Why do people change their name?

A New Identity Awaits with Deed Poll UK

Changing your name can feel liberating – a chance to align your outer self with your inner truth. While the UK grants considerable freedom in selecting a new name, some restrictions apply. This guide from Deed Poll UK, the specialist in legal name changes, offers friendly advice on the dos and don’ts.


We witness people alter their names for all walks of life. Whether due to marriage, divorce, discomfort with your birth name, gender transition, converting faiths, honoring family, using a stage moniker day-to-day or seeking something unique, Name Changes supports your right to identify as you desire within legal parameters.

Common motivations our customers cite when using our fast, hassle-free Name Changes service include:

The professionals at Deed Poll UK handle everything from application to certificates to notify relevant agencies like HM Passport Office, DVLA, banks and exam boards. Learn more about our simple name change process online and take the first steps towards calling yourself by your preferred name.

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