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New Zealand man finds out name change five years after losing drunken bet in poker

TAGs: New Zealand, poker news

poker-tablePeople often do crazy and stupid things when they lose in poker. But once you add alcohol into that mix, there’s no telling to what levels of stupidity some people will find themselves doing.

Take this rather unfortunate New Zealand man for example. Five years ago, this man lost a drunken bet at a poker game and for his punishment, he was required to change his name to “Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova“.

If anybody can come up with a more ridiculous name than that, feel free to chine in.

Even more perplexing than his inebriated poker loss was New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs actually accepting the name because, unbelievably, it actually met legal criteria, including fitting into the 100-character limit, for name changes in New Zealand (Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova has 99 characters, in case you didn’t want to count).

Mr. Frostnova, as he is legally known now, apparently found out his new name just last week when he had to renew his passport.

While we strongly urge Frostnova to resist the temptation to revert back to his old name, he can actually go back to it, or come up with a shorter version of this mess of a name, at any time. All he has to do is complete all the forms and pay the NZ$127 fee that comes with it.

Under New Zealand rules, names are permitted unless they would cause offense to a reasonable person, are unreasonably long, include numbers or symbols, or without adequate justification include or resemble an official title or rank. So we’re surmising that Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova doesn’t count as “unreasonably long”?

If Frostnova does decide to change his name, here are a few our suggestions, in no particular order: Richard “Dick” Hunter, Mike Litoris, or he could adopt the name of one our favorite baseball players, former Minnesota Twins outfielder Rusty Kuntz.

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