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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
FWIW, espn.com is still calling him Johnson in their articles, and will have a mention that his name was legally changed, but still refer to him as Johnson.

Click Here (sports.espn.go.com)



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.24
    Originally posted by Zeruel
    FWIW, espn.com is still calling him Johnson in their articles, and will have a mention that his name was legally changed, but still refer to him as Johnson.

    Click Here (sports.espn.go.com)
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.54
    Originally posted by Zeruel
    FWIW, espn.com is still calling him Johnson in their articles, and will have a mention that his name was legally changed, but still refer to him as Johnson.

    Click Here (sports.espn.go.com)


It's a good question: where do you draw the line? Yeah, it's a prick move stemming 100% from ego, but it is his legal name. No one has a problem saying Misty May-Traynor rather than just the pornish-sounding Misty May. Different reasons, yes. But where is the line?

(This was me making far more out of this issue than anyone really should, but I'm kind of serious.)



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.86
I think you're the only person in the world who thinks Misty May is "pornish-sounding".
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.17
They called her Misty May about 50% of the time anyway. Well, if they used just the last name - it was May most of the time.

If a woman is married, the media doesn't always recognize it. Roseann Barr, for example. How hard was it for her to get her new last name out there? How much did she regret trying later?




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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.54
The Bengals have officially changed all references from "Chad Johnson" to "Chad Ocho Cinco." This includes replacing "Johnson" with "Ocho Cinco" on his jersey.

Apparently they were waiting for official league permission to do so, and they got it. So as far as everyone (that matters) in the NFL is concerned, he is now Chad Javon Ocho Cinco.

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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01

Anyone else wonder how his family feels about this?
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90
    Originally posted by Mayhem

    Anyone else wonder how his family feels about this?

What, his parents? He mentions often that he was raised by his grandmother, Bessie Flowers.
http://espn.go.com/melkiper/s/2001/0215/1085985.html
He calls her "Mommy."
http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=5353
That article also mentions his half-brother, Sam Brown.
I doubt either of them care.
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.14
    Originally posted by Chad 8-5
    "It's something I don't think anyone has ever done before," the Pro Bowl receiver told the Bengals' Web site last week.


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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.18
    Originally posted by Bullitt
      Originally posted by Chad 8-5
      "It's something I don't think anyone has ever done before," the Pro Bowl receiver told the Bengals' Web site last week.


    World B. Free would like a word with you.


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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.07
    Originally posted by It's False
      Originally posted by Bullitt
        Originally posted by Chad 8-5
        "It's something I don't think anyone has ever done before," the Pro Bowl receiver told the Bengals' Web site last week.


      World B. Free would like a word with you.


    Muhammad Ali also sends his best.


When he said he didn't think anyone had done "it" he was probably meaning changing your birth name to a nickname for poops and giggles rather than saying nobody had ever changed their name for any reason in the history of man. Given his line of work, I'm sure he's familiar with Juqua Thomas (Parker), Tra (William) Thomas and Will James (Peteresen)*. And those are just guys on the Eagles' roster in the last two seasons.

World B Free would be one right enough, but Chad was two at the time that happened and it may have slipped his mind.

In short, when there are so many perfectly good reasons to poke fun at Chad you probably don't need to go looking for more.

Annoyingly this is the second time I've felt the need to defend him in this thread. I feel all dirty.

*Unless James was meant to be covering him at the time, in which case they probably never met.
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1. I rally wonder if he had to keep Chad as his first name because if he had changed it to just "Ocho Cinco" they would have considered "Cinco" to be his last name and put just that on the jersey.

2. I hope he has a no-trade clause (I know he doesn't) to the Lions and Rams, both of whom have retired 85.

3. I expect he'll be referred to as either "Chad Johnson" or just "Ocho Cinco" by announcers, because "Chad Ocho Cinco" sounds stupid.



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.16
    Originally posted by JayJayDean


    3. I expect he'll be referred to as either "Chad Johnson" or just "Ocho Cinco" by announcers, because "Chad Ocho Cinco" sounds stupid.


I'm now greatly looking forward to the first NFL Films produced highlight package, so I can hear, in that great, NFL Films announcer voice, someone talking about Chad Ocho Cinco's touchdown reception.



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.17
My friend changed his name to Seven. That's his entire legal name.






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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.88
Ocho Cinco isn't hyphenated, so it's a rare last name in that it is two independent words, unlike 'Jones-Drew' for example. I can't immediately think of any others like that - without a hyphen or apostrophe or something.
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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.14
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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90
We have a girl (or used to; I'm not quite sure) at one of our stores whos last name is Van Den Bogart. The rare triple last name.
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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.54
    Originally posted by dMr
    When he said he didn't think anyone had done "it" he was probably meaning changing your birth name to a nickname for poops and giggles rather than saying nobody had ever changed their name for any reason in the history of man.

Exactly. Or changing your birth name to your jersey number. I'm pretty sure that's never been done before. Shouldn't people be making fun of him instead for his (allegedly) upcoming swimming race with Michael Phelps?

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