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Jermaine Jackson

I'm CHANGING

My Last Name

11/8/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jermaine Jackson has filed a request to legally CHANGE his last name ... trading out "Jackson" for "Jacksun" ... TMZ has learned.

Jermaine filed a petition for a change of name with L.A. County Superior Court yesterday asking for the change in nomenclature.

In the docs, Jermaine says he wants to make the change for "artistic reasons" ... but he does not give any further details about the move.

The request has NOT yet been approved by a judge -- but a hearing has been scheduled.

Barring any crazy legal situations, Jermaine will be required to have his name change announced publicly several times in the next couple of months before it can be made official. A public announcement consists of having the name printed in a local publication ... just like Ron Artest had to do when he changed his name to Metta World Peace.

We reached out to Jermaine ... so far, no response.

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wifflum    

so what?

611 days ago
167.

larry    

What about changing that face, wow is it a hot mess

611 days ago
169.

DaveT    

I'm with ya Jermaine, in fact I'm changing my screen-name to DaveSun

611 days ago
170.

Buddy The Elf    

Still the same LOSER underneath, who cares what your drivers license says.

611 days ago
171.

bstill    

Just a way to get back in the news!

611 days ago
172.

Kelly    

Could this be Germayne Jacksin's way of disowning his father? Duh! This man has all the depth of a fool.

611 days ago
173.

tripod    

should change name to "greasy poop face"

611 days ago
174.

ohreally    

He's trying to dodge something..

611 days ago
175.

tori    

Give me a break,the man lives off of Michaels money and has his ex wife and kids supported by Michaels money. This person is a joke!

611 days ago
176.

stricken123    

Rus translations at _http://www.showbiz-world.ru

611 days ago
177.

Maggie    

What a joke....too much time off makes him do this stupid thing. He'll always be under Michael's shadow despite any change he wants to try. Ugly and stupid idle man.

611 days ago
178.

CloBird    

Changing the name won't bring Jermaine any more relevant than he his now. His success was with the Jackson 5; the poor choice to stay with Berry Gordy cost him a solo career. And, to add to this, his brother, Michael, eclipsed the whole family, even the highly successful Janet. Jermaine may have talent, but he needs to come to grips with what is a reasonable expectation of what a later-in-life career can be like--and the mane change is not going to help him do any better than he is doing now! Choosing better music can be more helpful, but not a name change.

611 days ago
179.

CloBird    

And, I would like to add this thought:
Jermaine wants publicity so he is doing this mane-change-- a stupid idea, but for many idiots in the business, even bad publicity is good publicity, they think..or don't...

611 days ago
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