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"Salacia Deloresista Amanita Trigestatra Zeldana Malifee..." He paused, turned over several pages, and said, "I think we can skip some of these, but they end 'von Humpeding'."
Thud

In the broadest sense, whenever a character has more than the usual (in the Anglosphere) first, middle, and last name, they are in possession of an Overly Long Name. Also included are people who have the right number of names, but one or more of them is absurdly long, for example Ulla Inga Hansen-Bensen-Janson-Tallen-Hallen-Svaden-Swanson in the remake of The Producers. (This is actually just her first name. They "don't have the time" to hear her last name.)

Can be used simply as a humor device, getting cheap laughs out of an absurd name; played to the extreme this would be a type of Overly Long Gag, being so long as to be tedious and thus deriving its humor; or it can be a non-joke to the audience because characters with strange names are expected in the type of show/book/planet/whatever, but cause the characters involved trouble as they try not to react to, or at least comment on, the oddity of the person's name.

If the character is not from around here, it might be an example of As Long as It Sounds Foreign. If there is one normal name when all the others are are ridiculous, or vice versa, it can be Aerith and Bob. In all cases, one of these makes for a good Unpronounceable Alias.

Truth in Television: There are too many actual people, places and things with absurdly long names - it's really better if you just go to the other wiki, where there is a whole article dedicated to this. Doesn't that just simplify everything?

Compare Embarrassing Middle Name, Overly Long Gag, Some Call Me... Tim, The Unpronounceable, Sesquipedalian Smith, and Try to Fit That on A Business Card. Often results in Fun with Acronyms. Related to Long Title. A Name That Unfolds Like Lotus Blossom will almost always be overly long.

Examples of Overly Long Name include:

Anime and Manga[edit | hide | hide all]

  • "Imploding Beatdown Expand Counter-Drill Debt-Repayment Punch With Interest."
  • Cyber Team in Akihabara: Suzume gave her Patapi the name of Francesca Leopold Classic Renoir III.
  • Cowboy Bebop:
    • Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV (Ed). Although this name is just a fanciful appellation she made for herself, her real name, Françoise Appledelhi, is also quite a mouthful.
    • Her father's name is impressive, as well: Appledelhi Siniz Hesap Lütfen. This is, more or less, Turkish for, "Excuse me, Check, Please!."
    • Gren's full name, Grencia Mars Elijah Guo Eckener, counts too.
  • In Mahou Sensei Negima, Kagurazaka Asuna's name sounds normal, until it is revealed to be fake, with the real, forgotten name being Asuna Vesperina Theotanasia Entheofushia, showing a love of this trope.
    • And now in the flashback Arika Anarchia Entheofushia of Vespertatia.
    • Also Evangeline Athanasia Katherine MacDowell, with the two middle names usually initialized for short. Just don't call her "Kitty", if you value your health.
    • One of Jack Rakan's aliases is: "That Damn Guy You Can Stab With Swords All You Like And It Won't Do A Thing, Damnit!"
  • All royals of Slayers have long names. One of the four protagonists, Amelia Wil Tesla Saillune, is the best example, as whenever she gives out a justice speech to an opponent, she often says her full name along with it!
    • And one must not forget Gracia Ul Naga Saillune, who is also protagonist Lina's Unknown Rival Naga the Serpent.
  • Hellsing:
    • Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, one of the main characters.
    • Alucard, primary agent of the Hellsing Organization, formerly Prince Vlad III of Wallachia, Vlad Tepes Dracula (literally "the impaler" and "son of Dracul / The Dragon" respectively)
  • Trigun: Parodied in "Murder Machine": when Vash first meets Wolfwood, he gives an extremely long and convoluted string of names for an alias: "Valentinez Alkalinella Xifax Sicidabohertz Gombigobella Blue Stradivari Talentrent Pierre Andrt Charton-Haymoss Ivanovicci Baldeus George Doitzel Kaiser the third. Don't hesitate to call." Milly then blurts out his true identity, which causes Vash to burst into tears and wail, "I hate it when you call me by my full name!"
    • Even better: The scene cuts after "George" and comes back for the end, implying that the name he gives is significantly longer.
    • One of the various answers offered for the question of what the D in Nicholas D. Wolfwood's name stands for was "Dokonokuminomonjawaresumakinishiteshizumetarokakora."
  • Doctor Slump had Tsuruten Tsun's wife, Tsuntsunodanoteiyuugou Tsun.
  • Zero no Tsukaima:
    • Louise Françoise Leblanc de La Vallière, the protagonist.
    • Louise's classmate Montmorency Margarita la Fère de Montmorency.
    • Several others. Most of which double as a Historical In-Joke. Kirche's full name is Catherine the Great's maiden-name for instance.
  • "My name is England. My official name is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It will come up in the test later!"
  • Allison and Lillia: Lilliane Acacia Corazon Whittington-Schultz.
  • "Crest of the Stars:
    • Abriel Nei Debrusc Borl Paryun Lafiel".
    • Jinto's full Abh name is another example. And this is just the Romanization of the Japanese pronunciation of their names; the Baronh versions are nigh-unpronounceable.
    • All Abh have at least four names. Surname, Social-Rank, Family Founder, Personal Name. Nobles like Jinto and Lafiel add their titles between the Family Founder and Personal Name. So Lafiel is Abriel family, royalty (nei) of the line founded by Dubresc, Viscountess Parnyuu, Lafiel for example. Their names correctly transliterated into the Latin alphabet read "Ablïarsec Néïc Dubleuscr Bœrh Parhynr Lamhirh" and "Linn Ssynec Rocr Ïarlucec Dreuc Haïder Ghintec", respectively. The pronounciation and spelling of the Abh language, Baronh, vaguely resemble those of French.
  • Subverted in the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, where a being known as "the Homunculus" tries to give "Slave 23" a name. He then goes on "Let's see... Theo... Theophrastus Bombastus... vo..." and is interrupted by 23 saying "That's too long!". The Homunculus then reconsiders and says "Then what about 'von Hohenheim'?". See the Real Life section of this article to see what this was referencing.
    • An Omake for the second anime asserted Scar's real name is Jugemu-jugemu Gokōnosurikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyōmatsu Unraimatsu Fūraimatsu Kūnerutokoroni-sumutokoro Yaburakōjino-burakōji Paipopaipo-paiponoshūringan Shūringanno-gūrindai Gūrindaino-ponpokopīno-ponpokonāno Chōkyūmeino-chōsuke and so is Bradley's.
  • Fireball has The 19th Lord of Uranos' Kingdom's Tempest Domain, Drossel Juno Vierzehntens Heizregister Fürstin von Flügel. That's pretty long.
    • However the credits, as well as abbreviating it to simply "Drossel", also give her the alternate name "Juno-XIV".
  • Asura Cryin: Ania Fortuna Somesyuru Crowzenbruhi, in short, Nia.
  • In Berserk, there's a group of knights known as The Blue Whale Ultra Heavy Armored Fierce Assault Annihilation Knight Corps. In at least one instance, a knight says this whole title in the middle of battle.
    • Also, it was revealed that Princess Charlotte has a really long formal title, which is Charlotte Beatrix Marie Rhody Wyndham.
  • In Galaxy Angel episode 3 (original anime series), the Angel crew unearths a missile they recovered from a trash-collecting expedition. A little while after it starts talking to them, it introduces itself as MA347612890 GT40785791 32RS2400Z 17924398 TZRS 2000 modular semiconductor type 452963752391 MQTO GLS-equipped self-computing 0037 293165734285 YGNKTI 0120 YMCA 4126 PPPKG lower-right KKP 53 Normad. Only about a third of this is intelligible without the DVD subtitles.
  • Aram from Meru Puri's full name is Astale Ei Daemonia Eucharistia Aram.
  • "Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade" aka "Shinobu" from Bakemonogatari.
  • The general mechanics behind the naming of Digimon mean that falling victim to this is both easy and common once they reach the higher levels, or occasionally even before. A common tendency is to add a prefix word to a name to modify it for a new evolutionary form, possibly the most famous example being MetalGreymon. Some prefixes even stack onto each other to signify variations and counterparts, such as adding "Black" to make a probably-evil Virus variant. Some of the longest examples are BlackMetalGarurumon, ShadowMetalKabuterimon, MetallifeKuwagamon, DexDorugoramon and, most hilariously, ChaosBlackWarGreymon. The recent set of DS RPGs couldn't even fit a majority of Digimon names in the space allotted for said names!
  • Sailor Moon: Usagi "Small Lady" Serenity Tsukino-Chiba.
  • Resort Boin has an absurd example. Mika Kuouzumiaiginsusutakeizumonokamimeichoujin.
  • Nurse Witch Komugi features Kim Nicholas Fidel Muammar Tikriti Adolf de Komachi.
  • Ouran High School Host Club's Tamaki has a long name compared to the rest of the cast. In the manga we learn that his full name is René Tamaki Richard Grantaine Suou. "Suou" wasn't added in the manga when he said it, but since his name is Tamaki Suou it's probably implied. The mix of Japanese and French names emphasizes his half-French heritage.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann contains a song on its soundtrack titled Rappu ha Otoko no Tamashii da! Onore wo Shinjite Ten wo Yubisasu Dotou no Otoko Kamina-sama no Teema wo Mimi no Ana Kappojitte Yo~ku Kikiyagare!!...which, in English, translates into Rap is the Soul of a Man! Perk Up Your Earholes and Listen REAL Close to the Theme of Lord Kamina, the Man of Raging Billows Who Believes in Himself and Points to Heaven!!.
  • In Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Hanyuu's real name is Hainryuun Ieasomuuru Jieda. YMMV on whether this is particularly hard to pronounce/remember to a native Japanese speaker, but Riku Furude, Hanyuu's lover as shown in Kotohogushi-hen, never could remember it/how to pronounce it, so he called her Hanyuu and it stuck.
  • Taken to the extreme in Gintama with the name of Kyuubei's ape, which is Jugem-Jugem Poop-Throwing Machine Shin-chan's Day Before Yesterday Underwear Shinpachi's Life Balmunk Fezarion Isaac Schneider One Thirds Pure Feeling Two Thirds Worried-Over-a-Hangnail Feeling Though Betrayal Knows My Name I Know The Unknown, The Cuttlefish Tastes Kind Of Different Than It Did Last Time Because It Was Caught Near The Pond And Served With Oil From A Hoofed Mammal, pepepepepepepepepepepep Bichiguso-maru. And they always call it by its full name.
    • In the anime, it's changed to Jugem-Jugem Shit-Tossing The Life Of Shin-Chan's Two-Day-Old Underwear Balmung Fezalion Isaac Schneider 1/3 True Love 2/3 Hangnail Anxiety Betrayal Knows My Name Or Does It Really Ignore Calls Squid Dogfish Halibut Trout-Cod Dogfish This Is A Different Dogfish I'm Talking About The Dogfish Shark Kaluga Angler Ray Yuuteimiyaoukimukou pepepepepepepepe Runny Diarrhea.
  • Cadis Etrama Di Raizel. Of course, not as bad as other examples but still, it's quite mouthful.
  • The third ending theme of The Law of Ueki is called Kono Machi de wa Dare Mo ga Mina Jibun Igai no Nani Ka ni Narita garu.
  • Fate/Zero has Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri. And technically speaking she was supposed to add El-Melloi to that before she got killed.
  • A flashback chapter in Umi no Misaki, showing how Kisaragi and Mike met, had a scene in which the one girl introduced herself as Satomi Keiko (she didn't yet have the "Mike" nickname, derived from Satomi Keiko). Kisaragi, who doesn't like her given name (Tamae), responded by rattling off as many names as "Lucy..." from Servant x Service.

Kisaragi: My name is Kisaragi ... Pablo Diego Jose Francisco Depaula Juan Nepomuceno Maria Derose Remidius Crispin Crispiano de la Santisima Trinidado. You can call me that if you'd like.
Keiko: I'll just look at the name register!

