Woman's Name Is So Long It Won’t Fit On Her Driver’s License

HONOLULU (September 13, 2013)—Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele (36 letters and 19 syllables if you’re counting) has a name that’s too long to fit on a driver’s license in Hawaii.

In fact, she’s battling with state and local officials to ensure that her full name appears on a license or ID card.

The documents only have room for 35 characters, so Hawaii County instead issued her driver's license and her ID with the last letter of her name chopped off and it omitted her first name.

Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele, 54, a Big Island resident, wrote her mayor and city councilwoman for help, but the county said the state computer system they used wouldn't allow names longer than 35 characters.


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