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Norwegian bus driver Andreas Jankov has officially become "Julius Andreas Gimli Arn MacGyver Chewbacka Highlander Elessar-Jankov", thereby apparently claiming the country's longest name crown. We're certain that Reg readers will be able to spot where film lover Elessar-Jankov got most of the inspiration for his makeover, but …


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  1. Jimmy Floyd

    Chin up

    "I wanted to show that it is possible to be serious and at the same time take the name you like."

    ...and you failed. Still, top marks for effort.

  2. dunncha

    one ugly mother

    He could have worked harder on the intials

    jag armchej

    The best I can come up with is a 7 letter word: G R A H A M E

    missing the 2 J's though

  3. northern monkey

    Oh my god..

    ..Chewbacka is accurate - he's like a (slightly) shaven version!

    I need a drink to calm my nerves.

  4. Mike Bell

    Nice mugshot

    Here's a slightly less scary - but not entirely dissimilar - photo

  5. Stef 4
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    Take care ladies, don't get crushed in the stampede.

    If that was the picture they chose, what the hell did they reject?

    At least he is making the name change for himself and not forcing it on his offspring.

  6. Matthew Smith

    Misspelt name

    He probably meant Chewbacca. He'll have to get a re-issued certificate now.

  7. LuMan
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    He looks like Chewbacca after a shave. A very apt name, methinks!

  8. Anonymous Coward
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    It's funny how the picture exactly matches my mental image of what I thought he would look like.

  9. kempsy


    I thought you crossed "Highlander" out because there can be only one?

    Mines the one with the scabbard in the back ta.

  10. Albert Gonzalez

    Little Bobby Tables

    The tittle says it all.

    for those that need a clue, check :

  11. Greg J Preece

    God, he looks scary!

    As title. I only ever normally meet people like that in mosh pits.

  12. Dave Harris

    Mary Poppins

    So "Julius Andreas" isn't a masculinised version of everyone's favourite singing nun then?

  13. Graham Bartlett


    I'd have thought looking like that would be enough of an incentive for women to stay away from him. Why add more obstacles, dude?

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Horns


    He looks like an Eric to me.

  15. Ian Ferguson

    Funnily enough

    he looks exactly how I'd expect a Julius Andreas Gimli Arn MacGyver Chewbacka Highlander Elessar-Jankov to look.

  16. IdristheSweep

    Huffington Post??

    I thought that was another name for the Daily Mail...

  17. Graham Marsden

    How about...

    ... Julius Sad Loser With No Life Jankov?

  18. Lee Dowling Silver badge


    Who wants to bet that any domain name, email address, username, or anything else he wants to register as a unique identifier will already be taken, even with a name like that?

    And I pity him if he meets a police officer who demands his full name - a night in the cells for taking the mick?

  19. Alan 6

    Small Print

    How small have they had to print to get that name on a bank card....

  20. Ed Blackshaw Silver badge

    Two words spring to mind


  21. Matthew Smith

    Further fail

    And if you're picking a stock fantasy character, why Gimli? Legolas is way cooler.

  22. Pavlovs well trained dog


    That's one strange strange dude.

    I think if I saw that coming at me I'd probably shit meself.

  23. John Chadwick

    Wouldn't ....

    Knut Knutssen been more appropriate, if not as long.


    And Galadriel is far hotter, but what you gonna do.

  24. nichomach


    "Those of a nervous disposition are advised to steer well clear."

    I didn't think I HAD a nervous disposition until I clicked on the link...

  25. David Taylor 1

    Revealed at last...

    The caption for the photo clearly proves that he is the Stig!

  26. Anonymous Coward

    Note to self

    Don't ride the bus in Norway.

  27. Anonymous Coward

    What about Wookie?

    There is a techy guy in Cambridge who has the complete name of "Wookie" - he might even read this.

    But he has the cheek to complain that websites insist on both given and family names being supplied and that he has to type in Wookie for both. - You chose the name you muppett!

    Also the name is more than slightly ironic as he is of much less than average stature!

  28. Sarah Davis


    swedish nights !!! (fnargh)

  29. Grease Monkey

    @Lee Dowling

    "And I pity him if he meets a police officer who demands his full name - a night in the cells for taking the mick?"

    Reminds me of the chap I used to know who's given name was James Tarbuck (yes really). Got stopped by plod one night who asked his name, the inevitable response was: "Think you're a comedian do you?" The orifice did apologize once he'd seen Jim's license, but he always made a point of carrying with him because of these "amusing" encounters.

    Makes you wonder why somebody would create such problems for themself. Does he really like to hear the phrase "Very good now stop pissing about and be serious" so much that he needs to hear it every day?

  30. OffBeatMammal

    @ac / what about wookie

    that sounds like the Linux guys who choose their OS then complain because they can't run Flight Simulator or watch movies in some really common codec.

  31. Anonymous Coward

    I'll be riding in...

    ... the handily parked Renault Twizy then...

  32. alex cee


    .............its still not as long as Glastonbury teenager whos called 'Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.'

  33. RainForestGuppy

    It's Comic Book Guy!!

    Worst Name Ever......

  34. Oninoshiko

    Re; What about Wookie?

    wouldnt that be "ewok?"

    i know... im going...

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