Last week’s post on Crimson Tide, the Alabama baby who was named after a football team, reminded me of two UK babies who were also named in honor of football teams. (Well, soccer teams.)
- McCarthy Campbell, born in 2004, was named after Mick McCarthy, who was the manager of Sunderland A.F.C. from 2003 to 2006. The baby’s dad had originally wanted his son’s initials to be S.A.F.C., but mom nixed that idea and suggested McCarthy instead.
- Imogen Chloe Vetch Price, also born in 2004, was named in part after Vetch Field, which was the home of Swansea City A.F.C. from 1912 to 2005. The field was named for the vetch that had once grown there.
If Imogen had been born a few years later, she could have been named for Liberty Stadium, which is where Swansea now plays. Liberty might not be as significant a location as Vetch, but it certainly makes a prettier name.