Thomas Dodd determined to alter his identify after a number of too many glasses of wine (Image: SWNS/BPM)
A 30-year-old man determined to alter his identify to Celine Dion after having a number of too many glasses of wine.
Thomas Dodd – in any other case generally known as Celine – had the thought whereas watching one of many Canadian singer’s concert events on YouTube over Christmas.
He thought it might be an amazing thought to pay £89 to formally take her identify, however utterly forgot about it when the official Deed Ballot paperwork landed on this doorstep on Wednesday.
When you obtain your papers you should signal them earlier than an impartial witness and inform your related report holders earlier than your identify is taken into account modified.
However Thomas has no plans to return on his choice and hopes it would get him backstage at one in every of his idol’s future gigs.
However he admits he’s dreading telling his bosses about his new moniker and that his mum has not seen the humorous facet of it.
Thomas, a hospitality supervisor from Tamworth, Staffordshire, defined how he got here up along with his thought after getting sozzled whereas watching Celine Dion carry out a present in Las Vegas on YouTube.
Thomas (aka Celine) along with his good friend Vikki-Holland Bowyer at a live performance in Birmingham (Image: Thomas Dodd/BPM Media)
He mentioned: ‘I had been planning to go and see her in Vegas however clearly couldn’t on account of Covid.
‘So I’ve change into a bit hooked with watching her concert events on Youtube as its the subsequent neatest thing. I’m a bit obsessed together with her and all the time have been.
‘However I don’t know why it crossed my thoughts to alter my identify to hers. I can’t actually bear in mind the night time and forgot all about it the subsequent day.
‘I bear in mind watching the Celine Dion live performance of her performing in Vegas and that’s about all I can bear in mind. I want I knew what occurred but it surely was a hazy night time.
‘I’m extra upset that I haven’t inherited the voice or the checking account’ (Image: Redferns)
‘I then got here residence from work on Wednesday and there was an enormous white envelope on the ground by the door which mentioned “don’t bend”.
‘It seemed fairly necessary and it was filled with all these official certificates. As quickly as I learn it I needed to sit down within the kitchen.
‘I used to be like ‘this could’t be actual’ but it surely’s as actual because it will get. I simply don’t bear in mind doing it.
‘I’m a little bit of a Celine Dione superfan and clearly simply thought this is able to be hilarious – however my mum doesn’t assume so, she wasn’t greatest happy.
Thomas Dodd, quickly to be Celine Dion, says his mum didn’t see the humorous facet when he advised her (Image: SWNS)
The hospitality supervisor needed to take a second to take a seat down when he learn via these official Deed Ballot doccuments (Image: BPM Media)
‘I did inform her it might be worse and it might’ve been Boris Johnson – we’re simply fortunate he doesn’t have any stay concert events on Youtube.
‘She finds it humorous now although, as does my sister, however she almost choked on her sandwich once I advised her.
‘I’m additionally dreading telling work – how do I inform them they must confer with me as Celine Dion to any extent further?
‘I’m a lifelong fan and I went to see her a few years in the past however my dream is to nonetheless exit and see her in Vegas. I believe she is simply wonderful and has an unbelievable voice.
Thomas can’t go and see his idol play in Vegas on account of Covid so has change into hooked on watching her on YouTube (Image: BPM Media)
‘I hope this comes with its perks as properly and perhaps I can get backstage at a live performance and a few first-class flights.
‘I’m extra upset that I haven’t inherited the voice or the checking account – however that’s one thing I can work on.’
Thomas, who’s at the moment engaged on a Covid testing web site whereas furloughed, joked he would possibly find yourself being sectioned if he was ever to get pulled over by police.
He added: ‘I’ve fears of being pulled over by the police and may simply think about them asking “can I take your identify please?” And I’m going to must say sure it’s Celine, surname Dion.
‘But when it provides folks fun this 12 months then I don’t care. I believe we might all do with fun after the 12 months we’ve simply had.’
‘My work know by now that I’m bonkers so they need to be high quality with it. It’s not one thing I ever dreamed I must clarify to them.’
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