Man Renames Himself “Bacon Double Cheeseburger”

painted-burgerA 33-year-old London man, formerly called Simon Smith, officially changed his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger in late February.

He admitted that the decision was “the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub,” but doesn’t regret it. He now signs all his work emails “B. D. Cheeseburger.”

His fiancée Isabella, on the other hand, is not pleased with the change. He says she’s “fairly reluctant about marrying a Cheeseburger.”

Notably, a record-breaking 85,000 people changed their name in the UK last year.

Louise Bowers, of the UK Deed Poll Service, said: “One man changed his name to Happy Birthday. It gave us a chuckle but if that is what they want to do, it’s their choice.”

She added: “Some people simply don’t like their original name — we’ve changed Cock to Cox and Smellie to Smiley.”

If you’re a UK resident ready for a name change, the process is both easy and inexpensive — just make a deed poll, which is free, then “enroll” the new name at the Royal Courts of Justice, which costs £36 (in U.S. dollars, a bit over $50).

Sources: Meet Mr Bacon Double Cheeseburger, North London man changes name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger by deed poll, ‘Why I changed my name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger’

2 thoughts on “Man Renames Himself “Bacon Double Cheeseburger”

  1. I love the way that parents are constantly castigated for not putting enough thought into their child’s name, but when people pick their own name, they put even less thought into it!

    And can this please put to bed the idea that “if you choose some weird name for your kid like Otis, he’ll change it by deed poll to something normal, like Jack”. The opposite is at least as likely to be true!

  2. I think this guy is an outlier though. :) Not many people would voluntarily change Simon to Bacon; I think a lot more would happily change Bacon to Simon.

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