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Changing name by deedpoll- does anyone know how to do it?

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hennypennyhen Wed 07-Oct-09 13:46:21

I would like to add a second middle name to my daughter's name to honour a relative who has recently passed away. As she is over 1 year old, I understand that this would have to be done by deedpoll. Can anyone help with the process? Do you know how much it costs?
Thanks a lot!

MamaG Wed 07-Oct-09 13:54:08

Go to a solicitor who will do it for you. Your DD's father will have to give permission too.

Costs vary but could be around £50 plus VAT. OR it might be free and done on LEgal Help (legal aid) - find a sol that does legal help and see if you're eligible

hennypennyhen Wed 07-Oct-09 19:38:03

Thanks a lot MamaG! That's really helpful.

crazycat34 Thu 08-Oct-09 17:30:02

We used the Uk deedpoll service. No probs.

We did lots of reading around first and contacted a magistrate friend who validated the deedpoll for us.

We've used it since as proof of ID with no probs.

They've got a website, would post a link but not sure if that's against forum rules, but just google it.

However, since it is a middle name you're adding rather than a first/last name you're changing, it's not actually necessary to change it officially, you can just begin to use it. I understand why you'd want it recognised offically though.

hennypennyhen Fri 09-Oct-09 12:37:13

That's great crazy cat. I have found the website- thanks a lot!

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