British man legally changes name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger

Mr Bacon Double Cheeseburger (formerly known as Simon Smith)
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You may enjoy eating a bacon double cheeseburger - but would you consider marrying one?

This is what one British woman has to seriously think over after her potential husband legally changed his name and is now known as Mr Bacon Double Cheeseburger.

The 33-year-old man, formerly known as Simon Smith, told Evening Standard that he decided to go ahead and make the legal change after a round of drinks and a conversation about names.

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Cheeseburger, 33, told the newspaper his delicious-sounding new moniker is "the most ridiculous thing" he and his friends could think of, and that they were also "quite supportive" of this idea.

The North Londoner who works as a consultant in the oil and gas industry said his new name has not given him any problems at work.

When applying for jobs, he said he would use his original name of Simon Smith in applications and only drop the "bombshell" after signing the contract.

As for his fiancee Isabelle, Cheeseburger said she is "fairly reluctant" about being called Mrs Cheeseburger and this is something they have been discussing a lot.

He told the Evening Standard: "No girl ever dreams of spending her big day marrying a man called Bacon."

Name changes in Britain are done by enrolling the new name at the Royal Courts of Justice for 36 pounds (S$70).

Quirky name change stories occasionally pop up every now and then.

In 2014, Daily Mail reported that a 22-year-old man from New Zealand lost a bet and had to change his legal name to Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova.

The new moniker was just one character short of the New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs' 100 character maximum limit.

But these wacky ones aren't the only two with bizarre names. Check out the gallery below for more.

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