It might be cooler, but it sure doesn’t roll off the tongue. Unless, of course, you use the shortened version.
York County District Judge Alan Gless granted Tyler Gold’s request to officially change his name to Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The York News-Times reports the 23-year-old requested the change of name “because the (T-Rex designation) is cooler. Also, as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognizable.” He repeated that reasoning while on the witness stand.
Gold operates Championship Cans, a recycling company in York.
Gold spoke by phone to Gary, Nelson and Kellie on KFGE’s Froggy Morning Show in Lincoln about the name change, telling them his family is coming around to the change.
“You know, the dinosaur is very large and majestic and a lot of people, I think, want to associate with that,” Gold said.
What does his family think of the change?
“Mom and the whole family, they didn’t really like it much at first, but then they came around and now they understand,” Gold said, but when pressed about whether his mother will call him by his new name, he stated, “I think for her, it will still be Ty,”
After Gold satisfied Judge Gless that he didn’t want to change his name, because of credit or law enforcement woes, the judge granted his request, officially changing his name to Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold. Gold says that if the official name is a bit much for you, you can call him Ty or T-Rex.
AUDIO: Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold calls in to KFGE, Froggy 98 Morning Show [7 min.]