There have been some questionable baby names as of late with both “Blue Ivy” and “North West” being the butt of jokes for the last year or so. However, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook took the phrase “passing on the legacy” to a whole new level. As you already know, Seabrook was very influential to the Blackhawks winning the 2013 Stanley Cup, and his No. 7 jersey was seen throughout the club’s championship run.
Even if Seabrook’s number isn’t retired we will always remember his number, as reports have surfaced that his newest son is in fact named Carter Seven Seabrook.
No, this is not a joke — here is a photo of the soon-to-be NHL star and his proud papa.
While the name initially reminded me of the board game Battleship — “C7…” “Dang! you sunk me!” — it also made me contemplate whether or not Seabrook’s move was genius or just plain stupid. Surely a number isn’t the first middle name you come across; but let’s face it, No. 7 has become Seabrook’s identity, and without the game of hockey the Chicago star is hardly famous.
Either way, if Seabrook ever leaves the Windy City via trade and is dealt to a team with the number already retired, then Carter is in serious trouble; he could have his middle name changed from Seven to something like Ninety-nine… how awkward would that be?