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2003-07-18 - Weird News
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Woman Changes Her Name To Goveg.Com

Norfolk, VA -- A Norfolk, Virginia, woman has taken her love of vegetarianism to the extreme by changing her name to

The-vegan-formerly-known-as Karin Robertson changed her name to the same as that of a vegetarian information website to encourage meat-eaters to become vegetarians.

23-year-old, a Youth Project Specialist for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, says her new name is a great conversation starter.

But life isn't all a bed of lettuce. Since she changed her name, she's had some trouble at airports, but she says security guard believe her when she shows them her drivers license. says her mother worried at first what she would do if she got married, but says her parents know how much animal rights activism means to her.

Now, says she couldn't imagine changing her name back saying, "To be named after the number one website for vegetarian information -- what could be better?"

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