Man Changes his Name to 99-Character Name After Losing Bet

A Dunedin, New Zealand, man has changed his name to the longest legally allowed, after apparently losing a bet five years ago. The 22-year-old man from Normanby is now legally known as ‘Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova’ – just one character shy of Department of Internal Affairs’ (DIA) 100 character limit.

A message on an online body building forum, written by someone describing themselves as a friend of the man, said the name change was the result of a lost poker bet and the man realised his drunken consequences only when his passport expired. DIA Births Deaths and Marriages spokesman Michael Mead said the change of name was registered in March 2010. The name met the requirements of naming rules and the applicant paid the fee and completed the form correctly, he said.

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