Bigger than both of those achievements: finishing in the top 10 of my Olympic Name Countdown! She breaks down her name in an illuminating Q &A here: thanks Britt!
Is there a story (that you’ve been told) about where your name comes from?
Yes, I’ve been told by my parents that I was named after the Swedish actress Britt Ekland, the Bond girl. They also said that since I’m British that Britt makes me a true Brit as well. 🙂
What does your name mean to you? Do YOU think you have a great name?
I think my name is great. It’s short and simple. It represents who I am. I am British Britt and I am also a very “Good winner” , since my surname is Goodwin. 🙂
Your name takes on an extra dimension when considered in the context of Britain hosting the Games, Team GB, and so on. Did you attract any attention for it during the Games?
Yes, there were some people on Twitter that asked if my name was real and didn’t quite believe that there was someone representing team GB called Britt Goodwin. So I had to tell them that yes, this is my real name and that it was an actual fact. 🙂
Do you care what others think of your name? What reactions from others have you encountered over the years?
No, I really don’t care what other people think of my name. I think I’ve got a great name and I am very proud of it. 🙂
From what I can glean from the Olympic results, how did it feel, as a Brit(t), not to have a good win? 🙂
No one was expecting us to win and of course we were disappointed when we didn’t win the one game we had hoped to win against Angola. But for me, I’m a winner that even got to compete at the Olympic Games and that I got to experience what most other people only can dream about.
So for me to even make the team, be selected by Team GB and get to play in the London 2012 Olympics was a good win anyway. 🙂
Biggest career achievement: representing your country at the Olympics, or finishing in the top 10 of my Olympic name countdown? 🙂
Representing my country at the Olympics of course , but it was nice to win a spot on your top 10 list. 😉
Do you have a favourite name you’ve come across over the years?
I think my GB teammate has a good surname, her name is Fudge. Like the chocolate bar. That’s a good one. 🙂