  • Speaking of which, there is Yamagami Lucy Kimiko Akie Airi Shiori Rinne Yoshiho Ayano Tomika Chitose Sanae Mikiko Ichika... (it's implied there may be more) from Servant x Service. Her parents couldn't make up their minds, and a civil service official let it go through, for which Lucy wants to give him a piece of her mind.
    • However, she was dismayed when her new identification badge listed her as "Yamagami Lucy..." (yes, with the ellipsis). She said, "I've been abbreviated!"

Attractions[edit | hide]

  • In the latest Disney attraction, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, there is a droid in the queue named G2-4T, but he introduces himself as a droid with a much longer name, and he says that that's the short version of his name.

Comics[edit | hide]

  • In the Tintin story The Calculus Affair the stereotypical Italian character gets pulled over for reckless driving. After giving his full name, the gendarme lets him off with a warning rather than bother to write it down.
  • In The Ballad of Halo Jones, the alien Proximen have to buy words to add to their names, making name length an indicator of class. A Proximan in a position of political power, for instance, is called 'Procurator Bandaged Ice That Stampedes Inexpensively Through A Scribbled Morning Waving Necessary Ankles', whereas one encountered by the heroine at a bus stop tells her, "Name is Snivelling. When can afford second word in name, will be Snivelling Earthquake."
  • Cable: Cable's name is Nathan Dayspring Charles Christopher Summers, sometimes appended with Askani'Son or Soldier X--leading Deadpool to add things like "Priscilla" and "Gesundheit" to the middle.
    • This is actually a fusion of two different "full" names (each rather long in its own right) that Cable went by at different points in his life: his birth name, Nathan Charles Christopher Summers and the name he was raised under in the distant future, Nathaniel Dayspring Askani'Son.
  • In the X Wing Series, Plourr Illo's true name is revealed to be Isplorrdacartha Estillo. All of the royal family of her homeworld, Eiattu VI, had names like that - her father was Uthorrferrell Cartha, her brother was Harrandatha Estillo. Other nobles, including her cousin and fiance Rial Pernon, have easier to spell names.
  • From The Authority: Seth Angus Bubba Joe Billy Cletus Clement Callum Cowie. Named for his "eight handsome uncles who slam dunked his mama on that cold Christmas eve."
  • Defoe has a character named If-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Wouldst-Be-Damned Jones.
    • Which is a slight variation on the full name of an actual famous Londoner (see Real Life).
  • At one point in the second Megami Sound stage of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Fate, who has been adopted by the Harlaown family, apologizes for how long "Fate Testarossa-Harlaown" is, but notes that both of them are her "real last names".

Newspaper Comics[edit | hide]

Elbonian: Hello, how may I help you? My name is Kruphnehdahpheweundikaniswalyniaphorganopop... I mean, Carl.

  • In Garfield, there is a character in a TV show called Gouda May Freegenweegenswallodribbenfraxenlaxenismabittle.
    • Garfield himself lengthened his own name in one strip, resulting in Garfield Horatio III, Esq.

Jon: Embellished our name, did we?
Garfield: (pointing at his resized food dish) Fill 'er up!

  • In the Popeye comics, Swee'pea's real name is actually Scooner Seawell Georgia Washenting Christiffer Columbia Daniel Boom. "Swee'pea" is merely a term of endearment.

Fanfic[edit | hide]


Film[edit | hide]

  • Ulla from The Producers, as mentioned above.
    • And like they said, that's just her first name...
  • Leeloo, in The Fifth Element: Leeloo Minai Lekarariba-Laminai-Tchai Ekbat De Sebat; thankfully, she goes by "Leeloo Dallas" a few scenes later. No, her last name is not Multipass.
  • The full name of the noble protagonist in Kate and Leopold is revealed to be Leopold Alexis Elijah Walker Gareth Thomas Mountbatten. The cop he is informing of this is not amused.
  • In Texas Across The River, Alain Delon's character introduces himself as Don Andrea Baldazar, El Duce de la Casala. Dean Martin's character replies, "And what do folks in a hurry call you?" before deciding to dub him "Baldy".
  • The titular "Ugly" in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. His full name is Tuco Benedicto Pací­fico Juan Maria Ramirez, "known as the Rat".
  • The fake name Otto makes up on the spot in A Fish Called Wanda:

How do you do Mrs. Leach? I'm, uh, Harvey. Manfred... jen... sen... den. I'm with the CIA.

    • Mrs. Leach not only takes this in stride, but indignantly addresses him as "Mr. Manfredjensenden" later on.
  • In Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Prince (who's giving a ball) is His Royal Highness, Christopher Rupert Windemere Vandermere Karl Alexander François Reginald Lancelot Herman Gregory James, son of Her Majesty, Queen Constantina Charlotte Ermintrude Gwinyvere Maisie Marguerite Anne and His Majesty, King Maximilian Godfrey Ladislaus Leopold Sidney Frederick John.
  • Abraham Delacey Giuseppe Casey Thomas O'Malley from Disney's The Aristocats.
  • Disney's Lady and the Tramp gave us the name of Pedro's sister; Rosita Chiquita Juanita Chihuahua.
  • Somewhat subverted in the remake of Mr. Deeds. Winona Ryder's character (lying) says she is from Winchestertonfieldville, Iowa. Later in the film, Adam Sandler's titular character somehow finds (and takes her to) Winchestertonfieldville, Iowa.
  • The classic "Laurel and Hardy" short The Music Box features Professor Theodore von Schwarzenhoffen, M.D., A.D, D.D.S.,F.L.D, F.F.F unt F. Thus combining this trope with Overly Long Title.
  • General Pompilio Montezuma de la Villa del Conde del Ombu, the comic relief sidekick in Alfred Hitchcock's Secret Agent - played by Peter Lorre, who has surprisingly good comedic timing (especially when delivering the name).
  • A mild example from Muppet Treasure Island: The full name of one of the crewmembers on the Hispaniola was Big Fat Ugly Bug-Faced Baby-Eating O'Brien. Don't ask.
  • Let's not forget President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho from Idiocracy.
  • The Cat from Outer Space usually goes by "Jake", because his human friends cannot remember "Zunar J5/9 Doric47".
  • It's not a character name, but in Iron Man, people always respond to the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division with "Wow, you should shorten that." They do by the end of the film, to SHIELD.
  • Spy Kids: Carmen's full name is Carmen Elizabeth Juanita Echo Sky Brava Cortez.
  • Babylon 5: The real name for the race known as The Shadows is said to be over 10,000 letters long. It is also impossible to pronounce.
  • El Dorado: His name is Alan Bourdillion Traherne (Lo-ord of money...). That's why most folks call him Mississippi.
  • The Wind and The Lion: Mulai Ahmed Mohammed el Raisuli the Magnificent
  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story: Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchsky
  • Intolerable Cruelty: "Your honor, I call Heinz, the Baron Krauss von Espy" "Call Heinz, the Baron Krauss von Espy!" "Heinz, the Baron Krauss von Espy!" etc...
    • Also, Marilyn herself, who adds the surnames of her ex-husbands to her own name. Wheezy Jones asks "is that one person?"

Literature[edit | hide]

  • Hadschi Halef Omar Ben Hadschi Abul Abbas Ibn Hadschi Dawuhd al Gossarah, a character in the Kara Ben Nemsi books of German author Karl May.
    • He is normally just called Hadschi (Hajji) Halef Omar, but reciting his full name is a shibboleth among readers. If you can't pass the "Hadschi Halef test" you're not a true Karl May fan.
  • Golbasto Momarem Evlame Gurdilo Shefin Mully Ully Gue, the Emperor of Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels. Of course, it was written when many Real Life rulers had even longer names.
  • March Upcountry series by John Ringo and David Weber: Prince Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang MacClintock. (His mother's name is Alexandra Harriet Katryn Griselda Tian MacClintock... the Seventh.)
  • There is a character in Japanese folklore whose full name is Jugemu-jugemu Gokōnosurikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyōmatsu Unraimatsu Fūraimatsu Kūnerutokoroni-sumutokoro Yaburakōjino-burakōji Paipopaipo-paiponoshūringan Shūringanno-gūrindai Gūrindaino-ponpokopīno-ponpokonāno Chōkyūmeino-chōsuke.
  • In JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth (The Lord of the Rings, etc.), the tree-like Ents have a language that to us 'hasty folk' is incredibly long-winded. Entish names are more or less a complete description and history of the individual thing being discussed. Worse yet, due to the phonetics of Ent language (which has a lot of humming), they can't even be transcribed. Tolkien was a linguist; when he wrote that something couldn't be transcribed, he would have had a pretty good idea of how bizarre a language would have to be for that to be the case. However he did offer "a-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lind-or-burúmë" as a "probably very inaccurate" attempt by the Hobbits to represent a fragment of Entish. This was part of the word for a hill.
    • So Treebeard's real name would be a description plus biography of his life upto that point in time. This gives some understanding of why Ent-moots take so long. Note that at that point, Treebeard was the oldest mortal living thing in Middle Earth, and the rest of the Ents aren't too much younger.
  • Gnomes in the Dragonlance universe have names nearly as long, because, even though they don't live as long as Ents, their names include a description and biography of themselves and every one of their ancestors in recorded history.
  • In Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree, Old Wathisname goes to a fortune-teller to ask her to learn the secret of his True Name (Koolamoolitoomarellipowkairollo, or at least, that's how it's pronounced). He tells the others to always request for his true-name, but by the end of the story forgets, because Status Quo Is God.
  • There are several examples from Terry Pratchett's Discworld:
    • "Sally" von Humpeding from Thud. Like other Discworld vampires, Margolotta von Überwald has four pages in the Almanack de Gothic (which parodies the Almanac de Gotha in the same way that Twurp's Peerage parodies Burke's Peerage). The vampire in Monstrous Regiment has to turn over the page while writing down his name to join the army ("but you can just call me Maledict"). It's mentioned in another book that vampires in general tend to acquire very long names "as a means of passing the time."
      • Apparently this habit carries over even to the ones who've sworn off Uberwaldean naming conventions, as the VP of the Temperance League's Ankh-Morpork mission (according to the relevant Discworld Diary) is named Ms. Jane Mary Betty Pamela Ann Peggy von Jones.
    • Monstrous Regiment also introduces the nation of Borogravia, which is governed from an old castle at PrinceMarmadukePiotreAlbertHansJosephBernhardtWilhelmsberg. Presumably all of that except the "berg" is the Overly Long Name of the prince whom the place was named after.
    • The Wee Free Men had a Nac Mac Feegle named "Not-as-big-as-Medium-Sized-Jock-but-bigger-than-Wee-Jock Jock". Pratchett did his usual "wind it to 11" trick on the page he gets introduced, resulting in sentences like ' "No, not Not-as-big-as-Medium-Sized-Jock-but-bigger-than-Wee-Jock, Not-as-big-as-Medium-Sized-Jock-but-bigger-than-Wee-Jock Jock" said Not-as-big-as-Medium-Sized-Jock-but-bigger-than-Wee-Jock Jock. ' It rapidly gets surreal. And hilarious.
    • C.M.O.T. Dibbler appears many times in the books, and the initials had been understood to stand for his nickname, Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler, until in Making Money his full name was unveiled: Claude Maximillian Overton Transpire Dibbler. So he said anyway, but this is Dibbler (AKA 'throat') we're talking about. It's quite possible he made it up.
    • Omnian names like "Mightily-Praiseworthy-Are-Ye-Who-Exalteth-Om Oats" and watchmen "Visit-The-Infidel-With-Explanatory-Pamphlets" and "Smite-the-Unbeliever-with-Cunning-Arguments". Vimes' regicide ancestor was called Suffer-Not-Injustice Vimes.
    • Nobby Nobbs is actually called Cecil Wormsborough St John (pronounced sinj'n) Nobbs, which is not just overlong but rather posh for Nobby Nobbs.
      • It's Nobby. He probably nicked those names off of someone posh.
    • Occasionally happens by accident in Lancre, where whatever's said at the christening can't be changed. This gives such names as the royals Esmerelda Margaret Note Spelling or My God He's Heavy the First, not to mention the unfortunate commoner "Moocow" Poorchick, a.k.a. James What The Hell's That Cow Doing In Here Poorchick.
    • According to supplementary material, the dwarf board game of Thud is based on an earlier game known as Hneflbaflsniflwhifltafl.
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo, an American children's book about "why Chinese people have short names," involves a young boy named... Tikki-tikki-tembo No-sa-rembo Chari-bari-ruchi Pip-peri-pembo. The story involves characters forced to say the name multiple times as they report him having fallen into a well. In early versions of the story, it takes so long to organize a rescue that the unfortunate Tikki-tikki-tembo No-sa-rembo Chari-bari-ruchi Pip-peri-pembo drowns. In the more well known children's book, he just barely survives.
    • In a recorded variant of the work by Paul Wing titled "Long Name No Can Say", the name was Nikki Nikki Tembo No So Rembo Oo Ma Moochi Gamma Gamma Goochi ("Long Name No Can Say" was the nickname everyone called him because of that). In that version, the boy had 6 elder sisters whose 1-syllable names rhymed with "Humph" (the name of the eldest, which was muttered by the father who was disappointed at having a daughter, then repeated for the next 5 ones), and a younger brother named "Yen". The parents also hired a band that would play a silly tune whenever the boy's name was said out loud. And he nearly drowned too, but was rescued in a plan formulated by "Humph" and assisted by Yen. After that it was decided the boy would simply be called "Nikki".
    • There is a Japanese variant with a name having over 30 parts (in the Russian translation it is given as [1]
  • Long alien sounding names are a practical staple of Douglas Adams: any The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novel is full of them.
  • In novels by Iain M. Banks, the interstellar non-empire called The Culture features long names, with references to significant places, symbolic references and group affiliations . For example, Balveda, from Consider Phlebas; Juboal-Rabaroansa Perosteck Alseyn Balveda dam T'seif. She was born on the Rabaroan Orbital, Juboal star system, is currently affiliated with the T'seif estate, was named Perosteck Balveda by her parent(s) and chose Alseyn herself (it's a graceful but fierce avian raptor). By making names this unique, The Culture avoids any confusion. Many of the names Culture ships choose for themselves count as Overly Long Names in their own right, eg the GSV So Much for Subtlety, the ROU All Through With This Niceness And Negotiation Stuff, GSV Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, GCU Very Little Gravitas Indeed or ROU Frank Exchange Of Views (Psychopath Class).
    • At the end of the essay/mini-Universe Compendium A Few Notes On The Culture, Banks temporarily adopts Culture-biological naming conventions to sign himself as "Sun-Earther Iain El-Bonko Banks of North Queensferry".
    • In Banks' non-culture novel Against a Dark Background, the reverse of this trope - Small Name, Big Ego, perhaps? - is brought into play; the aristocratic main character is named Sharrow. Just Sharrow. When a police officer asks for her full name, she responds... colourfully.
      • They have an interesting convention that the lower the social class, the more the names. Lampshaded when one character mentions that if Sharrow's cousin had been born with four names instead of one, he'd be a street thief. (This may be a reference to the habit British aristocrats have of using simply the name of their peerage - e.g. Toby Fitzwalter Vere de Vere, Lord Lovaduck, would sign his letters as simply "Lovaduck" without any of his given names, or even the title "Lord.")
  • In R. A. Salvatore's The Spearwielder's Tales series, the main character befriends an elf known as Kelsey, whose real name is Kelsenellenelvial Gil-Ravardy.
  • Pippi Longstocking: Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraimsdaughter Longstocking. Or her original Swedish name, Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta Efraimsdotter Långstrump.
  • Star Surgeon by Alan Edward Nourse has the character Dal Timgar, whose full name is unpronounceable to humans.

