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Liverpool Fans Name Baby Girl YNWA

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YNWA: New baby name for Liverpool fans?
Norwegian couple Tor-Eric and Eirin Iversen, big fans of Liverpool F.C. (the English soccer team), welcomed a baby girl back in 2010 and named her Karoline Ynwa.

The middle name Ynwa is an acronym that stands for “You’ll Never Walk Alone” — the song that was adopted as Liverpool’s anthem in the 1960s. It originally comes from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel (1945).

Tor-Eric and Eirin weren’t sure about the name Ynwa (which they pronounce “yee-nwa”) at first, but it grew on them over time. Before Ynwa they’d considered the name Gerrard (for Steven Gerrard) but decided that Gerrard wouldn’t work well for a girl.

Pål Christian Møller, head of Liverpool FC Supporters Club Norway, says the Liverpool-inspired baby name he sees most often is simply “Liverpool.” (He said if he could give himself another name, he’d add Oliver and become “O Liverpål.”) Another acronym-based Liverpool name he’s seen is Tia, which stands for “this is Anfield.” Anfield is the stadium at which Liverpool F.C. has been playing since the 1890s.

Now that news of a child named Ynwa has surfaced, do you think Liverpool fans in England will start using the name? And, if so, do you think Ynwa will ever reach the minimum usage requirement of 3 babies per year to be included on a future England and Wales baby name list?

Sources: Ynwa (4) fikk ikke velge favorittlag selv, Liverpool FC fans from Norway name their daughter YNWA (discovered originally via Clare’s Name News)

P.S. Other modern-day acronym baby names include Ily, Ilys & Ktyal. I’ve also heard rumors that the baby name Yolo now exists, but I have yet to see proof of this.

New Baby Name Trend in the Congo

In the Congolese city of Mbandaka, inventive Christians are making baby names out of acronyms for religious expressions.

Here are a few examples:

  • Glotogo, based on “glory to God”
  • Jesovic, based on “Jesus our victory”
  • Thabetogo, based on “thanks be to God”
  • Thevogo, based on “the voice of God”
  • Wonplago, based on “wonderful plan of God”

What’s fueling the trend?

Parents worry that “using an ancestor’s name (the Congolese traditional way) or the name of someone who has done something bad could somehow influence their child’s character.”

Hence inventing a name gives the child a clean slate, and if the name is Bible-inspired, this can only bring him or her good luck.

There’s also “a sort of competition between parents to find the most imaginative and creative Bible-inspired acronym to name their newborns.”

(A competition? To find the most creative baby name? Why does that sound so familiar…can’t quite put my finger on it…)

It’s not always easy to use these names, though. Some parents have had problems registering their babies’ names with the government, which is “not so accepting” of the new trend.

[Random sampling of other acronym-names: Jejomar, Luvziminda, Dayesi, Ktyal, Anzac]

Source: OMG: A Bizarre New Way to Give Your Baby a Biblical Name

Acronym Baby Names – Ily, Ilys, Ktyal

I’ve seen acronym baby names like Ily (I love you) and Ilys (I love you so) before.

And I’m familiar with all those crazy Soviet-era acronym names like Lunio (Lenin is dead, but his ideas remain) and Vilorik (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, liberator of workers and peasants).

But this is the first Ktyal I’ve ever seen:

When Verna Cornelia Price gave birth to a daughter four years ago, she and her husband named the baby Ktyal, an acronym for “Know That You Are Loved.”

How do you think they pronounce Ktyal?

Have you spotted any other acronym baby names lately?

Source: Pfitzinger, Julie. “Ann Bancroft Awards.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune 25 Sept. 2006.