Polamalu granted name change . . . to Polamalu
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
By Gabrielle Banks, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Steelers All-Pro defensive back Troy Polamalu today was granted his request to change his name.
He will now officially be known as Troy Polamalu.
That's the name he has been using for the past 15 years, including during his Steelers career.
But his legal name, until today, was Troy Benjamin Aumua.
In a quick hearing this morning, Allegheny County Judge Judith Friedman approved the player's motion to make his mother's maiden name his own.
According to a petition he filed, he has used Polamalu as his last name for the past 15 years. His parents divorced soon after he was born in Orange, Calif., in 1981.
His full name is now Troy Aumua Polamalu.