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Last Updated: Tuesday November 04 2008 17:36 GMT

Boy chooses Fantastic new name

Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine The Hulk And The Flash Combined

Learning to write your name is one of the first things you're taught, but imagine if it was 14 words long?

A 19-year-old from south west England has got just that problem after legally changing his name for fun.

George Garratt from Glastonbury is now called Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine The Hulk And The Flash Combined.

He said he did it for a "bit of a laugh" and most of his friends have got used to calling him Captain.

Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine The Hulk And The Flash Combined
Try learning how to spell this!
Captain explained how he came up with his new name, saying "I decided on a superheroes theme and whenever my friends offered up suggestions to me, I added them.

"My family have begun to expect these sorts of things from me, and although my friends thought it was ridiculous most people do call me Captain and it's been a great conversation starter."

If you ever fancy changing your name, you'll need to know this first...

  • If you're under 16, you need to get your parents' permission
  • When you're 17 you can call yourself whatever you want - you can just start using your new name.
  • If you want to get a passport, you may need proof you've changed your name.
  • One of the most common ways to do this is to get a solicitor to write an official statement - known as a deed poll - which you have to sign to say you've changed your name.