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“A name is the least important part of your personality,” says Simon Smith, 31, from Muswell Hill, London, England. “It’s given to you by someone else.” Apparently uninspired by his birth name, Smith legally changed it. “Bacon Double Cheeseburger was the first name I came up with.” Mr. Cheeseburger says he’s “got no regrets at all,” but admits the change “was the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub where there was a conversation about names.” And the first name is good, since “Everyone loves bacon, don’t they?” While “My friends were quite supportive of anything that makes me look silly, as good friends are,” there is one friend that isn’t so supportive: “My fiancée is fairly reluctant about marrying a Cheeseburger. That’s something we’re discussing a lot.” (RC/London Evening Standard) ...Not to mention their son, Side of Fries, is mortified.
Original Publication Date: 27 March 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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