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Woman's Hawaiian Last Name Is Too Long For Driver's License

Woman's Hawaiian Last Name Is Too Long For Driver's License

Janice Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele has been told to trim her last name, but the Hawaii resident wants her full name on her driver’s license and state ID.  The state has never accommodated Janice Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele’s long name. Her driver’s license doesn’t feature her first or middle name and drops the 36th letter of her last name.

Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele says the Department of Transportation suggested she take her maiden name or shorten her last name. But that would mean taking away something she still has from her husband, who passed away.

Listen to the pronunciation of her last name:


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