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Neb. man changes name to ‘more recognizable' Tyrannosaurus Rex
YORK, Neb. -- A 23-year-old southeast Nebraska man has legally become Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The York News-Times reported the man entered the York County courtroom Monday as Tyler Gold and left it with the moniker Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold.
Gold said in his public filing for the change that the dinosaur's name is cooler. He said that "as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognizable." The newspaper report does not describe his line of business.
Judge Alan Gless asked Gold at Monday's hearing whether he wanted a new name so he could hide from creditors or law enforcement. Gold said no.
Gless noted that Gold had gone through the proper legal channels for changing his name, so the judge granted Gold's request.