Monday, September 16, 2013

Woman's Name Too Long For Drivers License

Despite being fairly straight forward (I think), my last name gets mangled all the time. So I feel the pain of the Hawaiin woman who's last name is 36 charactersa and 19 syllables long. It's so long that she couldn't get a driver's license with her correct name.

Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele is in the midst of a fight with state and local officials to ensure that her full name gets listed on a license or ID card. The documents only have room for 35 characters. Her name has 35 letters plus a mark used in the Hawaiian alphabet, called an okina.

Here's her story from KTVN News.







 

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