Hi all, I had no clue where to put this Q under all the titles. My partner would like me to change my surname to his (I legally still have my ex husbands surname - and we won't be able to afford or process a divorce before our baby arrives and then get married!) so that all our names are the same. I would love to do this. I looked on Google but a lot of sites come up that I don't think are legitimate! Has anyone done this? Do you know where you go? What you do, how long it takes? How much it costs etc? He is desperate to do this 'properly' and I would love to make our little family a little bit legal by doing this. Please help.
A friend of mine changed her name by deed poll back to her maiden name post-divorce. She got a form from the registry office, I witnessed it and it was about £35. That was in the early noughties so probably more expensive now but I wouldn't think too much more.
You just have to be sure to change all your documents etc to the new name as that is part of the deal - that you in effect renounce your former name. Unlike when you marry and are free to use your maiden name, married name or double barrelled version freely.
I used that site too to change my name back to my maiden name and dp changed his to my maiden name. A word of warning make sure you change your name at the gp and hospital as my dd3 was given my old surname at first while in special care and my partner hated that she had my exhs name for a while.