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Long-named US woman celebrates name victory

15 September 2013 Last updated at 00:14 BST

A US woman has won a battle to have her full name put on her driving licence.

Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele's name is so long - containing 36 letters and 19 syllables - that it would not fit on the documentation.

But she says her grievance has now been redressed.

Hawaii government computer systems are to be upgraded by the end of the year, allowing her to have her full name on her driving licence and ID card.

At present her documentation only has a truncated version of her name, because the computer system in Hawaii cannot handle more than 35 characters.

BBC Radio 4's Neil Sleat reports.

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