Why change your name to Monkey Skunky or Raven Mad?

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More people than ever before changed their name by deed poll in 2010.

5 live Breakfast hears from Raven Mad and Monkey Skunky.

Raven, formerly Sonja Perkins, tells Shelagh Fogarty that her new name for 2011 is "the talk of the town."

"It was time for a change. New era, new name, new everything," she explains.

Monkey Skunky, who used to be called Shane, says his new moniker has for years been his online gaming name.

"Everybody calls me Monkey!"

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