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Man has Awesome name change

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Man has Awesome name change

    AN Oregon man has had an Awesome name change.

    Douglas Allen Smith Jr says he changed his name to Captain Awesome last month because he was inspired by the nickname of a character on the television show Chuck,  Dr Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb.

    The unemployed cabinet installer says he found it funny Dr Woodcomb's father gave him that nickname because a "poor nickname builds good character".

    The former Mr Smith says he faced a Lane County judge who questioned his seriousness. The judge that granted the request made him swear he wasn't changing his name for fraudulent reasons.

    Awesome says that judge also allowed him to sign his name as a right arrow, a smiley face and a left arrow.

    He says his bank, however, has refused to accept the signature because it could be forged too easily.

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    any other odd names any of you have heard of
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    I remember an actor  a few yrs back    his name was Rip Torn.. lol
  3. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    In the sleepy village of Erbum, in the town of Tillet, Hertfordshire lives a lady by the name Linda Lykes,
    who owns the local pub called The Cock Inn.

    Her mail is addressed:

    Linda Lykes
    The Cock Inn
    Tillet, Herts.
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,573 /80
    A man named Whiskas played AFL once.

    Didn't Marvelous Marvin Hagler officially make that his name.
  5. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    +170 /1
    I posted this one a while back. Some funny stuff.

    YOU can call your kid Metallica, Fully Hektik Sik or God Bless, but don't even think about giving him the name Ned Kelly - that would be offensive.

    Christian names deemed acceptable and unacceptable by the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages provide interesting reading.

    The Registry can reject a name for a number of reasons under the Registration Act 1995.

    Reasons include that the name might be obscene or offensive, is too long or includes "symbols without phonetic significance."

    The Act also bans official titles, ranks or names "contrary to the public interest for some other reason".

    Nor can names be a sentence.

    Ned Kelly was rejected for public interest reasons, as was Jesus Christ. Post Master General and Chief Maximus were rejected because they are titles.

    Other names knocked back included a blank space, the child's Medicare number and the number seven, a name suggested in the sitcom Seinfeld.

    Titles including Prince, Princess, Dame, Duke, King, Queens and Lady have all been rejected, but Prince, Queen, Lady and Sir are eligible used on their own.

    For reasons known only to the Registrar, Metallica, Fully Hektik Sik and God Bless are acceptable.

    For privacy reasons, the Attorney General's office, which oversees the Registry, could not reveal Metallica's identity. Fully Hektik Sik's surname also remains unidentified to all except his/her family and friends.

    Attorney General John Hatzistergos urged parents to use common sense when choosing a name for their child.

    "A person's name is their signature for life, their identity," he said. "A person's reputation will forever be linked to it and I would remind parents of this special significance when choosing a name for their child."

    Sweden recently ruled Metallica an acceptable name, along with Budweiser.

    France and Denmark give citizens a list of names to choose from.

    In 1980, prior to the Registry being tightened up in 1995, an Australian couple successfully registered their child with the name Monkey.

    It appears the celebs are the worst offenders:

    TV chef Jamie Oliver and wife Jools named their three daughters after flowers - there's Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo and Petal Blossom Rainbow.

    U2 guitarist The Edge named his daughter Blue Angel

    Geri Halliwell's daughter is named Bluebell Madonna

    Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza who was previously married to Jermaine's brother Randy called their son Jermajesty

    A Knights Tale actress Shannyn Sossamon called her son Audio Science

    Sylvester Stallone has a child named Sage Moonblood

    My name is ... no, Jason Lee didn't name his son Earl - he called him Pilot Inspektor - yes really.
  6. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    My wife is Maori and her cousin in New Zealand called his children Tahi & Rua which sound ok until you find out that it means 1 & 2 in Maori.
  7. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,470 /8
    George Costansa would like to find out what the Maori name for 7 is ?
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    George Costansa would like to find out what the Maori name for 7 is ?
    [/quote]classic episode that ;D

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