How to Legally Change Your Name - FindLaw
change your name with the intention to mislead, which usually involves taking the name of a famous person (courts typically do not allow this, unless you have a convincing reason that's not related to the famous person or the use of his or her name)
File a Petition to Change Your Name - name_change_selfhelp
The court process of getting a court order after filing a Petition for Change of Name can take up to 3 months. First, you file your petition. Then, you will get a court date between 6 and 12 weeks away. If you follow all the required steps and the court approves your request, you will get a court order called.
Name Change after Marriage - New Zealand - My Last Name
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FAQ - NameChange.org - Get Your Name Changed Fast
If you change your name through the legal namechange process, you canchange your name on your birth certificate but it is not required.