Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes welcomed a new baby boy who will bear the nickname “Bronze” thanks to his brother, Jackson.
Patrick Mahomes became a father for the second time on Monday with the birth of his son Patrick Lavon Mahomes III.
While the baby boy was named after his father and grandfather, the child also bears a unique nickname: Bronze.
Bronze has his uncle, Jackson, to thank for the nickname. It was his idea, according to Mahomes.
Patrick Mahomes explains meaning behind “Bronze” nickname for new baby
The Chiefs quarterback said he always intended to give his name to his son, but he expected a different nickname to follow based on the III at the end of the name.
Then Jackson chimed in.
“I always thought [his nickname] was going to be ‘Tre’ as the third. You hear a lot of people doing that. My brother Jackson (Mahomes), whenever we were trying to find something that was a little unique and different, he said, ‘What about Bronze? It fits perfectly with Sterling.’ So we went with that.”
Mahomes and his wife, Brittany, named their first child Sterling. She was born in February 2021.
Bronze is a clever take on the idea of “the third” especially since there was already a sibling named Sterling, a term associated with silver.
At the same time, Tre was right there. The more conventional nickname definitely wouldn’t have stuck out quite so much. The young Mahomes is going to have enough pressure on his shoulders given the success of his father. The nickname “Bronze” is only going to stand out that much more.
That may just be what Mahomes wanted.
“It works out well,” Mahomes told reporters. “He can have his own thing now where he’s not Patrick, he’s Bronze, even though he’s Patrick. And Sterling and Bronze can have that connection moving forward.”