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AuntPollyGrey | 15:29 Thu 05th Nov 2020 | How it Works
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How can you remove your middle name legally?

All sites I've been on refer to a complete change of name, not removal of a given name. I mean legally, as in from your birth certificate/passport/ etc. I know that in some cases such as bank accounts you can miss off your middle name but for some things it has to be your full legal name. Thanks.

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I changed mine a few years back, Dropping my middle name moving my old first name to the middle name slot and reverting to my maiden name. Then I married Redman and changed my surname again. Deedpoll was easy, and although it took a while to let everyone know it was really easy.
17:26 Thu 05th Nov 2020
I'd assume it would still be by deed poll, ie say your old name is "Aunt Polly Flibbertigibbet Grey" and your new name is "Aunt Polly Grey".

I don't think there's any requirement for new names to be completely different from old ones.
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This may be a silly question but if you change your name by deed poll do you use your married name or your birth name? For instance if I wanted to change Aunt Polly flipperty gibbert Grey (nee flipperty gibbert Blue) would I change it to Polly Grey or Polly Blue?
Presumably you're currently, legally, known by your married name, so your "old name" is the married name with middle name. And, in any case, you can just change it to whatever you like, so if you don't want to be known by your married name any more, for whatever reason, you could change it to your birth name (or vice versa).

A Deed Poll allows you to change your name to whatever you wish, and have as many changes as you like, as long as they are all at once and as long as you have two witnesses.
I changed mine a few years back, Dropping my middle name moving my old first name to the middle name slot and reverting to my maiden name. Then I married Redman and changed my surname again. Deedpoll was easy, and although it took a while to let everyone know it was really easy.
did you have a new first name rowan?
What's wrong with Philomena ?
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