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83-Steelers-43
01-31-2007, 02:39 PM
Polamalu granted name change . . . to Polamalu
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

By Gabrielle Banks, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers All-Pro defensive back Troy Polamalu today was granted his request to change his name.

He will now officially be known as Troy Polamalu.

That's the name he has been using for the past 15 years, including during his Steelers career.

But his legal name, until today, was Troy Benjamin Aumua.

In a quick hearing this morning, Allegheny County Judge Judith Friedman approved the player's motion to make his mother's maiden name his own.

According to a petition he filed, he has used Polamalu as his last name for the past 15 years. His parents divorced soon after he was born in Orange, Calif., in 1981.

His full name is now Troy Aumua Polamalu

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07031/758235-100.stm

fansince'76
01-31-2007, 02:41 PM
I had no idea that was the case. Thanks for posting this.

stlrtruck
01-31-2007, 02:42 PM
Wouldn't it have been easier if he just used the name "Hair" or something like that.

Anyone who knows him would have known it was really Polamalu.

polamalufan43
01-31-2007, 03:48 PM
Yeah, I heard about this about 3 weeks ago when they were going to have the hearing. I figured they were gonna change it cause no one really calls him by his given name. Hmmm....Aumuafan43.... nahhh...hehe

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

stillers4me
01-31-2007, 04:45 PM
It's good thing, too.........I would hate to have to replace my Jersey with one that says Aumua. Besides, all the talking heads have just learned how to pronounce Polamalu......pah-la-ma-loo........ma-na-ma-na..........

klick81
01-31-2007, 05:02 PM
Interesting! I wonder how he managed to convince the NFL to use "Polamalu" instead of his legal name. They're so strict and boring when it comes to rules.

polamalufan43
01-31-2007, 06:17 PM
Interesting! I wonder how he managed to convince the NFL to use "Polamalu" instead of his legal name. They're so strict and boring when it comes to rules.

For once I don't think the NFL really had any idea at all that it wasn't his real name. I mean, if the guy can go 15 years without anyone asking questions...

Preacher
02-01-2007, 12:18 AM
Interesting! I wonder how he managed to convince the NFL to use "Polamalu" instead of his legal name. They're so strict and boring when it comes to rules.

PFan is probably right...

In a connected story, the NFL fines Troy 50,000 for not using his real name! :sofunny:

Infamix
02-01-2007, 09:02 AM
very cool...I didn't know about this.

Elvis
02-01-2007, 12:53 PM
:tt02: Hopefuly the name changes and nothing else. Hope that he is working out and is stayin' ready to return to '05 form:wave:

polamalufan43
02-01-2007, 02:12 PM
PFan is probably right...

In a connected story, the NFL fines Troy 50,000 for not using his real name! :sofunny:

LOL, I'll laugh if that happens. I don't think they can do anything about it now, I mean if the change is legal now,:thumbsup:

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

CargoJon
02-01-2007, 04:34 PM
Now Polamalufan43 doesn't have to change his screenname to Aumaufan43...LOL

polamalufan43
02-01-2007, 05:32 PM
Now Polamalufan43 doesn't have to change his screenname to Aumaufan43...LOL

Yeah, that and my sig, heh heh.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

Dynasty
02-01-2007, 09:06 PM
he probably got away with it by common law... if you use a name for long enough, it becomes accepted as your legal name

klick81
02-02-2007, 11:05 AM
he probably got away with it by common law... if you use a name for long enough, it becomes accepted as your legal name

Really? I didn't know that.

Haiku_Dirtt
02-02-2007, 12:42 PM
I'm just waiting for the NCAA to strip SC and Troy (wait isn't that redundant) of his 2002 ESPN.Com All-American First Team Award.

Now if we could only get Ike Taylor to change his name to Mel Blount...:coffee: