Why change your name by deed poll?

In a sense the question should be why not change your name?

Many people do change their name for no other reason than they fancy it. And that's fine. Go for it.You can change your name for any reason that you want.

Here are some popular reasons to change your name officially by Deed Poll:

  • A mother may wish all her children to have the same surname. 
  • Other people change their name during a divorce, such as a woman reverting to her maiden name. 
  • Many couples opt for a hyphenated surname (Smith-Jones etc) on marriage or a Civil Partnership. 
  • Transsexuals may wish for a more feminine or masculine name. 

Or maybe you’ve always just fancied Billy Whizz? No matter. It doesn't matter why you want to change your name: you can!

What names can I change with a Deed Poll?

With a Deed Poll, you can change just about any name you want... to any name you want!

You can change your forenames or surname. You can add or remove names. You can change or add to your middle names. You can rearrange your existing names. 

In fact, as long as you are not changing your name with the intention of deceiving someone, you can change your name when you want and how you want.

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Published on: October 4, 2010

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