|From:||John Vertical <johnvertical@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, October 16, 2005, 17:52|
>How many first names can people have in different nooks of the world?
>Nowadays Swedes can have any number from one upwards, but most have
>only two. (I and my son have three each, but I never use Jung 'coz
>most people -- even Swedes -- think it's a surname.)
In Finland, the standard is two first names, but one and three are also
allowed by law. I think joint names such as Jean-François count as two, but
don't hold me on that.
>BTW there is on record a Swede having 29 names -- one for each letter
>of the Swedish alphabet [A-ZÅÄÖ]!
That reminds me - I read from an old (70s I think) copy of Guiness World
Records that a Pennsylvanian man born in 1904 had the longest known personal
name, and he also had first names for every letter of the alphabet. But it
was his family name that was the totally insane one. I think I wrote it down
OK, here goes:
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
My German is a little rusty (OK, a lot rusty) - can anyone provide a
translation of the family name?