Monday, May 17, 2010

What's in a name?

Quite a lot, judging by one Englishman. He's just changed his name from 'Richard Smith' to 'Stormhammer Deathclaw Firebrand'!

That's not the weirdest name change, though. Metro UK reports on a number of others that are way out there in left field, including 'Aron Mufasa Columbo Fonzerelli Ball In A Cup Boogie Woogie Brown' and 'Tintin Captain Haddock Confused Brewer'.

We have them in the US as well . . . fellow bloggers at The Volokh Conspiracy report that a man with the splendid name of 'Snaphappy Fishsuit Mokiligon' applied to a court in New Mexico to change his name. (They approved his request.) His new monicker? 'Variable'.

Uh-huh . . .



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