NAME CHANGE DEED
If a person wishes to change their name, they may require a deed poll. This is a legal document that proves a change of name. A person may change any part of their name, add or remove names including hyphens and changing spelling of names.
We, at kingdom solicitors, charge a small fee for this deed poll.
You must be a least 18 years or over to make a deed poll/
There are extra rules about changing a child’s name.
In order to change a child’s name, under 18 (‘minor’); you’ll need either:
*You must try to reach agreement before you seek such a court order.
Marriage and civil partnership
If you’re in a marriage or civil partnership. You do need a deed poll to take your spouse/partner’s name. Your documents will be updated for free upon showing your original marriage/ civil partnership certificates to the relevant record holders.
In the event of divorce/ dissolution of civil partnership
You may be able to obtain your original surname by showing record holders one of the following:
Please note, some organisations won’t change your name back without a deed poll.