Stating the obvious

A 23-year-old Nebraska man, previously named Tyler Gold, shall henceforth be known as Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold. In sworn testimony, Tyrannosaurus Gold explained that his new name was simply "cooler" than the old one.


  1. Don’t you have to defeat the ghost of Jim Morrison in single combat to be crowned the lizard king?

  2. Tyler Gold is a pretty cool name – a lot cooler than, say, Derek Walsh. But Tyrannosaurus Rex Gold is over-egging the cake a little. If anyone ever asks, “Wow, how did you get such a cool name?”, his answer: “I gave it to myself and submitted the appropriate paperwork to the government” will remove any trace of cool the name might have given him.

      1.  That’s an awesome name. Your first name is Gay and your surname is an anagram of “gay man”. As long as you’re gay, that’s the coolest name you could have.

    1. You can put a pretty good spin on the filing cost, though: They don’t call me Tyrannosaurus Rex for nothing.

    2. I don’t agree that Tyler Gold is a cool name. I guess I just don’t like the name “Tyler” – so I can empathize with him for changing it to T-Rex. Gold could be a cool last name if paired with the right first name.

      Unfortunately, Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold doesn’t really work either. T-Rex Gold, maybe. 

  3. Now he needs to find a lovely lady named Dromiceiomimus to hit on/discuss linguistics with.

  4. Conveniently, people can still call him “Ty” (if they originally did, and he’s cool with it). 

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