Changing your name

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Looking to change your name?

There are many reasons why people wish to change their name. If you plan to change your first name, middle name, or surname, we can provide guidance and show you which steps to take.

Changing your own name is a very quick and simple process and it will be effective once you sign the deed.

If you wish to change your name upon marriage or civil partnership, you simply need to provide your marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate.  Equally, if you wish to revert to your maiden name upon divorce or dissolution of civil partnership, you will need to produce a copy of your decree absolute or final order.  You do not need to complete a change of name deed in these circumstances.

Can I change my child’s name?

If you wish to change your child’s name, this can be done, provided everyone with parental responsibility for the child agrees.  If someone does not agree, then you may be able to apply to the court for permission. We can help you to change your child’s surname. We can represent you throughout this process and advise you as to the merits of the application.

What steps do I need to take once I’ve changed my name?

Once you have changed your name, you should notify everyone who holds your details and change official documents such as your passport and driving licence.

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Rhiannon White

Rhiannon White

Family Solicitor

Helen Varty

Helen Varty

Associate Director & Family Solicitor

Alex Regan

Alex Regan

Family Solicitor