Captain Fantastic claims world's longest name
Wednesday 05 November 2008
A Glastonbury teenager is claiming to have the longest name in the world - Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.
Captain Fantastic - formerly George Garratt - changed his name by deed poll "for a bit of a laugh" through a service he found online.
The Legal Deed Poll Service, based in Islington, north London, charged £10 for the legally-certified deed poll, which the company said was accepted by UK Government departments including the Home Office and HM Revenue and Customs.
The 19-year-old music student said his name beat the Guinness Book of Records' longest personal name registered on a birth certificate by 24 letters.
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 list.
"I can't believe that I have got the longest name in the UK and maybe even the world - it's just crazy.
"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 starter.
"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."
Damien Field, a spokesman for the Guinness Book of Records, said it did monitor a category for the longest personal name.
The longest name to appear on a birth certificate is for Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenk Koyaanisquatsiuth Williams - 57 letters compared with Captain Fantastic's 81.
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