Many of us are familiar with some rather unconventional names parents give to their newborn babies — often based on their favorite movie, food, footballer, or location.
Well, Sandra Williams clearly wasn’t into the classic three- or four-letter names like “Tom” or “Sam” either and went for something very different.
Her baby girl was born on September 12, 1984, and her parents wrote Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenk Koyaanisquatsiuth Williams on her birth certificate.
If you think, “damn, that’s a long time,” her parents thought the opposite.
They filed a name change and chose to change it to 1,019 letters, as well as a middle name of 36 letters.
A Guinness World Record was broken and her birth certificate was two feet long.
Well ‘Jamie’ is what her friends call her and in 1997 she appeared on Oprah with her mom.
Sandra said: “I had to do something to break a Guinness World Record. I had to make sure her name was unique.
“I didn’t want his name to be like everyone else’s.
“His name had to be different and I had to be in the Guinness Book.”
After the record was broken, Texas dramatically changed its law so that children could only be given a nickname that would match the “name” box on the birth certificate form, as reported by The Mirror.
As you might expect, social media weighed in on their opinion of the story.
An unimpressed user wrote: “This can’t be real. This woman needs a slap on the back of the head.
“With some kind of silly thing to do. Why didn’t the mother change her name to this show name?
“These are just names in chains. Smdh. (Sic)”
“Ask the mother if she can say her own daughter’s name,” added another.
Someone else commented, “I love that his name is Williams.”