by Damilola Jagun
This could easily pass for the most absurd news we’ve heard all week.
A Colombian woman has changed her name to all 26 letters in alphabetical order.
Her first name is Abcdefg Hijklmn while her last name is Opqrst Uvwxyz. Before the bizarre name change, the 36-year-old woman was called ‘Ladyzunga Cyborg’.
The woman was reported to have began the process to change her name to the alphabets in 2012 but spent a year fighting against government red tape before receiving an official ID card in 2013.
In a recent television interview, she explained the rationale behind her actions: “I started looking for a name that nobody had in Colombia, or the world, so I thought about ABCDEFG HIJKLMN OPQRST UVWXYZ.”
“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.”