Dal took a deep breath and began to give his full Garvian name. It was untranslatable and unpronounceable to Earthmen, who could not reproduce the sequence of pops and whistles that made up the Garvian tongue. The doctors listened, blinking, as the complex family structure and ancestry which entered into every Garvian's full name continued to roll from Dal's lips. He was entering into the third generation removed of his father's lineage when Doctor Tanner held up his hand.

  • Let's not forget Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs, more commonly known as The Wizard Of Oz. (Oz, because the rest of his name spells PINHEAD.)
    • In the Polish translation he gets even more names. The initials after "O.Z." actually spell three words.
  • From the works of Robert Rankin we have Hugo Artemis Solon Saturnicus Reginald Arthur Rune, the Guru's Guru, the Logos of the Eon, the Hokus Bloke, the Perfect Master, the Mumbo Gumshoe, the Cosmic Dick, the Reinventor of the Ocarina, the Lad Himself (but you may call me "Master").
  • Used a few times in Diane Duane's Young Wizards books mostly in the Foreign Sounding Gibberish sense, as most possessors of odd names here are not human, such as Khairelikoblepharehglukumeilichephreidosd'enagouni, better known as "Fred" (who is a white hole and therefore seems to be translating his name from various forms of radiation); there's also the great white shark ed'Rastekeresket t'k Gh'shestaesteh, whose name gets shortened to Ed, and aliens Roshaun ke Nelaid am Seriv am Teliuyve am Meseph am Veliz am Terianst am det Nuiiliat (who is royalty, and his name therefore denotes lineage), and Filifermanhathrhumneits'elhhessaifnth, or "Filif" (an alien tree). One can conclude that Diane Duane is rather fond of overly long names to establish alien-ness rather than to invoke comedy—though the idea of a 100-foot-long great white answering to "Ed" is rather comedic.
    • Oddly Fred's full name is a slightly-off transliteration of a line from the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite (chair' helikoblephare, glukumeiliche: dos d' en agoni). Roshaun's full name was actually quite a bit longer; that was what he considered an appropriately respectful nickname.
    • She also loves doing this in her Star Trek novels, especially concerning Romulans—sorry, Rihannsu. The Romulan Way features a Romulan Commander named Ael i-Mhiessan t'Rllaillieu, and a Federation agent going by the name Arrhae ir-Mnaeha t'Khellian. To make things even worse, the poor woman's Human name is Terise Haleakala-LoBrutto. And now my fingers have cramped up.
  • In the Wild Cards novels, the alien who tries to stop the release of Xenovirus Takis-A on Earth has a name that begins with Prince Tisianne brant Ts'ara sek Halima sek Ragnar sek Omian of House Ilkazam (and that's just his first name; his full name would list his genealogy for the last thousand generations). The American scientists and military men he makes first contact with are endlessly corrected on how it's said, and mispronouncing it is quite the insult. So he is given the much-simpler nickname Dr. Tachyon.
  • In the afterword to 3001, Arthur C. Clarke admits to rifling through a Sri Lankan phonebook to find the name "Thirugnanasampanthamoorthy". (The character so named comes up with the idea of infecting the Monolith with a computer virus.) It's rather a short name by Sri Lankan standards.
    • Also, in 2010, it is revealed that the full name of Dr. Chandra, who programmed the HAL 9000 computer, is Dr. Sivasubramanian Chandrasegarampillai.
  • The character Jeronimo, colloquially known as "El Desamperado" in Neal Stephenson's The Baroque Cycle, Book 4: Bonanza, has the full name and title of Excellentissimo Domino Jeronimo Alejandro Pe ñasco de Halcones Quinto, Marchioni de Azuaga et de Hornachos, Comiti de Llerena, Barcarrota, et de Jerez de los Caballeros, Vicecomite de Llera, Entr ín Alto y Bajo, et de Cabeza del Buey, Baroni de Barrax, Baza, Nerva, Jadraque, Brazatortas, Gargantiel, et de Val de las Muertas, Domino Domus de Atalaya, Ordinis Equestris Calatravae Beneficiario de la Fresneda.
    • Truth in Television, or close: many Spanish nobleman did have ridiculously long names, and much of it is actually titles of nobility: if you strip out all the Barons of this and Counts of that, you can figure out that he has exactly two given names as we'd understand the term. (Jeronimo and Alejandro.)
  • The heroine of The Princess Diaries (the books, not The Film of the Book) learns her full name is Amelia Migonette Thermopolis Grimaldi Renaldo. As opposed to just Mia Thermopolis, which some would consider bad enough.
  • Francisco Domingo Carlos Andres Sebastian d'Anconia, the largest copper magnate in the world of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
  • Outcast of Redwall:

"What's your name?"
"Oh, you don't want to know!"
"Yes, I do!"
"Oh, alright. M'name is Wilthurio Longbarrow Sackfirth Toxophola Fedlric Fritillary Wilfrand Hurdleframe Longarrow Leawelt Pugnacio Cinnabar Hillwether-"
"Stop, stop! You were right, I didn't want to know!"
"But you can call me Jodd. Do you want to know what that's short for?"
(exasperated) "No, he doesn't."

    • Word of God is that the character's full name is "Wilthurio Longbarrow Sackfirth Toxophola Fedlric Fritillary Wilfrand Hurdleframe Longarrow Leawelt Pugnacio Cinnabar Hillwether Jodrellio", hence why he's known as "Jodd".
    • Pretty much every hare has one of these. Such as Bellscut Oglecrop Obrathon Ragglewaithe Audube Baggscut - shortened to Boorab - From the Taggerung.
    • Cap'n Tramun Josiah Cuttlefish Clogg probably comes under this heading, particularly by the standards of vermin, who usually have one-word three-syllable names at most (which are all nicknames anyway).
    • Then there's the Painted Ones' leader, Shavvakamalla.
  • In the Liaden Universe stories of Steve Miller and Sharon Lee there's an alien race among whom each individual's name is not merely a reference label but a complete description of the individual (they're extremely long-lived, and like the Ents have never seen the value of shortcuts). The individual who most often appears in the stories is introduced as "Twelfth Shell Fifth Hatched Knife Clan of Middle River's Spring Spawn of Farmer Greentrees of the Spear-makers Den, The Edger"—and that's the ultra-condensed version he uses on human paperwork; his full name, we're told, takes nearly twelve hours to speak. Fortunately for the characters (and the reader), he lets his human friends get away with just "Edger".
  • Alan Dean Foster's novel Spellsinger features "Caspar di Lorca di l'Omollia di los Enansas Giterxos", more usually known as "Caz". A city councilor in the sequel goes by the name of Millevoddevareen. Ironically, his associate Mudge accuses the hero, Jonathan Thomas Meriweather, of having an excessively long name and insists on calling him "Jon-Tom".
    • Also by Foster, The End Of The Matter features a goofy-looking mad alien that claims to be named Abalamahalamatandra. In Sentenced To Prism, the protagonist meets a caterpillar-like creature named A Surface of Fine Azure-Tinted Reflection With Pyroxin Dendritic Inclusions.
  • The Hollows has Ptah Ammon Fineas Horton Madison Parker Piscary. They just call him Piscary.
  • The title character of Christopher Stasheff's The Warlock in Spite of Himself is Rod Gallowglass, "born Rodney d'Armand (he had five middle names, but they make dull reading)...."
  • In Andre Norton's early novel The Prince Commands there's "Michael Karl Johann Stefan Rene Eric Marie, Prince and Lord of Rein, First Lord of the Kingdom, Duke of Casnov, Count of Urnt, Baron of Kelive," (plus several others, including colonelcy of three different units), newly informed of his royal heritage and usually referred to or addressed simply as "Michael Karl" (when it's not by someone calling him "Your Royal Highness"). The family name, although not included in that recitation, is Karloff. (Some of his titles may have gone away when it turned out his cousin the Crown Prince wasn't dead after all. But then, he might have gotten them back after the Crown Prince became King.)
  • Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill, an Andalite from Animorphs, usually shortened to Ax by his human compatriots. All the Andalites have a similar three-part name, which apparently have a first name, family name and a third name.
  • Voltaire's Candide had governor Don Fernando d'Ibaraa y Figueora y Mascarenes y Lampourdos y Souza.
  • While not as impressive as some of the other names in this list, mention should still be made of Sir Darian Firkin k'Vala k'Valdemar from the Heralds of Valdemar series. Technically he could also probably add "of Ghost Cat" to the end of that, though nobody ever uses that particular one. He actually grew up with the far more reasonable name Darian Firkin, it just got a bit extended over time.
  • Wendy Moira Angela Darling is a mild example, but it's a long enough name for Peter Pan to feel inadequate.
  • In Andrzei Sapkowski The Witcher novels anyone who has any connection to the elves (like Nilfgaardian nobility, Nilfgaard Empire basically assimilating indigenous Elven population, instead of persecuting it like Nordling kingdoms) or vampires sport names at least a full line long. Other race aren't that big on the matter.
  • One of the characters in Raymond Queneau's The Blue Flowers is named Joachim Olinde Anastase Crepinien Honorat Irenee Mederic, whose initials spell out his first name.
  • From Isaac Asimov's Foundation: people from the planet Gaia sometimes have very long names, though they usually adopt one-syllable names for everyday use. Dom, for example, whose full name is 253 syllables long, only reminds himself of his full name once a year on his birthday.
  • The Chiss race in the Star Wars Expanded Universe have longish names which are contracted to a daily-use shorter version, the "core name". People need permission to use those, though - it's like going on a First-Name Basis. Mitth'raw'nuruodo, rather hard to say for most people, first courteously and then with more condescension allowed humans to call him Thrawn.
    • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous has the young Padawan Tallisibeth Enwandung-Esterhazy. She goes by Scout.
  • The Witchfinders in Good Omens tend to have ridiculously long names like Praise-Him-All-Ye-Works-Of-The-Lord-And-Flye-Fornication Smith and Ye-Shall-Not-Eat-Any-Living-Thing-With-The-Blood-Neither-Shall-Ye-Use-Enchantment-Nor-Observe-Times Dalrymple. Apparently this is an exaggeration of what used to be a common naming practice.
    • Also, the name they call the Antichrist by in the hospital sequence. Played for Laughs here, and especially funny when it's repeated several times across a page.

