I was changing my DBNAM from NEWDB to NEWPRODDB
$ nid TARGET=SYS DBNAME=NEWPRODDB SETNAME=YES
DBNEWID: Release 126.96.36.199.0 - Production on Fri Feb 14 10:47:19 2014
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NID-00109: DBNAME string length 11 exceeds maximum length of 8
Change of database name failed during validation - database is intact.
DBNEWID - Completed with validation errors.
Is there a workaround for this? The required dbname is 9 chars.