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Jermaine Jackson name change: I'd like to buy a vowel

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Bright days ahead for Jermaine Jacksun

Would Jermaine Jackson by any other name sing as sweetly? Prepare to find out, as the older brother of the late Michael Jackson has filed a petition with the state of California requesting a vowel shakeup!

Jermaine Jackson

Jermaine Jackson's name change isn't as much of a shocker as it is a puzzler. Why go through the trouble of filing a petition if there's only one little letter than needs a makeover?

All the same, prepare to soon start referring to Jermaine Jackson as — drumroll please — Jermaine Jacksun.

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On Tuesday, the 57-year-old, seen here with 12-year-old son Jermajesty Jackson, filed a name-change petition in Los Angeles.

The Jacksun name makeover has been confirmed by the singer's rep, who pointed out, "His actual name has not changed. It's just the spelling; [it's] one letter. It is a personal choice of Jermaine's, and it's not a big deal."

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Not only is it not a big deal, but there's a bit of fun with lyrics to be had about the seemingly silly desire to swap an "o" for a "u."

"Phonetically, it changes nothing," the rep added. "It is something he has chosen to do, and it's fair to say that you cannot blame this one on the boogie — you've got to blame it on the sunshine."

"Blame it on the Boogie," get it? Like that song from The Jackson 5. Oh, 1978, I want you back.

No word yet on whether Jermajesty, any of Jermaine's five other children or any of the extended Jackson family members plan to jump on the Jacksun name-change bandwagon as well.

Jermaine Jackson as Jermaine Jacksun: Upgrade or downgrade?

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