Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fact of the Day: Picasso

While the famous artist Picasso is known simply as Pablo Picasso, his full name at his baptism was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso. The names were in honor of various saints and relatives. 

23 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

Imagine how hard that had to have been to learn to spell in kindergarten ;)

Mary Kirkland said...

Wow, try writing that out a few times. No wonder it got shortened.

Kati said...

Well, that's what I call a long name...

-Kati

bj said...

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE !!

sepatuholig-Grace Njio said...

That's a mouthful :)
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Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Oh my God!!!.. Incredible. :-)))

Emmylou said...

LOLZ....no wonder he shortened it!

Anna-Alina said...

LOL, it sounds fun!

DWei said...

I'd like to see this birth certificate.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's a mouthful! I can see why he shortened it.

DEZMOND said...

I wonder if even he himself was able to memorize it

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Holy shit. I'd hate to try to put that on a business card.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Jeez, what a handle!

Pilar Domínguez said...

Really? When I studied at school he was Pablo Ruiz Picasso. He had more names than a king!! Kisses:)

Margaret D said...

Good grief, must be a mouthful to say it all at once.

Pat Hatt said...

Damn, he'd need 50 licenses just to fit his whole name on them

stephen Hayes said...

Ruiz is as common in Spain as "Smith" is here in the USA. Picasso took his mother's name after quarreling with his father. Interesting because Picasso is a very rare name in Spain.

Joy said...

wow! What a long name:)

Fundy Blue said...

What parents do to their kids! Yikes!

Dascha said...

Wow! Such a long name haha!

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Linda said...

Now this is the longest name I have ever heard! :)

Holy Ghost Writer said...

That is one long name

Kay said...

Good gracious! How does anybody remember a name that long?