One of the notorious D.C. sniper's said his name made prison an especially dangerous place to be.
Lee Malvo tried to change his name to Joseph Lee Ostrierre, but a judge denied his request, according to the Washington Post.
Wise County Circuit Court Judge Tammy McElyea told Malvo that, no matter what he called himself, inmates would still know who he was.
Malvo was sentenced to life in prison for the sniper killings in the Washington region during 2002. He was 17 at the time of the shootings.
Malvo's partner in crime, John Muhammad was executed in 2009.
The Daily Mail reported that Malvo once tried to escape from jail.
Last year, Malvo told actor William Shatner on a cable TV special that he and Muhammad tried to recruit fellow shooters for their spree and that Muhammad killed a man after he tried to back out.