After the news went viral in September that Janice Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele was told to trim her last name in order to fit it on her driver’s license, the Department of Transportation agreed to extend the character count to accommodate her name. On Dec. 30, the Hawaii resident finally received her new driver’s license.
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The Hawaii resident's long last name is 36 characters. Her old driver's license didn't feature her first or middle name and dropped the 36th character of her last name.
She said it caused problems when traveling and confusion when she was being questioned by a police officer during a traffic stop.
After the news went viral, the Department of Transportation agreed to extend the limit to 40 characters for last names, 40 for first names, and 35 for middle names.
On Dec. 30, she finally received her new driver's license with her full name.
Listen to the long last name here:
Janice Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele pronounces her long last name.