I'm always asked for ID to prove my unique name is real, nobody believes me – but I wouldn't change it | The Sun

A SCOTS dad has told how his name is so unique that he's always asked for ID to prove it's real.

Dove White from Whiteinch in Glasgow, changed his name by deed-poll in 2002 as a nod to his role as "family peacekeeper".

The 42-year-old says his unusual moniker always has people talking – and he regularly receives mail with the wrong name.

He told the Scottish Sun: "I changed my name legally in 2002.

"People laugh when I say my name is Dove.

"They double check and ask, your name is… what?

"Then when they see my second name is White.. they laugh more.

"I always have to show ID when I am filling out forms to prove that is my name.

"It makes it difficult to raise money for charity with my name.

"Instead, I get letters for Dave Wright."

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But despite the awkward moments, the father-of-two says there is a special meaning behind his unique name.

Dove continued: "When I was younger, my mum and dad used to fall out.

"I used to be the peace bringer in the family, I would try to bring everyone back together.

"Make sure everybody was happy with each other and weren't arguing.

"I hate arguing. "

He's even inspired his best friend's daughter to take on the name.

"My friend's daughter called herself Dove – I used to babysit her, I've known her parents for over 25 years.

"She's taken inspiration from me, which is lovely."

We told how Dove was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable mouth and neck cancer in December 2016 – just six days before Christmas, aged 36.

He has since raised thousands of pounds to achieve his bucket-list trip abroad – weeks after voluntarily ending his chemotherapy treatment.

Last month, Dove took the heart-breaking decision to stop his treatment after a six year battle with an adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer that develops in the head and neck.

After 10 weeks on a clinical cancer trial at the Beatson in Glasgow, the 42-year-old had found the side effects were causing complications and decreasing his quality of life.

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He has since took the brave decision to end treatment to focus on "Dove's Final Quest" – a bucket list of activities to spend with his wife Sarah, 40, and his two teenage children, 17 and 16.

To donate to Dove's GoFundMe, visit here.

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