The 41-year-old Pataskala woman walked into the Licking County courthouse Tuesday as Sheila Ranea Crabtree and walked out with the name Sexy Ranea Crabtree, CNN reported Wednesday.
Crabtree said she has been called Ranea since high school and the name Sheila was given to her by her absentee father.
"I've always hated Sheila," she said. "Now I am free from that ugly name."
Crabtree said she also considered Sparkle and Sinder as new first names, but she landed on Sexy because it "suited [her] personality."