YORK, Neb. -- Tyler Gold is extinct. Now, legally, Tyrannosaurus Rex Gold roams Nebraska.
Gold was granted the request Monday to legally take the dinosaur-inspired name, which he wanted because it was "cooler," the York News-Times reported.
The 23-year-old also claimed in papers filed in the York County District Court to be an entrepreneur whose "more recognizable" name would be an asset.
Judge Alan Gless confirmed that Gold was not changing his name to evade creditors or law enforcement and granted his request, according to the News-Times.
The Tyrannosaurus rex was known as a ruthless carnivore, but not for its entrepreneurial spirit.