A Colombian woman said she has won her long-term battle with the government to allow her change her name to the entire alphabet. UPI reports:
The woman, a university art teacher and fetish model previously — but not originally — known as Ladyzunga Cyborg, 36, said her government ID card now officially lists her with the fist name ABCDEFG HIJKLMN and the last name OPQRST UVWXYZ.
She said it took her a year of arguing with the Colombian National Registry to officially get her new name, which she said was chosen for being unusual and hard to pronounce. “I started looking for a name that nobody had in Colombia, or the world, so I thought ABCDEFG HIJKLMN OPQRST UVWXYZ,” she told the Las2orillas website. “I’ve changed my name so people wouldn’t know it’s me.”
“It’s not because I was disturbed by it, but because I wanted to always bring an element of surprise,” she said. Daniel Molano, from the Colombian National Registry, said the name should not have been rejected in the first place.
“If a civil notary had refused to modify her name in the civil registry, he would have broken his work obligations,” he said. “Basically, no matter how unusual, this is something that should always be allowed.”