A 22-year-old man lost a drunken bet five years ago. It was time to pay up.
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.
Call me sexist but that sounds like a girl’s name. A friend of Mr. Combined With Frostnova said “the name change was the result of a lost poker bet and the man realized his drunken consequences only when his passport expired.” The guy lost the bet over five years ago.
So how is the guy allowed to change his name to a 99 character list of random pop culture references? He followed the rules.
The name met the requirements of naming rules and the applicant paid the fee and completed the form correctly, he said.
The name met all the requirements set forth by the DIA. A list of names they’ve rejected over the past few years includes “Majesty, King, Knight, Princess, Justice, Anal, V8, 89, Mafia No Fear, Lucifer, full stop and *.”
Mr. Combined With Frostnova (hope I’m pronouncing that correctly) may change his name at any time. All he needs to do is fill out the forms, pay the $127 fee, and he can have his old name back in eight days.
Dunedin man’s 99-character name [The New Zealand Herald]