A Massachusetts area man and woman requested last week to the state of Massachusetts that their middle names be legally changed to “Seamonster.”
Melanie Ann Convery filed a petition with the Commonwealth requesting that she and her husband, Neal James Coughlin, be allowed to change their names to the following: Melanie Seamonster Convery and Neal James Seamonster Coughlin.
Judge Barbara M. Hyland of the Hampden Probate and Family Court legally approved the request.
The couple turned down interview requests so no one is exactly sure why this request was made. As is required by Massachusetts law, the couple’s intended new name was published in a legal notice.