Name change: Gregory to Stylez

Football player Stylez G. White
Stylez G. White

Gregory A. White, a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has just changed his name to Stylez G. White.

His inspiration?

The 1985 movie Teen Wolf, which starred Michael J. Fox as a high school student/werewolf named Scott. Scott’s best friend was Rupert “Stiles” Stilinski (played by Jerry Levine).

“That was his best friend’s name,” White said. “I always liked that name. It’s not that I don’t like Greg White.”

This is the second big name-change of the NFL’s 2008 season. Several months ago, Chad Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals changed his name to Chad Ochocinco.

Source: “It’s official—he’s Greg White no more.” Bucs Report 15 Dec. 2008.

Image: Adapted from StylezWhite (public domain)

One thought on “Name change: Gregory to Stylez

  1. Hey, at least this is an adult choosing his own name rather than inflicting it on a child. But, Teen Wolf…really?

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