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10 Baby Boy Names Inspired By Olympic Athletes

1. Michael

(Phelps) Michael Phelps is known as the most decorated Olympian of all time, having bagged himself 22 medals over three Olympic Games, 18 of which are Gold. He is also one of the best known swimmers of the modern age.

2. Carl

(Lewis) The track and field athlete has a total of 9 Gold Medals from Olympic Games and 10 World Championship medals. Sports Illustrated names Lewis the “Olympian of the Century”.

3. Jesse

(Owens) A star during the 1936 Olympic Games where he won 4 medals, Jesse Owens had a long jump record which stood untouched for 25 years. He is regarded as a track and field legend among his modern counterparts.

4. Greg

(Louganis) Greg Louganis is an American Diver who won Gold medals at both 1984 and 1988 Olympics. He is an openly gay athlete who campaigns for LGBT rights. He is also renowned for writing “Breaking the Silence”.

5. Alexei

(Nemov) A world famous gymnast who won 12 Olympic medals, Alexei Nemov is one of the most decorated Gymnasts of all time in both male and female categories.

6. Daley

(Thompson) Daley Thompson was a decathlete who won Golds in 1980 and 1984. He broke world records for decathlon four times and is therefore regarding as the greatest decathlete of all time.

7. Dara

(Torres) Ok, a little confession, Dara Torres is a woman but I have put the name in the boy’s category because I think it works much better as a boy’s name (Just my opinion!). Dara herself was a 12-time Olympic medal winner in swimming.

8. Mark

(Spitz) Mark Spitz was a former record holder in seven events. He won 9 Olympic medals for Swimming, 7 of which he won in 1972.

9. Ryan

(Lochte) The American swimmer has won a total of 11 medals, 7 of which rank at the top of world rankings.

10. Ashton

(Eaton) Ashton Eaton is a current record holder in indoor heptathlon and decathlon. He won Gold in London 2012 for decathlon.

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About the Author

Jenny Sherlock is a working mom of three children, aged 9, 5 and the youngest arrived in January this year. She is a civil servant and a freelance writer. She enjoys art, reading, music and good food. She gives an honest account of the rollercoaster that is parenting, warts and all! Check out her blog seriouslymammy.wordpress.com for more!

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