Change Your Name…Because We Say So

In the article, Name Not on Our List? Change It, China Says, the New York Times doesn’t recognize (or know, probably) that most governments within the United States (including the federal government) may not try to force a person to change their name, but they won’t recognize your full name if the name is longer than a certain number of characters, or if you have more than three (first, 1 middle, last) names, your full name is not accepted.

A name change is not forced here, but your full name is not recognized, either.