This woman’s birth certificate is 2 feet long, her name has 1,019 letters
This woman has the longest name in the world with 1,019 letters | Photo credit: YouTube
- Jamie (as his friends and family call him) was born in 1984
- Her real name is 1,019 characters long and her birth certificate is 2 feet long
- She has a Guinness World Record under her belt
Many people decide not to share their full names on official documents and certificates, believing it to be a bit too long for everyone to read.
Some unique names can be really long because they can be inspired by a range of favorite things, places, food, movies, colors, people, or events.
When Sandra Williams became a mother in 1984, she knew she wasn’t going to look for a classic four or three letter name for her daughter. Instead of going for a short but unusual name, he wrote “Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenk Koyaanisquatsiuth Williams” on his daughter’s birth certificate.
Their baby was born on September 12, 1984. But just three weeks after giving it a very long name, Sandra and her husband tabled an amendment that lengthened the name by 1,019 letters. He had a middle name of 36 letters.
If you are curious about the girl’s name, you can find it here.
Jamie (as his friends and family call him) has a very different birth certificate that is 2 feet long.
Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenk Koyaanisquatsiuth, the shorter version of her name, isn’t used by most people she knows. They like to call him ‘Jamie’.
The name broke a Guinness World Record.
Sandra spoke to famous host Oprah in 1997. Jamie was only 12 at the time.
“I had to do something to break a Guinness World Record. I had to make sure her name was unique. I didn’t want her name to be like anyone else. Her name had to be different and I had to be in the Guinness Book, ”Sandra told Oprah.
After the record was broken, the state of Texas had to change its law so that children could only be given a name that would match the name box on the birth certificate.