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Parents don't regret naming their kids Tressel | BuckeyeXtra

There are 113 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 13, 2011, titled Parents don't regret naming their kids Tressel | BuckeyeXtra. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Tressel Bokover, 4, got her name despite her gender. Tressel J. Webb, 8, dressed as his namesake for Halloween.

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Oh Mygod

Dublin, OH

#1 Jun 13, 2011
You have got to be kidding me. I thought this was an article out of the Onion.

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#2 Jun 13, 2011

Corbin, KY

#3 Jun 13, 2011
I think I might vomit.
Judas Herbstreit

Dublin, OH

#4 Jun 13, 2011
I had to check my calendar to make sure today wasn't April 1st. Imbeciles.
Mike Slive

Columbia, SC

#5 Jun 13, 2011
This is so pathetic that even I am not going to mock you about it.
go bucks

United States

#6 Jun 13, 2011
I'm a buckeye like a lot of people, but I would never name my kid after anyone outside of my own family. Now Brutus is a cool name for a boy or a dog.
Whats in a name

Kalamazoo, MI

#7 Jun 13, 2011
No you all might be wondering why they wouldn't just name a child James (or Jamie for a girl) if they wanted to honor Tressel. It's just that those names are so common and lack that special ring. If you admire someone, you must make it clear. You can't just change a name because then namesake becomes involved in a scandal. I have NO intention of changing the name of my daughter, Schwartznegger.

Since: Apr 11

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#8 Jun 13, 2011
I bet these kids will regret it - and it doesn't have anything to do with what Jim Tressel's reputation is or may be.
You couldn't name your boy Jim Tressel Webb and the girl Kim Tressel Webb or something? That would have been much easier on them growing up.

North Fort Myers, FL

#9 Jun 13, 2011

Dublin, OH

#10 Jun 13, 2011
I have no worries of these kids being able to overcome their names. Overcoming their parents however may be far more challenging.

Lewis Center, OH

#11 Jun 13, 2011
What are the parents named? Loser and Idiot?

Since: Jun 11

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#12 Jun 13, 2011
Lighten-up this morning, folks. At least the kids weren't named Gaylord Focker and Osama bin Laden, Jr.

Petoskey, MI

#13 Jun 13, 2011
It could have been worse for the Huffines kid, he could have been named Brent, Elwood or Gene.

United States

#14 Jun 13, 2011
I think Adolph was a popular name in Germany around 1935.

Dublin, OH

#15 Jun 13, 2011
Kids have to live with what their parents name them. Some parents clearly are not thinking when they name their children, but rather think of their own vanity and what is best for them, not what will be best for the child in the child's life. Being a Buckeye fan is a great thing, but when you start incorporating it into your families names and so on, you should go visit a psychologist. It's like Frank Zappa naming his kid "Moon Unit".
same thing

United States

#16 Jun 13, 2011
last name should have been "crook" lol
Thunder Lizard

Chillicothe, OH

#17 Jun 13, 2011
I guess that it is better than Barack, but not by much.
hamburger pimp

Columbus, OH

#18 Jun 13, 2011
They're talking bad about you because your parents are certifiably insane, sweetie.

Since: Aug 10

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#19 Jun 13, 2011
Anyone who would name their child after anyone in sports should themselves be re-named Idiot!

Toledo, OH

#20 Jun 13, 2011
Forget about Jim Tressel's downfall, how shallow is it to name your child after a sports figure?

I keep hearing people talk about what Jim Tressel did off the field but you know, I've never seen anybody quantify those endeavors. From what I've read, heard and observed, Tressel's off-field activities are on par with other coaches. Other college football coaches have gone to Iraq and Afghanistan to visit the troops -- Some have gone numerous times -- and just about every college coach donates a significant portion of his salary back to his school. All coaches are active in community-based charities.

Ultimately, Tressel's legacy is two-fold: he was enormously successful against Michigan and he managed to sell an evangelical image.

From here on I will never speak the name Tressel aloud. Anybody named "Tressel" will be referred to as "Fraud".

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