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At Eric Robinson Solicitors we can assist with change of name deeds


Adults who wish to change their names

An adult is free to: 

  • change their own names
  • add new names
  • delete old names 

There are a number of ways in which a change of name can be evidenced but it is most commonly done by deed. At Eric Robinson Solicitors, we are happy to prepare such change of name deeds for adults wishing to change their name in some specified way. 

Changing a child’s name

An adult who has Parental Responsibility for a child is free to change the child’s name on the child’s behalf. If more than one person has Parental Responsibility for the child, each person who has such Parental Responsibility must agree to the change of name in writing. 

An adult is free to: 

  • change the child’s name
  • give the child new names
  • delete the child’s old names 

There are a number of ways in which a change of name can be evidenced but it is most commonly done by deed entered into by a parent on behalf of the child. To undertake the task we will firstly need the written consent of everybody with Parental Responsibility. Secondly, we will need the adult completing the change of name deed to sign a declaration confirming that they take responsibility for the written consent that they have provided. In certain instances, the consent of the court may be also be required.

Process

We will prepare the deed for you, meet with you to explain the deed, witness you sign the deed and return the original deed plus certified copies to you for your future use. 

 

FAQs

Am I able to change my name as an adult?

You can change your name by adding new names and deleting old names.

How do I do this?

This is most commonly done by Change of Name deed although there are other options. We can advise you on the appropriate process.

Is it a complicated process?

Generally speaking, it should be straightforward. However, this will depend on the exact circumstances.

Can a child name be changed?

An adult who has Parental Responsibility for a child is free to change the child’s name on the child’s behalf. However, if more than one person has Parental Responsibility for the child, each person who has such Parental Responsibility must agree to the change of name in writing.

How can a child’s name be changed?

Subject to the point above, an adult is free to change the child’s name by giving the child new names and deleting the child’s old names.

What happens if I am separated from the parent of my child?

In order to prepare the Change of Name deed, we will first need to obtain the written consent of everybody with Parental Responsibility. In certain circumstances, the consent of the court may also be required.

We will also need the adult completing the change of name deed to sign a declaration confirming that they take responsibility for the written consent that they have provided.

What is the process?

We will prepare the deed for you, meet with you to explain the deed, witness you sign the deed and return the original deed plus certified copies to you for your future use.

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