With Christmas just a couple months away, everyone is wondering what Ellen will be giving away this year during her “Twelve Days of Giveaways.” Oh there will certainly be lots of gift cards for everything from fancy chocolates to wine and flowers, not to mention big-screen televisions, iPads and the occasional automobile, but the one thing Ellen wants to give herself is a name change.
A Los Angeles County Court official has leaked the news to the press that Ellen DeGeneres wants to change her name to “Ellen the Generous” to memorialize just how giving a person she is.
While some believe this is a bit of an egotistical move on Ellen’s part, Ellen disagrees. “Hey, how many people do you know who have made it big in this business are willing to give something back to their fans? Not many, I can tell you that,” she said. “I don’t think it is wrong to want to take credit where credit is due in light of the enormous amount of money I’ve spent to get to this point.”
Ellen says that instead of going on her show and tooting her own horn all the time, she thinks she’d like to just let her name say it all. “Ellen the Generous,” she said. “I mean, it’s not like you have to learn any new sounds or anything.” Ellen claims that once the name change is in place the only other thing on her list of to do’s is to find one of those capes with fur (fake of course) around the collar, a big red puffy velvet crown, and a large over-sized throne for her television show stage. “A regal name needs some regal props,” she said.
DeGeneres said that she has advised Oprah to change her name as well. “She’s the one who started this whole gift-giving deal on talk shows.” said Ellen. “I think she deserves a name change as well.”
When asked what she thinks Oprah should change her name to, Ellen noted had an answer almost immediately. “Well that’s a no-brainer,” she said. “It would be Oprah Win Free, duh.”