My dh applied for his passport and we've just received a call from a man from Liverpool saying he can't possible change his name to his dw as he's never heard of such things, he has accepted that our marriage certificate is proof of changing his name however according to him only if your the wife taking the husbands name.
This is wrong as we know but he's talking about him needing a deedpoll 😒As a man simply doesn't take the woman's name. We've sent off two letters proof he's using that last name.
Can they actually demand a deedpoll on the basis that he's a man?
I'll tell you something really daft with passports. I have somehow managed to get a passport in the wrong name. I can't change it to my real name. They've said I have to send in a deed poll certificate. But I can't change my name by deed poll to what it already is! It's a right pita as I now can't use my passport for ID. I'm actually considering changing my name to the name in my passport!
I'd also say the office is probably right - I'd guess that it is something to do with the name on your birth certificate needing to be used if you don't have an 'officially acceptable' piece of paperwork to say otherwise.
It is an interesting point though - why can't the marriage certificate be used both ways IYSWIM? I don't see why not, but wouldn't be surprised if there is not some obscure official reason why
I assume that Possum has also got a passport in a name that is not on her birth certificate!
My dd2 was renamed by the passport office, and we can't do anything about it. Same thing, we can't change her name, as umm, it's her name, but the passport office have (repeatedly) issued her passport in the wrong name.
They helpfully suggest we amend her birth certificate, to avoid it happening again
So dd2 is destined to either change her name, or go through life with her passport in the wrong name!
I have been married for 25 years but continued to use my maiden name until I retired last year. I thought my wedding certificate would be sufficient to get a new passport in my married name, together with a council tax bill but the passport office also insisted I get a deed poll declaring that I am now known by my married name. I found a form of words on line and a local solicitor charged me £5 to witness it. A bit of a palaver but I got the original back. It may come in handy. Just to confirm that they can be very fussy. That said, the service was very quick.
Granny raises a good point, there does seem to be more scrutiny if the name change does not happen quite close to the marriage - I've seen a few people on here who have had to prove that they have been 'using' the name they want the passport in. Has it been a while since your marriage OP?
Turns out the very posh sounding bloke on the phone was as I knew completely wrong. They did confirm there was no need for a deedpoll and our marriage certificate was proof of the name change and the letters were proof it's the name he now uses. They'll be talking to the chap and advising him in case he ever sees one again 🤔
They've processed his application and he now has to go for an interview.
I cant change my name by deed poll as my name on my birth certificate is right. So a deed poll wouldn't let me (so I've been told) change my name to the same name. There needs to be a different name. I don't want a different name. I'm happy with the name on my birth certificate.
I have bank accounts, birth certificate and driving licence in one name and my passport in another name. I have to be careful when goi g on holiday to book tickets in my passport name and also travel insurance.
I once had travel insurance in my birth certificate name, had an accident. That name was on all the hospital paperwork. Took some persuading to get the insurance company to pay out and when they did they wrote a cheque to my passport name and I don't have a bank account in that name!