Girl With 25 Middle Names Has Greatest Passport Ever

There are loads of us that hate our middle names - I mean, I'm one of 'em for starters. But while many people are out there bitching about perfectly normal middle names like 'Jane', 'Thomas' or 'Charlotte', there's one girl who has one to be SERIOUSLY envious of.

Well, not one - but 25.

Willow Sullivan Corbett Fitzsimmons Jefferies Hart Burns Johnson Willard Dempsey Tunney Schmeling Sharkey Carnera Baer Braddock Louis Charles Walcott Marciano Patterson Johansson Liston Clay Frazier Foreman Taylor-Brown has so many middle names that she's still actually learning her own full name.

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Credit: StoryTrender

The 10-year-old has middle names that pay homage to every gloved heavyweight boxing champ up to 1974, meaning she's honouring legends from decades before she was even born.

Willow's mum, Maria Brown, 44, has explained that it's a family tradition started by her family back in 1974, when she too was given the same names by parents Brian and Sue.

Willow's granddad Brian Brown was a huge boxing fan, and was renowned for travelling across the globe to get his boxing fix.

Believe it or not, all 25 names appear on Willow's birth certificate and passport - including boxing greats like Muhammad Ali (who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.), Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Sonny Liston and Rocky Marciano.

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Maria, from Wolverhampton, said: "Willow doesn't know all of the names, she knows a few. I didn't remember the names until I was a little older.

"My dad used to follow the boxing which is why I was named after 25 boxing greats in the first place. He has been to a few countries to see fights.

"The tradition doesn't stop with Willow, my other daughter, Autumn, 11, also has the same middle names."

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The tradition is something that Willow's family has kept going for years, with many people questioning the unusually long names.

Maria continued: "I feel blessed, it is a unique thing to have.

"It is nice when people ask you your name and reel it off. They sort of think it is weird at first but when you do it again they realise you are telling the truth.

"It has always raised a chuckle. It is not on my passport but it is on Willow's. They just ask her if she remembers it, but it is quite a hard and long name to pick up.

"Everyone likes to have their 15 minutes of fame and it is something unusual."

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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