Her 35-letter name can't fit on driver's licence

Her 35-letter name can't fit on driver's licence
This Dec 30, 1992 photo courtesy of Ms Lokelani Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele, shows her with her husband Loke on their wedding day.

HAWAII - If you have 35 letters in your last name, it could be difficult to get your full name on your driver's licence or identity card.

In Hawaii, a US woman's name is Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele.

She has been fighting with the authorities to print her full name on her driver's licence and identity card, but the argument is that there is not enough space, the New York Daily News reported.

For the past 20 years, she has been carrying a licence that did not include her first and middle name.

It also hacked off the 35th letter of her last name, leaving her with a paltry "Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunael".

The woman has resorted to using her state identification card, which uses her full name, to get by.

But when that card expired in May, her new IC came back looking just like her licence, she told local TV station KHON2.

The woman said that it has made travelling difficult and she has also been questioned by police during a routine traffic stop.

"He looked at it and he goes, 'Well, where is your first name?'" she said. "And I said, 'Don't blame me. This is your department, this is the county'."

When she called up the transport department, she was asked to use her maiden name or chop off some letters from her last name to make "life easier for everyone".

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