Life-long Liverpool supporter Kent Solheim had to convince his girlfriend to choose the unusual name
This could be a huge surprise to many football enthusiast as a Norwegian Liverpool fan named his daughter YNWA in honour of his club – despite having never been to Anfield before.
Life-long Reds supporter Kent Roger Solheim lives in Sandefjord in Norway with his girlfriend Carine Heum and their two-week-old daughter YNWA Sofie.
According to Liverpool Echo, 29-year-old Kent said he had to convince his girlfriend to name their baby girl after the abbreviation for the Reds fans’ anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone.
He said: “It started last summer when we knew we were having a girl, so we decided to give her one name each. I’ve followed Liverpool all my life so I wanted to call her YNWA.”
Carine wasn’t entirely impressed with the abbreviation, and the couple initially disagreed over how to spell YNWA’s name.
Kent said: “She was happy until I told her that I wanted it with a W and then it was a little discussion and she agreed.”
The unusual name – pronounced “Unn-wah” – has prompted a mixed response from friends and family.
Dad-of-one Kent said: “Most of the football interested guys they know the meaning, but people think it’s a nice name. They don’t like the meaning of the name as much if they support Manchester United.”
Kent has supported Liverpool his entire life – and received his first ever Liverpool kit when he was just three months old.
The new parents are proudly carrying on the tradition, and YNWA’s own Liverpool babygrow will be arriving this weekend.