|Lampard in his prime|
UK based readers will immediately and correctly have guessed that 'Lampard' is so named out of admiration for the well known Chelsea and England footballer Frank Lampard.
It set me to wondering. If you were to be called after a sporting hero, whom would you chose?
|Berti Vogts in his prime...|
Gail has still, over two years later, not quite recovered from being stopped in the park by a local ned who, on learning my name, said "Bearrrr-tie? Yer didnae name him efta tha' sh*t Sco'land manager did Yer?"
I do love the term "Ned" - it was new to me when I moved back here 3 years ago. You could have spelled your name to prove the difference Bertie but then again I'm guessing that he wouldn't have been able to reach the 6th letter as it would be past his threshold. I don't know any sportsmen called Boris... only Russian and British politicians.ReplyDelete
Duh! Of course.Delete
Obviously football is a very serious business, there. Hope you put him right.ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
That's a great story Bertie! But how dare they say fowl words at Gail!! I hope you nipped him properly for that.ReplyDelete
Lily Belle & Muffin
Tee hee, that is a bit rude, hope you put him in his place. We know nothing about sports here but mom new immediately you were named after her favorite literary character BWW as his handkerchiefs would say. She started reading the jeeves and wooster stories when she was about 8 years old. She and dad are always making Jeeves and Wooster referencesReplyDelete
LOL! We agree he deserved a nip on the ankles for saying that. I am named after Moll Flanders. Why? Stupid peeps and Pip is named after Great Expectations. Sad she pretends she is learned.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly
MOL MOL MOL Bertie that was hilarious!!ReplyDelete
You are 10 times more handsome and quicker on your feet than the other Bertie!!
Oh dear friend if you only knew the names Mom tried to name me...thank goodness my dad is sensible!! She wanted to name me after my first vet, (Dr.) Clancy. Dad told her that name only reminded him of a street policeman and Never ever would he think of it for a sweet 3 lb. kitty.
Hugs Madi your BFFF
Teehee- Our late cousin Lemew was named after a hockey player. We are not named after sports figures. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
Some people!!! Geezzz....ReplyDelete
You are your own self and much better than HIM!!
Jazzi and Addi
Have no thoughts of being named after a sports person, we are who we are, like our names, other then Bites is a little strange.ReplyDelete
the Mad Scots
There is only ONE REAL BERTIE and that is YOU. Others have named Themselves after YOU ... BUTT they are cheap imitations of course.ReplyDelete
Haha, Frankie's comment is very true, and funny!
I don't know who I would be named after, but definitely NOT a footballer.
What about that long jumper, Philip Idowu or something like that? His name can be shortened to Pip, (like in Great Expectations) and then I can add on an extra "p" and "a", and hey presto! You have Pippa!
I think I would be a brilliant long jumper aswell! Hmmm, maybe not.
One thing to be said is that you Scots folks have a colorful language. Is Ned a policeman? Like a Bobbie? I realized you folks didn't get your speech from the Queen's English once I read Bobbie Burns poems. I need to have them translated. Ah well, we can all get along, I suppose.
Oh Prof. Bertie! How grateful I am for the education re Neds. It was kind of you to look up Neds on Wiki for me and I must thank you for it! If anyone else would like to know it is this:"Ned is a derogatory term applied in Scotland to hooligans, louts or petty criminals,". My guess was a copper, so I was off a little!ReplyDelete