In England, 26 year old Sam Stephens legally changed his name to Buzz Lightyear. It was a challenge for a charity fund raiser, a marathon. He would change his name if he raised around $2,500, and he did.

Thinking it was funny at the time, it’s not so funny now. The DVLA in England is refusing to give him a driver license. He said he researched the name change because he knew there may be problems and all seemed to be o.k., until he tried to get his driver license.

They said since the name is a fictional character and they are a European company, when he traveled aboard and showed his I.D., it would bring the DVLA disgrace.

It looks like Stephens may have to change his name back but the DVLA said they will look into his application further.


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