Yet not all names have such logical roots. Untangling Düsseldorfer Turn- und Sportverein Fortuna 1895
may be a piece of cake by now, except for the 'Fortuna' bit. Far from being a reference to the goddess of luck, the appellation originated when the founding fathers spied a horse and cart delivering goods for the local bakery, called 'Fortuna'.
Elsewhere, the ore mountains surrounding the city of Aue lent their name to FC Erzgebirge
Aue, while a journey on a ship whose funnel was painted blue and white and bore the name 'Hertha' was responsible not only for the Hertha BSC Berlin, but also the club colours they wear to this day. And what of SpVgg Greuther Fürth
? This particular mouthful stands for the Spielvereinigung
(playing union) which was formed when TSV Vestenbergsgreuth and TSV Fürth merged in 1996.