A CHARITY champion hopes to enter the world record books after having her name officially changed - to one which is 161 words long!
Dawn McManus, 41, vowed to change her name to encourage fundraising for her charity, Red Dreams, which was set up after the death of her 16-year-old son Kyle, who died in 2007.
Talented arts student Kyle was struck down by a brain tumour, and his parents Dawn and Ian set up the Red Dreams charity in Whitby Street South in his memory in a bid to nurture similar youngsters with a passion for the arts.
The couple have carried out dozens of fundraisers in that time to establish the charity, but Dawn has kept her promise to do something out of the ordinary by changing her name by deed poll.
She believes her new name - including the charity’s name and people it has helped - could be the world’s longest.
Dawn said: “Officially I should be called Red, but I appreciate some people will find it hard to embrace the change.
“Ian will probably slip up and call me Dawn rather than Red, my new first name, and Dreams, the new surname.
“He’s not bothered I’m losing the McManus. He’ll get used to it.”
The new name was registered via The Legal Deed Poll Service.
Tina Clough, spokeswoman for the Legal Deed Poll Service, said: “We have processed a number of crazy name changes to date, but this is the longest one on record.”
Dawn, or Ms Dreams, is now waiting to see how her new name would fit on her passport or bank card, but is hopeful she would be allowed to use initials or an abbreviated version.
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