While celebrities often change their names to stand out (or get involved), the motivations of the general population are a bit more eclectic, from assuming you`re King Arthur`s reincarnation to really loving lizards. Read on for 11 particularly unusual name changes and the reasons why. The artist, formerly known as Tracie Koziura, changed her name to «Rebel Wolf». The reason for her name change 18 months ago is simple: «I love wolves,» she says. After being burdened with a last name that sounds like a stroke victim saying Steven Spielberg`s latest movie (See what I did there?), I know all too well the pain that comes with a strange name. Even phenomenal actor Gary Oldman is only an «R» away from having a terrifying name that conjures up some pretty vivid images. But some of us willingly choose to bother with a name that makes everyone who meets you travel back in time and hit your mother in the ovaries. Here are the best examples of these names: New Name: Bacon Double CheeseburgerFormer Name: Simon SmithAge: 33Reason: «This was the highlight of probably too many drinks in the pub where there was a conversation about names. Bacon Double Cheeseburger was pretty much the first thing that popped up.
Everyone loves bacon, right? King Arthur Uther Pendragon – A British Army soldier and motorcyclist named John Timothy Rothwell reinvented himself in 1986. He had become convinced that he was the reincarnation of King Arthur, and so changed his name to King Arthur Uther Pendragon. In a scenario I just imagined, George, delusional about the intoxicating combination of hitting the opium pipe while uploading photos of Fluffy Unicorn Dicks and being a twat, decided to take revenge on his family for giving him an alliterative name by swallowing pieces of paper with superhero names and adding each in order of elimination during an embarrassing hate poop. As an activist with the animal rights organization PETA, she changed it from Abi Izzard to StopFortnumAndMasonFoieGrasCruelty.com in August to do her part to raise awareness about force-feeding geese to make foie gras. She refused to change her name again until the London department store Fortnum & Mason stopped selling. Jeffrey Drew Wilschke changed his name early this decade. What for? Here is his explanation: Warning: Do not visit the site if you have a restless stomach! A teenage girl (formerly Jennifer Thornburg) in North Carolina changed her name to this website to protest taxidermy in schools. Australian Apart from Daniel changed his name to hide from an ex-girlfriend with «unresolved issues». Unfortunately, because this was his third name change (the maximum allowed in Australia), he is now AHH forever.
OHH! When bartenders Daniel Knox-Hewson and his friend Kelvin Borbidge, 22, decided in August to change their middle names to reflect their love of science fiction and superheroes, their parents` reactions were mixed. Also known as «Your mother cries at night because she gave birth to you.» In 2013, 23-year-old Daniel Knox-Hewson from the UK changed his official name to «Emperor Spiderman Gandalf Wolverine Skywalker Optimus Prime Goku Sonic Xavier Ryu Cloud Superman Heman Batman Thrash». Lianne Madonna Vogue on the cover of McHale Dawson magazine – Twin sisters Lianne and Emma Dawson are another couple who changed their names together. Lianne is now Lianne Madonna Vogue on the cover of a McHale Dawson magazine. In 2008, a 19-year-old man from Glastonbury, UK, swapped his birth name George Garratt for Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined. The idea of naming himself a superhero was his, and his friends helped him come up with familiar superhero names they thought he should include. «My family started expecting things like this from me, and although my friends thought it was ridiculous, most people call me captain and it was a great start to the conversation,» he told BBC News. However, the following names are our collection of the strangest English name changes in history. Dan Tastic Glastonbury dresses up as Jesus every year at the British Glastonbury Festival, which he first visited 10 years ago.
It changed his life (hence the name change). His talents include hula hoop, juggling and magic. In 2006, a California appeals court ruled that Darren Lloyd Bean had been allowed to change his name to Darren QX Bean because apostrophes and dots had already been used in legal names! (exclamation mark included). It was a win for Bean!, but not quite the win he originally hoped for: his first request was «Darren QX [pronounced Lloyd] Bean!» He decided to omit «[pronounced Lloyd]» so he could focus on fighting for the exclamation mark. It`s unclear how or why Lloyd became QX, but we do know the reasons behind Bean! According to Slate, «Bean`s friends raised the pitch and volume of their voices above their usual tone of voice» when they hailed him as «Bean!» Captain Fantastic – Music student George Garratt, 19, changed his name to Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.