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Dereck Mcqueen Has World's Longest Name With 198 Letters

By Staff
While the naming ceremony is necessarily related to naming a child with a significant name, currently the latest fad is all about the longest name, whether it makes sense or not.

Here's another addition to the list of longest names, with a Brit man claiming to have 198 letters in his name. Derek McQueen from Kelty in Fife revealed that his father chose to name him after Rangers Football club's entire league winning squad from 1974/75.

His birth certificate name reads: Derek Parlane Stein Jackson Hunter McCloy Kennedy Scott Forsyth Henderson Boyd Robertson O'Hara Johnstone Miller Dawson Armour McDougall McLean McKean Fyfe McDonald Jardine Young Morris Denny Hamilton Watson Greig Wallace McQueen.

"I don't imagine many people will have longer names than myself. When folk ask me I can't even remember them all even after all this time," British tabloid The Sun quoted Derek as saying.

"They (people) wouldn't put my full name on my driving licence or even my registration for my kids. "On forms they simply reduce it to the first name, which is Parlane. "But I quite enjoy the middle names it is unique and a bit of fun. Most people just laugh. However it means something to my dad which is nice," he added.

Previously Jennifer George, 26, from Huntly, Aberdeenshire, claimed to have a name with 166 letters, including the names of 20 soccer stars.

Thomas, 41, has 11 Ibrox stars written on his birth certificate again a dad's choice, while George Garratt, 19, changed his name to Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined with 81 letters.

Story first published: Monday, November 10, 2008, 3:39 [IST]
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