Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Russians begin to name their babies after Euro 08 Russian footballers!!

After Russia’s landmark victory in the quarterfinals of Euro-2008 Football Championship many parents started to name their newborns in honors of Russian football stars. Two couples, whose baby-boys were born on June 22, named their sons in honor of the Russian head coach, Guus Hiddink. Others decide to name their boys after footballers Roman Pavlyuchenko and Andrei Arshavin, who scored goals during the game with Holland.

Two families from Russia’s Novosibirsk and Sverdlovsk regions named their newborn boys Guus, after Guus Hiddink. These were the only two occurrences when parents decided to name their boys so. However, many other football fans who became parents after Russia’s victory in the quarterfinals, decided to name their baby-boys Andrei, in honor of the Russian forward Andrei Arshavin, who had already become one of the stars of the current championship. This name became most popular in St. Petersburg. Twelve babies were named so in the city last week. More...

See also: Which are the most popular names for babies in Milan?

And this: Scolari: Euro is World Cup without Brazil and Argentina...

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