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A 19-year old British man has officially changed his name to “Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine The Hulk And The Flash Combined”.  His previous name was George Garratt.  He changed his name by deed poll, paying the required fee, so it’s now his real legal name.

That’s kinda cool, although I think I would choose something even better.  His name doesn’t really make sense.  I mean, it’s neat to use superhero names (although the potential for a huge lawsuit just increased), but I think he could’ve come up with something better.

BTW, his grandmother is no longer talking to him.  I reckon the elders would get upset when you refuse to carry on the family name.  I suppose that’s the price you have to pay to be weird / dorky / cool-to-a-few-people.  🙂

While reading up on this, I read of a girl born in Texas in 1984 who has the name of Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenk Koyaanisquatsiuth Williams.  Yes, that is her actual name.  I wonder how old she was before she could spell it or even pronounce it!

If you were going to change your name, what would you choose?

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18 responses »

  1. I know someone named Jennifer who we used to call Jennefrashakeisha. I know that looks like a mess in print, but once you get used to the pronunciation, it kinda rolls off the tongue. 🙂

  2. Yeah, you wouldn’t want a silly name, would you, Bag O’ Donuts? I don’t know why I would’ve ever thought that… 😮

    I’m going to change my name to Optimus Prime. Now that is an awesome name!

  3. Optimus Prime! Stay out of my ketunias! Optimus Prime! Just wait til your father gets home!…yeah I could hear a mother yelling that at her child. Sounds natural.

  4. I’m not concerned with what sounds natural… I’m grown up and moved out of the parents’ house. So I can change my name to whatever I want.

    I could change my name to T. Wayne Cool. Then I’d be Mr. Cool… which I already am, but then it would be more official and stuff…

  5. MangoMan, your ignorance exceeds all socially accepted bounds. When my time is come, I will destroy the world if my demands are not met. I could describe my various plans in detail, but when I say things like “negative energy fluxes due to quantum coherence”, you just say, “uhh…” over and over again, showing your mindlessness to all. Return to your crayons and quit pretending that you know how to use big words.

  6. Mr. Destructo when you ramble on and on about your “plans” the sounds you hear is not mango man saying ‘uhh’ over & over, but it’s actually the moans he makes as you give him terrible gas from your overly zealous plans… sure call it ‘negative energy fluxes’ if you want… but it is still just a fancy way of say that your bank account is overdrawn AGAIN! You’ll never be able to AFFORD what it takes to take over the world… You young college kids will never learn! go eat some Raman noodles and think about it.

  7. Ah, it’s great to hear from my OLD nemesis… NOT! Haven’t you retired yet? (sigh)

    So what if my plans are “overly zealous”? What’s wrong with that? And if it gives Mango-Man gas, then that’s all the better! MUWAHAHAHA!

    It’s highly ironic that you would say I can’t afford my plans, when you’re using outdated technology (some of which was confiscated last year). I’ll have you know that my extensive cutting-edge research has landed me numerous patents, from which I will earn a hefty royalty. Funding is not a problem in my camp. It’s only a matter of time until my nefarious plans are completed.

    You should stop your petty jealousy of my plans. The fact that you don’t understand things like quantum coherence should frighten you even more of my plans. You won’t see it coming! And you should resolve that bitterness you have that all your world domination plans have failed in your long and storied career.

  8. blah blah blah!!! mr. destructo go back to eating jello with a straw. World domination you say? been there done that! on numerous occasions… I just like the challenge of the takeover. After I win (as I am prone to do) I take a nice long nap and let someone else have power for a while.

  9. “Eating jello with a straw”?!? That sounds like one of your half-baked plans for world domination, which would never work! I remember there being something about Cheese Whiz one time, which is ludicrous.

    And you’ve never conquered the world! If you had, you would’ve embellished the story all over the history books, attempting to sound more successful and prosperous than you are. Which, ironically, is what you’re trying to do now, except that you aren’t in control!

    So go back to your siesta, where you can continue these daydreams without polluting people’s blogs with your nonsensical ramblings.

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