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Man Changes Name to Tyrannosaurus Rex

He argues that it'll be good for branding
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2012 11:43 AM CDT
Man Changes Name to Tyrannosaurus Rex
A visitor looks at a the skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex at the all-new 14,000 square foot Dinosaur Hall permanent exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.   (Getty Images/AFP)

(Newser) – When he woke up yesterday, Tyrannosaurus Rex's name was Tyler Gold. But after a court hearing, the 23-year-old Nebraska man can legally call himself the king of the lizards, the York News Times reports, in a story spotted by NPR. Gold told the court he was changing his name "because the (T-Rex designation) is cooler. Also, as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important, and the new name is more recognizable."

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The court deemed that sensible, and now his legal name is Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold. Maybe he can hang out with Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop? (Read more Tyrannosaurus rex stories.)

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