As kids, many of us have daydreamed about what nicknames we’d like to be called. “The Dude”, perhaps, or “Scar”, maybe – anything is possible in the world of your imagination, after all… but there’s no way we’d actually do anything about it.
So it’s with grudging respect that we bring to you the news that a 23-year-old American man who used to go by the name of Tyler Gold has now forgone the whole nickname malarky and legally changed his name to ‘Tyrannosaurus Rex’.
Mr. Gold – now Mr. Rex – went to York County Courthouse in Nebraska to change his name “because the (T-Rex designation) is cooler,” reports The New York Times. “Also, as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognisable.”