A couple in East Java, Indonesia, has written to the country’s president, pleading for a birth certificate for their three-year-old child.
According to Detik, local officials and registrars refused the couple, Arif Akbar and Suci Nur Aisyiah, a birth certificate for their child because his name was too long and did not fit on the document.
The full name of their child: Rangga Madhipa Sutra Jiwa Cordosega Akre Askhala Mughal Ilkhanat Akbar Sahara Pi-Thariq Ziyad Syaifudin Quthuz Khoshala Sura Talenta.
In short, Cordo.
Arif explained that his son’s name has ties to the history of Islamic civilisation.
In an interview with Detik, Arif expressed optimism that by naming his son after historical personalities and places, he would raise a “global figure” who is not narrow-minded or parochial.
“He will have a global perspective and the ability to realise his ambitions,” he continued.
Cordo’s names, according to Arif, have philosophical implications that correspond to his parents’ hopes and prayers for his future.
After three years of futile attempts to obtain a birth certificate for their child, the couple took an unprecedented step: they wrote directly to President Of Indonesia.