Currently she is being handed a golden-haired male baby we will call the Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Great Beast that is called Dragon, Prince of This World, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan, and Lord of Darkness.

    • Funnier because he's being contrasted in that paragraph with two babies referred to only as Baby A and Baby B.
  • The heroine of The Ordinary Princess is named "Amethyst Alexandra Augusta Araminta Adelaide Aurelia Anne". She prefers to go by "Amy".
  • Clennen Mendakersson in The Dalemark Quartet is self-admittedly fond of long names, and thinks his own and his wife's are too short. So he made up for it with his children and his horse: Dastgandlen Handagner Clennensson, Cennoreth Manaliabrid Clennensdaughter, Osfameron Tanamoril Clennensson, and Barangarolob. Dagner, Brid, Moril, and Olob for short.
  • Mo from the Eddie and The Gang With No Name trilogy could count. Her full name is Mary Agnes Catlin Delores Assumptia O'Riorden.
  • The Bible has Isaiah's son Maher-shalal-hash-baz, which is both the longest name and word in the Bible. And somehow there's an American actor with that name.
  • In Larry Niven's Ringworld novels, the City Builders and their client races such as the Machine People have names five to six syllables long. Examples include Halrloprillalar, Valavirgillin, Laliskareerlyar, Arrivercompanth, Harkabeeparolyn and Kawaresksenjajok.
  • At one point in The Vorkosigan Saga, Aral introduces himself as Prime Minister Admiral Count Aral Vorkosigan.
  • The Princess from the Myth Adventures short story "Myth-ter Right" is named Gloriannamarjolie. That's just her first name, mind you, as was selected by her father, King Henryarthurjon.
  • The Stormlight Archive has the character known as "Rock" whose real name is "Numuhukumakiaki'aialumamor", which apparently is an entire poem in his native language about a rock his father found just before his birth.
  • This is the premise of the book "Turtle Knows Your Name" where the main character's name is Upsilimana Tumpalerado and everyone makes fun of him for it; it is later reveled his grandma's name is Mapaseedo Jackalindy Eye Pie Tackarindy.
  • In Robin McKinley's Sleeping Beauty retelling Spindles End, the princess's full name is Casta Albinia Allegra Dove Minerva Fidelia Aletta Blythe Domnia Delicia Aurelia Grace Isabel Griselda Gwyneth Pearl Ruby Coral Lily Iris Briar Rose. Evidently this isn't an unusually long name for a royal—at least, no one ever remarks on its length.
  • In Eric Linklater's The Pirates in the Deep Green Sea, octopi have very long names. Culliferdontofoscofoliopolydesteropouf reluctantly allows the other protagonists to call him Cully, while pointing out that it's a very short name for an octopus.
  • His Excellency Shri Katarnak Kala Kaloota Kawa Kaw Kaw, a white crow who becomes an Evil Overlord in the Crow Chronicles.
  • Harry Potter gives us "Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore."
  • In Warrior Cats, pretty much all cats of the Tribe of Rushing Water have overly long names, like Brook Where Small Fish Swim or Pebble That Rolls Down Mountain or Teller Of The Pointed Stones. They just go by shortened versions of their names, such as Brook or Stoneteller.
  • The Sandra Boynton book 15 Pets had the turtle have one of these, while the fourteen other animals are simply named Bob.
  • The Latlans in Andraste all have obnoxiously long names. One of the protagonists is named Arcassyle Noveclyde Pulynn Argenaddynn, Syrakkddnnson. He goes by 'Elvin'.
  • In Tales of Kolmar, the Kantri all have lengthy truenames known to very few and rarely spoken, short usenames known by all, and slightly longer usenames used by close friends. Their king's truename is Khordeshkhistriakhor, Akhor to most, Akhorishaan to close friends. The human Lanen can't pronounce his usename properly and calls him Akor. When Akhor becomes human, he finds his old truename no longer applies and picks a new one - Varien Kantriakor rash-Gedri, Kadreshi naLanen, which he lampshades as being a bit long. Varien the Changed One, for short.


Live Action Television[edit | hide]

  • A Polish woman with an impossibly hard to pronounce last name is referred to as "Mrs. Thing" throughout an entire episode of Keeping Up Appearances.
  • Used in the Mad TV sketch of the same name: "Bunifa Latifa Halifa Shalifa Jackson", where a fast-talking woman is unusually upset whenever people don't repeat or pronounce it correctly after hearing it one time.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus uses this trope several times, including the "Election Night Special" sketch, in which various candidates of the Slightly Silly, Silly, and Very Silly Parties are introduced with such names as "Tarquin Fintimlinbinwhinbimlim Bus Stop F'tang F'tang Ole Biscuit-Barrel". Also included short, but silly Jethro Q. Walrustitty.
    • And a bit later in the same skit is "Malcolm Peter Brian Telescope Adrian Umbrella Stand Jasper Wednesday (pops mouth twice) Stoatgobbler John Raw Vegetable (sound effect of horse whinnying) Arthur Norman Michael (blows squeaker) Featherstone Smith (blows whistle) Northgot Edwards Harris (fires pistol, then 'whoop') Mason (chuff-chuff-chuff-chuff) Frampton Jones Fruitbat Gilbert (sings) 'We'll keep a welcome in the' (three shots, stops singing) Williams If I Could Walk That Way Jenkin (squeaker) Tiger-drawers Pratt Thompson (sings) 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' Darcy Carter (horn) Pussycat 'Don't Sleep In The Subway' Barton Mainwaring (hoot, 'whoop') Smith"
    • There is also a skit about an obscure composer named Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm. The short is about a television interview with the man's descendant, Karl Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm, where after the interviewer says the name of him (Karl Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm) and his cousin (Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm) a few times the man appears to die of old age, after which the interviewer suddenly starts digging a grave for him. The skit ends with his name being said by various characters of the show and about the last third being sung.
      • (Gratuitous German, kind of: Selterwasser = brand of sparkling water; Himbeereis = raspberry ice cream; Eisenbahnwagen = train wagon; Guten Abend = good evening; bitte ein Nürnberger Bratwürstel = one little Nuremberg sausage, please; Hundsfott = archaic insult referring to a female dog's reproduction organs; Schönen Dank = thank you very much; Kalbsfleisch = veal; Hautkopf = skinhead (if translated literally)).
    • Another sketch had a similar joke with a doctor whose name wasn't so long as his degrees, so his name-plaque stretched off his desk, turned at the wall, turned again... The sketch began with a close-up tracing the plaque, as an Overly Long Gag, and then the patient entered and had to use a gate built into the name-plaque to enter the room. This sketch also featured Raymond Luxury Yacht, pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.
  • In one Swedish Chef sketch on the The Muppet Show, Danny Kaye plays the Chef's uncle and tells the audience his nephew's real name which is long and incomprehensible, but states "we call him Tom". This is non-canonical as the character is only called the Swedish Chef on all other occasions.
  • Carla Maria Vittoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec, from Cheers.
  • Mahesh Vijayaraghavensatanaryanamurthy, from Crossing Jordan. His specialty is forensic entomology, so almost everyone just calls him 'Bug'.
  • Doctor Who is right full of these. Have you met Romanadvoratrelundar? Or Blon Fel Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen (who happens to be from the planet Raxicoricofallapatorius)? Or even Lady Serenadellatrovella? Or Bannakaffalatta, who insisted the Doctor say his entire name.
    • Subverted when the twin planet of Raxicoricofallapatorius is called "Clom"
    • How'd the Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe get missed out?
    • Time Lords seem to have overly long names by definition. How about Quencessetianobayolocaturgrathadeyyilungbarrowmas, the 422nd Kithriarch of the House of Lungbarrow?
    • Or Leela's given Time Lord name: Lady Leelandredloomsagwinaechegesmia
    • Romana's gets lampshaded early on:

Doctor: One more thing. Your name.
Romana: What about my name?
Doctor: It's too long. By the time I've called out "Look out--" What's your name?
Romana: Romanadvoratrelundar.
Doctor: By the time I've called that out, you could be dead. I'll call you Romana.
Romana: I don't like Romana.
Doctor: It's either Romana or Fred.
Romana: All right, call me Fred.
Doctor: Good. Come on, Romana.

  • Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01. Although it's technically her designation, not her given name, which is Annika Hansen. She chooses to go by "Seven", though.
  • In That '70s Show, one of the main characters Fez, a foreign exchange student, has a very long name. In a flashback, someone asks his real name and he is drowned out by a school-bell. (In that scene, actor Wilmer Valderrama was actually saying the first names of all the cast members.)
    • "And that man's name is... Well we can't pronounce his real name so we call him Fez!"
    • "The first five Ks are silent"
  • Babylon 5 features the Shadows, whose actual name is said to be ten thousand letters long if written in English. A minor subversion in that the character explaining this is pushing it as an indication of how enlightened the Shadows are.
  • Bottom, "Digger" - Richie's date for the evening is 'Lady Natasha Letitia Sarah Jane Wellesley Extrong Skiponsong Smythe Smythe Smythe Smythe Smythe Oblomov Boblomov Dob, third Viscountess of Moldavia'. Moreover, this is how the name appears in the end credits!
  • On All My Children, Erica's full married name is Erica Kane Martin Brent Cudahy Chandler Roy Roy Montgomery Montgomery Chandler Marick Marick Montgomery.
  • Similarly on Guiding Light, there was Reva Shayne Lewis Lewis Spaulding Lewis Winslow Cooper Lewis Lewis O'Neill. Once, during an interview, Kim Zimmer went through all those names (from memory,) then went with it and just started singing the names of the states, and went through Connecticut before laughing.
  • The title character of The General series rejoices in the name 'Raj Ammenda Halgren da Luis Whitehall, Whitehall of Hillchapel, Hereditary Protector of Smythe Parish' - and adds several more titles in the course of the book. His wife is 'Suzette Emeneulle Hogor Forstin Wenqui Whitehall, Lady of Hillchapel'. Presumably every other character has a similar string of names - we just don't have to listen to them.
  • One episode of Under The Umbrella Tree involved Iggy, Jacob and Gloria being shown their birth certificates and finding out for the first time what their full names are. Gloria's name, however, happens to be an incredibly long alliteration (full name: Gloria Gladys Grace Gabrielle Gardenia Glenda Gayle Gopher), and until the others can convince her to stop she insists on being called by it at every opportunity.
  • The Than-Thre-Kull from Andromeda are stated to have haiku as their full names, but within the series are only referred to by the first line, and even that has been shown to be abbreviated by members of other races (Dylan referring to Lt. Refractions of Dawn simply as "Dawn").
    • Additionally, the Nietzscheans have, in order: a given name, a family name, a clan name, a matronymic, and a patronymic, resulting in names like "Tyr Anasazi of Kodiak Pride, out of Victoria by Barbarossa".
    • Let's not forget the ships themselves. The Andromeda Ascendant's full designation is "Shining Path to Truth and Knowledge AI model GRA 112, serial number XMC-10284".
  • Are You Being Served - Mrs. Slocombe, née Mary Elizabeth Jennifer Rachel Abergavenny Yiddell.
  • Lieutenant The Honorable George Colthurst St. Barleigh and General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett from Blackadder Goes Forth. Also, Nurse Mary, from the episode "General Hospital," is named in the cast listing of the book Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty as Nurse Mary Turnsouttobeaspyattheend.
  • When The Goodies travel to Wales via train, the name of the station is seen outside the window continuing for the entire journey to their destination.
  • While not as long as some listed here, television reporter Miranda Veracruz de la Jolla Cardinal's name sounds like it goes on forever when she says it on Married... with Children.
  • Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya De la Rosa Ramirez in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
    • And his wife, Francesca Consuela Maria Gonzalez de Masso Garcia Lucia Greenburg Ramon Gomez.
    • Esteban also mentions his father, Diego Julio Ricardo Montoya de la Rosa Ramirez and his mother, Gladys.
    • The show also has Madeline Margaret Genevieve Miranda Catherine Fitzpatrick, but you can call her Maddie.
  • Farscape has a character named "Joolushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis" which is shortened to "Jool" by the rest of the crew. Even Crichton pretty much takes her name in stride, though.
    • This is not much in comparison to a later, fourth season addition to the series' cast, Sikozu Svala Shanti Sugaysi Shanu. However, even she realises how long that name is and introduces herself only as "Sikozu Shanu". In fact, we don't learn her full name until late in that season.
  • From the Scottish sitcom Rab C Nesbitt, the Glaswegian equivalent of Hannibal Lecter: John William Pure Mad Mental Intae Yer Body Simpson Craig Gemmell Rib Racker No Real Young Rebel Ya Bas' St John McGurn. Known as Young Young McGurn, for most purposes.
  • An episode of the Nickelodeon series You Can't Do That on Television, based an episode about how the cast member Kevin Kubusheskie was changing his name to "Kevin Ilyanivitch Rasputin Kubusheskie".
  • Nasir from Robin of Sherwood has a very long and virtually unpronounable name (to everyone but himself).
    • It must be said that this is entirely averted with the next on-screen Saracen that appeared as part of the Robin Hood legends. She was called Djaq.
  • Brazilian Comedian Renato Aragão has the stage name Didi Mocó Sonrizete Colesterol Novalgina Mufumbbo. With two Bs. Sometimes.
  • Sesame Street had a minor character whose name had the initials ABCDEFGH...; a twenty-six-word name, not counting his surname. He was known as Alphabet O'Malley.
  • Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz, the secretive and somewhat eccentric benefactor of Hank Med on Royal Pains. He prefers everyone calls him by his first name—as he remarks to Hank after first introducing himself, "you'd be informal about it too, yes?"
  • In Hannah Montana, Rico's cousin's name is Alejandro Núñez Gonzales Umberto Sifuentes. His family calls him Angus for short.
  • On The Steve Harvey Show, Romeo's full name is Romeo Miguel Jesus Pele Santana..
  • The Nanny has Frieda. She was born as Frieda Fine, but she likes older men. Much, much older. So much older that she's been widowed four times, leaving her full name as Freida Fine Rubinsky Manerino Chung-Dao Bitterman.


Music[edit | hide]

  • Hello! Project loves this trope. Some units include: Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai, Athena & Robbikerottsu, Country Musume ni Ishikawa Rika (and later ni Konno to Fujimoto), Taiyou to Ciscomoon....
  • John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, from the song of the same name.
  • In Povel Ramel's song Karl Nilsson (which is a parody of 19th-century broadside ballads), the eponymous character's mother was named Sara Beata Johanna Elvira Johanna Katrina Karolin Gustafva Pernilla Johanna Therese Albertina Johanna. His father's name was Kurt.
  • "A-ha-ha, Hadschii Halef Omar, A-ha-ha, Haschii Halef Omar bin, A-ha-ha, Hadschii Abul Abbas ibn Hadschii Dawud al-Gossarah!" Which is just a part of the name of that guy in the Novel "Durch die Wüste" by Karl May.
  • Eddie Cootchie Catchy Kama Tosa Neera Tosa Noka Sama Kama Wacky-Brown fell into a well.
  • From the Paul and Storm song Nun Fight: "Sister Maria Teresa Garcia Graziela Aguilera Delgado Francisco Diego Arroyo Inigo Montoya Zapata Paquito El Guapo Abuelita de la "Boom Boom" Mendoza"
  • Danny Kaye in the song 'Lobby Number' had a character named: Heinrich van Schlupen van Holdens-velerdener Hayden De-Blubeder Ulks-Geshmerzen Behausen Geuldiger Hulmeder-Helmeder Flormendeger De-Plauden De-Ults-um-Heumendeger Haskleimeder Elden-Gormen Urtsengorden Eltsenheinden gehol el-mneeyeerbehyber-ha-ha-haur (The Dangerous German Spy)
  • In Tales from the Afternow, everyone's name has their company, job title, IP address range, given and family names, and number of life extensions (i.e., how many times their life has been extended by artificial means, including - but not limited to - cloning, cybernetic augmentation, and genetic manipulation). The end result is names like "Independent Librarian Dynamic Sean Kennedy the Sixth".
  • Tim Wilson's 'Nascar Song'

She named me Dale Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty Rusty Awesome Bill Irvin Gordon Earnhardt Smith... Johnson, Jr.

  • A camp song: "Hagdalena Magdalena Hootensteimer Watenheimer Hogan Logan Mogan was her name!"
  • Voltaire: Riding a Black Unicorn Down the Side of an Erupting Volcano While Drinking from a Chalice Filled with the Laughter of Small Children!
  • "Gilly-Gilly-Ossenfeffer-Katzenellenbogen-by-the-Sea"
  • Stephen Sondheim's parody of "The Girl From Ipanema", "The Boy From Tacarembo La Tumbe Del Fuego Santa Malipas Zacatecas La Junta Del Sol Y Cruz".

Radio[edit | hide]

  • The Dickens spoof Bleak Expectations featured a lawyer whose full name took 20 minutes to say. He charged by the hour, so "his name was his greatest asset". The show would either fade out as he was saying his name, or he would be interrupted. His name began with Wyckham-Post-Forburton-...
  • A song, possibly known as 'The Baby's Name', has which the chorus is: "The Baby's name is Kitchener-Carrington-Methuen-Kekewich-White-Cronje-Plumer-Powell-Majuba-Gatacre-Warren-Colenso-Kruger-Cape Town-Mafeking-French-Kimberley-Ladysmith-Bobs-The Union Jack-Fighting Mac-Lyddite-Pretoria-Blogs." or something to that effect.
  • Doug Berman, the producer of Car Talk, is referred to in the credits with an overly long succession of Embarrassing Nicknames. The longest version is "Doug 'the Subway Fugitive' 'Not-a-Slave-to-Fashion' 'Bongo Boy' 'Frog-Man' 'Punkin Lips' 'Cute-Cute-Cute' Berman".

Tabletop Games[edit | hide]

  • Magic: The Gathering's Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar, author of The Underworld Cookbook.
  • The tinker gnomes from the Dungeons & Dragons setting Dragonlance, as well as almost everything they name, have extremely long names (mainly because they take into account every possible detail about the thing being named, like a person's family tree or a place's history and description). For everyone else's sake, the gnomes use shorter names as well. In fact, one primary tinker gnome stronghold was named by a human, who realized he made a mistake when he asked a gnome the original name (the stronghold is now named Mt. Nevermind). In 3rd Edition D&D, gnomes in general tend to have very long names, because as a rule they love names, including nicknames, and give and receive them with equal grace.
    • Dragons in various D&D settings also tend to have rather long names.
    • Inverted with Eberron's changelings, whose real names tend to seem too short—seldom more than two letters long—to other races.
  • Warhammer Fantasy Battle has Tradelord Greasus Tribestealer Drakecrush Hoardmaster Goldtooth the Shockingly Obese.
  • As hinted by the Keychain of Creation example below, the Deathlords of Exalted have a predilection for this—it's what happens when you feed your original name to Oblivion. The nine canonical Deathlords range in titles from "Mask of Winters" and "Eye and Seven Despairs" to "The Dowager of the Irreverent Vulgate in Unrent Veils" (try saying that one five times fast).
  • Parodied in Munchkin with the Thing With A Name So Long There's No Room For A Picture On The Card.


Theatre[edit | hide]

  • An opera called The Baron Kinkvervankotsdorsprakingatchdern holds the dubious honour of being the longest English manuscript title ever written.
  • In A Day In Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine the Groucho Expy asks the Chico Expy what his name is,

"Oh, my name! She's-a Carlo Luigi Biondella Buonanova di Mozzarella."
"How do you spell that?"
"Wrong, every time!"

  • Chrononhotonthologos, a 1734 satire by Henry Carey. The opening lines go:

Aldiborontiphoscophornio!
Where left you Chrononhotonthologos?

"Baron de Casterac de Cahuzac.--Vidame
De Malgouyre Estressac Lesbas d'Escarabiot.
Chevalier d'Antignac-Juzet.--Baron Hillot
De Blagnac-Salechan de Castel Crabioules..."

Roxane: But how many names have you each?
Baron Hillot: Scores!

  • Lampshaded by Joan of Arc (La Pucelle) in Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1, Act 4, Scene 7:

LUCY: But where's the great Alcides of the field,
Valiant Lord Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury,
Created, for his rare success in arms,
Great Earl of Washford, Waterford and Valence;
Lord Talbot of Goodrig and Urchinfield,
Lord Strange of Blackmere, Lord Verdun of Alton,
Lord Cromwell of Wingfield, Lord Furnival of Sheffield,
The thrice-victorious Lord of Falconbridge;
Knight of the noble order of Saint George,
Worthy Saint Michael and the Golden Fleece;
Great marshal to Henry the Sixth
Of all his wars within the realm of France?


JOAN LA PUCELLE: Here is a silly stately style indeed!
The Turk, that two and fifty kingdoms hath,
Writes not so tedious a style as this.
Him that thou magnifiest with all these titles
Stinking and fly-blown lies here at our feet.

  • Leon Steponovitch Tolchinsky, Sophia Irena Elynya Zubritsky and Count Gregor Mikhailovitch Breznofsky Fyodor Yousekevitch from Fools.
  • In Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical version of Cinderella, the three members of the royal family all have absurdly long names, the Prince being introduced as "His Royal Highness, Christopher Rupert Windemere Vandermere Karl Alexander François Reginald Lancelot Herman Gregory James, son of Her Majesty, Queen Constantina Charlotte Ermintrude Gwinyvere Maisie Marguerite Anne and His Majesty, King Maximilian Godfrey Ladislaus Leopold Sidney Frederick John."
  • Eddie Izzard's comedy special "Definite Article" featured a bit where he poked fun at the trend for heads of the United Nations to have exceedingly long names:

"I've changed my name, it's Jeff Jeff Jeff Smith Smith Smithly Ghali!"
"Come on in, Jeffrey-big long-named person!"

  • The play "The Persecution And Assassination of Jean Paul Marat As Performed By The Inmates Of The Asylum Of Charenton Under The Direction Of The Marquis De Sade" by Peter Weiss is commonly referred to as "Marat/Sade" for obvious reasons, often times even on posters.
  • Greek playwright Aristophanes coined the longest word ever written in literature from a comedy called Assemblywomen, Lopado­temacho­selacho­galeo­kranio­leipsaneilsmellsno­drim­hypo­trimmato­silphio­parao­melito­ypho­phatto­perister­alektryon­opte­kephallio­kigklo­peleio­lagoio­siraio­baphe­tragano­pterygon. No writer has ever created a longer word, and this record has been held since 390BC!


