"Lanesra" has a nice ring to it, right?

By Alex Heigl
Updated January 05, 2016 05:55 PM
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Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Does the name “Lanesra” remind you of anything?

It’s just kind of a pretty-sounding name, right?

That’s what Clare Smith of Australia thought. But Smith inadvertently skyrocketed her family to fame when soccer fans across the world discovered how her daughter came to be named “Lanesra.”

“We chose our daughter’s name, Lanesra, because it was unique and romantic,” Smith wrote. “It wasn’t till she was two that my husband told me it was actually his favorite soccer team, Arsenal, spelled backwards!”

As some other soccer fans have pointed out, there was actually another option available to the Smiths if they wanted to keep the soccer theme.

But that would have amounted to high treason for Smith’s husband, and so here we are. Ah, the sporting life.