Sunday, November 19, 2006

The name's Bond, James all 21 Bonds

The United Kingdom's Deed Poll Service has said that a 23-year-old James Bond Fan has a 69-word name, which is the longest in the country.

David Fearn has changed his name, to all 21 official 007 film titles.

He is now called, "James Dr No From Russia With Love Goldfinger Thunderball You Only Live Twice On Her Majesty's Secret Service Diamonds Are Forever Live And Let Die The Man With The Golden Gun The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker For Your Eyes Only Octopussy A View To A Kill The Living Daylights Licence To Kill Golden Eye Tomorrow Never Dies The World Is Not Enough Die Another Day Casino Royale Bond."

James, of Walsall, Staffordshire told Ananova news, "I wanted to be James Bond and now I am. It's the ultimate fantasy."

The survey of the British birth certificates also found 36 boys and girls in the U.K. have been named "Arsenal."

Football stars are also a common inspiration for names, according to the survey of Findmypast.com. At least three boys were given the first names "David Beckham" and 28 "Brooklyn" after his eldest son. Another 29 were named "Gazza."

It also said that golf fans have named 1,191 sons "Tiger" while some sports fans preferred brand names. Two children were called "Reebox" and three named "Adidas."

Popular movies were also an inspiration as six boys were given the first name of "Gandalf," one named "Harry Potter," and two boys called "Superman."

Spokeswoman Sarah Malone said, "It seems many of us are happy to take hero worship to a whole new level, naming our children after the stars we admire."

2 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

people that give their kids names like that should be forced to give them karate or boxing lessons to be able to keep the bullies at bay...cause you know they are going to be picked on all their lives..what ever happened to names like bob, mike, al, fred..????

dom said...

Either that or call their sons Sue :-)