You can change your forename or surname, add names or rearrange your existing names (please be aware that changing a child’s name can be more complicated depending upon whether the consent of the other parent or guardian is forthcoming).
How we can help with change of name deed?
We can assist in the preparation and execution of a Change of Name Deed, in the event you wish to change your forename or surname, add names or rearrange your existing names.
What is a Change of Name Deed?
A Change of Name Deed is a more private method of changing your name and once you have decided to change your name, you can use the new name for all purposes, including publishing marriage bands, legal proceedings and obtaining, or changing, details on a driving licence or passport.
Change the name of a child
If you wish to change the name of a child, you will require the consent of all other individuals with parental responsibility, i.e. parents and/or guardians. You can then use these to inform official bodies and financial institutions of your change of name.
What documents will I need to bring with me?
You will be told which documents you need to bring to your appointment. All documents must be originals, NOT photocopies and may include one or more of the following:
- Birth certificate displaying the name to be changed
- Marriage certificate
- Decree absolute
- Death certificate of the late spouse
What is name deed?
A name deed is an acceptable document to prove that a person has changed their name. It should be used in conjunction with a birth certificate and other supporting documents. The Passport Agency and other government departments are happy to accept a name deed as documentary evidence to change a name on a passport or other formal documents.
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. For more details contact us on 01206500181.