Nottingham Superheroes

2 August 2011, 15:21 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Two mates from Nottingham are thought to have flown into the record books by changing their names to mark their love of superheroes.

The names, now thought be the world's longest, were the brainchild of best friends Kelvin Borbidge, 22, and Daniel Knox-Hewson, 23.

The duo changed their names to:

Emperor Spiderman Gandalf Wolverine Skywalker Optimus Prime Goku Sonic Xavier Ryu Cloud Superman HeMan Batman Thrash

Baron Venom Balrog Sabretooth Vader Megatron Vegeta Robotnik Magneto Bison Sephiroth Lex Luthor Skeletor Joker Grind

The pair changed their names with the Legal Deed Poll Service for #10 each earlier this week, and knocked 19-year-old George Garratt off the top spot for the longest moniker in the UK after he changed his name to Captain Fantastic Faster than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk and the Flash Combined.

Emperor Thrash, formerly Mr Knox-Hewson, said:

"We decided to change our names because we were bored of our day-to-day lives and wanted to do something that reflected our true personalities.

"We couldn't believe how easy it was to do, we just had to fill in a few forms and we were granted superhero status.''

"The first name and surname were to simply put my awesomeness into words. I then combined the names of all the greatest heroes known to man and added them as my middle names to show that I am super-serious.''

Daniel tells Capital what he's now called...and why.

Deed Poll

The Legal Deed Poll service says, although these names are pretty extreme, this sort of name change does go on.

Tina Clough from the Legal Deed Poll service.