Friday, January 8, 2010
New York, NY-- The former New York Mayor and 2008 presidential candidate legally changed his name to Rudolph William Neuveonce in New York City Civil Court this week. As early as the 2004 Republican National Convention, Giuliani adopted the nickname "Neuve Once" --the Spanish translation of 9-11 -- asking that friends, business associates, the news media, bloggers, foreign heads of state, political pundits, and his estranged family to refer to him by that name only.
"I thought it was fun and better reflected who I was as a person," he recently told Fox News' Chris Wallace, showing off his 9-11 tattoo etched across his back.
Rudy Neuveonce had dropped hints for years about his interest in the new moniker by constantly referring to himself in the third person as 9-11 during television appearances and speeches to supporters.