His name change only lasted four years. Chad Ochocinco tweeted that he would be changing his last name back to Johnson. In 2008, the New England Patriots receiver modified his last name to Ochocinco in reference to his jersey number, 85.
Since this change, he has gone through a rough patch on the field, so his decision could be motivated by superstition. The athlete vowed to return to his original last name before and never kept his promise.
This time, he seems on the right track.