Back in May, John and Adele Layton of Wakefield, England, had a baby boy. They’re big fans of the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats rugby team, so they decided to name the baby John Kear after the Wildcats’ head coach. (They also have an older daughter named Trinity.)
This was Coach Kear’s reaction:
“It’s very flattering, and a great compliment that they feel I’ve made an impression here. Hopefully little John Kear will will bring us luck on Sunday. If we win we’ll dedicate it to him.
And here’s a quote from dad:
It would be fantastic to see him playing for Trinity one day. He’s certainly going to be pushed that way!
Well…at least he’s honest about it.
Source: Baby named after coach
[Like sporty namesakes? I’ve also blogged about babies named after basketball players, football players, boxers, snowboarders, football coaches, football teams, baseball fields, soccer fields and soccer stadiums.]