HOUSTON - CoSandra Williams says she spent years planning her daughter's name. It may take that long before the girl can say it.
The 6-year-old girl has more than 1,000 letters in her first name - and a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The name is so long the girl has two nicknames: ``Jameshauwnnel,'' or ``Jamie'' to most of her friends.
``I wanted to get away from those old plain names we've been using for so many years,'' said Williams, 29, who started making up the name in the 10th grade.
The name, a compilation of more than 100 shorter first names, has 1,023 letters and two apostrophes. By comparison, the girl's middle name is short: 36 letters.
The first name includes names of many of the girl's relatives, the names of several countries and cities, and terms such as ``friend'' and ``love.''
Jameshauwnnel can't write or even say most of her given name, but she says she likes it.
Mrs. Williams told her former husband he could name any male children and she would name their first daughter.
``I thought she was joking,'' said the girl's father, James Williams, 33, of Beaumont, Texas, where Jameshauwnnel was born.
State registrars had to take parts from seven other birth certificates and glue and staple them into the girl's birth certificate.
The birth certificate is 21 inches long, Mrs. Williams said. ``It's just as long as she was when she was born.''
The name caused so many problems for record-keepers that after the girl was born State Registrar W.D. Carroll issued orders that the state wouldn't accept any names that couldn't fit in two typewritten lines in the 5 1/8 inch space on the official birth certificate.
Three courts have ruled that parents can name children anything they wish, but Carroll's ruling has not yet been challenged in Texas, Assistant State Registrar John Murphy said.
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