June 13th, 2010
He gazed up to the sky, a long penetrating gaze, just after the ball grazed England goalkeeper Green’s fingers.
Hailing from Nacogdoches, Texas, Clint Dempsey (born Clinton) is our man.
Think more little Clints are in the works? What about Dempsey? It could go to a boy or a girl?
Landon Donovan is another from team U.S. who packs a double punch for potential namesakes. Both Landon and Donovan have been on the rise for a while, but this may just be the boost the name needs to catapult him to stardom, especially if Donovan rises to the occasion during the games.
Beasley, Clark, Findley, Holden, Howard, and Spector all have potential to win over the hearts of American soccer fans with their surnames and make it to the birth certificate. Bocanegra, after the captain Carlos Bocanegra, is a most adventurous option.
Men need an entry point. It’s worth watching the world cup with them to see if you derive any inspiration together. I myself tried to get to Josephine nn Josie via the Jozy Altidore angle (born Josmer), but it was a no go. Perhaps you’ll have better luck than I had.