Tuesday, July 5, 2011

And My Last Name is ....

I just don't know what to say ...

Russian businessman becomes Jackiechan

A businessman from Nizhny Novgorod, who is apt to fight corruption in his spare time, has decided to toughen himself up by changing his last name. Thus an ordinary entrepreneur from a provincial Russian city, Sergey Voronkov, turned into Sergey Jackiechan.

In fact, Jackie Chan is Sergey’s favorite actor, so he decided to use a derivative of the actor’s name. The idea dawned upon the Nizhny Novgorod resident when he was passing a local registry office. He says he suddenly wanted to change something in his life. He recalled the folk wisdom about what you call the ship, thus it will sail, and went in to apply for name change. He did not expect an immediate welcome of the civil service, but just in case he thought up a beautiful legend.

He explained that they had found a remote relative in Georgia, who turned out to be a Georgian prince. The Georgian prince told him that if he became Jackiechan, he would bestow his castle upon him.

His daughters have kept the old name: the younger is still really young and the older cannot bring herself to make such a drastic change in her life. His wife also left the old name Voronkova, although reacted to her spouse’s decision with humor and respect. Now Sergei dreams of a son who will become a hereditary Jackiechan Jr.

His colleagues and friends reacted to the new name in various ways. Some of them supported him, while others called Sergei’s behavior foolhardy. The newfound hero’s neighbour believes that it is necessary to glorify the name of the ancestors and not to imitate movie stars.

Sergei believes, however, that his life will drastically change with the new name, especially that he has so much in common with the real Jackie: both are cheerful, energetic, and equally hate injustice.

In the Russian Registry Office, Jackiechan filed also another application for a new travel passport. Once the document is ready, our superhero is planning to go to get acquainted with the world-famous namesake.

SOURCE: NEWSBCM.COM There is a video clip of the news report on the link as well.


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