Los Angeles: "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff has officially chnaged his surname to Hoff.

The actor claims he has legally altered his name to David Hoff and he has shown off what appears to be a certificate of
the change in a new video posted on Youtube, reported E! online.

"I've been wanting to drop the 'Hassel' from my life for years," he explained in the clip. "Now I have made it official."

Taking to Twitter to share the link with fans, the 63-year-old wrote, "Big news today and a massive relief for me. I hope everyone can understand... it feels great!"

A representative for David has yet to confirm if the name change is legal.