BILOXI, Miss. -- Yet another newborn has been named ESPN.
Leann Real promised her avid sports fan husband that if they had
a son he'd get to pick the name. ESPN Montana Real was born this
week at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.
Husband Rusty chose ESPN (pronounced Espen) after the sports
network and Montana after football legend Joe Montana.
The youngster isn't alone. Three others were cited in a 2005 Web
site story about the network's 25th anniversary: Espn Malachi
McCall and Espn Curiel, both of Texas, and Espn Blondeel of
"We were the talk of the hospital," Rusty Real told The Sun
Herald. "The nurses kept asking my wife if she was really going to
let her husband name him ESPN. She said, 'Oh, yes."'