“An Oregon man has changed his name to Captain Awesome. His original name was Douglas Allen Smith Jr., until he had it officially changed in Lane County Circuit Court.

While you can’t really blame a guy for not wanting to have to exact same name as his father, Captain Awesome seems a bit out there. So, why did Mr. Smith want to become Mr. Awesome? He’s a fan of the television show “Chuck,” and one of the characters is called Dr. Devon “Captain Awesome” Woodcomb.

Unlike most people, for whom name changes are a mere legal formality, Captain Awesome actually ended up having to go before a judge to have his name change request granted. Luckily for Captain Awesome, the Lane County judge approved the name change, as well as Awesome’s request for a very unusual signature, an artist’s rendering* of which can be seen”


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