Who dat new baby Brees?

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has asked fans to help him name his next son, who is due Sunday....

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has asked fans to help him name his next son, who is due Sunday. (ROBERT GALBRAITH/Reuters)

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Who dat? Who dat? Who dat sayin' dey gonna name dat Brees?

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has called on fans to help him name his next son.

"My wife is due any day now with baby boy #2. We have a few names picked out but haven't decided yet. Looking for "b" names. Suggestions?," Brees wrote on his Twitter account last week.

"We are looking for boy names starting with a "b" that are uncommon. Not in most baby name books. Thanks to all for any ideas."

Within an hour of the posting, the responses to the request on Twitter and Facebook numbered in the thousands.

"(This is) by far the most popular thing we've ever posted," Alex Restrepo, who runs the Saints’ social media outlets, told The Times-Picayune.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Brees said he’s received more than 6,000 Twitter responses and nearly 12,000 comments on his Facebook page, most suggesting names for his unborn child.

"It's kind of taken a life of its own," Brees said.

Restrepo compiled a list of 175 different names suggested as of Wednesday, but Brees seems to have narrowed that down to a few.

"There were five or six names that seem to come up a lot and that are on our radar and we have written down as possibilities," Brees said. "What I think is great is that obviously when the baby does come, and we do name him and announce that, there will be a lot of people taking credit for that name."

The baby is due Sunday when the Saints play the Bucaneers in Tampa Bay.


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