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Updated: January 06, 2016

Man names daughter after soccer team, wife finds out two years later

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Many crazed sports fans express their loyalty for teams in interesting ways. 

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But one Australian man named his daughter after his favorite soccer team – and he didn't tell his wife until the child was two years old.

Clare Smith wrote in to a magazine saying, "We chose our daughter's name, Lanesra, because it was unique and romantic. It wasn't (until) she was two that my husband told me it was actually his favorite soccer team, Arsenal, spelled backwards."

Social media users responded to the father's creative name online. 

It's unclear if there will be an uptick of soccer-related names in the coming year.

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