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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Name game: Britton says wife, Yanks led to spelling change

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Even Zack Britton gets confused about the proper spelling of his first name.

Known throughout his baseball career as Zach, the 31-year-old New York Yankees reliever said last week that going forward his name should be spelled Zack.

“I was born with a ‘ch’, sorry, excuse me, the ‘ck,‘” Britton said Monday after his first pre-spring training workout at the New York Yankees’ minor league complex.

The sort of loopiness that one wishes were more prevalent this off-season.

 

QLE Posted: February 12, 2019 at 05:34 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: name change, yankees, zack britton

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   1. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 12, 2019 at 08:19 AM (#5814531)
Now all I need to remember is whether it's Brittan, Britten, Britton, Britin, or England.
   2. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: February 12, 2019 at 08:24 AM (#5814533)
Dear, Zap Brannigan: No one cares. This is America, no one can spell anyway. We are all loosers.
   3. villageidiom Posted: February 12, 2019 at 08:46 AM (#5814538)
His parents named him... Zackary?

And then told him the abbreviation for that is... Zach?
   4. villageidiom Posted: February 12, 2019 at 09:08 AM (#5814550)
OK, according to the Social Security Administration, 461 boys were born in the United States in 1987 with the name "Zackary". That's a lot more than I would have guessed.

13,206 Zachary
686 Zachery
538 Zachariah
461 Zackary
322 Zackery

136 Britton (as first name)
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: February 12, 2019 at 09:32 AM (#5814559)
I am Zackh, King of the Brittons. Who lives in that ballpark?
   6. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: February 12, 2019 at 09:57 AM (#5814567)
And then told him the abbreviation for that is... Zach?
I read it as the Orioles introduced that screwup.
   7. villageidiom Posted: February 12, 2019 at 11:46 AM (#5814600)
I read it as the Orioles introduced that screwup.
From TFA:

Britton said with a smile that he’s “blaming my parents” because they had told him it was an ‘h.’

...

His name was spelled “Zachary G. Britton” by Major League Baseball when the Baltimore Orioles selected him in the third round of the 2006 amateur draft

...

He is listed as “Zackary Grantantero Britton” in the California Birth Index, “Zackary Grant Antero Britton” in his 2017 Texas voter registration and “Zackary G. Britton” in his 2015 Nevada voter registration. His auto registrations have been as “Zackary” and “Zack.”
   8. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 12, 2019 at 11:47 AM (#5814601)
13,206 Zachary
686 Zachery
538 Zachariah
461 Zackary
322 Zackery


I'm waiting for the first ZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzACK!ary. If nothing else, he'd immediately become eligible for MMA and the NBA.
   9. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: February 12, 2019 at 11:51 AM (#5814603)
Zack Greinke is also a "Zackary". I was alarmed by all these misspelled names but apparently it was only 3% as common as Zachary, so having two in MLB is quite a coincidence.
   10. geonose Posted: February 12, 2019 at 03:03 PM (#5814665)
13,206 Zachary
686 Zachery
538 Zachariah
461 Zackary
322 Zackery

Plus 97 Zecheriah

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