GASTONIA, N.C. (FOX 46) - Picking a child’s name can shape a lot about their character and personality.
Parents DeeJay and Sandy Howell named the newest edition to their family after two of arguably the best players on the Carolina Panthers team.
“Cameron Luuuke Howell,” said mother, Sandy. “And yes, it has three u’s in it. That's how it's spelled on the birth certificate.”
The baby is named after quarterback Cameron Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly. Fans know when Kuechly is performing well on the field, the crowd screams “Luuuuuuuuke,” which is why the family has spelled their son’s middle name using three u’s.
The couple says even though their boy’s name is inspired by a sports team, he doesn’t have to be an athlete.
“I’m going to tell him to be your own person, keep pounding,” said dad, DeeJay.
The family welcomed the baby into the world on July 1st, 2017 at CaroMont Health in Gastonia.
“I have high hopes of getting Cam and Luke to meet him, maybe sign his birth certificate,” DeeJay said.
The family says they named their son after these athletes for two reasons: they’re big fans and they have high hopes for their son’s ability to succeed in anything he achieves.
Their goal is to introduce their newborn to these athletes in the future. The family is also planning to build a crib modeled after the Carolina Panthers Stadium.
If you would like to help the family create little Cameron Luuuke's Carolina Panthers Stadium crib, you can donate to the Go Fund Me.