A Hawaiian woman whose last name contains THIRTY-SIX characters claims officials are bullying her and disrespecting her husband’s heritage by shortening it because it doesn’t fit on state-issued identification cards.
Over the past 20-years, Janice ‘Lokelani’ Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele has carried two separate IDS – a state ID card and a driver’s license, according to the Daily Mail.
The driver’s license was printed with an abbreviated version of her family name and her first and middle name was completely left off.
However, to counteract this, the Hawaiian Governor’s office allowed her special dispensation to accommodate her full name on her state ID, but that expired in May and her problems began when her new one arrived laid out the same as her drivers license.
Her frustrations began when she contacted her local county on Hawaii and asked them what could be done – they suggested she change her last name to make the situation easier on her and them.