First, there are the football stars with the most unfortunate names. And today, we learn that somewhere in the world, there’s this one boy who has way too many football stars’ names in his name.
A seven-year-old Brazilian boy has been named after so many French football stars that he struggles to pronounce his own name. Take a deep breath before you attempt to read the next sentence; he’s called Zinedine Yazid Zidane Thierry Henry Barthez Eric Felipe Silva Santos.
Silva Santos is the last name of the family.
The little Zidane, as he is simply known, can pronounce his first three names without a problem but stumbles after that.
Even though France defeated Brazil in the 2006 World Cup, the boy’s father said he decided to pay tribute to three of the team’s stars: Barthez, Zidane, and Henry. The name Eric is a tribute to French forward and Manchester United legend Eric Cantona while Felipe pays homage to Brazil’s manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
His father, Petrucio Santos, said he became passionate about France when he visited two daughters who live in the European country a few years ago. “I was won over by the friendliness of French people and I decided to learn the language to be able to speak it without sounding ridiculous if I visit again,” the shopkeeper said.
But when Zidane was asked whether he liked his name, he said, “No. I would have loved to be named Luiz Gustavo,” the Brazilian midfielder.
Boy, you never stood a chance. But we reckon that your absolutely priceless name would do well on the interwebs e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, a blog or a YouTube channel maybe?