Man Gets Drunk And Legally Changes His Name To Celine Dion
What's the most ridiculous thing you've done while drunk? Whatever it is, I can almost guarantee you that this bloke tops it, because during a drunken night in he decided to change his name to Celine Dion.
The man formerly known as Thomas Dodd, who is a huge fan of Celine Dion, said he had a few too many while watching one of the Canadian singer's performances over Christmas and reckons that must have been when his drunken brain came up with the idea.
Celine, 30 from Staffordshire, says his mum did not see the funny side and his sister was equally shocked - but despite their reaction, he's got no plans to change it.
The name change cost just £89 ($120), so Celine also bought himself eight extra certificates to prove his new moniker is legit, should anyone question it.
And now the shock of his drunken decision has subsided, Celine sees the funny side.
He told Birmingham Live: "I am slightly obsessed with her; I'm not going to lie.
"During lockdown I've been watching a lot of live concerts on the TV. I can only think I've been watching one of hers and had a 'great idea' after a few drinks.
"I walked in from work and there was a big white envelope with 'do not bend' written across it. I nearly passed out in my kitchen when I opened it.
"My initial concern was how on earth do I tell the HR department at work that I need to change my email footer?
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"Now I'm thinking it could be a great way to get backstage.
"I'm just praying I don't get pulled over by the police for anything - that could get awkward. More annoyingly I've paid for eight extra certificates to prove it and they are £10 each.
"I haven't long moved house and haven't introduced myself to my neighbour yet.
"My mother didn't see the funny side though. I did explain it could be worse and it could've been Boris Johnson - we're just lucky he doesn't have any live concerts. She's laughing about it now.
"I've not really thought too far ahead. I'm a little concerned that if I start telling people my name is Celine Dion I'll get sectioned. However, it may come with its perks.
"I'll figure it out, I'm not rushing to change it back that's for sure.
"I tried singing Celine in the shower this morning and I can assure everyone I haven't inherited her voice or bank balance.
"If this gets to Celine, someone best make sure I have a defibrillator next to me."
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