Page last updated at 14:09 GMT, Friday, 4 September 2009 15:09 UK

Woman now called Michael Jackson

Marina Jayne Michael Jackson
The new Ms Jackson said her name change had created a lot of interest

A Warwickshire woman has changed her name to include 'Michael Jackson' in honour of the late pop legend.

Marina Jayne Michael Jackson, 42, of Warwick, said she had been a life-long fan of the star and his death prompted her to take his name by deed poll.

"I got divorced about six years ago and I have had my married name since, so I was looking at changing my name anyway," she said.

About 200 people paid their respects to the singer at his funeral on Thursday.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Gladys Knight and his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley were among stars at the service near Los Angeles.

The new Ms Jackson said there had been "a fantastic response" and a lot of interest in her name change.

"All my family and friends think it's a little bit crazy but they still think it's a wicked idea," she added.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Pop legend Michael Jackson buried
04 Sep 09 |  Entertainment
In pictures: Jackson's birthday
30 Aug 09 |  In Pictures

RELATED BBC LINKS

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific