Couple legally changed their names to Santa and Merry Christmas Claus


Santa and Merry Christmas Claus 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A fun-loving couple is very happy after a judge allowed them to change their legal names so that they can to bring cheer to others.

Jeff and Mary Brookstein, both 60, of Omaha, Nebraska, used to dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus to cheer people up around Christmas time.

However, they wanted to bring joy to people all year round. Jeff said that he came home one day, and asked his wife whether it was a good idea to change his name to Santa Claus.

Mary replied that she had also thought about changing her name to Merry Christmas.

The couple filed papers to have their names changed, and a judge approved their request to change their names to Santa and Merry Christmas Claus.

The couple who met in 2009 and married two years later, are very happy to officially be Santa and Mrs. Claus. They will be working together in malls and at other events during the Christmas season.