Meat-lover Simon Smith changed his name with relish – by swapping it for Bacon Double Cheeseburger.
The 33-year-old was one of a record 85,000 people who changed their names by deed poll last year.
He said: “A name is the least important part of your personalty – it’s given to you by someone else.
“Bacon Double Cheeseburger was the first name I came up with.”
But while Bacon, of Muswell Hill, London, has no regrets fiancée Isabella, 32, refuses to be Mrs Double Cheeseburger.
Adopting the name of footballing heroes is a top trend, with others becoming the new Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.