A U.K. man previously known as Simon Smith now goes by the hilarious name of “Bacon Double Cheeseburger.”
A resident of North London, Cheeseburger, 33, happily states that his friends always support his spontaneous decisions. Even though getting drunk led him to change his name, the 33-year-old says, “Everyone loves bacon don’t they?”
So, Bacon Double Cheeseburger was pretty much the first thing that came up to him.
His name changing is not without consequences. His fiancée, Isabella, is now reluctant to marry a man named Bacon.
“That’s something we’re discussing a lot,” he said. “No girl ever dreams of spending her big day marrying a man called Bacon.”
In England, the process of changing your legal name is amazingly simple. Any one above 18 can apply online for a small fee and get their name changed.
A record number of 85,000 people changed their name by deed poll last year, according to the UK Times.
“One man changed his name to “Happy Birthday,” Louise Bowers, of the U.K. Deed Poll Service, said.
It may sound absurd, but people argue such an important part of their persona — their name — isn’t selected by them in the first place. So why can’t they change them if they want?
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Some name changes might sound cool to the person renaming themselves, although to the world at large, they might sound ridiculous.
Just a month ago, a father of two, Sheldon Bergson, paid $137 to officially change his name to “Above Znoneofthe” in time for an Ontario election held on Feb. 11.
“I’m aiming for all of the people who don’t normally vote,” Znoneofthe said. “I thought one of these days we should get ‘none of the above’ on the ballot.”
A man who lives in Australia, originally named Hormis Daniel, went on a name-changing spree and renamed himself three times. Now he is unable to change his name again — which is presently “AHH” — because Australia has a name change limit of three.
So unless Australia changes its policies, he will probably be stuck with this absurd name for life.
Perhaps the most awesome name ever conjured up was by a teenager named George Garret, who changed his name to “Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.” The only regret that George admitted he had is that his Granny was no longer speaking to him.
Crazy fans all around the world have been changing their names in honor of football stars, such as Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Although these names are unoriginal, at the very least, they aren’t laughable.
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