Why in the world would someone want a name like that?!?

Captain Fantastic - This 19 year old from Glastonbury, England has just made the most impressive name change in the history of names or changes
@ahgong (10064)
Singapore
November 3, 2008 9:32pm CST
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3369609/Teenager-changes-name-to-Captain-Fantastic.html Now, I can understand that one can get facinated with comic book super heroes. And be obsessed with collecting the comics just to indulge in the fantasies that these super heroes are involved in. I can also understand that one would take a super hero as a role model. But to change your name officially to Captain Fantastic Faster than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk and the Flash Combined?!? That is a tat extreme, isn't it? I mean, you are going to be stuck with this name for the rest of your life! And the best part is, the authorities allow this kind of name change! I mean, what was this boy thinking?!? Would you allow your son to make such a name change? What would you do if he comes home one day telling you he is now called Captain Fantastic and it is officially in his ID?
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7 responses
• United States
9 Nov 08
thats horrible.. i had to laugh just at seeing them quoting him saying "Captain Fantastic said".. i mean really people.. have your OWN IDENTITY!! i think its pathetic that some one would use something that is obviously stolen from some ones creative genius (as in the maker of the comic) and then cheapen it by making it their every day name.. it almost brings down the worth of the comics now.. so ignorant..
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
10 Nov 08
Well, at his age, he may find it a novelty to be called Captain Fantastic. Come the time when he needs to get a job. Imagine you are an employee. And you see a resume with the name Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined. What would your first thoughts be? That this fellow is a joker trying to be funny and then dump the resume in the trash! Well, we will see in a few years when he has to go out to the work force.
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• United States
11 Nov 08
i hope they stalk him and keep up with him to capture that great moment!! i will laugh so hard!!
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
4 Nov 08
LOL =D It's so funny =D Funny as in he got such a long name?? And what shall all others call him then?? hehe =D ACtually i dun find anything with those names,and it's also true that the authorities wont be able to do anything about it.. The name though is long, but it din contain any offensive words ^_^ It's not surpising to have such names, when in singapore, there are ple whose names are, stone, pepper, chilli, etc.. lol =D And all those names are in their IDs too.. hehe =D The world is getting much more open minded and creative now ^_^
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
10 Nov 08
lol =D FOr at least, he can choose one of his many combined names, the most formal one of all, to be his business name ^_^ There's always a choice ^_^ Just like David beckham, his real name, is David Jospeh beckham...... but he cut it short to just david beckham ^_^ Thus, it's possible, and it all depends on how he wans ple to call and remember him ^_^
@nilugo (348)
• Singapore
4 Nov 08
Thats an absurd name! I would never put my child through a horrible name calling exercise by putting such a name on him/her.
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• Singapore
4 Nov 08
I think he chose to change his birth name voluntarily...
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
10 Nov 08
That is the problem there you see. You as the parent did not put such a name on him or her. He or she did it to herself by going to the authorities and paid the ten pounds duty to legally change the name on his ID. I mean, it is something if it is a joke. But to do it on legal papers? Well, one thing is for sure. If this kid was looking for attention, he sure is getting heck of a lot of it!
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
9 Nov 08
Eh-toh... I like Pooh bear but wouldn't want to be named Pooh. But I don't mind Winnie My favorite anime/cartoon characters are using Boys or non-humans (animals).. so it's ridiculous for me to adopt their names. If my future son were to do that.. I'll probably agree to disagree. Agree with him first.. be super sarcastic after that and see if he can take it.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
10 Nov 08
I don't know it that would work. I mean, he is already thick skinned enough to want people to call him a superhero name, you think by being sacarstic and using reverse psychology would work on him? You may end up just push him further up the path of defiance. And he will just be even happier to get on your nerves cos now you have to call him Captain Something Something!
• Singapore
4 Nov 08
Hi ah gong, I guess it might seem extreme to some people but really, there is nothing wrong with that. Shake free of the shackles of societal oppression and you see the freedom of choosing your own name. That courageous guy wants a name he feels special and he got it. Good for him. If someone wants to call himself "sh*ter than the sh*ttiest sh*t", why not? It is his choice to choose a name he wants to identify himself with.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
10 Nov 08
Well, even to keep an open mind, I feel this particular case is bodering on ridiculous. Can you imagine your kid coming home one day and tell you, "Pa, from today onwards you are to call me Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined. I have dropped your surname cos I find it too common. And this name would make people see me as unique." You will accept it with open arms?
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
4 Nov 08
lol this is really a funny name to have. i can't imagine someone wants to be known as this! so how should his friend call him? the full name (which can be really a mouthful), Captain FFTSSBWHATFC or just Cap? i won't know how to react if someone were to introduced himself as captain fantastic. i think i'll then introduce myself as wonder woman.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
10 Nov 08
Yeah, I would have responded likewise as well. Cos if someone were to come up to me and introduce himself as Captain Fantastic, I probably would have made him out to be a joker who is trying to be funny. I wonder what kind of funny name people could think of next! How they actually like to be called by those phases that doesn't remotely resemble a name is still a mystery to me. Take for example, there is a person who is named Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.
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@donsky14 (5961)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
haha...I'm into the whole "let my kids decide for what they want" - but heck if their gonna do something like this...I AM SO gonna get in the way.
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