Saturday, September 08, 2007

first name bonanza

Sorry, one more football-related post, but this one will take your breath away. Again, courtesy of the Guardian blog, which observes that, after a late substitution,

"We've got a team of 11 first-name-surnamed players all playing in position," writes Aron Darmody. "James, G. Neville, Terry, Ferdinand, A. Cole, J. Cole, P. Neville, Gerrard, Barry, Johnson, Owen."


Bloggers4Labour said...

Cole Smith? Johnson Smith? Well, 8 out of 11 ain't bad! :-)

jonathan said...

I went to university with an American kid called Johnson Spencer. Which is two first names, if you think about it. It's not that uncommon in the States.

As for Cole - Cole Porter, anyone?

Bloggers4Labour said...

Gah, Yes, Cole Porter.

Wikipedia isn't quite clever enough to give me a list of famous people with the forename Johnson, but I guess there must be plenty in the States, though also plenty with just about any combination of names.