Man legally changes his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger

Bacon Double Cheeseburger
Bacon Double Cheeseburger

A man from London, England has legally changed his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger, but don’t call him Patty.


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Simon Smith told the Evening Standard that he changed his name by deed poll* to reflect his love of food after a night out at the pub.

As far as his choice of names, he said the Burger King favorite was the first thing that popped into his head after his friends convinced him to do it.

“It was the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub where there was a conversation about names,” Mr Cheeseburger told the Evening Standard.

As far as we can tell here at Chew Boom, the 33-year-old Cheeseburger is the oldest known to exist in the UK, and perhaps the world.

Deed poll*? Exactly – here’s what Wikipedia says:

A deed poll is a legal document binding only to a single person or several persons acting jointly to express an active intention. It is, strictly speaking, not a contract because it binds only one party and expresses an intention instead of a promise.

The most common use is a name change through a deed of change of name (often referred to simply as a deed poll). Deeds poll are used for this purpose in countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong and Singapore.