Baby born in England, named after entire soccer team (2011)

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Amanda and Stephen Preston of Lancashire, England, welcomed a son in late January, 2011. He was named Jensen after Brian Jensen, goalkeeper of the Burnley Football Club.

But that’s not all! He was named after each of the other players on the team as well.

Stephen said, “We had already decided to call him Jensen as he is Amanda’s favourite player, but we couldn’t decide on a middle name so we thought why not go for the whole team.”

Here are all of the baby’s given names, and the corresponding Burnley players:

Elliot [sic]
Brian Jensen
Jay Rodriguez
Graham Alexander
Andre Bikey
Clarke Carlisle
Michael Duff
Wade Elliott
Danny Fox
Chris Iwelumo
Dean Marney
Tyrone Mears
Martin Paterson
Steven Thompson
Ross Wallace

If the baby had been a girl, the only difference would have been Briany instead of Jensen for the first name.

(My source article also mentioned a baby boy born in 2009 and named Robbie-Blake Moore, “after Robbie Blake’s winning goal against Manchester United in the Premier League.”)

Source: Preston: The baby named after all FOURTEEN members of football team

Image: Adapted from Portugal 2-3 Denmark, Football by José Goulão under CC BY-SA 2.0.

3 thoughts on “Baby born in England, named after entire soccer team (2011)

  1. Extreme! My mom “sold” my dad on my name on account of it being the name of a football team but this is on a completely different level in terms of being named after the actual team players. It can’t even be the entire first team squad though so I wonder why he stopped at fourteen. Some of the names themselves are okay but some are odd – Bikey :) I can’t imagine what it will be like on his passport.

  2. Did anybody else notice that only one player was honored with his first name? I wonder why.

  3. @S. – The article mentioned that the parents went with Jay instead of Rodriguez so that “Jensen Jay” could be shortened to the nickname “J.J.”

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