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    Hi all

    Does anyone know about the legal requirements for changing their name?
    I found this site freedeedpoll.co.uk but I'm not sure if it is legal.
    Surely changing your name needs to be signed by a solicitor and registed somewhere?

    thanks in advance

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    I understand legally you can call yourself anything you like as long as it is no for illegal purposes, but to get official documents you need to change it by deed poll.

    Of course it's legal

    sgd. Brad Pitt

    Original Poster

    Hi

    Thanks for the quick reply. I know that you can change your name to almost anything, and I know it is done by deed poll.

    The question is if ]http//fr….uk is okay to use.

    I've found other sites ]http//ww….uk that seem to be offical, but they charge a hefty some of money for it.

    Do these deeds need to be signed by a solicitor?

    I have changed my name with an online company - not sure which one it was, but it was legal, they sent the documents and I had to sign it in front of a witness and send it back to them. Was very simple and it was accepted everywhere...

    Ildiko;4258214

    I have changed my name with an online company - not sure which one it … I have changed my name with an online company - not sure which one it was, but it was legal, they sent the documents and I had to sign it in front of a witness and send it back to them. Was very simple and it was accepted everywhere...



    Why? L.L. Diko is a very nice name

    I changed my first name & surname online by deed poll in 2004. The company name was :

    UK DEEDPOLL SERVICE
    ]http//ww…uk/

    Its a very easy to use site and the process was simple and fast. The site tells you all the information you need and I was very pleased with the official documents I received back in a nice blue wallet case.

    I have since used my new documents to change driving licence etc with no problems

    I didnt have to get a solicitor to witness it, its all legal and above board, photos below ..so you can see I really did use the site

    ITS ALSO WORTH ORDERING SPARE COPIES - When you have to change driving licence / passport ect - you need to send away the real documents not photocopies, so i ordered spares at the time of buying mine.

    I've stuck the reciept over my old & new names so you cant see what I was called and what I'm now called :P

    http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/Wenchybev/Image1.jpg
    http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/Wenchybev/Image2.jpg
    http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/Wenchybev/Image3.jpg
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    Before you ask -

    Always hated my first name, so everyone used my middle name, was easier to change my paperwork to match (driving licence / passport / doctors records etc ...)
    changed surname at same time because: Im engaged and thought that eventually when we get married id have to change the paper work again (more cost) so i did both at same time

    I remember when I looked into it a few years ago I was told to go along to the citizens advice bureau and ask for a "statutary decleration of change of name" form .... I never did though! let us know how you get on, im interested too

    Wenchybev;4258598

    I changed my first name & surname online by deed poll in 2004. The … I changed my first name & surname online by deed poll in 2004. The company name was :UK DEEDPOLL SERVICE]http://www.ukdps.co.uk/Its a very easy to use site and the process was simple and fast. The site tells you all the information you need and I was very pleased with the official documents I received back in a nice blue wallet case.I have since used my new documents to change driving licence etc with no problemsI didnt have to get a solicitor to witness it, its all legal and above board, photos below ..so you can see I really did use the site :)ITS ALSO WORTH ORDERING SPARE COPIES - When you have to change driving licence / passport ect - you need to send away the real documents not photocopies, so i ordered spares at the time of buying mine.



    That's exactly who i used, was really easy and had no problems when changing driving licence passport etc.
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