A two feet long birth certificate! Talk about unusual.
Sandra Williams wanted her daughter’s name to be different and she also held dreams of getting to the Guinness Book of World Records, so she decided she wasn’t going to go customary with her daughter’s name.
So when her baby girl was born on September 12, 1984, along with her partner, the pair submitted her name as Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenk Koyaanisquatsiuth Williams on her birth certificate.
But three weeks in 1984, later they decided it just wasn’t long enough and elongated her birth certificate to two-foot, summing up the final ,019-word name. They also added a 36-letter middle name.
After the change, her name became Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenkescianneshaimondrischlyndasaccarnae renquellenendrasamecashaunettethalemeicoleshiwhalhinive’onchellecaundenesh eaalausondrilynnejeanetrimyranaekuesaundrilynnezekeriakenvaunetradevonneya vondalatarneskcaevontaepreonkeinesceellaviavelzadawnefriendsettajessicanneles ciajoyvaelloydietteyvettesparklenesceaundrieaquenttaekatilyaevea’shauwneorali aevaekizzieshiyjuanewandalecciannereneitheliapreciousnesceverroneccalovelia tyronevekacarrionnehenriettaescecleonpatrarutheliacharsalynnmeokcamonaeloies alynnecsiannemerciadellesciaustillaparissalondonveshadenequamonecaalexetiozetia quaniaenglaundneshiafrancethosharomeshaunnehawaineakowethauandavernellchishankcarl inaaddoneillesciachristondrafawndrealaotrelleoctavionnemiariasarahtashabnequcka gailenaxeteshiataharadaponsadeloriakoentescacraigneckadellanierstellavonnemyiat angoneshiadianacorvettinagodtawndrashirlenescekilokoneyasharrontannamyantoniaaquin ettesequioadaurilessiaquatandamerceddiamaebellecescajamesauwnneltomecapolotyoajohny aetheodoradilcyana.
In order to avoid the headache of pronunciation of the tongue twister, friends decided on simply calling her Jamie.
Some 13 years later, in 1997, Jamie, then 12, and her mum appeared on Oprah where they explained the choice of the “unique” decision.
Speaking with Oprah, Sandra said: “I had to do something to break a Guinness World Record. I had to make sure that her name was going to be unique.
“I didn’t want her name to be like anybody else’s.
“Her name had to be different, and I had to be in the Guinness book.”
According to Sandra, the process of coming up with the unique name took roughly six months to compile. The name features a combination of movies, cars, and relatives.
Understandably, while Jamie’s mum had pulled off her idea, her daughter as a young child was left struggling to learn the unique first name. Explaining how she got Jamie to pronounce her name, her mother said she had to record the name on a tape and play it back to her repeatedly.
12-year-old, Jamie said she loved her unusual name and the fame it brought her.
The choice or name became viral and even broke the Guinness Book of World Records prompting a law change in Texas, meaning children could only be given a name that fitted within the ‘name’ box on the birth certificate form.
The previous Guinness World Record for the longest name dated to 1914 – Hubert Blaine, who died in 1997, had a 747-letter name.