Spanish aristocrat, 33, is told to come up with something shorter after he tried to baptise his daughter with a tongue-twister 11 individual names 

A SPANISH aristocrat has been ordered to shorten the name of his baby daughter after he tried to register her with a name that comprised a mammoth 11 different individual names.

Spanish aristocrat Fernando Fitz-James Stuart, the 17th Duke of Huéscar and heir apparent to the dukedom of Alba found his daughter’s name fell foul of the Civil Registry.

Fitz-James Stuart and his wife, Sofía Palazuelo, recently christened their second child ‘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.’ 

This name needs to be shortened to either a compound name (hyphenated name) or two separate names to comply with regulations.

Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and Sofía Palazuel at the premiere of the opera ‘The Turk in Italy’ at the Teatro Real in Madrid. They were recently ordered to rename their baby daughter after they tried to christen her with a mammoth 11 names (Photo by Atilano Garcia / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

According to the law on names and surnames and their order, only one compound name or a maximum of two simple names can be recorded in the child’s registration. 

The extensive name appears to pay tribute to various family members, including the late Duchess of Alba, and religious devotions.

The baptism of their daughter took place in Seville on October 7, followed by a dinner at the Dueñas palace gardens. 

Notably, their eldest daughter was also baptised at the same location in 2021.

Guests at the baptism included Matilde Solís, the girls’ grandmother, and Jorge Rojas, a close childhood friend of Duke Fernando Fitz-James Stuart. 

The couple’s wedding occurred in 2018 at the Duke’s family estate in Madrid.

The Duke is a grandson of the late Duchess of Alba, who held numerous titles and was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the most titled person globally.


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