Hawaiian driving license authorities are sweating profusely because a citizen wants her full name on her license.
She insists her card should carry the name: Janice “Lokelani” Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele.
The name is her inheritance from her husband who died in 2008. The name was given to her husband by his grandfather who got the name in a dream. The name has a meaning which is interpreted as the one who in the times of strife and chaos will rise up to help others through the difficult times.
The good news is that by the end of the year the authorities will work to allow long names on driving licenses.
Lokelani is certainly not alone in the world of long names. The longest name right now is possessed by a Philadelphia typesetter (who else can do that?)-- Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffvoralternwarengewissenhaftschaferswessenschafewarenwohlgepflegeundsorgfaltigkeitbeschutzenvonangreifendurchihrraubgierigfeindewelchevoralternzwolftausendjahresvorandieerscheinenwanderersteerdemenschderraumschiffgebrauchlichtalsseinursprungvonkraftgestartseinlangefahrthinzwischensternartigraumaufdersuchenachdiesternwelchegehabtbewohnbarplanetenkreisedrehensichundwohinderneurassevonverstandigmenschlichkeitkonntefortplanzenundsicherfreuenanlebenslanglichfreudeundruhemitnichteinfurchtvorangreifenvonandererintelligentgeschopfsvonhinzwischensternartigraum, Senior.
You can go here if you want to learn how to pronounce it--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfe%2B585,_Senior
The longest place name belongs to New Zealand and the polite short name is Taumata but the real mouthful is--"Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu." If you want to listen to how it is spoken, you can go here—
And you thought Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was long—check out this for long names—
"Míng tiān jiàn" / "明天見/明天见" See you tomorrow.”