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Pa. man can't change name to 'Boomer the Dog'

August 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Pittsburgh area man's dream of changing his name to Boomer the Dog has been dashed by a judge.Gary Mathews petitioned the court for the name change in June.

Mathews said for most of his 44 years he has not acted or dressed like a human. Instead, he's taken on the persona of a dog from the 1980s NBC television series "Here's Boomer."

Mathews said he is most comfortable dressing in his Boomer costume and doesn't seem fazed by the idea of some people thinking he is a little off.