Many people suffered to decorate the full name of our illustrious Princess Isabel, who was named Isabel Cristina Leopoldina Augusta Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga. However, this is nothing compared to the full name of a guy from Philadelphia – who had 26 names, one for each letter of the alphabet, and a surname with almost 700 letters! That’s right, dear reader!
His surname was nearly 700 letters long. Here it goes:
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 Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffwelchevoralternwarengewissenhaftschaferswessenschafewarenwohlgepflegeundsorgfaltigkeitbeschutzenvorangreifendurchihrraubgierigfeindewelchevoralternzwolfhunderttausendjahresvorandieerscheinenvonderersteerdemenschderraumschiffgenachtmittungsteinundsiebeniridiumelektrischmotorsgebrauchlichtalsseinursprungvonkraftgestartseinlangefahrthinzwischensternartigraumaufdersuchennachbarschaftdersternwelchegehabtbewohnbarplanetenkreisedrehensichundwohinderneuerassevonverstandigmenschlichkeitkonntefortpflanzenundsicherfreuenanlebenslanglichfreudeundruhemitnichteinfurchtvorangreifenvorandererintelligentgeschopfsvonhinzwischensternartigraum, Senior.
And you know the worst? Did you notice the “Senior” there at the end of the name? According to Stacy Conradt, from the portal Mental_Floss, it means that he gave the same name to his son!
Think of this poor man learning not only to speak his full name but also to pronounce that immense surname! Just so you have a sense of the difficulty.
According to Stacy, for obvious reasons, the owner of the barbarity above generally used shorter ways to sign his name, such as Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff, Sr. – that is already superlong!
The interesting thing is that Hubert’s last name is not a mere indecipherable salad of letters! According to the guy, the sequence – briefly – refers to a German tale about a wolfhound who lived in a stone house in a small village and whose ancestors were shepherds.
Another interesting thing is that Hubert is not the only person with an extra name! According to Stacy, in 2012, a British woman named Dawn McManus decided to take part in a charity action and change her name to:
Red Wacky League Antlez Broke the Stereo Neon Tide Bring Back Honesty Coalition Feedback Hand of Aces Keep Going Captain Let’s Pretend Lost State of Dance Paper Taxis Lunar Road Up Down Strange All and I Neon Sheep Hornby Faye Bradley AJ Wilde Michael Rice Dion Watts Matthew Appleyard John Ashurst Lauren Swales Zoe Angus Jasper Singh Emma Matthews Nicola Brown Leanne Pickering Victoria Davies Rachel Burnside Gil Parker Freya Watson Alisha Watts James Pearson Jacob Sotheran Darley Beth Lowery Jasmine Hewitt Chloe Gibson Molly Farquhar Lewis Murphy Abbie Coulson Nick Davies Harvey Parker Kyran Williamson Michael Anderson Bethany Murray Sophie Hamilton Amy Wilkins Emma Simpson Liam Wales Jacob Bartram Alex Hooks Rebecca Miller Caitlin Miller Sean McCloskey Dominic Parker Abbey Sharpe Elena Larkin Rebecca Simpson Nick Dixon Abbie FarrellyLiam Grieves Casey Smith Liam Downing Ben Wignall Elizabeth Hann Danielle Walker Lauren Glen James Johnson Ben Ervine Kate Burton James Hudson Daniel Mayes Matthew Kitching Josh Bennett Evolution Dreams.
Before Dawn, another man, a Scotsman originally named Nicholas Usansky, decided to give an increment in things to steal the title of longest name in the world, and changed his to Barnaby Marmaduke Aloysius Benjy Cobweb Dartagnan Egbert Felix Gaspar Humbert Ignatius Jayden Kaspar Leroy Maximilian Neddy Obiajulu Pepin Quilliam Rosencrantz Sexton Teddy Upwood Vivatma Wayland Xylon Yardley Zachary Usansky.
And we here complaining about the Princess Isabel’s nomination, poor thing!