The 7 strangest English name changes

We’ve changed our name from EF English Live to EF English Live. That’s not strange. Because we are part of EF, we teach English and we’re live 24/7.

The following names, however, are our collection of the strangest English name changes in history.

1. Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop

Jeffrey Drew Wilschke changed his name earlier this decade. Why? Here’s his explanation:

Beezow: “The explosion of awareness of the interconnectedness of the infinite love in the universe.”

Doo-doo: “The struggle of our daily lives with that awareness, that with love comes chaos.”

Zopittybop-bop-bop: “The outcome of that struggle, which is often ironic, especially because all life ends in death.”

We told you it would be strange.

2. Emperor Spiderman Gandalf Wolverine Skywalker Optimus Prime Goku Sonic Xavier Ryu Cloud Superman HeMan Batman Thrash

British man Daniel Knox-Hewson changed his name to have a great conversation starter with girls (and comic fans). Friends call him ‘Spiderman Gandalf Thrash’ for short.

3. AHH

Australian Hormis Daniel changed his name to hide from an ex-girlfriend with “unresolved issues”. Unfortunately, because it was his third name change (the maximum allowed in Australia), he’s now AHH forever. AHH!

4. Dan Tastic Glastonbury

Dan Tastic Glastonbury dresses up as Jesus every year at the UK festival Glastonbury, which he first visited 10 years ago. It changed his life (hence the name change). His talents include hula-hooping, juggling and magic.

5. Tyrannosaurus Rex

Because it was cooler than his original name, Tyler Gold. He says, as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognizable.

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

George Garraet, a British teenager, wanted a “crazy” name. His Grandma was angry, but he didn’t care. Good for him.

7. Ginuwine

Some of you may remember 90s RnB star Ginuwine, who rose to fame with his hit ‘Pony’. He was born Elgin Baylor Lumpkin.

See? Our name change is really not strange. In fact, now it celebrates our live, native-speaking teachers who are at the heart of everything we do.


Now, let’s wave goodbye to EF English Live (it’s been great) and get excited for the future with EF English Live!

Published by Kelly

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