Change your name

1. Can I change my name?

In the UK anyone can change their name if they want to.

If you do change your name, many official bodies will request a document to prove the change. This can be evidenced by creating a Change of Name Deed with East Sussex Registration.

There are some restrictions about what you can change your name to and why.

You may not change your name:

  • in order to commit an illegal act like fraud
  • to something that is rude or offensive
  • to imply or include a title such as Lord, Lady, Duke or Duchess
  • to something that includes symbols or numbers

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