Two Baltimore Orioles fans have named their children Camden and Yardley after the team’s ballpark.
Colleen and Tony Serra have pretty traditional names, but that’s not exactly true of their two children.
The Serras are big Baltimore Orioles fans, so when they welcomed their first child in 2010 they named him Camden, after Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The couple added a daughter last month and decided to go with another ballpark-themed named. OPACY doesn’t really roll off the tongue, so they went with Yardley.
“Obviously, when you pick names for your kids you’re trying to think of things that are meaningful for both of you,” Colleen told The Washington Post. “We both grew up going to games. [Camden Yards] holds a special place in our hearts and it’s a place that we’re going to keep coming back to, so it just seemed fitting.”
Yardley also has a baseball middle name—Ruth—for Baltimore native George Herman “Babe” Ruth.
It’s a good thing the O’s don’t play at Memorial Stadium anymore.
- Dan Gartland