Video Games[edit | hide]

  • In Jade Empire, the Outlander, Sir Roderick, is known in full as "Sir Roderick Ponce von Fontlebottom, the Magnificent Bastard".
  • Suikoden III gives us Nefentitiri Radames Ampenhetep Iruiktanas Antikoseus Puto Remaios Kureakias Dimetirios Farasmuseian Ishak Saraj Amenenuhet Tatomes Hatshepsut Toto Ank Amen Hortez VI's son, Hortez VII.
  • Venuncio, a minor villain from Popful Mail, introduces himself as "Klabberdeen Klotchsniffer Leetzlewiffle Poopiewouffen von Venuncio Krakenlichter Ratchetface XIV"...but you can call him 'Lord Venuncio'. It doesn't really mean anything, but it's funny to say.
  • The Evil Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-filled, Malformed, Slug-for-a-Butt from the Earthworm Jim video games, cartoon and comics. And to a lesser extent, Professor Monkey-For-A-Head, a scientist with a primate (Monkey Professor-For-A-Head) grafted to his skull.
  • Haggis McMutton, a burly scotsman in The Curse of Monkey Island, is actually named Heart, Liver And Kidneys Boiled In The Stomach Of The Animal McMutton. His parents were expecting a girl.
    • Then Escape from Monkey Island brings us Admiral Ricardo Luigi Pierre M'Bengu Chang Nehru O'Hara Casaba III. His family has widely dispersed in-laws.
    • Also, Tales of Monkey Island has Joaquin Jocinto De Meara Alphonso D'Oro, known as just "Joaquin D'Oro". Guybrush is convinced about D'Oro's name that he thinks he should be called "D'Oro the Explorer" (Guybrush's hand slaps him for it).
  • In Final Fantasy XII, there is just one boss that constantly calls one of the party members, Princess Ashe, by her full name, 'Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca'. However, it does help contribute to his Hammy moments, so it can be forgiven.
  • Persona 3 has Ambiguously Gay French Foreign Exchange student Andre Roland Jean Gérard, or Bebe for short.
    • Spell My Name with an "S" and the "L/R problem" gives us the alternative "Andre Laurent Jean Gireux", which is somehow even more French. And you still can't logically get Bebe from it.
  • Ever 17 gives you 'Tanaka Yuubiseiharukana' and Tanaka Yuubiseiakikana in Coco's Route.
    • In Takeshi's route, when trying to think of a nickname for the Kid, Coco suggests "Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Hora Juan Novecino Marie de Los Remedios Siburiano de la Santessima Trinidado Luis Picasso". The Kid decides to just stick with "the Kid". (The scary thing is, this is based on the full name of Pablo Picasso, which in Real Life was even longer).
  • Mass Effect's salarians have rather long full names. In order, they are the salarian's homeworld, nation, city, district, clan name and given name. A salarian NPC on Noveria introduces himself as Rannadril Ghan Swa Fulsoom Karaten Narr Eadi Bel Anoleis.
  • Gitaroo Man's Gregorio Siegfried Wilhelm III.
  • Mika Kuouzumiaiginsusutakeizumonokamimeichoujin from the eroge Resort Boin. That's the longest Japanese surname I've ever seen.
  • In Harvest Moon, Will's full name is William Terri Luce Andrew Karick Johnathan Toriji Hams Reding Roger Sazak Annick Primus Junior Darshaniack the third.
  • In Star Control III (yes, yes, it doesn't exist), the Eternal Ones' name consists of their entire DNA sequence, and drives anything that tries to process it to insanity. This includes computers. "Eternal Ones" is taken from the beginning of their name, and translates to every language of every species in existence. Philosophers suspect that Someone's taking the piss.
    • We get this information, by the way, from the Daktaklakpak. Long in its own way, compared to such species as the VUX or Utwig.
  • Jorge Garcia of Backyard Sports's real name is Jorge Raoul Luis Garcia III.
  • In Tales of the Abyss, Natalia's full name is Natalia Luzu Kimlasca Lanvaldear.
  • In Ketsui, a Bullet Hell by CAVE, the True Final Boss's full name is Master Light Wings Close Range Support Cruel Battle Machine Evaccania DOOM.
  • The adventure mode in Carmageddon TDR 2000 has an NPC named "Dick the-most-ridiculously-long-name-in-the-world the Shopkeeper". Keep in mind that the adventure mode is activated and played using the game's console, and that every time you need to talk/attack someone, you need to write the command followed by their full name. You can use the up key to re-write a command, but due to a glitch, you'll have to write it all yet again if you do it too many times.
  • Tumble from Dual Hearts has one, with protagonist Rumble shortening it to Tumble.

Webcomics[edit | hide]

  • Planet Zebeth brought us the Trabnagian tribe (their arc starts here), who wear this as their hat. Kraid, who possesses something of a naming complex, loved them, but they wore Samus to the breaking point.
  • Secret, from Keychain of Creation, whose full name is so long that, with her low stamina, she can't say the whole thing without passing out. The name is: The Most Secret And Sorrowful Of All the Bearers Of The Endless Destiny Of All Creation Which Wander Amidst Forgotten Sights And Fallen Tears Along The Tread Of Ancient Ashen Footsteps Through The Shadow Of That Which Comes And Into That Riotous Cacophony That Births All Fools And Steals All Beauty, Who Heralds Through Her Silence The Stillness And Chill Of Those Who Were Not Born And Who Will Not 'Till All Things Fall And In That Most Grim Harvest Form The Final Tomb Of All Awakened Life And All The Sleepless Dead. (It may go on, but this is where she passed out).
  • In Irregular Webcomic, Dr. Ginny Smith's (she's a Soviet Deep-Cover Agent) Russian name is: Valentina Irina Ranevskaya Galina Ivana Natalya Iriyushka Anastasia Sonyechka Marinochka Ineslenka Tatyana Hvorostovsky. Ignore the fact that it violates Russian naming conventions - Morgan-Mar clearly did for joke purposes. And the acronym for it is "VIRGINIA SMITH".
  • In Gored By Them Things, a tree frog exists named Barthomiolioliolus Lemontine Woolworth III. He goes by "Skippy." He, Captain Rum, Apegorn, Blotto, and Tacky are about the only characters who do anything useful.
  • In the Order of the Stick prequel volume Start of Darkness, Xykon is courted as an ally by goblin and lizardfolk tribes. The lizardfolk spokesman introduces himself as "Ekdysdioksosiirwo, Viridian Lord of--".... Xykon declares this too long to remember and blasts him dead. He then asks the goblin spokesman, ("you, in the red cloak") what his name is, and gets the answer "Redcloak." To date, Redcloak's actual goblin name has not been revealed.
  • Dominic Deegan introduced in early comics a knight by the name of Siegfried Gunther Aern Damaske von Callan. When he introduces himself to Dominic (and later to many others), Dominic's only response is to stare at him blankly even after he describes his problem, prompting Siggy to ask, "I lost you at the name, didn't I?". Dominic (and later many others) immediately says, "Er.... may I just call you Siggy?"
  • The first two villains in Antihero for Hire that aren't Wizard have this: Baron Diamond's name is actually Baron Orange Earthsmantle Von Potatoflight. Dr. Nefarious's name, meanwhile, is Doctor Albert Charious Airous Nefarious-Smith.
  • Corporal Leelagaleenileeleenoleela of Schlock Mercenary is typically just called "Legs." Guess why.
  • Digger "well actually, Digger-of-Unnecessarily-Convoluted-Tunnels". What's more fun is that's her personal name; none of her named relatives use the of-Unnecessarily-Convoluted-Tunnels bit. It is implied the surname is Quartzclaw as that's her clan's name.
  • And Shine Heaven Now has a minor character who sees herself as the heroine of the story, and has every intention of falling in mutual love with one of the main characters. Her (self-chosen, possibly indicating some accidental Genre Savviness) alias: Marian Amethyst Raven Yumi Sappho Urania Elizabeth.
  • Lady Sunset Autumn Honey Purity Sunflower Rainbow from Elf Only Inn (though everyone calls her M'Lady).
  • In The Way of the Metagamer, there's a town called "Townwithanequipmentstoreaplacewithmapsandatavernofcourse". Also Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • The goblins from Goblins have names like "One-eye" and "Big-ears" and "Can't-think-of-a-name-cos-he-looks-like-a-regular-guy."
  • In Something*Positive, Shazam Wil-Wheaton Dowden-Patel. The hyphens are the source of his power. (His parents are a pair of proud geeks, if you couldn't figure that out.)
  • Zola Anya Talinka Venia Zeblinkya Malfeazium, otherwise known as Pinky.
  • Randall observed this about Soo in Long Term Roomies. For someone who usually goes by a three letter name, her full name is Sooraya Fatima Winona Massimari Katherine Habib-Johnson. She explains it as the western and eastern halves of her family getting into a fight over whether she should have a western or eastern name.
  • The true name of Mr. Jinx from Starslip Crisis is unpronounceable in our language. It is also unpronounceable in his language.


Web Original[edit | hide]

  • The Knight Exemplars of Lord of Dragons all have these sorts of names: Robespierre de Fortescue Von Garamond-Lily the Murderer of Eighty-Seven Babies And An Adorable Puppy, Guy de Verigengen Van Gervenger-Vergenven-Geodendag the Vicious Attacker of Grannies With Bags Of Shopping And Zimmer Frames, and Hector de Payens-Wayans-Rochefort-Wensleydale Smyth-Smith-Culverin-Willoughby-Wallaby-Wallace the Third, who has no title as his name is too long anyway.
  • In The Leet World, the leader of the terrorists' little backyard band has his name standing at five words: Cortez Amelio Alejandro Jesus Cardinal.
  • Homestar Runner has Fhqwhgadshgnsdhjsdbkhsdabkfabkveybvf. This holds the dubious record of the longest string of consonants in the series - sixteen to be exact. Strong Bad managed to pronounce the whole thing once, but quickly shortened it to Fhqwhgads because in the time it took him to say that, he could have made a painting of a guy with a big knife.
  • Also from Homestar Runner: Saberlord's Scritchascratch Cakemonger The Cheat!
  • The Questport Chronicles has this in spades, until it's practically become a Running Gag.
  • The second episode of Lego Pirate Misadventures has the guys run into a "Stereotypical Islander Guy" named Oogydoogbergsonmargolatitudekaypainkismitelephantlatrinetweaksmithpassportmoisttoiletteninetytwonincorbluepoquipsibowlinggreendelsinatraartistformallyknownasooganderson, though the following episode simplified it as "Oogey Boogson".
    • His father's name is even worse. Oogydoogbergsonmargolatitudekaypainkismitelephantlatrinetweaksmithpassportmoisttoiletteninetytwonincorbluepoquipsibowlinggreendelsinatraartistformallyknownasooganderson is about forty-five now, his dad's been telling him his name since he he was three.
  • Psycomedia discusses various long-named psychologists, most prominently Csikszentmihalyi.


Western Animation[edit | hide]

  • The Aristocats: "I'm Abraham de Lacy Giuseppe Casey Thomas O'Malley, O'Malley the alley cat!"
  • On Animaniacs, you have Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana-Fana-Bo-Besca III, but you can call her "Dot", just Dot. Call her "Dotty" and you die. One episode sees her trip over the name numerous times in a series of Hilarious Outtakes, finally bursting into a heavily censored rant. When she demands Yakko try reciting it, he does so flawlessly, to which she snipes, "Easy for you to say, Mr. United-States-Canada-Mexico-Panama!"
    • And of course, Professor Otto Von Schnitzelpusskrankengescheitmeyer from "Schnitzelbank".

Wakko: Ist das nicht ein incredibly long name to have to try and say?
Yakko and Dot: Ya, das ist ein incredibly long name to have to try and say!

