Couple's New Middle Names: 'Seamonster'
Don't ask them why—they're not saying
By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2014 12:45 PM CDT
A Massachusetts couple wants to change their middle names to "Seamonster." Because of course they do.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Today's the big day for Neal James Coughlin and wife Melanie Ann Convery: They find out in a Massachusetts court whether they can change their middle names to "Seamonster," reports the AP. They've published their intentions in a local newspaper, as per Massachusetts law, and as notes, there won't likely be any pushback: The law declares that "the change of name of a person shall be granted unless such change is inconsistent with public interests." But don't hold your breath for an explanation of the name change. Convery tweets that "despite our crazy/flashy new middle names, my husband and I are pretty private."

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Aug 1, 2014 10:03 PM CDT
Would interesting if they changed their last Names to seamonster
Jul 31, 2014 2:42 AM CDT
Actually their names have nothing to do with a sea creature. They are really dedicated Genetic Scientists and want their names to reflect their work, "The Semen-stirs".
Jul 30, 2014 11:01 PM CDT
Wtf are "public interests" and what do they have to do with names?