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22/02/2016 05:14 GMT | Updated 26/02/2016 04:59 GMT

Burger King Fan Changes Name To 'Bacon Double Cheeseburger' By Official Deed Poll

A burger enthusiast from Muswell Hill has officially changed his name to 'Bacon Double Cheeseburger' by deed poll.

Formerly Simon Smith, the 33-year-old man decided he fancied a change and his usual Burger King order was the first thing that popped his head.

"A name is the least important part of your personality," Bacon Double Cheeseburger told The Sunday People. "It’s given to you by someone else."

While Bacon is happy with his choice, fiancée Isabella is refusing to become Mrs Double Cheeseburger so plans to keep her own surname.

Bacon Double Cheeseburger is just one of the 85,000 Brits who legally changed their names in 2015.

Other odd highlights included a married couple who changed their last names to "Amazing" and one woman who donned the moniker of 'Wacky Races' character Penelope Pitstop.

Others used the UK Deed Poll Service to take on the identities of their favourite athletes, such as Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney, and some just decided to go for something a bit ridiculous like George Thomas The Tank Engine or Michael Connor Lightning Akimbo Wumbo Wigglesworth Pussyfoot Katzenjammer.

Louise Bowers, of the UK Deed Poll Service, said: "One man changed his name to Happy Birthday. It gave us a chuckle but if that is what they want to do, it’s their choice.

"Some people simply don’t like their original name - we’ve changed Cock to Cox and Smellie to Smiley."