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Changing a child's surname

Changing a child's surname

Free advice factsheet and information on the processes involved in changing a child's surname and who needs to agree on the change of name.

Changing a child's surname factsheet

Download our free advice factsheet for information about changing a child's surname and what parents need to do to change a child's name.

 

Our factsheet on changing a child's surname will answer questions and issues such as;

  • Can I change my child's surname?
  • What is a deed poll?
  • Will the birth certificate be changed?
  • What if I need to show the birth certificate as proof of identification?
  • What will happen once I change my child's surname by deed poll?
  • Can you change a child's surname without one parent's consent?
  • Making an application to court to change a child's surname
  • Can you change a child's surname if one parent is absent?
  • What happens if the child is looked after by the local authority?
  • My ex-partner has changed my child's surname. What can I do?
  • Are there any restrictions on changing your name?
  • At what age can a child change their own name?

 

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