Has anyone changed their name via deed poll?
I wouldn’t worry about it, I never use my first name (it is on my passport, driving licence though) – in fact I would reckon that most people who know me, don’t know it – and its not on my signature.
One of my uncles was Jim to everyone, turns out he was called Mervin – most people thought they’d come to the wrong funeral…Posted 7 years agowallopSubscriber
As well as….
Driving Licence £20
Land Registry (actually, still not done this one!!!)
Club card/nectar card
(I got married this year – it’s a ball ache!!)Posted 7 years agoTravisMember
It is easy to do, we’ve changed our sons name from his Chinese name, to an English name (for his passport and growing up in the UK reasons)Posted 7 years ago
Paid by CC on-line, filled out the forms on-line. Within 1 working week, received said documents from UK to sign. Sent. All done.
Saying that, he was only 6 months old, so doesn’t have any other institutions nor companies notify.samuriMember
I knew a guy called Arthur Smells, he went down the registrars & said he wanted to change his name by deed poll, the registrar asked him what he wanted to change his name to & he says ‘Fred Smells’
Reminds me of a car accident I heard about.
Seems this chap was driving along a quiet lane when his tyre popped and his car overturned blocking the lane. Two couples turned up shortly afterwards. Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr and Mrs Ball.
Luckily he was dragged from the wreakage by the Smiths.Posted 7 years agoshotsawayMember
From the day I was born my parents, family & friends always called me by my second name, so I decided to drop the unused first name.
I changed my name online with The Legal Deed Poll service. It was very straight forward and I ordered extra copies of the “Legal Copy”. That way I didn’t have to send the original document to all the companies in the post. It also meant that if companies didnt send the copies of the legal copy back it didn’t really matter. There were one or two issues where companies didn’t change all of their databases, for example some letters/statements etc might be to addressed to the correct name but the salutation was still in my previous name. These small issues were normally sorted out on the phone. The only problem I had was with O2. When I login to my account it is still in my previous name. They insist that they have updated all of their databases, even after I have sent them screen dumps to prove that they haven’t.
These issues are small in comparison to the issues I had before I changed my name. As I had always been called by middle name, I sometimes wouldn’t hear calls for me by my first name (ie at the Doctors, Dentist etc). I always had issues with work email addresses, as IT departments would issue an address with my first name and I would then spend weeks or months trying to get them changed to my known name! I once turned up at the airport to discover my friend had booked the ticket in my known name, rather than my first name. Of course the only way the airline would change the ticket to match my passport was by paying a surcharge. In the end changing my name was the only option!Posted 7 years agoallthegearMember
PeterPoddy – Member
when I informed Direct Line about my name change for my car, my premium reduced!
Yeah – wasn’t even affected by the fact that, after 18 years of perfect driving in my old life, a fortnight into having my licence in my new life, I got caught speeding…
It does seem a bit daft the way that insurance companies determine risk – I’m exactly the same person with exactly the same likelihood of making a claim but because one detail changes, the change the premium.
RachelPosted 7 years ago
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