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Change of Name Deed

A Change of Name Deed is not a Deed Poll. A Deed Poll is a similar instrument but this requires enrolling at the Royal Courts of Justice after which a notification will appear in The Gazette, an official public record of the British government.

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.

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.

We draft your change of name deed for you by taking bespoke instructions from you. We can arrange for it to be executed properly. All you will then need to do, is to send it to organisations such as the Passport Office, your GP and so on.

Changing a child’s name

Parents can choose to change the name of a child who is under the age of 18, however consent from both parents and/or guardians must be granted before doing so. You can then use these to inform official bodies and financial institutions of your change of name

If you are changing the child’s name due to divorce or separation, an application to the Court must be made for the Court to decide what is in the best interest of the child. If you are unsure who has parental rights over changing the child’s name, contact us.

If you are changing a child’s name through a Deed Poll, children between the ages of 16-18 must sign the document as evidence of consent.

Call us for assistance or to have a deed of change of name drafted on 02476 640 409.

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