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A Baby Was Named After Jim Harbaugh In An Unconventional Way

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jim Harbaugh is leaving a legacy, in more way than one.

Normally when someone names their baby after another individual, they use the same first name. Well, if you're these Michigan fans, you take an entirely different route to honoring the impetus for your baby's name.

A couple named their baby after Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.

So what is the name?

Harbaugh Lee Fettig. That's right, first name Harbaugh.

Upper Peninsula residents Gregg and Lani Fettig announced the name of their child after his birth on September 1, 2016. Coach Harbaugh caught wind of the honor and tweeted out a picture of Harbaugh Fettig as part of his birth announcement.

Jim included the following headline:

Something about this kid, A Winner & Champ all the way! Enthusiasm! M Fan! Harbaugh Lee Fettig, keep an eye on him.

Here's the tweet:

Of course, he sees any "Harbaugh" as a winner.

Baby Harbaugh joined three brothers, Hogan, Colt, and Case after his birth at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan according to St. Ignace News.

We're sure Jim is already compiling a scouting report on his newest fan -- he'll just have to remain the coach at Michigan for the next 17 years before little Harbaugh Fettig is ready to take the field.