A university student from Taichung, Taiwan, recently changed his legal name to “Salmon Dream”. The man, surnamed Chang, had legally modified his name to take advantage of an all-you-can-eat promotion by conveyor belt sushi chain Sushiro, which promised free sushi to customers who had “gui yu” (the Chinese term for salmon) in their identity card names.
But Chang’s Salmon Dream turned into a nightmare, when he discovered that there was a limit to the number of times one could change their name. Under Taiwanese law, citizens can only change their name a total of three times. Chang had apparently maxed out his quota, and was told by a household registration official that his new name would be permanent.