Guy Who Legally Changed His Name To “Bacon Double Cheeseburger” Has No Regrets

While I can honestly say I would never consider changing my legal name to anything you could find on a fast food menu, if you’re going to make the decision to do so, you should probably commit to it. So it’s nice to know that a guy in England who decided he wants to be known as “Bacon Double Cheeseburger” from now on has zero regrets about his choice.

A 33-year-old man who changed his name by deed poll after a night in the pub told the Evening Standard that the meal was the first thing to pop into his head when his friends suggested he change his name.

“It was the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub where there was a conversation about names,” he said, adding, “Everyone loves bacon, don’t they?”

He says his friends were very supportive of his choice (why wouldn’t they be?) as he made an application to the United Kingdom’s Deed Poll Service. The paperwork for his new moniker arrived a few days later, again, when he was drinking with the same buddies. He signed the documents and sealed his fate.

Despite those boozy decisions, the man says he has “no regrets at all,” because he’s made a lot of people laugh. It’s fun, he says, and he’s proud to sign his name now as “B.D. Cheeseburger” when he books hotels on business trips. His fiancée, however, is “fairly reluctant about marrying a Cheeseburger.”

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‘Why I changed my name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger’ [Evening Standard]