For one James Bond-loving barmaid, 007 new names were not enough...she wanted 14!
A 28-year-old British woman, born Emma-Louise Hodges, has reportedly legally changed her name to pay tribute to more than a dozen Bond Girls: Pussy Galore Honey Rider Solitaire Plenty O'Toole May Day Xenia Onatopp Holly Goodhead Tiffany Case Kissy Suzuki Mary Goodnight Jinx Johnson Octopussy Domino Moneypenny.
Eat your heart out, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson! And you too, Uma!
"I've always thought how great it would be to be a Bond girl—and now I am," Miss Moneypenny, as she'll be called in short, told The Sun.
Is this for real? Given that the report comes from the wacky British tabloid, who's to say (we sure hope so!). But whether this The Secret-esque tactic (want to become a Bond girl?! Name yourself after all of them) is true or just a quickly picked-up Internet hoax, really, who cares when it's as ridiculously fun as this.
"I'm hoping it can mean I can find my own suave James Bond," she continued (good luck recalling that whole moniker between the sheets, Bondy!) "Ultimately though, I'm a good down-to-earth girl, so I opted for Miss Moneypenny as the main name—even though she's not technically a Bond girl."
Moneypenny (played by Naomie Harris) is, however, a sexy new addition to Daniel Craig's Skyfall series. We think this other Miss Moneypenny (don't make us recall all 13 of her other names, please) will have Bond raising his brow for completely different reasons, though.