Longest personal name-world record set by Captain
GLASTONBURY, UK -- Formerly known as George Garratt,
a UK teenager has officially changed his name to 'Captain
Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine
The Hulk And The Flash Combined'-setting the world record
for the Longest
personal name .
Photo: Captain Fantastic is now legally
entitled to use his name on bank accounts and his passport,
but says family members refuse to use his new name, his gran
has stopped speaking to him altogether. Photo:
South West News (enlarge
Deciding on a superhero theme, the 19-year-old
music graduate paid £10 to change his name by 'The
Legal Deed Service' last week.
The teenager, from Glastonbury, Somerset,
added that while he thought the new name was "crazy", his
grandmother was no longer speaking to him.
The 19-year-old music student from Glastonbury
said he decided to include several superheroes after asking
his friends for suggestions.
He said: "I decided to change my name as a
bit of a laugh. I decided on a theme - superheroes - and whenever
my friends offered up suggestions to me, I added them to the
"My family have begun to expect these sorts
of things from me and although my friends thought it was ridiculous
most people do call me Captain and it's been a great conversation
"I really like my new name, so I might stick
with it. I sometimes forget what to call myself when I answer
the phone, but it is just one of those things."
The former world record for the Longest
personal name was Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenk
Koyaanisquatsiuth Williams - 57 letters compared with Captain
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008