Beckham and Messi delivered safely in Peru

Posted by - April 15, 2011 - Oddballs, South America

Someone turns the table on Becks’ kid-naming skills

Meet Beckham and Messi, two of three triplets who were born yesterday in the Peruvian city of Trujillo. While you will already be familiar with Cruz Beckham, the newborn is improbably-named Beckham Cruz. That makes his brother Messi Cruz, which sounds like a night out with Stan Collymore.

Sure to grow-up with a severe inferiority complex is the third triplet: Carty Cruz. He’s named after former Peruvian international defender German Carty, who would no doubt freely admit to not quite being in the same league as the other two.

Asked for the reasoning behind the names, dad Santo Cruz declares: “Well… we like sport.”

Thanks to OTP reader Dan Clarke for the tip.