Some people just absolutely hate their name. I understand it, you aren’t given the choice when you are born, so you can grow up hating your name. Some of those name-haters then elect to legally change their names once they’re old enough to do so. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that.
That is what these people did, but boy… did they ramp up the silliness of it all.
1.) Druid King Arthur Pendragon
John Rothwell changed his name to Druid King Arthur Pendragon and he now claims to be the only person in the UK who can wear a crown in his passport aside from the Queen of England.
2.) John Portsmouth Football Club Westwood
John Westwood decided to take his fandom of his favorite soccer team to a new level when he changed his name and he is widely recognized as one of the biggest fans of the team now because of it.
Terri Iligan decided that it was a good idea to sell her name on eBay and see what people came up with. Now she serves as a walking advertisement for GoldenPalace.com.
4.) Yahoo Serious
Yes, that man is named Yahoo Serious. He is a comedic actor who used to be called Greg Pead. He even tried to sue the website Yahoo for copyright infringement to no avail.
5.) Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined
George Garratt is such a huge comic book fan that he chose this name to prove his loyalty. Or to besmirch all of the superheroes in his name and to prove that he is faster than all of them.
6.) Rebel Wolf
Tracie Koziura changed her name to Rebel Wolf simply because, “I like wolves.” Right on.
7.) Romanceo Sir Tasty Maxibillion
The man formerly known as Adrian Scott Williams decided to step up his debonair attitude by changing his name to the most debonair thing on the face of the planet.
Marvin Richardson, a politician, decided to show how much he fought for the Pro-life stand by changing his name to Pro-Life.
9.) GoVeg.com and KentuckyFriendCruelty.com
Karin Robertson and Chris Garnett are members of the animal rights group PETA and wanted to REALLY show how much they love animals by changing their names to websites that advocate animal rights.
10.) Tyrannosaurus Rex
An entrepreneur, Tyler Gold thought that changing his name to Tyrannosaurus Rex would help with his brand name recognition.
11.) James Dr No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You Only Live Twice On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Diamonds Are Forever Live and Let Die The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker For Your Eyes Only Octopussy A View to a Kill The Living Daylights Licence to Kill Golden Eye Tomorrow Never Dies The World Is Not Enough Die Another Day Casino Royale Bond
The man formerly known as David Fearn was such a James bond fanatic that he changed his name to…well…that. I wonder if he intends to keep his name updated with the forthcoming Bond films coming out.
Actually, after reading that, I’m pretty happy with my name. (Thanks mom and dad!)
Remember, there’s nothing wrong with legally changing your name. You should probably avoid picking something absolutely insane if you do, though. Click below to share these oddly epic name changes.
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