After Rosario, Argentina, resident Héctor Varela named his son Messi — in honor of hometown hero Lionel Messi — government officials banned parents from naming children after the soccer superstar. According to Mundo Deportivo, officials expected a flood of babies named Messi could “lead to confusion,” and they’d apparently rather deal with school rooms full of di Marias and Cambiassos.
The timing seems a little off here. Lionel Messi is a four-time World Player of the year, and he’s been a superstar for Barcelona for going on nine years. Now we’re all of a sudden worried about too many Messis?
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