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Dec 19, 2017

Name too long...?

Often when I sign up for things like credit card, internet, and even government stuff, my full name has too many characters for their system to put in. Have you experienced it and what did you do to resolve it? Thanks

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6 Answers


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  • KevinC

    on Dec 25

    You need to go to your local city hall and ask them to put an alias (Tsuushoumei 通称名) name on your resident registration. Then you can use that name to get a credit card or get that name on any documents. You need other documents to prove that 通称名 is real.

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  • genkidesu

    on Dec 20

    I'm in the lucky situation that I've got a short name - first name, middle name and last name in katakana are a grand total of 7 characters! I'd never even thought about the difficulties a long name would pose - I'm interested to hear people's experiences/solutions!

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  • edthethe

    on Dec 20

    Omg on my credit card it allowed only two names, but I have three. So I could get my credit card but the post office refused to deliver it. Eventually I just gave up and it wasn't resolved.

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  • Jackson

    on Dec 23

    @edthethe Did you have to call the credit card company before they allowed it? I wanted to apply for the rakuten card online and I can't cuz the name I simply can't fit the name

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  • Jackson

    on Dec 26

    @KevinC That's REALLY good to know! Thanks a lot and I'll go give it a try!

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  • Heath320

    on Feb 1

    I only had this problem at the post office bank. I have 4 names so they gave me a piece of paper that allowed me to just have my first and last name on my account. Oh my residence card it still has all four of my names.

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