Now that he’s a married man, Chad Ochocinco has decided to revert back to his birth name filing official papers to once again become Chad Johnson.
Ochocinco is a fine last name for a bachelor but apparently not a married man, so the Miami Dolphins wide receiver who had legally changed his name to match his uniform number is back to Johnson again.
“Ocho-cinco” represents Johnson’s number, 85, in Spanish.
“Chad Ochocinco has officially changed his name back to Chad Johnson,” says a posting on Johnson’s website, ocnnreport.com.
Johnson made the name change official at the Broward County Courthouse in Florida on Monday, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
“The main reason behind the name change was due to his marriage to Evelyn Lozada. The couple preferred Evelyn’s last name to be a real name and not the fun ‘Ochocinco’ character we have come to love,” the ocnnreport post says.
“I’m just doing it for the marriage. It has nothing to do with football. Ochocinco is still in me. It’s just my middle name,” Johnson told ESPN.com on Monday.