25th January 2007
Apparently more people are changing their name by deed poll than ever before.
â€œSo youâ€™d like to change your name?â€
â€œAnd what is your name at the moment?â€
â€œYes I could see why a name like that might hold you back.â€
â€œItâ€™s done more than hold me back. Iâ€™ve never been able to get a job. I tell them my name and they just laugh and say â€˜We canâ€™t give you a job with a name like Jeremiah Fart, everyone would laugh at usâ€™. So the sooner I can get it changed the better.â€
â€œIâ€™d like to be called Ivor Bignob.â€
â€œYes I bet you would. But unfortunately it doesnâ€™t work like that.â€
â€œNo. We have a list of names you can choose from. But unfortunately weâ€™ve been rather busy lately and we only have one name left.â€
â€œIâ€™ll take it. What is it?â€
(A SHORT PAUSE)Â “….I think I’ll stick with Jeremiah Fart.”
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