Chad Ochocinco to Change His Name -- Again

Celebrity News Jan. 26, 2011 AT 5:45PM
Chad Ochocinco to Change His Name -- Again Credit: Alexander Tamargo/Getty

Say goodbye to Chad Ochocinco!

The 33-year-old Cincinnati Bengals player announced he's ditching his surname yet again during an interview with ESPN'S NFL Live on Tuesday.

BLOG: Celebrity names explained

"I don't have a choice right now," the Dancing With the Stars alum told ESPN's Trey Wingo. "I've done enough with the Ocho thing."

PHOTOS: Remember these DWTS contestants?

Though the name change has yet to occur, Ochocinco says plans are well under way.

The recently engaged athlete originally changed his surname in 2006 to reflect his No. 85 jersey; in 2008, he had it legally changed to Ochocinco in order to wear his nickname on his jersey.

Ochocinco's bride-to-be, model and Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada, isn't likely surprised by her fiance's announcement.

PHOTOS: Stars flash HUGE engagement rings

"He's very interesting," she told Us in December. "You never know what he's going to say, and he has a great sense of humor."

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT