Willie Cauley-Stein Changed His Middle Name to ‘Trill’

by May 04, 2015

There’s a story in the Lexington Herald-Leader today about Willie Cauley-Stein changing his name to officially include “Stein,” which it (officially) didn’t until today. But buried in the piece is an absolutely amazing nugget: While he was getting his name changed, Cauley-Stein also went ahead and made his middle name “Trill.” Incredible:

Cauley-Stein, 21, was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. He filed a name-change order Friday with the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court to legally change his name to Willie Trill Cauley-Stein.


“I want to include my mother’s last name,” was Cauley-Stein’s reason for the change.


Cauley-Stein’s mother, Marlene Stein, said her son decided to change his middle name since he was already there to change his last name.


Trill is the “nickname his ‘boys’ call him,” Stein said.

(H/T: Trey Kerby)