Santa Fe registry office records 700% boost in children called after Argentine star

Everybody wishes to be Lionel, or at least to be named after the Argentine hero that led his team to win the FIFA Globe Mug for the third time in background.

In the wake of the Qatar victory by Lionel Messi as well as his team over France in December, the civil registry workplace for the district of Santa Fe in Argentina reported a 700 percent rise in children called Lionel or Lionela.

The numbers expose a real fixation for the Santa Fe champion, who was born in Rosario on June 24, 1987.

According to the office’s information, there were about 6 month-to-month enrollments in the province for the names Lionel or Lionela until September.

But ahead of the Globe Mug that started in November, the figure began to surge.

In October and November, there were 32 enrollments in honor of the captain of the Argentine national team.

As of Dec. 31, there were 49 Lionel or Lionela registrations throughout the province– a 700 percent boost contrasted to September.

Of that total, 22 are from Rosario, 20 from Santa Fe and also 7 from the remainder of the province.

In 2014, the city of Rosario allegedly banned parents from calling kids “Messi,” with officials claiming that using the star’s last name as an offered name would certainly cause migraines for census employees.

In the meantime, out-of-the-ordinary events by Argentina fans adhering to the country’s World Cup triumph continue to make headlines.

Earlier today, a follower that had “Messi” tattooed on his forehead reportedly regretted his decision after receiving unfavorable remarks about the face-lift on social networks.

In December, El Financiero paper reported that the Argentina Reserve bank was thinking about putting Lionel Messi’s face on 1000 peso banknotes.