How to change your name.

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How to change your name

If you wish to be known by a different name you can change your name at any time, provided you do not intend to deceive another person. There is no legal procedure to follow in order to change a name. You simply start using the new name. You can change your forename or surname, add names or rearrange your existing names. Although there is no legal way to change a name, you may want evidence that you have changed your name (see under heading Evidence of change of name). However, you cannot change details on your birth certificate, except in limited circumstances. Changing details on a birth certificate can be complicated. If you wish to do this you should consult an experienced adviser, for example, at a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). To search for details of your nearest CAB, including those that can give advice by e-mail, click here. Once you have decided to change your name, you can use the new name for all purposes, for example, publishing marriage bans, legal proceedings and obtaining, or changing details on a driving licence or passport.


Changing a child's name

A child's name can be changed at any time, provided it is not to deceive or defraud another person. There is no legal procedure which must be followed in order to change a child's name, providing All the people who need to give their consent have done so. The parent simply starts using the new name. A child's forename or surname can be changed, names can be added or rearranged. If you are a child or young person under 16 your permission is not needed for your name to be changed. However, if you object to your name being changed you can apply for a court order to prevent the change, provided the court is sure that you have sufficient understanding of what is involved. As a child or young person under 16 you cannot change your surname without your parent's consent. Once a child's name has been changed it can be used for all purposes, such as starting school and registering with a GP. However, evidence may be required (see under heading Evidence of change of name).

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1. You must follow special procedures if you want to change a name.

2. Once you change your name, it is necessary to change your personal data on your birth certificate.

3. CAB will guide you through the process of changing details on your birth certificate.

4. A child's parents need to ask the child if the child's name can be changed.

5. The court will never allow the change of name if a child objects to it.

6. A child's new name can be used in the child's medical records.


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