  • On Histeria!, the host of the Great Blunders in History segment was named Sarah Coopersmithfitzwarengoldenheimerstein.
  • Panchito Romero Miguel Junipero Francisco Quintero González III, friend of Donald Duck? The full name comes from House of Mouse.
    • In 1940s comics, his full name was originally given as El Gayo José Francisco Sandro de Lima y la Loma Pancho Allegre.
    • And in promotional materials for the original film, it was Panchito Pistoles, the one short name he's ever had.
  • The Simpsons: Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz McClure thought that adding Nahasapeemapetilon was a stretch too far. Didn't stop her adding Stu later, though...
    • Also Apu Nahasapeemapetilon himself.
    • Oovilu-Eeoo-Kitana-Wanjay. Also called Lisa Jr. by Homer Simpson.
  • The woman whose got constantly interrupted by Oxy Moron speaker in the mock commercial...thing in Sheep in The Big City has a really long name: Smythe Robertson Johnson Weathermocker Von Herbertson-Berski-Jackson.
    • In one of the minor sketches on the show, we have a man named Ivanovich Malkovich Ivanich Fiftyskitch Fallsinaditch Thatsagoodpitch Romanov. But since he's friends with the female character, he tells her "There's no need to call me by my FORMAL name...Just call me Ivanovich...Malkovich Ivanich Fiftyskitch Fallsinaditch Thatsagoodpitch. You can leave out the 'Romanov' bit." To which the female character responds with "Oh, thank you Ivan...ahem...thanks!"
  • Rabbit Ears Productions had a VHS series of American and world folktales. From New England came the tale of sea captain Stormalong, who previously served under Captain Phineas Elijah Jeremiah Ebenezer Josiah Cheever Gesundheit.
    • Thank you.
  • In the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "One Krabs' Trash", Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen was the name of the guy who owned the soda drink hat. It isn't quite as long as others but it's long enough to not fit on his headstone.
  • In one of the earlier episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang gives the alias "Bonzu Pippinpadaloxicopolis III" to a city guard whilst disguised as an old man. Katara picks up on this immediately with "hi...June Pippinpadaloxicolopis, nice to meet you."
  • One episode of Chowder involved a game known in full as "Field Tournament Style Up-and-Down On the Ground Manja Flanja Blanja Banja Ishka Bibble Babble Flabble Doma Roma Floma Boma Jingle Jangle Every Angle Bricka Bracka Flacka Stacka Two Ton Rerun Free for All Big Ball."
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force had a milder example with Carl, whose full name is Carl Brutananadilewski.
    • There's also "The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future".
  • From Phineas and Ferb, there's that evil scientist Rodney's full name.
    • Oh, you mean Aloyse Everheart Elizabeth Otto Wolfgang Hypatia Gunther Galen Gary Cooper von Roddenstein?
  • Watching Family Guy and seeing "Cherry Chevapravatdumrong" in the credits, you might be tempted to think that's a deliberate application of the trope, but no, it's the Real Life name of a Thai-American co-producer and story editor on the show.
    • Lampshaded when a character was introduced to replace Diane Simmons and given that name, but says she changed it because "they'd never let that name on television."
    • Lois' sister, Carol Pewterschmidt Johnson Carrington Stone O'Craggity Canseco Shteinholtz Washington Proudfoot Fong West.
  • In the Hansel & Gretel episode of HBO's "Happily Ever After", the stepmother tells them to refer to her as "Mrs. Hernandez de la Torrez del Balboa"
  • King of the Hill has the Laotian neighbors, the "Souphanousinphones."
    • Then there's Bill's full name, "William Fontaine de le Tour Dauterive."
    • Jeffrey Donald Dexter Boomhauer III
  • Squidbillies: I dub thee Herschel Walker Cuyler Them Dawgs is Hell Don't They.
    • How could you not mention Russell Jesse James Kenny the gambler Rogers #3 the intimidator Dale Earnhardt America's Number 1 Cuyler?
  • While they weren't that extraordinarily long taken individually, the names of characters in the Schoolhouse Rock installment on pronouns (Rufus Xavier Sarsaprilla, Rafaella Gabriela Sarsaprilla, Albert Andreas Armadillo) are repeated in full so many times in the song that they seem like this trope. Which, of course, is deliberate, the better to convince kids that Some Pronouns Need To Be Dropped.
  • Total Drama has several: Harold's full name is Harold Norbert Cheever Doris McGrady V, Cody is Cody Emmett Jameson-Anderson, and Blaineley is Mildred Stacey Andrews-O'Halloran.
  • According to his toy bio, the character DJ from Cars's real name is Devon Montgomery Johnston III.
    • Other cars with long names include Winford Bradford Rutherford, Richard Clayton Kensington, Antonio Veloce Eccellente, and Costanza Della Corsa.
  • The full name of the main character from El Tigre, Manuel Pablo Gutierrez O'Brian Equihua Rivera.
  • Shenzi Marie Predatora Vendetta Jackalina Hyena from The Lion King, according to the Direct to Video film The Lion King 1 1/2.
  • Horatio Thelonius Ignatius Crustaceous Sebastian from The Little Mermaid.
  • Darwin Radlin Caspian Ahab Poseidon Nicodemus Watterson III from The Amazing World of Gumball.
  • How about Nibbler from Futurama. As he himself said ... "In the time it would take to pronounce one letter of my true name, a trillion cosmoses would flare into existence and sink into eternal night."
  • Princess Kidagakash Nedakh from Disney's Atlantis the Lost Empire.


Real Life[edit | hide]

  • The director of The Lives of Others, Florian Maria Georg Christian Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck. He's also a count.
  • Los Angeles' full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula (Translation: "The City of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels of the River of Porciúncula"). Now one can see why they just call the place L.A.
  • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales. It incidentally comprises a visitor centre telling you how great the place is and selling souvenirs, a railway station with a very long nameplate, and some houses. Talk about not living up to the hype. The alternative (and funny) tourist guide Bollocks To Alton Towers marvels at how Llanfair PG (the town's condensed name) has made a tourist attraction out of nothing more than a funny name. You might think it's unfair picking on the town, because it can't help what it's named... you'd be wrong. The town was deliberately renamed as a tourism gimmick when the railroad came through; before that it was just plain Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, which is still its name on official road signs and maps.
    • One episode of The Goodies showed the trio getting into a train at said station. As it moves off, the station roof can be seen through the window, with the name painted on it in large letters. The train eventually reaches the end of the name, and they get out again.
    • And then there's Gorsafawddacha'idraigodanheddogleddollônpenrhynareurdraethceredigion, a railway station named so in order to outdo the above-mentioned town. Better known as Golf Halt.
  • Royals and nobility tend to have long strings of names. Some of the more prominent examples (titles are not names and have been omitted):
    • The full name of King Edward VIII of Britain (January–December 1936) was Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Windsor.
      • "Windsor" is normally omitted, because the House of Windsor (being a royal family) don't actually use a surname, the assumption presumably being that everybody already knows what family they're from. In situations where a surname is needed, such as the obligatory military service, British royals normally use their highest title as if it were a surname, combined with only their first name. As such, during World War I, Edward (Prince of Wales at the time) would have gone by "Edward Wales". Those members of the House of Windsor who don't have a title of their own (ie those near the bottom of the line of succession to the throne) are only ones who actually use the Windsor surname (or Mountbatten-Windsor, for those descended from Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip Mountbatten).
    • That guy Diana used to be married to is actually named "Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor". Amusingly, Diana actually forgot his name when it came to say her vows, giving it as "Charles Arthur Philip George".
      • Mocked mercilessly in The Now Show's coverage of the Charles/Camilla wedding:

Registry: Say after me. I, Charles Arthur Philip George [Charles repeats] Have more names than I really need [Charles repeats] And you only ever hear them at weddings [Charles repeats] And even then, someone usually gets them wrong.
Charles: No wonder she thought there were three people in the marriage.
Registry: Do you, Charles Arthur da-dee-da-dah whatever take Camilla Magilla Gorilla Driller Killer Bootzilla Cilla Britney Chardonnay Parker Knoll Recliner Bowles...

