the sterilization procedures on mentally ill women performed by our government years ago may not have been a bad idea. Poor kid. Spurrier left as well but she seems to be fine keeping that name. The crazies are always so unpredictable, I love ‘em.