Woman Changes Her Name to 161 Words… to Support a Charity?
A woman from Hartlepool, England is finding that having a 161-word name can be awkward. But the 41-year-old has only her self to blame for any complications stemming from the monster 1,055 letter moniker.
That's because the woman formally known as Dawn McManus recently changed her name to draw attention to her charity Red Dreams, which encourages kids to be creative. As you will see, her new first and last name are "Red" and "Dreams." Her 159 middle names, she admits, are just a bunch of random words thrown together. Here's the entire thing:
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 Eve Hornby Faye Bradley AJ Wilde Michael Rice Dion Watts Matthew Appleyard John Ashurst Lauren Swales Zoe Angus Jaspreet 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 Farrelly Liam 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
Ms. Dreams says she can't fit her name on her passport or bank card, but hopes they will allow her to use her initials. (All 161 of them?)
While she currently holds the record for the longest name in England, that mark may be short lived. The previous record holder Barnaby Marmaduke Aloysius Benjy Cobweb Dartagnan Egbert Felix Gaspar Humbert Ignatius Jayden Kasper Leroy Maximilian Neddy Obiajulu Pepin Quilliam Rosencrantz Sexton Teddy Upwood Vivatma Wayland Xylon Yardley Zachary Usansky has said there is no point having a long name unless you have the longest name. Meaning he will defend his title with a further name change, if need be.
This could get wordy.