    • France had Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de la Fayette. We Yanks just called him "Lafayette".
    • The full name of Pedro II of Brazil was Pedro de Alcântara João Carlos Leopoldo Salvador Bibiano Francisco Xavier de Paula Leocádio Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga.
    • His father, Pedro I of Brazil/IV of Portugal, was worse: Pedro de Alcântara Francisco António João Carlos Xavier de Paula Miguel Rafael Joaquim José Gonzaga Pascoal Cipriano Serafim de Braganza e Bourbon...
    • Empress Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina Habsburg, the last ruling Habsburg.
    • The kings of Saxony (a constituent kingdom of the German Empire), of the House of Wettin:
      • Frederick Augustus I: Frederick Augustus Joseph Maria Anton Johann Nepomuk Aloys Xavier von Wettin
      • Anton: Anton Clemens Theodor Maria Joseph Johann Evangelista Johann Nepomuk Franz Xavier Aloys Januar von Wettin
      • Frederick Augustus II: Frederick Augustus Albert Maria Clemens Joseph Vincenz Aloys Nepomuk Johann Baptista Nikolaus Raphael Peter Xavier Franz de Paula Venantius Felix von Wettin (!) - Yes, he really did have 20 names.
      • Johann: Johann Nepomuk Maria Joseph Anton Xavier Vincenz Aloys Franz de Paula Stanislaus Bernhard Paul Felix Damasus von Wettin
      • Albert: Frederick Augustus Albert Anton Ferdinand Joseph Karl Maria Baptist Nepomuk Wilhelm Xaver Georg Fidelis von Wettin
      • Georg: Friedrick Augustus Georg Ludwig Wilhelm Maximilian Karl Maria Nepomuk Baptist Xavier Cyriacus Romanus von Wettin
      • Frederick Augustus III: Friedrick Augustus Johann Ludwig Karl Gustav Gregor Philipp von Wettin
    • The recently deceased last crown prince of Austria Otto von Habsburg's full name was Franz Josef Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xaver Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius von Habsburg.
    • Germany offers their former Secretary of the Economy and Secretary of Defense: his full name is Karl-Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg, where Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg is his last name and everything else his first names; he goes by Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg. As you might expect, he's the descendant of an old noble Bavarian family .
    • Bangkok's full ceremonial name, given by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, and later edited by King Mongkut, is: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. In English, this translates to The city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarma. Yep.
    • Andriatsimitoviaminandriandehibe, King of Madagascar. Kudos to whoever manages to spell that one right. Note: the name literally means Lord-who-doesn't-resemble-any-other-great-lord.
    • Roman Nikolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg (if you were addressing him in German) or Roman Fyodorovich fon Ungern-Shternberg (in Russian). An Baltic-German officer in the Imperial Russian army who was batshit insane and briefly set himself up as the tyrant conqueror of Mongolia during the Russian Civil War.
  • His Royal Highness Franz Joseph II Maria Aloys Alfred Karl Johannes Heinrich Michael Georg Ignaz Benediktus Gerhardus Majella von und zu Liechtenstein.
  • There are many instances of long Hispanic names:
    • Pablo Picasso's real name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Marí­a de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santí­sima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruiz y Picasso. The only surnames in there are "Ruiz" and "Picasso" at the end, used in standard Spanish fashion (the first is his father's surname and the second his mother's, joined by an "y" as per a now outdated convention). The rest are given names his parents piled on him to honour various saints and relatives - naming children after those is common in Spanish, but it seems to have got out of control here.
    • Not at all unusual with older Hispanic names; Simón Bolí­var's full name was Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios y Blanco and Francisco Franco's full name was Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde, Salgado-Araujo y Pardo de Andrade.
    • On the topic of long Spanish full names, the singer and actress Charo has a full name that goes as follows: María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Moquiere de les Esperades Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Najosa Rasten. Yeah, "Charo" is perfectly fine.
    • The late Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto, otherwise known as Roger Delgado. But you may know him as The Master.
    • Diego Rivera was Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez.
  • In general, traditional Arabic names can often be overly long. The concept of surnames didn't exist in any widespread form in many Arab countries until actually fairly recently; family names were occasionally used for, and by the individual members of, ruling dynasties and other powerful families, but the average Joe (or, in this case, the average Yusuf) would have to settle for being named "son of such-and-so" or "of such-and-such place" or "of such-and-such description", and sometimes all of them at once.
  • Sports example: NHL star Jarome Iginla's full name is Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla. Calgary Flames fans just call him Iggy.
  • A major league baseball example: Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin, Jr. He's actually planning to change the name on the back of his jersey from "Martin" to "J. Martin" for his middle middle name, Jeanson, which was his mother's maiden name.
  • College basketball gives us a combo of an unpronounceable first name with an overly long last name (and a cool middle name, which he uses instead of the first name): Grlenntys Chief Kickingstallionsims Jr., of the Alabama State Hornets.
  • And of course, in the NBA, Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo. His wife's name? Rose.
    • The longest name ever given to a serious cricketer was owned by a Fijian player called Ilikena Lasarusa Talebulamainavaleniveivakabulaimainakulalakebalau, which roughly translates to "returned alive from Nakula Hospital at Lakemba island In the Lau group". Fortunately for scorers he shortened it to I. L. Bula when playing.
      • Some players from the sub-continent, especially Sri Lanka, also joins in on this trope: Former Sri Lankan star Chaminda Vaas' full name goes Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas. Add to that Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene, Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara, and Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath, and you can see why it became a running gag amongst TV commentators to pronounce their full names without messing up along the way.
  • France's former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has for full name "Dominique Marie François René Galouzeau de Villepin".
  • French President "Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa"? (He has Hungarian ancestors.)
  • Truth in Television... not. Science Fiction author and editor Lester del Rey (founder of Del Rey Books) often claimed that his full name was Ramon Felipe San Juan Mario Silvio Enrico Smith Heartcourt-Brace Sierra y Alvarez del Rey y de los Uerdes. Which sounds a lot more evocative than his real name... Leonard Knapp.
  • A hill in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand goes by the name Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. It's Maori for "a guy with huge knees and who accomplished a lot sang a romance song here". It's gained a measure of fame as it is the longest place-name found in any English-speaking country, and it is the second longest place-name in the world.
  • Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster, Massachusetts (for no other reason than cultural aggression, better known as "Webster Lake"). It's apparently Algonquian for "fishing place at the boundary", or as some wags like to translate it, "I fish on my side, you fish on your side, nobody fishes in the middle."
  • Randriamananjara Radofa Besata Jean Longin, aka Madagascar Slim, a Madagascar-born Canadian guitarist.
  • Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfe­schlegelstein­hausenberger­dorffvoraltern­waren­gewissenhaft­schaferswessen­schafewaren­wohlgepflege­und­sorgfaltigkeit­beschutzen­von­angreifen­durch­ihrraubgierigfeinde­welche­voraltern­zwolftausend­jahres­vorandieerscheinen­wander­ersteer­dem­enschderraumschiff­gebrauchlicht­als­sein­ursprung­von­kraftgestart­sein­lange­fahrt­hinzwischen­sternartigraum­auf­der­suchenach­diestern­welche­gehabt­bewohnbar­planeten­kreise­drehen­sich­und­wohin­der­neurasse­von­verstandigmen­schlichkeit­konnte­fortplanzen­und­sicher­freuen­anlebens­langlich­freude­und­ruhe­mit­nicht­ein­furcht­vor­angreifen­von­anderer­intelligent­geschopfs­von­hinzwischen­sternartigraum, Senior. There's disagreement on whether that really was his last name, plus whether those 26 given names are genuine. Given that the 590-letter surname was dropped from the Guinness Book of World Records without explanation, and contains odd references to Ancient Astronauts, in laughably poor German, the guess now is that the whole thing may have just been a goofy inside joke on the part of Mr. Wolfe...etc.
  • Celtic and Netherlands footballer Jan Johannes Vennegoor of Hesselink; the last three words form the longest surname ever successfully printed in full on a football shirt.
    • Done in an inverted U-shape rather than the traditional straight line.
  • The 16th century physician and alchemist Paracelsus was, before he took that name, known as Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim.
  • Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116. Pronounced Albin.
  • The official full name of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi was Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Interestingly, at five words, it was only the second-longest country name on Earth; the longest is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, at six (eight if you include prepositions and conjunctions). On the other hand, the UK actually needs all of those words (because is was United out of the Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland, and when the Irish Free State was formed, it really wasn't accurate to say just "Ireland," so they added Northern in the middle), while Libya could have shortened its name to just "Libya" without doing any harm—which is exactly what the National Transitional Council did when they kicked Gaddafi out (although they've used "Libyan Republic", as well).
  • Science fiction author Cory Doctorow has a daughter named Poesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor Doctorow.
  • Kiefer Sutherland's real name is, of course, Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland, while the actor now known as Alexander Siddig (and once known as Siddig el Fadil) has the given name of Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi (but, supposedly, his friends call him Sid).
  • The full chemical name of titin. All other words combined on this page can't even reach a sixth of that length.
  • Roberto Agustín Miguel Santiago Samuel Trujillo Veracruz from Metallica, also known as Rob Trujillo.
  • The full name of the musician Seal is Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel.
  • Lloyd Edward Elwyn Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies. He likes to be called Ed.
  • Declan Aloysius Patrick McManus. That's Elvis Costello to you.
  • Science fiction writer John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris used his names in varying combinations as pen names. Most of his work (such as The Day of the Triffids) was written as "John Wyndham". One novel (a straight spaceflight adventure rather than John Wyndham's usual apocalypse and post-apocalypse works) was published as a supposed collaboration between the established "John Wyndham" and the previously unpublished "Lucas Parkes".
  • Humuhumunukunukuapua'a is the Hawaiian name for the reef triggerfish.
  • Then there's Italian poet Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi.
  • Aleister Crowley's first child was named Nuit Ma Ahathoor Hecate Sappho Jezebel Lilith Crowley. One of his associates claimed the child had died of acute nomenclature.
  • Mobutu Sese Seko Nkuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga, the former president of Zaire. (Which, according to The Other Wiki, translates as "The all-powerful warrior who, because of his endurance and inflexible will to win, goes from conquest to conquest, leaving fire in his wake").
  • The full name of Santa Anna, the Mexican general/president who was in power during the Texan revolution, had the full name "Antonio de Padua María Severino Lopéz de Santa Anna y Perez de Lébron".
  • I AM THE BEAST SIX SIX SIX OF THE LORD OF HOSTS IN EDMOND FRANK MACGILLIVRAY JR NOW. I AM THE BEAST SIX SIX SIX OF THE LORD OF HOSTS IEFMJN. I AM THE BEAST SIX SIX SIX OF THE LORD OF HOSTS. I AM THE BEAST SIX SIX SIX OTLOHIEFMJN. I AM THE BEAST SSSOTLOHIEFMJN. I AM THE BEAST SIX SIX SIX. BEAST SIX SIX SIX LORD.
  • The Czech fringe political party Pravý Blok went into the elections with a name which ran over 30 lines and consisted of a rant against the current political situation, with the party's Internet and snail mail address at the end. For those interested, the full name of the party (translated from the Czech; the party's website and postal address has been redacted, capitalization and punctuation left intact) is.[2]
    • Which makes the German party Partei für Arbeit, Rechtsstaat, Tierschutz, Elitenförderung und basisdemokratische Initiative (Party for employment, rule of law, animal protection, furtherance of the elites and grassroot democratic initiative, mostly chosen for the acronym "Partei" - "party") look silly in comparison. Well, it is run by a (decidedly left wing) satire monthly.
  • There's a small town in South Africa (about 20 km west of Pretoria) that's called "Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein" - which is Afrikaans for "The spring where two buffalo were shot dead with one bullet". It's since become a synonym in South Africa for an obscure rural small town.
  • Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, better known as just Brian Eno.
  • George Mark Paul Stroumboulopoulos. That's right—as if his last name weren't enough, he has two middle names.
  • The Conservative Party in the UK is well known to traditionally the choice of the well off and posh, something they try to play down in modern times (not helped by candidates with names such as Annunziata Rees-mogg), but the ones that really took the cake and demonstrated this trope was in the recent 2010 general election, with Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, a very rare quadrupled-barreled surname.
    • The Swedish Moderate Party is in a similar position. One of their current MPs is Her Imperial and Royal Highness Walburga Maria Franziska Helene Elisabeth von Habsburg-Lothringen.
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Véronne-à-Pike-River, Quebec. Complete with the dashes and the midsentence language change, and best known as a blip on the map between Montreal and the U.S border.
  • Show dogs' officially-registered names have a tendency to be too long for the dogs, themselves, to remember.
  • If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barebone, better known as Nicholas Barbon, pioneer of fire insurance.
    • There are plentiful examples of Puritan names like this, and they're the basis for the Omnian names in Discworld.
  • Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski
  • James Metcalfe Campbell Bower. He makes it known at the beginning of this interview.
  • Junji Ito's sister's cat Ran Purahachi Daruma-Tsuchinoko-Bandit-Katsushin, AKA Ran-chan.
  • The longest word that has ever appeared in an English-language dictionary is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, meaning a lung disease caused by inhaling volcanic ash. The longest nontechnical and non-coined word is Antidisestablishmentarianism.
  • The Spanish in general. They take a surname from each parent and tend to have names like 'Mari Carmen' (Mary Kate) and 'Jose Luis' (Joseph Lewis), so they have up to four given names. Thus the Prime Minister 1996-2004 was José María Alfredo Aznar López (usually José María Aznar); his successor is José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (always with all four names on first reference).
  • Hawaiian royalty has really long, descriptive hames. For example, King Kamehameha I's full name was Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kaui Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea.
  • Because the German language allows words to be strung together, many overly long names can come out of this, for example the name of the law Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz (note that this is the short title of the law), the by-law Grundstücks­verkehrs­genehmigungs­zuständigkeits­übertragungs­verordnung and the organization Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft (unsourced, but was in the Guinness Book of Records). Way longer words would be possible with the language rules, for example the Donau.. could be extended with "..gesellschaftsbuchführungshauptverantwortlicherstundenlohnerfassungstabellenspaltenbreite" (not that it would make a whole lot of sense though).
  • The father of paleontology: Baron Georges Leopold Chretien Frederic Dagobert Cuvier.
  • Lady Gaga's real name is actually Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.
  • The Saudi Arabian King, and how! Most people know him as either Abdullah of Saudi Arabia or Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, which are fine and dandy. His full name, however, is insane: Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz bin Abdul-Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Saud.
  • Micropachycephalosaurus hongtuyanensis has the longest name of any dinosaur. Ironically,it was one of the smallest dinosaurs.
  • Seal is not a stage name. His full name is, in fact, Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel.
  • The real name of Philippine national hero José Rizal is José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda. And if that's too long for you, just call him "Pepe".
  • Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, U.S. Senator from Alabama. Goes by "Jeff".
  • Alex Richard George Day, known on YouTube as Nerimon and a member of Chameleon Circuit.
  • There was a little girl named "Talula Does The Hula in Hawaii". The parents got away with it for most of her childhood, but a judge later ruled that she be made a ward of court so she could change her embarassing name.
  • Jesse Camp, the squawk-voiced, scarecrow-ish winner of MTV’s first "Wanna Be A VJ" contest, is actually Josiah Jesse Holden Camp IV. He initially claimed to be a homeless street kid during the competition, but it was later discovered that he was from upper-class New England stock.
  • This trope was taken Up to Eleven with the children of Ralph Tollemache-Tollmache and Dora Cleopatra Maria Lorenza de Orellana (both of whom are also examples in their own right). Their ten children were named the following:
    • Dora Viola G.I. de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet
    • Mabel Helmingham Ethel Huntingtower Beatrice Blazonberrie Evangeline Vise de Lou de Orellana Plantagenet Toedmag Saxon
    • Lyonesse Matilda Dora Ida Agnes Ernestine Curson Paulet Wilbraham Joyce Eugénie Bentley Saxonia Dysart Plantagenet
    • Lyulph Ydwallo Odin Nestor Egbert Lyonel Toedmag Hugh Erchenwyne Saxon Esa Cromwell Orma Nevill Dysart
    • Lyona Decima Veroica Esyth Undine Cyssa Hylda Rowena Adela Thyra Ursuala Ysabel Blanche Lelias Dysart Plantagenet
    • Leo Quintus Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet
    • Lyonella Fredegunda Cuthberga Ethelswytha Ideth Ysabel Grace Monica de Orellana Plantagenet
    • Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet
    • Lyonetta Edith Regina Valentine Myra Polwarth Avelina Phillipa Violantha de Orellana Plantagenet
    • Lyunulph Cospatrick Bruce Berkeley Jermyn Tullibardine Petersham de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet
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