Change of Name Deeds

Choosing your own name

At K J Smith Solicitors, we can assist in the preparation and execution of a Change of Name Deed, in the event you wish to change your forename or surname, add names or rearrange your existing names.

If you wish to change the name of a child, you will require the consent of all other individuals with parental responsibility, i.e. parents and/or guardians. You can then use these to inform official bodies and financial institutions of your change of name.

Change of Name Deed versus Deed Poll

A Change of Name Deed is not a Deed Poll. A Deed Poll is a similar instrument but this requires enrolling at the Royal Courts of Justice after which a notification will appear in The Gazette, an official public record of the British government.

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A Change of Name Deed is a more private method of changing your name and once you have decided to change your name, you can use the new name for all purposes, including publishing marriage bands, legal proceedings and obtaining, or changing, details on a driving licence or passport.

If you would like to change your name or that of your children, do contact us for a no obligation discussion about the options available.

For further information on Change of Name Deeds, whether adult or child, please contact K J Smith Solicitors on 01491 630000 (Henley on Thames), 0118 418 1000 (Reading), 01753 325000 (Windsor), 01256 584000 (Basingstoke), 01483 370100 (Guildford), 01494 629000 (Beaconsfield), 01235 375500 (Abingdon), 01344 513000 (Ascot) or email

We also serve a wide range of other areas including Bracknell, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, Wokingham, and High Wycombe.

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If you would like to visit our team of family solicitors, we have offices in Henley-on-Thames, Reading (Woodley), Windsor, Basingstoke, Guildford, Beaconsfield, Abingdon and Ascot. We serve a wide range of other areas including Bracknell, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, High Wycombe and Wokingham.

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