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10 of the World’s Longest Names

Published by valli in Offbeat
February 25th, 2008

Can you imagine the longest name of a country? It is not UK which has the official name of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with 48 letters. You can find 10 of the world’s longest names here.

Longest Book Title

The record of longest book title now goes to Nigel Tomm which has 3,999 letters.

The full title of the book is Selected Works of Nigel Tomm (2006/2007) (Shakespeare’s Sonnets Remixed 2006 / Shakespeare’s Hamlet Remixed 2007 / Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Remixed 2007 / Including Previously Unpublished Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender Remix 2007) Nigel Tomm is The Winner of The Anonymous Writers Club Award 2006 for The Best Anonymous Writer / Deconstructed Poetry Award 2006 for Innovations and Teamwork in Poetry / Decadence Prize 2007 for The Lifestyle / Flashy Rococo Coco Award 2006 for Flashy Thoughts / Baby Boomers Award 2006 for The Best Marketing / Anonymous Artists Prize 2007 for The Best Anonymous Artist / Life Academy Award 2006 for Ignorance of Some Aspects of Life / Graphomania Award 2007 for Writing / Formal English Institute Award 2006 for English Grammar Improvements / House of Original Remixes Award 2006 for Creativity / WordKillers Award 2006 for Killing Some Words Sometimes in Some Books / iStyle Award 2006 for Being Unnamed Style Icon / Librarians Under Sixty Award 2007 for Staying Young / Comedy Association Award 2007 for The Best Drama / Happy Dramatists Award 2006 for The Realest Reality Show / New Forms Award 2006 for Rediscovering Something Old / Best of The Best Award 2007 for Being The Best of The Bests / Alaska Lifetime Achievement Prize 2006 for Bringing The Sun to Canada / Flaming Unisex Award 2007 for Coming to Flaming Unisex Awards / Random Books Award 2006 for Random Words Which Sometimes Sell / Happy Housekeepers Award 2007 for Being an Example to Follow / Wild Foresters Award 2006 for Saving Trees from Book Lovers / Writing Bodybuilders Award 2007 for Keeping Nice Forms / Life Coaching Without Words Award 2006 for Bringing New Life to Some Words / Writing for Writing Foundation Award 2007 for Rewriting Some Writings / Speaking Parrots Award 2007 for Some Fresh Phrases / CopyPasters Award 2007 for Recopying Shakespeare / Silent People Award 2006 for Talking about Silence / Strange Books Award 2006 for The Best Back Cover Text / I Don’t Care Award 2006 for Something We All Don’t Care / Happy Clowns Award 2006 for The Biggest Sad Smile / Nonexistence Award 2007 for Trying to Believe in Existence / MTV eBooks Award 2007 for The Best Male Reader / Bicycle Fans Award 2006 for not Writing About Bicycles / Cool Firemen Award 2006 for New Flames in Literature / Penguin Lovers Prize 2007 for Being Vegetarian / Green Grass Award 2006 for Frustrated Ecology in Hamlet Remixed / Vintage Love Award 2006 for Writing About Old School Love / New Letters Award 2006 for Some Useless Innovations / Retired Encyclopedists Award 2007 for Universality in Rewriting / Nice Web Developers Award 2007 for Fresh Look / Space Lovers Award 2006 for Exploration of Literary Cosmos / Monotony Award 2006 for The Best Performance / Homemade Video Award 2007 for The Best Home Interior / Illusory Zoo Committee Prize 2007 for The Best Animal Character / Degenerated Politicians Award 2006 for Belief in Moral Norms / F***ing Teenagers Award 2007 for The Best Kiss / Tomorrow Morning’s Fragrances Association Award 2006 for Smelling Words / London Punks Foundation Award 2007 for Ultra Cool Book with Hip Ending / Pessimistic Bankers Prize 2007 for Fresh Ideas on Pessimism / Soft-Hardcore Erotica Award 2006 for Remixed Feelings / Slow Talking Runners Award 2007 for Some Sweet Chats about Nothing / Honest Jet-Setters Prize 2006 for Being Honest to Honest People / Good Looking Pop Stars Award 2006 for The Best Interview Act / Disorientated Literary Agents Award 2006 for Trusting Nobody / Archaic Victorian Baroque Award 2007 for Crossing Borders Between Borders / Multicultural Context Prize 2006 for Multiculturalism in Books / Two Happy People Award 2007 for Mixed Palette of Happiness / Fragile Machines Prize 2007 for The Best Text on Robotic Psychology / Passionate Red Cherries Award 2006 for Dynamic Use of The Word “Cool” / Late 1950s Award 2007 for Neutrality on Some Remixed Questions / Classical Counterculture Award 2006 for Development of Remix Cult.

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  1. IcyCucky
    Posted February 25, 2008 at 7:48 am

    This is really interesting, Valli.

