A 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).