Feeds

NZ bloke's drunken poker bet ends in 99-letter name

Mr Full Metal Havok <snip> Frostnova

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

A New Zealand lad is finally feeling the full effect of a lost poker bet some five years after he was obliged to change his name to "Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova."

According to the New Zealand Herald, the 22-year-old Normanby local duly registered his new moniker back in 2010, having filled out the paperwork and stumped up the fee.

Only now that his passport has expired will Mr Frostnova have serious cause to meditate on the advisability of staying sober during card games. No doubt his new passport will provide plenty of entertainment at airports should he attempt to leave the country.

At 99 letters, Mr Frostnova's epic title is one character short of the Department of Internal Affairs' (DIA) 100 letter maximum. Grounds for the DIA to reject applications are if proposed names "cause offence to a reasonable person, are unreasonably long, or without adequate justification include or resemble an official title or rank".

As the NZ Herald notes, the courts may also intervene in the case of parents attempting to slap their sprog with a bloody silly name. In 2008, a judge made nine-year-old Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii a ward of court so she could sort herself a plausible appellation.

The powers that be also blocked Cinderella Beauty Blossom, Fat Boy, Fish and Chips (twins), Keenan Got Lucy, Sex Fruit, Stallion, Twisty Poi and Yeah Detroit, but inexplicably allowed Benson and Hedges (also twins), Midnight Chardonnay, Number 16 Bus Shelter and Violence to slip through the net.

Young Frostnova can undo the damage by submitting a new name application and coughing the $127 fee, a DIA spokesman said. ®

Reducing security risks from open source software

More from The Register

next story
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery
Burrito meets soft taco in alleged rooftop romp outrage
Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files
Printable genitalia fall foul of 'obscene material' laws
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
Apple: No, China. iPhone is NOT public enemy number 1
Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America
Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!
How many As? Reg hack's writing cops a shoeing
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.