Thursday, 18 May 2017

BABE OF THE DAY - THE BRIDE...



Today's babe appears in answer to
a special request by BILL PRATT.
(Takes all kinds I guess.)

8 comments:

John Smith said...

If you're taking requests Kid - how about Natalie Dormer? JS

Kid said...

I didn't know who she was until I looked her up. Keep yer eyes peeled. (You DO know who Bill Pratt is, JS?)

TC said...

When William Henry Pratt hosted "Thriller" on TV, he would say, "Tonight's story is a thriller, as sure as my name is Boris Karloff!" Which is kind of ironic, since that was not his real name.

Kid said...

It would be interesting to know if he'd ever officially changed it, TC, because if so, it WOULD'VE been his 'real' name. I know what you mean 'though.

TC said...

I looked it up on Wikipedia. He never had his real name legally changed. So "Boris Karloff" was always his stage name, but, when signing documents (e.g., checks) for official business, he was "William H. Pratt." Or, if necessary (maybe a contract for a movie or TV deal), "William H. Pratt, aka Boris Karloff."

Kid said...

In Scotland, TC, it's different to England (and presumably America too). Here, you don't need to change your name by deed poll, you just inform people (and places) that you now wish to be known as (insert name) and your new name is regarded as 'legal'. (As long as it's not for the purpose of fraud or any other kind of criminal activity.) I know because I once changed my name to Percy Hinkle Pinkerbottom and that was the name under which I received cheques and official correspondence, and how I signed myself on letters, etc. What's the process in the States?

TC said...

Laws vary from one state to another, but most allow a name change by common law, where you just inform people that you want to be known as (new name). In most cases, though, the person may still need to file paperwork with the local court, because some institutions (such as banks) will only accept the new name if there is official documentation.

Some states require that the individual inform creditors of the name change. Also, the person may be required to inform the Social Security Administration and the state DMV or state police (for the purpose of issuing a new social security card and a new driver's license or state I.D. card). Of course, there are the usual prohibitions: fraud, identity theft, fugitives fleeing police pursuit, debtors trying to elude creditors.

And it's probably common to use pseudonyms in the media. Actors using stage names, authors using pen names.


Kid said...

Ah, so pretty similar to Scotland then. I've still got my UB40 card (unemployment card) from the early '80s, with the name Percy Hinkle Pinkerbottom on it. Gosh, I'm a larf, I am. (As sure as my name is Boris Karloff.)

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