Ochocinco becomes Johnson again
Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada, shown here in February 2011, have an upcoming reality show on VH1.
July 24th, 2012
08:33 AM ET

Ochocinco becomes Johnson again

Ochocinco is a fine last name for a bachelor but apparently not a married man, so the Miami Dolphins wide receiver who had legally changed his name to match his uniform number is back to Johnson again.

"Ocho-cinco" represents Johnson's number, 85, in Spanish.

"Chad Ochocinco has officially changed his name back to Chad Johnson," says a posting on Johnson's website, ocnnreport.com.

Johnson made the name change official at the Broward County Courthouse in Florida on Monday, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

"The main reason behind the name change was due to his marriage to Evelyn Lozada. The couple preferred Evelyn’s last name to be a real name and not the fun 'Ochocinco' character we have come to love," the ocnnreport post says.

"I'm just doing it for the marriage. It has nothing to do with football. Ochocinco is still in me. It's just my middle name," Johnson told ESPN.com on Monday.

Johnson and Lozada married on July 4 in what People magazine said "might be the most exhaustively documented wedding ever."

Johnson and Lozada, who appeared on the VH1 reality show "Basketball Wives," got engaged in November 2010.

In September, they'll have a reality show, "Ev and Ocho," together on VH1.

The football player said the name on the back of his Dolphins uniform this coming season will be Johnson, according to the ESPN report.

As of Tuesday morning, however,  the Dolphins' website still lists Johnson as Ochocinco.

Johnson signed with the Dolphins in June.

He'll be entering his 12th NFL season, 10 with the Cincinnati Bengals and last year with the New England Patriots. He played college ball at Oregon State University.

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  1. Joe

    " "Ocho-cinco" is 85 in Spanish." No it's not (despite what Chad Johnson has tricked people into believing). "Eighy-five" in Spanish is "ochenta y cinco". "Ocho-cinco" translates as "eight five."

    July 24, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • hingedlwnb

      No matter how thin you slice it it's still baloney.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. jim

    ochocinco is not 85

    July 24, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Safe in Texas

      It is simply eight five but, hey, what do yo expect from a egotistical mor o n?

      July 24, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Thats what I was going to say. Why is this even a news story? Who cares?

      July 24, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • DustyA

      That's right; ochenta y cinco is 85; ochocinco is jibberish. Means nothing. Kinda prophetic huh?

      July 24, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sage

    Ocho cinco is not 85 but rather eight five...

    July 24, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

    He better figure out how he is going to pay for that high dollar babe or she will leave him so fast he wont know what hit him. They are all in it for the money! Women these days look in the mirror and put a PRICE on themselves. Pathetic.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Danl

      Truth. American women don't have much to offer besides their bodies.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. Steve-O

    Nice jacket, playa. I guess money can't buy taste.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. toldUso

    This guy is the Madonna of the NFL. They just do stu pid stuff to be noticed since neither can play their game anymore.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Name Devin Johnson

    Keep ur name Johnson for life .......

    July 24, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. nostrildamus

    huh. He lasted longer with that than I thought.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. A turd by any other name

    still gets flushed.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. hingedlwnb

    Um, Ochocinco has always been a johnson.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Logic

    He could have taken HER name.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. mel

    It's all publicity. It's how many times can I get my name and face in the media for no sensible reason.
    "Vanity, vanity, all is vanity."

    July 24, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  13. WH

    Ochocinco, Johnson, whatever! I'd marry him no matter what his last name was!

    July 24, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. angryersmell

    She doesn't want to stick with the name and I want to keep sticking things in...well...you get the idea. Johnson it is.

    July 24, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. felix el gato

    He's still an idiot.

    July 24, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
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