Legally changing your actual name(s) – NOT Forum one!
I changed my surname. Dead easy. There's a legal form that your local solicitor that you just fill out saying you won't use your old name, that has to be witnessed by an upstanding member of the public that knows you.
After that, you just include your change of name form whenever you normally apply for something using your birth certificate, like your driving license, passport etc…
Once you've changed everything, it's dead easy and you don't really need to use it as most people will use your passport as ID.Posted 8 years ago
It's an easy thing to do, but a tedious thing to convince people you have done.
You execute a deed changing your name, and there's then an optional procedure for enrolling it with the court. Once you've done that you'd then need to send a copy of it (probably certified by a solicitor) to everyone like your bank, landlord, utilties, passport office etc etc etc.
I believe if you're married you also need the consent of your spouse to the change.
I like Juliana Santa Cruz. Cool sounding names are the way to go.Posted 8 years ago
mitch – will pass on that, thanks 🙂
MrNutt – are you suggesting a way of maintaining my bike habit 😉 How are you btw?
Everyone – thanks for your help and nice to know my Juliana suggestion is deemed cool 8)
Er, what happens if I change it (as I tend to do)? Wait a minute, we may have another contender …Posted 8 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
I changed my name when I got married. That caused so much hassel 'cos computers could only cope with the surname change and not the Christian one as well.
I still get post and all sorts of funny variations of my old name and new names mixed up on various forms and bills years later.
I like Juliana too. go for it.Posted 8 years ago
Tara Palmer-Tompkinson has a sister called Santa.
Serious question – has anyone ever changed either their first name or surname, possibly due to bankruptcy/divorce/widowhood etc?
Was it a huge hassle with officialdom and accompanying administration?
How did you decide on a name?
My first thought was Ethel Inbred then quickly decided that Juliana Santa Cruz made me sound like top totty 8)
Looking forward to the replies 😉Posted 8 years ago
Interesting reading 🙂 Bunnyhop – I assume you just didn't like your first name and whilst one was being changed through marriage, why not change two?
I will shortly be in a position to not use my current surname, don't want to go back to my maiden name so, hell, why not change both 🙄
Actually, I don't really dislike my first name now that I come to think of it 🙄
Someone give me a slap 😯Posted 8 years agogravitysucksMember
Did mine online, piece of cake. They send you certified copies and then you just right a basic letter confirming details and send copies out to all banks utilities etc. No more of a headache than moving house and changing address details.Posted 8 years ago
Name change is same price how ever many names you give yourself.
It took all of my will power to not change my middles names "the Champ"
In Scotland all you have to do is announce to the world that you have changed your name
I'm sure this is correct, indeed I think it is the strict position in England. But the Passport Office probably wasn't listening when you announced it, neither was your bank. Hence the need for a document in which your announcement appears, which is identifiably made by you. 🙂Posted 8 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
I knew a bloke called Arthur Smells, he went to the registrar to change his name by deed poll & the registrar starts laughing, 'ha haha, i'm not surprised you want to change a name like that, what do you want to change it to?'
Arthur says, 'Fred Smells'
Coat, hat..i'm off.Posted 8 years ago
What a hoot! Pete Shufflebottom! Love it!
OK, any more votes for Juliana Santa Cruz? Or should I just ditch the Juliana bit cos how on earth at my age can I remember a different name 🙄 Blimey, my rubbish hearing will get blamed again when I don't answer.
Jeez … why did I start this thread 😯 Better have a lie down …Posted 8 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
Talk about hearing c_g. My memory isn't what it used to be, I just remembered I said I was interested in your 'octane'. Realised when mr.b.h. came home it's too small, as I prefer a big bladder, need my drink see.Posted 8 years ago
Eyesights going too. May need to start wearing psec on the trails now, as everything is in soft focus.
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