Paul Ryan Has New Title, 'New' Name That's Paul D. Ryan to you, sir By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Oct 28, 2015 1:48 PM CDT 32 comments Comments Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks from a House GOP candidate forum on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Newser) – House Republicans officially nominated Paul Ryan as speaker Wednesday, CNN reports. Er, excuse us, Paul D. Ryan. Also Wednesday, the congressman asked the Clerk of the House to formally change his name on all official documents and offices to Paul D. Ryan, Politico reports. His full name is Paul Davis Ryan. The full House is expected to approve Ryan's nomination Thursday morning.