One little girl named Lanesra will surely score brownie points with future boyfriends when she tells them the hilarious story of where her namecame from.
A magazine recently published Clare Smith’s story of how her daughter came to be known as “Lanesra” and it has impressed soccer fanseverywhere.
Recommended: Scrotum, Hitler, Facebook: Mexican State Bans Outlandish Baby Names
Smith’s husband suggested the name but they both agreed it sounded unique and romantic. Smith learned two whole years after Lanesra’s birth that the name was actually her spouse's favorite soccer team, “Arsenal,” spelled backwards.
Guy names his daughter Lanesra, wife only finds out it is Arsenal backwards when the kid turns 2 ????. Legend ????! pic.twitter.com/jvEVeuJ9jv— Arsenal Cannon Pics (@ArseCannonPics) January 4, 2016
Smith is actually lucky, as one Twitter user pointed out, other team names spelled backwards don’t make for such an elegant girl’s name.
To be fair, Lanesra is a really nice name ?? https://t.co/OGnQHu4gBS— Jack (@JackGood9) January 4, 2016
Whether you're an Arsenal fan or not, you have to applaud this father's ingenuity. What tops it off is how long he waited to reveal the truth to his wife.
Waiting two years until after the name was already a part of the child's identity and she's aware of her own name was an even more clever tactic to make sure there would be no turning back in the event that his wife was displeased with the idea of her kid's name being affiliated with a soccer team.
Let this be a lesson to women going forward ... Try to be knowledgeable about the sports your significant other likes so you don't end up getting tricked into naming your kid something like "Looprevil."
Read More: Instagram-Obsessed Parents Are Naming Their Children After Filters
Banner Photo Credit: Tumblr