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Arsenal Fan Tricks Wife Into Naming Baby After Football Club

Little baby boy, lying naked on her back on woolen fleece; holding big soccer ball, on white background
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Little baby boy, lying naked on her back on woolen fleece; holding big soccer ball, on white background

When a mum-to-be's partner suggested they name their baby Lanesra she was tickled pink with his unusual baby name suggestion.

Little did she realise it was all part of a ploy to get her to agree to name their daughter after his favourite football club - Arsenal.

It wasn't until Lanesra was two years old, that Clare Smith, from New South Wales, Australia, found out the truth.

Smith wrote to a magazine to share her discovery that her daughter's "unique and romantic" name was in fact an homage to her dad's favourite team, and a reader shared the story on Reddit.

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