Congratulations to 17th Duke of Huéscar Fernando Juan Fitz-James Stuart y de Solís and 11th Duchess of Alba María Teresa Álvarez de Toledo on the birth of Sofía Fernanda Dolores Cayetana Teresa Ángela de la Cruz Micaela del Santísimo Sacramento del Perpetuo Socorro de la Santísima Trinidad y de Todos Los Santos
The name is too long to fit in here.
If you think learning to spell your name was a headache, spare a thought for Sofía Fernanda Dolores Cayetana Teresa Ángela de la Cruz Micaela del Santísimo Sacramento del Perpetuo Socorro de la Santísima Trinidad y de Todos Los Santos.
Her name is so long that her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Huéscar have been told it’s too long.
Fernando Juan Fitz-James Stuart y de Solís, 33, the 17th Duke of Huéscar, and heir apparent to the dukedom of Alba, and Sofía Palazuelo, 31, his wife, baptised their daughter in Seville, Spain, on October 7.
However, they ran into trouble when they went to register the birth.
According to El Pais, she won’t be registered because of the length of the name, despite it being a tribute to other members of the family, including the late matriarch of the dynasty, the Duchess of Alba – aka Cayetana.
She holds the family record for the longest name which is María del Rosario Cayetana Paloma Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Fernanda Teresa Francisca de Paula Lourdes Antonia Josefa Fausta Rita Castor Dorotea Santa Esperanza Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva Falcó y Gurtubay.
The newspaper added the civil registry rules mean the name given to a child must contain ‘no more than one compound name and no more than two simple ones.
‘The girl has a few more than the five simple names allowed,’ it added.
According to the Guinness World Records, Cayetana had more titles than any other noblewoman in the world.
She was five times duchess, 18 times marchioness, 20 times countess, viscountess, countess-duchess and constable, in addition to being Grande of Spain 14 times. She has no more and no less than 19 names and 46 titles.
This record is now held by Princess Victoria of Hohenlohe-Lagenburg, 20th Duchess of Medinaceli.
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