How to change a child’s name
Did you know under British law you can change your name or your child’s name as often as you like, as long as you are not doing it to escape debt or commit fraud!
I didn’t know that either, in fact I had no clue how you would go about changing your child’s name by deed poll. But I have been doing a little research and I have to say it is all surprisingly easy.
How to change a child’s name by deed poll
To legally change your child’s name you simply adopt a new name and start using it for your child, but before you can do that you need a deed poll, documentary evidence of your child’s name change, which you will require to update relevant official documents, such as passports and health records..
A deed poll is a legal document to prove a name change has taken place Surprisingly it is a private document that does not need to be registered for your name change to be accepted.
There are 3 simple steps to the process (and you don’t need a solicitor)
To apply online you to provide name change details and make your secure payment, there is nothing else to it.
You will receive your deed poll and all supporting guidance documents