Saturday, June 28, 2008

A *&%# by any other name.

This story makes one wonder; if he had been able to change his name to his desired one, imagine the possible nicknames that would have accompanied it?

Your suggestions are welcome.

9 comments:

AnneDroid said...

There was a prisoner in our system at one point who changed his name legally to Sir .... (something, I can't remember what), say it was Sir Billy. This was after it was decided officers should call prisoners by their first names, and he fancied being called "sir". Secretly I admire his cheek!

VioletSky said...

This sounds like something out of Monty Python.

A.D. Sisson said...

And I thought parents with the name last name of Case naming a male child Justin was stupid.

If Variable does get his named changed to #$%& Censorship, which I doubt think of all the other wonderful name changes we'll see.

Mr. Nighttime said...

AD - Justin Case? BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

Violet - I know, right? Next thing you know he'll be doing the Fish Slapping Dance...

Claudia said...

* grins * If he had succeeded maybe I would have considered Fuk Me. HA!

Peter said...

Belgian parents have been giving their offspring the most bizarre names these past few years, without thinking about the consequences later on.

recently new license plates were introduced. Personal plates name requests are generally honored in Belgium, but "GAY" was refused.

Weird, in a country with full gay rights (at least, on paper)

BenefitScroungingScum said...

A friend of a friend of mine changed his name to RooRaaah Mew Crumbs (yes seriously, google him if in doubt!)
I've sounded off about this subject before as the way people speak about those who choose to modify their bodies is really disturbing, comments on blogs about acceptance raging about how such people should never be accepted (not that I think this is what you're saying)
It's not my kind of thing, but Roo is one of the best people I've ever met, kind, generous, considerate, gentle and loving. Even if he does have an unusual name!
BG

Mr. Nighttime said...

BG - This was not meant to belittle anyone, but in reading the article, one gets the sense that this person wanted to change his name more to challenge the system than anything else. This is not a reflection on those who change their names for whatever personal reasons they have, but, I think that the person in the article is just being an asshole for the sake of it, and a bit of publicity. (It was not the first time he did this, so yes, I suspect his motives.)

Jay said...

The legal system just has no sense of fun, does it? I think they should have allowed him his name change, then they could have forbidden him to say it in public, or write it on official forms. And he'd no doubt have been refused entry to various countries, thrown out of bars and clubs, and found it difficult to get anyone to take him seriously or honour his cheques (checks?). I suspect another name change would have followed rapidly.