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Frank Ocean

I'm Changing My Name

... To Frank Ocean

3/7/2014 4:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0307_frank-ocean_gettyFrank Ocean has made a drastic decision to legally change his name ... but fear not ...  it's not a  Prince-esque symbol.

Ocean -- whose real name is Christopher Edwin Breaux -- filed legal docs to officially change his name to Frank Ocean.

To make it official ... Frank has to plaster his intentions in a newspaper on 4 separate occasions -- once a week, 4 weeks in a row.  The idea is that if he's using the name to defraud someone, potential victims can come forward and object in court.

Yes, newspapers still exist.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Change your name to Fruitcake

167 days ago
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Kev the Realist    

WHO CARES... Another nobody rapper... or whatever

167 days ago
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Joe the plumber    

Surprise, surprise! It wasn't lil frankie or lil dickie or lil something!

167 days ago
4.

royalredus    

Is his real last name pronounced "Bro"? If so, why change it?? That's an awesome last name! :-)

167 days ago
5.

Truth is    

It still will make me as "who"

167 days ago
6.

Lucky_130    

He should change his name to Ashy Larry

167 days ago
7.

Mumra the Ever Living    

and I remember when your stories weren't boring as shyte.

167 days ago
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Champagne Jayne    

That's nice he is changing his name to Frankie Filthy Lake.

167 days ago
9.

Ron    

Great story. Compelling and rich

167 days ago
10.

boo boo    

I like Frank Ocean. His music is really good and his videos are cool. The fact that he is changing his name or that he's gay is unimportant to me.

167 days ago
11.

Bypass    

Ok, anyone LIKE if you think that 99% of the bullsh*t in the world could be done away with if we all would just respect each other's space and stop relying on legal protocol as if it somehow justifies anything. This country is becoming like the taxman in Altman's "Popeye".

167 days ago
12.

ElectricCrochet    

Seriously, this dude needs to go lay by his dish already. Too much in one night.

167 days ago
13.

Jah36    

This guy is sick in the head! Anyone who engages in homosexual behavior has a mental problem. It's not natural. It never has been, it never will be.

167 days ago
14.

Marco Polo    

Anyone remember BILLY OCEAN??

167 days ago
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Cashay14    

Everytime I hear one his songs I think of him singing to a man. So gross. 👎👎

167 days ago
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