81-year-old James Pickell of Loudon County, Tennessee, got his last name in World War II.
His farmer father was Robert Pickel, with one "l." When James was born, he says, the doctors put "le" on his birth certificate, so he arrived as James Pickle, the son of Robert Pickel. If that is clear.
"When I came out of the Army, they had my name spelled 'ell' on my discharge. So, I stuck with that." [Link]