Today in head-scratching news, a man from a North London suburb has reportedly changed his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger. Sam Smith, as he was previously known, told the Evening Standard he made the change as a result of "probably too many drinks in the pub where there was a conversation about names. Bacon Double Cheeseburger was pretty much the first thing that came up. Everyone loves bacon don't they?" He went on, "It was largely the most ridiculous thing we could think of. My friends were quite supportive of anything that makes me look silly, as good friends are."
So what do his parents think? "My mum was furious but my dad thinks it's hilarious. He's more than happy to use my new name." Apparently, Smith's fiancée wasn't able to weigh in on the decision: "My fiancée is fairly reluctant about marrying a Cheeseburger. That's something we're discussing a lot. No girl ever dreams of spending her big day marrying a man called Bacon."
Smith was one of 85,000 people who changed their name in the U.K. last year. The 33-year-old now signs work emails and official correspondence "B. D. Cheeseburger," though he may change his name again ahead of his wedding.
Is this whole stunt as bad or worse than the Bachelor contestant that had a kid named "Kale" or that time a restaurant offered parents a $10,000 reward for naming their kid "Quinoa"?