Oh man, how mad are you that this guy already has your name? You probably just finished all of the legal paperwork to have it changed this morning and were about to head down to the courthouse after you finished putting fresh flowers in your homemade 9/11 memorial (which is two tall, silver vases standing next to each other bursting with red and orange flowers), so I’m obviously sorry to have to be the one to break it to you that you’re too late. The young Norwegian, formerly known as Andreas Jankov, has already changed his name to Julius Andreas Gimli Arn MacGyver Chewbacka Highlander Elessar-Jankov. From VG Nett:
“I wanted to show that it is possible to be serious and at the same time take the name you like,” said Julius Andreas Gimli Arn MacGyver Chewbacka Highlander Elessar-Jankov to VG Nett.
Well you have proven that, sir. You seem very serious!
This was my favorite part:
The 30-year-old has acquired both passports and bank cards, but the name he has no room for.
The passport has Highlander omitted.
You go to all that trouble, and then something like this happens. I think that Elessar, one of the Elvish names for Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings could have been more easily dropped from the passport than Highlander, since most customs officers are not necessarily Tolkein superfans. But I’m not in charge of Norwegian Passport Law (yet).
Anyway, I’m sure this is a blow for you (is what she said), and I’m sorry. Obviously, no two people are allowed to have the same name. That’s an internationally respected law. But here are a few other names that you could get if you still wanted:
- Boba Fett Homer Simpson Bilbo Baggins Iron Man
- Dungeons and Dragons Darth Vader Spock Atari 2600
- V for Vendetta Monster Mash The Sims
- World of Warcraft Jones
Good luck! (Thanks for the tip, Paul.)