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Advantage Sharapova: Name Change Scrapped, But Publicity Lives On

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Just before the start of the 2013 US Open, tennis great Maria Sharapova announced plans to change her last name to Sugarpova to match her successful candy brand. The idea was to temporarily change her surname in order to market her product during the two-week tournament and then change her name back to its original […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 9th, 2013 at 10:21 am

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Man Legally Changes Name to Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Yes, you read that headline correctly. In York, Nebraska, Tyler Gold has applied for and received permission to legally change his name to Tyrannosaurus Rex. Tyrannosaurus Rex “was one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs that ever lived” according to National Geographic. It’s also one of the most well-known in popular culture, having made a splash […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 4th, 2013 at 10:56 am

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California Denies Name Change of “NJWeedman”

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A California appellate court has denied a man’s request to legally change his name to NJWeedman.com. Robert Edward Forchion Jr. has been a staunch supporter of the legalization of marijuana for years — so much so that he runs the Liberty Bell Temple in Hollywood from which he distributes what he calls the “Holy Medicine.” […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 12th, 2011 at 7:17 am

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