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Here, in the U.K, you can change your name at any time. Changing your name is a legal matter, which means that there isn’t a place where you can go to register a change of name. In law, you can simply adopt a new name and start using it.
But, you will need a Deed Poll (some other documents are permissible) to update your Passport, Driving Licence, Bank Accounts, and other official records, to be in your new name.
Anyone can use a deed poll to change their name, but you might be able to use another document that you already have, e.g. a marriage certificate.
A quick search of the Internet will reveal a lot of sites and companies, many of them solicitors, that offer this as a service. For a fee, varying from £15-£45, they will take your details and create you a Deed Poll.
All of these sites and companies are taking advantage of a process that you can do yourself – FOR FREE !!!
One of the Internet sites, FreeDeedPoll.Org.Uk, has a little form to fill in, you just need to supply some basic information …
Go to the website, FreeDeedPoll.org.uk, enter your details, then double check your details, and press the button marked ‘Generate Deed Poll’
That’s it, the site will generate a PDF document that you can download, you can then print off as many copies as you like, unlike some of the sites that will charge you for such a service.
Print your new Deed Poll onto nice, heavy, paper. I suggest parchment paper, which you can get from your favourite stationer, sign your name on it, twice – once using each name, and get your witnesses to sign it too.
Congratulations, you have a new name!
Now, as a start, here is a list of people that you might want to tell …