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."
Phenomenal.

3 comments:

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.