A Colombian woman recently changed her name to include all 26 letters in alphabetical order. So her first name is Abcdefg Hijklmn and her last name is Opqrst Uvwxyz. We’re not sure what she’s having people call her, but it’s probably something short, like Abc.
Before she turned to the alphabet, the 36-year-old Bogota resident used to go by ‘Ladyzunga Cyborg’, also a name that she fashioned for herself. In fact, the woman is known to have habitually changed her name several times in the past, but the alphabet name is probably her weirdest one yet.
Miss Abc revealed the reason behind her bizarre new name in a recent interview with a Colombian TV station. “I started looking for a name that nobody had in Colombia, or the world, so I thought ABCDEFG HIJKLMN OPQRST UVWXYZ,” she said. “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 always wanted to bring an element of surprise.”
Well, she sure did surprise Colombian National Registry officials with her highly unusual request. While they’ve accepted her previous name changes with raised eyebrows, they seemed to be particularly bothered by this latest one. Reports state that she actually started the process to change her name to Abc… in 2012, but spent a year fighting against government red tape before receiving an official ID card in 2013.
According to Daniel Molano from the Colombian National Registry, “If a civil notary had refused to modify her name in the civil registry, he would have broken his work obligations. Basically, no matter how unusual, this is something that should always be allowed.”
Incidentally, name changes aren’t Miss Abc’s only unusual area of interest. An art teacher and fashion designer during the day, she turns into a leather-clad dominatrix at night!