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Man changes name to Tyrannosaurus Rex

May 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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YORK, Neb., May 8 (UPI) -- A Nebraska entrepreneur who had his first name legally changed to Tyrannosaurus Rex said he wanted the new moniker for the "name recognition."

Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold, 23, of York, who started the day Monday as Tyler Gold, told Judge Alan Gless in York County District Court he was not trying to hide from creditors or law enforcement by changing his name, the York News-Times reported Tuesday.

Gold's official filing with the court said he wanted to change his name "because the [new name] is cooler. Also, as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognizable."

Gless said he allowed the name change because Gold went through all the proper steps in the process, including formal filing with the court and notice publication.

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