Hawaiian woman with VERY long name wins battle with state government


And now the Hawaiian woman is able to have each and every letter of that freight-train of a name on her driver's license and state ID card. The state Department of Transportation had a policy that left room for names up to 35 characters. But her name has 35 letters, plus an okina - a mark used in the Hawaiian alphabet.

Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele fought to change the rule - and now state policy allows 40 characters for last names, 40 for first names and 35 for middle names.

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