To the parents of the newly born Cyndee Leigh 12th Mann: Be prepared for your daughter to hate you.
Just as soon as she understands the English language enough to realize that not only did you stick her with a number as a middle name, but also that you based it on a football team.
Actually, not even a football team, but the fans of a football team who somehow think they affect the outcome of the games enough to call themselves the "12th Man."
(News flash: It's the stadium that makes you so loud. Even Jacksonville Jaguars fans would sound that way if their team played at CenturyLink Field ... and gave them a reason to cheer every now and then.)
I'm assuming you live in Seattle, but that doesn't let you off the hook. Aren't the teen years hard enough? That's when being cool trumps most things, including loyalty to the local football team.
And having the word "12th" in your name is not cool in the least.
Yes, I suppose it's neat that your child was born during the same week your beloved Seahawks are playing in the Super Bowl, and that your last name sounds the same as the second word of the fans' nickname.
I guess little Cyndee should be thankful you're not huge fans of old-time rocker Manfred Mann or the basketball comedy "Juwanna Mann."
But she won't be.
Just thought I'd warn you.
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