Ranea Crabtree doesn't like her first name. So much so that she refuses to use it.
In fact, if her 15-year-old daughter, Bethany, uses the dreaded name, she gets grounded, according to the Toronto Sun.
For the record, Crabtree's first name is Sheila, ("Ranea" is her middle name) but it may not be for much longer. She is petitioning a court in Licking County, Ohio, for the right to adopt a first name she thinks is more suitable: "Sexy."
"I do wear a lot of Victoria's Secret clothes and my husband calls me sexy all the time," Crabtree told Fox19.com. "I really want to do Sexy because it's kinda' like my personality. I just love to be adventurous, have fun and do all kinds of things."
Did we mention she really hates her birth name?
"It's just one of those names that I can't stand. I hate the fact that I have been cursed with it," she told the station. "My mom gave me my middle name of Ranea and my dad gave me my ugly name."
Other than dealing with what seem to be unresolved family issues, Crabtree has taken all the steps needed for the name change, including filling out a form, paying the $87 court fee and a 30-day notice in a local paper.
The final step comes Feb. 11 when she will stand in front of a Licking County judge to formerly ask to change her name to "Sexy" once and for all.
Legal experts tell the Columbia Dispatch the odds are Crabtree's name change will be approved, but she's planning an alternative strategy, just in case.
“If it’s not Sexy, then I might go for Sparkle,” she told the paper.