Ron Artest said this summer he was thinking about changing his name and after putting some thought to it, the Queensbridge representative will make it official today during a press conference. The ball player formerly know as ARTEST, will change his name to 'Metta World Peace'. 'Metta' is his official first name, which in Buddhist tradition means-loving-kindness and friendliness toward others and his last name will be 'World Peace'. You can't make this stuff up folks. Read more (here).