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Couple ordered to rename their daughter because her name is too long

Couple ordered to rename their daughter because her name is too long

What's in a name? Clearly a lot.

Baby names have long-since been a hot topic for expecting parents all over.

It's always an exciting time figuring out what name to give your little tot and its clear parents all over have been very creative with their choices.

However, it seems not everyone is on-board with the lengthier monikers after one couple was ordered to rename their daughter because her name is too long.

A Spanish aristocrat, Fernando Fitz-James Stuart, has been informed he'll have to make some major edits to his child's name if he wants her to be legally registered.

Now, it's fairly common for many of us to have a middle name and even a double-barrel surname but this child has really taken the cake with 11 different names.

Stuart, whose official snazzy title is the 17th Duke of Huéscar, and his wife Sofía Palazuelo baptised their second child at the San Román parish in Seville earlier this month (7 October) which is where they declared the little bub's title.

A couple (not pictured) have had to rename their child whose name was too long.
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And the name in question?

Take a deep breath...

The parents baptised their daughter, who was born at the start of the year (10 January) in Madrid, with: Sofía Fernanda Dolores Cayetana Teresa Ángela de la Cruz Micaela del Santísimo Sacramento del Perpetuo Socorro de la Santísima Trinidad y de Todos Los Santos.

The Duke and Duchess will need to edit the name to either one compound name, which is a hyphenated name, or two singular ones for it to be officially accepted by the Civil Registry.

The second article of the law on names and surnames, published in the Official State Gazette, states that a child's name must contain 'no more than one compound name and no more than two simple ones'.

The name consists of 11 different names.
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According to Spanish newspaper, El País, the child's name was chosen to honour different members of her family tree including the deceased Duchess of Alba.

The publication reported that the infant's first name, Sofía, was chosen as a tribute to her mother and grandmother, with the second, Fernanda, as an ode to her father and great-uncle Fernando Martínez of Irujo, Marquis of San Vicente del Barco.

It added: "The girl will not be able to be registered in the Civil Registry with a string of names that surpass all rules, even though it is a tribute to the deceased Duchess of Alba and other members of the family and includes religious devotions."

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Topics: Parenting, Sex and Relationships