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# Name change

Last year
Turkey officially changes name at United Nations
In addition to matching how the nation is spelled in Turkish, it will also distinguish the country from the bird of the same name.
All time
Cleveland to drop 'Indians' from their name after 105 years due to criticism
Native American groups have branded the moniker as racist, but Donald Trump opposes the move.
From pastries to passports: How the Macedonian name change will affect citizens
There is no shortage of minutiae to be ironed out over the coming years.
After years of dispute, Greece ratifies new name deal with Macedonia
Greek media polls show a majority of respondents are against the change
Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references
Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.
8 perfectly valid arguments for keeping your own name after you get married
Just something to think about.
Student legally changes name because it was cheaper than changing Ryanair booking
“Yeah, I’m not giving Ryanair a penny.”
This woman is looking for the most off-the-wall name change ever
My name is… *takes deep breath*
A government department got this Green Party councillor's name hopelessly wrong
“Roderic Broderick”
The Socialist Party is changing its name
It wants to highlight the water tax issue with the name “Stop the Water Tax – Socialist Party”.
Communicorp planning to drop ‘Phantom’ as indie station rebrands
Several names are being considered by Communicorp bosses. A raft of job cuts were announced at the rock and indie station last week.
'Sexy' is literally this woman's name, because she changed it yesterday
The name’s Sexy. Sexy Crabtree.
President of Mexico wants to change country's name... to Mexico
With just eight days left in office Felipe Calderon wants to introduce legislation to change the country’s name to Mexico. It’s currently known official as the United Mexican States.
Stiller film title changed due to Trayvon murder
The Ben Stiller comedy was called Neighbourhood Watch – but the name has been changed because of the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a neighbourhood watch captain in Florida.
Bored with your name? Why not change it to Baron Venom Balrog Sabretooth Vader Megatron…
Two Nottingham lads have paid homage to their love of sci-fi and superheroes by drastically changing their names by deed poll. Also, take a look at some other crazy name changes…