Most people change their names because they hate their birth name, or perhaps are fugitives on the run. However, one suburban Londoner did it because his new one was just way better.
Sam Smith, a native of Muswell Hill, London, England, decided on a whim to change his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger after drunkenly deliberating for what must have been a very long time in a bar with his "friends." According to an interview with the Evening Standard, the origin of Mr. Cheeseburger's name is a tale as old as time.
“It was the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub where there was a conversation about names. Bacon Double Cheeseburger was pretty much the first thing that came up. Everyone loves bacon, don’t they?"
"It was largely the most ridiculous thing we could think of. My friends were quite supportive of anything that makes me look silly, as good friends are.”
Even his father thought the name change was hilarious, granting his son's request to address him properly from now on. His mother was not entirely pleased, although her lividity doesn't hold a candle to his fiancee.
“My fiancée is fairly reluctant about marrying a Cheeseburger. That’s something we’re discussing a lot. No girl ever dreams of spending her big day marrying a man called Bacon. But I’ve got no regrets at all. It’s been a very fun experience and it’s made a lot of people laugh.”