Baby girl named after 25 heavyweight boxers

To the kids at school, she’ll be Autumn Brown.

But her full name is: Autumn Sullivan Corbett Fitzsimmons Jeffries Hart Burns Johnson Willard Dempsey Tunney Schmeling Sharkey Carnera Baer Braddock Louis Charles Walcott Marciano Patterson Johansson Liston Clay Frazier Foreman Brown.

Autumn was born about 6 weeks ago in Wolverhampton, England. Her boxing-obsessed maternal grandparents gave their three children a total of 103 boxer names, and Autumn’s mother Maria (who wasn’t able to remember her own full name until the age of 10) decided to keep the tradition alive.

Autumn’s middle names are the surnames of 25 world heavyweight boxing champions, beginning with John L. Sullivan and ending with George Foreman (and including Ezzard Charles).

Source: Autumn’s a real knockout! Express & Star 22 June 2007.

2 thoughts on “Baby girl named after 25 heavyweight boxers

  1. Thanks for thinking of me!

    I hope Autumn ends up having a sense of humor about it. At the very least, I guess it’s something interesting to memorize.

  2. Ha! I knew you’d write about this little girl, Nancy! I found out about this the other day and thought of you immediately. It’s funny, I read the list of names before I clicked to the article and about halfway through I realized they were all fighters.

    I simply cannot imagine doing that to an innocent child, much less a female one!

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