Man Changes Name to Tyrannosaurus Rex Because It's 'Cooler'

A young man from Nebraska strolled into York County District Court yesterday morning with one name, and strolled back out with another: Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The 23-year-old formerly known as Tyler Gold told the court he preferred the name because he thought it was "cooler." Elaborating, the self-proclaimed entrepreneur said a memorable moniker would be helpful to him in the business world.

He assured Judge Alan Gless he was not trying to hide from debt collectors or law enforcement. His request was approved, and he will henceforth be legally recognized as Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold.

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