Soccer Fan Tricks Wife, Names Baby After Team

Wife says she found out true inspiration two years later
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2016 11:47 AM CST
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(Newser) – The fact that a soccer fan named his daughter after his favorite team is maybe not so exceptional. The fact that he managed to hide the inspiration from his wife for two years is. Clare Smith of New South Wales, Australia, wrote to a magazine to confess that she thought she and her hubby chose their daughter's name, Lanesra, because it was "unique and romantic," per the Telegraph. Only much later did her husband confess that the name was actually soccer team Arsenal, of the English Premier League, spelled backward. Reddit users are somewhat divided on the name, with one claiming it sounds like a "topical ointment." (At least it's not an Instagram filter.)

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