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Taking the Maicon

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During the extensive research for my previous post I discovered that Inter Milan defender Maicon is properly known as Maicon Douglas Sisenado. It’s unusual, even by Brazilian standards. Maicon sounds as if it should be some evil genetic engineering institute or something that Doctor Who would fight.

Further investigation reveals that the blame lies with daddy Maicon, who it seems is a big fan of the work of Michael Douglas (slightly strange in itself), and wanted to commemorate this by bestowing his name upon his son. The story goes that unfortunately he was misheard at the birth registry, and the Michael bit was erroneously recorded as Maicon.

I’m not familiar with the administrative processes of Brazilian local government but I’m guessing that to register a child’s name, some kind of certificate or application form should be filled in to avoid any breakdown in communication. Which would suggest that this little gem is in fact rubbish. Which is a shame. Because if it’s true, it’s awesome.




Written by harrisharrison

November 25, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Posted in Football

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  1. Unless his parents couldn’t read or write?


    November 26, 2009 at 9:14 am

    • Fair point. They should have just spelt it.


      November 26, 2009 at 9:20 am

  2. All of which reminds me that when your mother dispatched me to the Registrar of Births,Deaths and Marriages to officially record your arrival I was suddenly gripped with the awful realisation that Nicholas Owen Broughton might lead to a less than wholesome acronymic nickname. So I just forgot about the Owen bit. Er…wrong. It seems I sahould have been cogniscent of the Irish spelling which goes something like Eoin.Sorry.


    November 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm

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