German hospitals are reporting a huge upsurge in maternity reservations for the month of April, which happens to be nine months after the 2006 World Cup was hosted in that country. Give us a minute while we figure out what's going on.
Midwife Barbara Freischuetz from Cologne said: "The women say that the baby is a souvenir from the World Cup. A product of the euphoria from the tournament." Most women who are expecting sons are planning to call them Lukas, Bastian and Michael.
Oh, we get it. Well, it's all fine for fans of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Michael Ballock and Lukas Podoloski, but where's the love for German midfielder Torsten Frings? And will there be a batch of French babies named Zinedine?
Also, all German citizens should be on the lookout for any babies who look like this.
World Cup Baby Boom In Germany [World Cup Blog]