Longest names

The other day I saw Picasso’s full name written out.  I never knew it was so long.  So I got the idea of looking up the longest names ever.  I found an interesting list of 5 people.  Oddly enough, Picasso is listed as number 5.  I would have to disagree.  I would list him and number one.  He is the only one with that name at birth.  The others named themselves.

The person with the longest name on record has since died.  But his last name is a paragraph in German that translates as:

A descendant of one who prepared wool for manufacture on a stone, living in a house in the mountain village, who before ages was a conscientious shepherd whose sheep were well tended and diligently protected against attackers who by their rapacity were enemies who 12,000 years ago appeared from the stars to the humans by spaceships with light as an origin of power, started a long voyage within starlike space in search for the star which has habitable planets orbiting and on which the new race of reasonable humanity could thrive and enjoy lifelong happiness and tranquility without fear of attack from other intelligent creatures from within starlike space

I just don’t see that as being his parents’ name.  It seems like this would be a name change.

Number Two is a woman who changed her name, from Dawn McManus, to bring attention to her charity for fundraising purposes.

Number Three is for a man who changed his name from David Fearn to a list of Ian Fleming titles with the name James at the start and Bond at the end.

Number Four is a man with a long name who also went in and had it changed.  It looks as if he strung together all the more unusual names that he liked.  As if he couldn’t make up his mind so he picked them all. He started out as Barnaby Usansky.

Number five, Pablo Picasso was actually baptised Pablo, Diego, José, Francisco de Paula, Juan Nepomuceno, Maria de los Remedios, Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad, Ruiz y Picasso.  His name looks positively short compared to the people above.  I admit, I didn’t list their full names because I just don’t think they really count.

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