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Man, 23, legally changes name to Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyler Gold said the new name would help his career as an “entrepreneur”.

Formerly known as Tyler Gold
Formerly known as Tyler Gold
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A 23-YEAR-OLD MAN in the US has legally become Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The man entered the York County, Nebraska courtroom on Monday as Tyler Gold and left it with the moniker Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold, the York News-Times reports.

Gold says in his public filing for the change that the dinosaur’s name is cooler. He says that “as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognisable.” The newspaper report does not describe his line of business.

Judge Alan Gless asked Gold at yesterday’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.

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