  2. Anne Lyken-Garner
    Posted February 25, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Why on earth would parents want to give their child so many names.

  3. valli
    Posted February 26, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Thank you, Icy.

    Anne, I too wonder about it and anyways thanks for your comment.

  4. Dee Huff
    Posted February 28, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I can’t help feeling for the book and the album that they must have set out to make a world record long name. Nobody could possibly remember it all when asking for either in a shop, could they?

  5. valli
    Posted February 29, 2008 at 2:56 am

    You are right,Dee. LOL.

  6. Alexa Gates
    Posted February 29, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    wow… these people have no life… Who can come up with all of these long names!

  7. RRF
    Posted April 8, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    I always thought the humuhumunukunukuapua’a was the longest fish name…
    Off by 2 I guess

  8. leena
    Posted May 8, 2008 at 2:44 am

    good man!! atleast they have an extra edge

  9. stray
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    lol the longest name has every letter in the alphabet

  10. anonymous
    Posted November 8, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    world’s longest name? thats pretty cool. My friend, her middle names are May Tootsie Elma Shana Laya Lollipop. and then there’s her first name and her last name… so she has the longest name of anyone that i actually know. :)

  11. Posted December 10, 2008 at 8:05 am

    That’s insane!!!!

  12. Cory Stuteville
    Posted March 1, 2009 at 10:38 am

    The name of Premonition’s album has 110 words and has the record for longest album title (18 words longer than Fiona Apple’s). Premonition’s album (2007) is called:
    Look into a crystal ball and see that its kind of like a fairy tale between the tides of time and the gates of dawn…as and as the dust and the ashes come falling down like rain, you can still hear the sound of music, forever drifting through the winds of Eden.

  13. cp3
    Posted March 24, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    these ppl have no life

  14. sheniah!
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    my great danes name is abracadabra shake n bake rosavette thunder zuce appolo!

  15. awesome4stuff
    Posted April 25, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    wow. that name is long. who would ever name a person that!!! I mean come on seriously. well if it calls for moms got to do what a mom’s got to do then okay.

  16. awesome4stuff
    Posted April 25, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    and by the way i did and also thought that the fish with the longest name is humuhumunukunukuapua’a

  17. #1_Twilight_Fan
    Posted April 29, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Ha check out the book title, and the name, how does he remember that?!

  18. qwerty
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 8:06 am

    freaky names
    dont you think so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  19. amazed
    Posted December 27, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    That’s weird. Pity on the person who will write his name that long. Might take him too much time

  20. Posted December 28, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    THIS IS CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  21. Posted December 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    your right hjbj this is crazy but i thought the name of the worlds longest fish was humuhumunukukuapua a

    yaeh

  22. Posted December 30, 2009 at 8:15 am

    i think it would be very annoying having ur name that long cos people would probably bully u!

  23. koreena
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    thats funny and quite interesting.but their parents have to go for special classes to learn their childs name.

  24. Posted January 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

    longest name is like too long what kind of person would be named that well i guess him.

  25. Posted January 11, 2010 at 12:20 am

    WOW, SO LONG! The last one, the name of the hill , is so looooog. :-)

  26. Posted March 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I can pronounce the hill’s name. I don’t bother to write it!

  27. Amy
    Posted April 4, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    There’s a little town in North Wales near where I live called:
    llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
    (Typed NOT copied and pasted lol)
    You say it like this:
    Llan – vayr – pull – gwin – gill – gog – gerill – chwin – drob – will – llan – tisilio – go – go – go – ch
    It means in English:
    Saint Mary’s church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio (a welsh saint) of the red cave

    I always thought that was the longest name but the stupid welsh people seem to exaggerate :)

    Hehe :D

  28. Larry T.
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Actually, for the person with the longest name….he also holds the record for the longest surname too so at the end of his name you’d add Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffwelchevoralternwarengewissenschaftschaferswessenschafewarenwohlgepflegeundsorgfaltigkeitbeschutzenvonangreifeudurchihrraubgierigfeindewelchevoralternzwolftausendjahresvorandieerscheinenerscheinenvanderersteerdemenschderraumschiffgebrauchlichtalsseinursprungvonkraftgestartseinlangefahrthinzwischensternaitigraumaufdersuchenachdiesternwelchegehabtbewohnbarplanetenkreisedrehensichundwohinderneurassevonverstandigmenschlichkeitkonntefortpflanzenundsicherfeuenanlebenslanglichfreudeundruhemitnicheinfurchtvorangreifenvonandererintelligentgeschopfsvonhinzwischenternart Zeus igraum Senior. But he had it shortened down to 35 letters which is now Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff, considering at the end of his name there is a “Senior”, he passed some or all of those names down to his son….Now I find that amazing. The only thing I thought of when I read this story is I’d hate to be one of their wives LMAO!!

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